Middle East

Algeria welcomes France's admission it killed independence figure

In this May 27, 1956 file photo, French troops seal off Algiers' notorious casbah, 400-year-old teeming Arab quarter. French President Emmanuel Macron has met with four grandchildren of an Algerian independence fighter to tell them that Ali Boumendjel had been tortured and assassinated at the hands of French soldiers in 1957, taking another step in his effort at reconciling France with its colonial past and offering anew an outstretched hand to Algeria, France's crown jewel in 132 years of occup

 

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