Thalit massacre

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thalit massacre
Part of Algerian Civil War
LocationThalit, Algeria
Date3–4 April 1997
PerpetratorArmed Islamic Group of Algeria

The Thalit massacre took place in Thalit village (Médéa, near Ksar el Boukhari),[1] some 70 km from Algiers, on April 3–4, 1997 during the Algerian Civil War. Fifty-two out of the 53 inhabitants were killed by having their throats cut during a 12-hour rampage. The homes of the villagers were burned down afterward. The attack was attributed to "Islamist guerrillas",[2] thought to be affiliated with the Armed Islamic Group.[3]

Location of massacres in Algeria 1997-1998 showing Thalit near the centre of the map.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ksar el Boukhari, Algeria Page, retrieved 11 February 2010
  2. ^ "More than 80 Algerians killed in weekend massacres", CNN, 6 April 1997, retrieved 11 February 2010
  3. ^ Tucker, Spencer (2010). A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East. ABC-CLIO. p. 2648. ISBN 978-1-85109-667-1.