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World IN BRIEF : ALGERIA : Marchers Call for End to Terrorism

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Thousands of marchers in Algiers condemned the bloodshed that has claimed an estimated 30,000 lives in a 3-year-old conflict between Algerian authorities and Muslim fundamentalists. But as up to 10,000 protesters chanted “No to terrorism,” a newspaper published a warning from the Islamic Salvation Army, or AIS, that more killings were planned for February, coinciding with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The AIS is the armed wing of the outlawed Islamic Salvation Front, which has joined other opposition politicians in signing a peace plan. The army-backed government has rejected the proposal.


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