ALGERIA: Capture of the Chief

Of all the rebel commanders in Algeria, none has given the French more trouble than handsome Yacef Saadi, the 29-year-old ex-baker who for nearly two years hcs been chief of the FLN (Algerian National Liberation Front) in the city of Algiers. Within the labyrinthine depths of Algiers' Casbah, Yacef and his mistress, an Algerian law student named Zohra Drif, were uncrowned monarchs. Under the very nose of French police and paratroopers, Yacef collected "taxes," dispensed his own justice, and organized the bloody bombing attacks of cafés and streets that have kept Algiers' French edgy for months. Often spotted by...

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