• Short Summary

    ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT TROOPS HAVE SEIZED CONTROL OF TIZI OUZOU, STRONGHOLD OF THE THREATENED BERBER REVOLT IN THE KABYLIA.

  • Description

    ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT TROOPS HAVE SEIZED CONTROL OF TIZI OUZOU, STRONGHOLD OF THE THREATENED BERBER REVOLT IN THE KABYLIA.EX-COLONEL MOHAND EL HADJ, LEADER OF THE REBELS, IS REPORTED TO HAVE FLED EASTWARDS TO FORT NATIONAL.

    THE COLONEL WAS SACKED FROM COMMAND OF ALGERIA'S SEVENTH MILITARY COMMAND AT THE WEEKEND.PRESIDENT BEN BELLA ORDERED HIS DISMISSAL FOR "SERIOUS INSUBORDINATION" AFTER COL.HADJ URGED A BIG RALLY IN TIZI OUZOU LAST SUNDAY TO OPPOSE THE BEN BELLA REGIME.

    COL.HADJ REPORTEDLY HAS ABOUT 8,000 TROOPS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO FLOUT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT'S AUTHORITY.BUT REPORTS SAY NEITHER SIDE WANTS AN ARMED SHOWDOWN.

    MEANWHILE, TIZI OUZOU IS CALM.GOVERNMENT TROOPS GUARD ALL KEYPOINTS AND APPROACHES TO THE CITY.A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN WAS TURNED BACK BY TROOPS WHEN HE TRIED TO ENTER THE CITY OUTSKIRTS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

    THE VILLAGES OF MIRABEAU AND OUED-BOUDOURA SEVERAL MILES OUTSIDE TIZI OUZOU ARE DESERTED AND FORM A TRACT OF "NO-MAN'S-LAND" BETWEEN AREAS OCCUPIED BY REBEL FORCES AND GOVERNMENT TROOPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6UVB9NU5X6QRJA1OXTME17EH2
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UVB9NU5X6QRJA1OXTME17EH2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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