Algeria: Specter of Fratricide

For four days, Algeria reeled through the delirium of independence. When Premier Benyoussef Benkhedda of the F.L.N. Provisional Government arrived in Algiers, he was hailed by a half-million cheering Moslems waving green-white-and-red flags. Benkhedda was swept from his Jeep, borne shoulder-high through the ecstatic crowd, losing his habitual dark glasses on the way. But behind the cheers and the swirling flags lay a new threat to the tortured country. Now that the terror campaign waged by the Secret Army against the Moslems had at long last subsided, the Moslems began to fight among themselves, haunted by the familiar specter...

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