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Algeria's Ex-Counterespionage Chief to Stand Trial

Algeria's long-time counterespionage chief who helped lead the country's war on Islamist extremists is going before a military tribunal for an unusual trial. Abdelkader Ait Ouarabi, best known as Gen. Hassan, faces trial Thursday in Oran on charges of “destruction of documents” and “breach of orders.” But the grounds for the charges have not been made clear. The Algerian press has reported that he is accused of arms possession and creating an armed organization. The general...

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