France returns to Algeria remains of 24 resistance fighters

Algeria welcomed home the remains of 24 resistance fighters. Earlier on Thursday, Algeria’s president Abdelmadjid Tebboune that the country would receive the remains of 24 of its independence fighters killed during the Algerian popular resistance against French colonialism.

In a military ceremony, Abdelmadjid Tebboune stated: “Within a few hours Algerian military planes will fly in from France and land at the Houari Boumediene international airport with the remains of 24 (members) of the popular resistance”.

“They [fighters] have been deprived of their natural and human right to be buried for more than 170 years. Led by Cherif Boubaghla and Sheikh Ahmed Bouziane, the leader of the Zaatcha [oasis] uprising and their brothers, the remains include a skull of a young man who was younger than 18 years old,” said Tebboune.

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