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Algeria says up to 200,000 killed in Islamic insurgency since 1992

Up to 200,000 Algerians have died in a 15-year Islamic insurgency, the head of the government human rights body said Saturday – the highest official toll ever given. The fighting started in 1992 when the army cancelled a second round of voting in Algeria’s first multiparty legislative elections, to thwart a likely victory by the now-banned Islamic Salvation Front. Between 150,000 and 200,000 had died since the violence began, Farouk Ksentini said. Full Story

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