Amirouche Aït Hamouda
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
October 31, 1926|
Tassaft Ouguemoun, Iboudraren, Algeria
|Died||March 29, 1959
south of Bou Saâda, Algeria
|Buried at||El Alia Cemetery|
|Years of service||1950–1959|
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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