Algeria: Battle of Bel Air

Ex-General Raoul Salan's Secret Army Organization seemed to own Algiers. The police either would not or could not find the S.A.O. terrorists. The French army was either sympathetic or indifferent to the S.A.O. resolve to keep Algeria French. But for the past month, the S.A.O. has been under attack by a band of newcomers nicknamed barbouzes (bearded ones). They began by machine-gunning the cars in which S.A.O. men blatantly drove around Algiers. Next, they bombed 17 cafés patronized exclusively by the S.A.O. Barbouzes are credited with the "disappearance" of several S.A.O. chieftains....

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