Colonel Amirouche

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Amirouche Aït Hamouda
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Colonel Amirouche Aït Hamouda with the maquis of Wilaya II
Native name Ɛmiruc At Ḥemmuda
Birth name Amirouche Aït Hamouda
Nickname(s) Wolf of Akfadou
Amirouche the terrible
Born (1926-10-31)October 31, 1926
Tassaft Ouguemoun, Iboudraren, Algeria
Died March 29, 1959(1959-03-29) (aged 32)
south of Bou Saâda, Algeria
Buried at El Alia Cemetery
Years of service 1950–1959
Rank Colonel

Amirouche Aït Hamouda (commonly called Colonel Amirouche) was born on 31 October 1926 in Tassaft Ouguemoun in Algeria. Amirouche was a leader in the Algerian War, organizing the maquis of the Wilaya III. He is considered a national hero in Algeria.

He was killed during a combat angainst French troops on March 29, 1959. This event was much publicized, as Amirouche was considered to be a great threat to the French in Algeria.

Secularist politician Nordine Ait Hamouda is his son.


He was born on 31 March 1926, at Tassaft Ouguemoun (Algeria).

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