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Algeria says to free 2,000 Islamist ex-fighters

Algeria will free more than 2,000 former Islamist fighters soon under an amnesty aimed at promoting national reconciliation after years of conflict, an official told state radio on Wednesday. “There will be more than 2,000 people released under the charter for peace and national reconciliation,” AbdelKader Sahraoui, an official of the justice ministry, said in an interview on state radio. The state radio announcer said separately that this would happen “immediately.” The releases, which would be the first of former Islamist fighters for several years, had been widely expected since the government of the large north African oil-exporting country approved a raft of amnesty measures on February 21. Full Story

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