ALGERIA: A Million Uprooted

Capped on a craggy knuckle of Algerian mountains penetrable only by mule trains, the village of Beni Ouagag was once the home of 3,000 Moslems. Then the Algerian war began. The F.L.N. turned Beni Ouagag into a base camp. In retaliation, the French one day in 1957 bombed the little town off the map.

There are thousands of such deserted villages in Algeria today. Their roofless houses and empty streets symbolize the plight of the passive Moslem population caught in the middle of the war's crossfire. The result is a social upheaval in...

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