Beni Ali massacre

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Algerian massacres in 1997
Massacres in which over 50 people were killed:
Thalit massacre 3 - 4 April
Haouch Khemisti massacre 21 April
Daïat Labguer (M'sila) Massacre 16 June
Si-Zerrouk massacre 27 July
Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre 3 August
Souhane massacre 20 - 21 August
Beni-Ali massacre 26 August
Rais massacre 29 August
Beni-Messous massacre 5 - 6 September
Guelb El-Kebir massacre 19 September
Bentalha massacre 22 September
Sid El-Antri massacre 23 - 24 December
Wilaya of Relizane massacres 30 December
1996 - [Edit] - 1998

The Beni Ali massacre took place in the mountain hamlet of Beni Ali, 40 miles south of Algiers near Chrea, on 26 August 1997. 64 (according to the New York Times and CNN) or 100 people (according to Amnesty International) were killed. Just three days later came the even larger Rais massacre. According to CNN, "one girl who escaped with bullet wounds said a gang leader ordered his men to 'take the most beautiful girls and kill all the rest.'"

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