NORTH AFRICA: Algeria: Death

No matter how glamorous Charles Boyer made it seem, the Casbah in Algiers is a squalid slum overpopulated by 80,000 natives, where pimps and petty thieves dart about labyrinthian alleyways, secret passages and connecting rooftops. It is also a prime hideout for terrorists of the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN). From its recesses they fan out to plant bombs, stab and shoot, wreaking vengeance on Frenchman and moderate Arab alike. So far this year their bombs have killed 47 civilians, wounded 263 others; as a result, anyone now entering a bus. store...

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