List of massacres during the Algerian Civil War

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During the Algerian Civil War of the 1990s, many massacres occurred. The Armed Islamic Group (GIA) claimed responsibility for many of them, while for others no group has claimed responsibility. In addition to generating a widespread sense of fear, the massacres effected migration from and depopulation of the worst-affected areas. The number of massacres peaked in 1997, with a smaller peak in 1994, and they were particularly concentrated in the areas between Algiers and Oran, with very few occurring in the east or in the Sahara.

This list is not exhaustive and covers only events in which over 50 civilians or prisoners were killed; the number of smaller massacres is far more numerous. Sources frequently disagree on the number of deaths.

Massacres of over 50 people in 1997-1998

Wilaya of Algiers[edit]

Wilaya of Ain-Defla[edit]

Wilaya of Batna[edit]

Wilayas of Bouira and Blida[edit]

Wilaya of Chlef[edit]

Wilaya of Medea[edit]

Wilaya of M'Sila[edit]

Wilaya of Oran[edit]

Wilaya of Relizane[edit]

Wilaya of Saïda[edit]

Wilayas of Tiaret and Tissemsilt[edit]

Other wilayas[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • "An Anatomy of the Massacres", Ait-Larbi, Ait-Belkacem, Belaid, Nait-Redjam, and Soltani, in An Inquiry into the Algerian Massacres, ed. Bedjaoui, Aroua, and Ait-Larbi, Hoggar: Geneva 1999.

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