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Algeria's President Orders Crackdown on Ethnic Unrest

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika issued an emergency plan Wednesday to crack down on mounting ethnic unrest around the country's southern oasis city of Ghardaia, which has left at least 22 people dead in the past two days. The three-point plan covering security, justice and development put the area's military commander in charge of both security forces and local officials trying to restore order, a statement from the president's office said. Bouteflika ordered the...

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