Wednesday, January 11, 2012

On January 11

On this day in ...
... 1998, amid a prolonged struggle between the government and rebels that claimed more than 100,000 lives, an estimated 400 Algerians, many of them children and women, were massacred in 2 villages. According to the BBC, "The latest violence follows a series of massacres in north-west Algeria since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan." The government blamed rebel forces.

(Prior January 11 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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