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Battle of Bab El Bekkouche
Part of Algerian War
Sign says "Battle of Bab El Bekkouche The Immortal" in the place were the battle took.jpg
Sign says "Battle of Bab El Bekkouche the Immortal" in the place where the battle took place
Date28 to 30 or 31 May 1958
LocationOuarsenis, Lardjem Algeria
N 35°44′57″ E 1°32′52″
Result Algerian victory
Belligerents
 France ALN
Commanders and leaders
Si Ameur Mesbah
Saad Al-Saadi
Si Tariq
Mohammed Bounaama
Khatib Hassan
Strength
8000 soldiers
two aircraft[1]
Unknown
Casualties and losses
600 killed (including 33 officers),
two aircraft
360 killed[2]
240 civilians, mostly elders, children and women, were killed[3]

The Battle of Bab El Bekkouche during the Algerian War took place on 28 May 1958 in the region of Ouarsenis.

The French army had mobilized nearly 8,000 soldiers. Faced with this situation, the "katiba El karimia" of the Wilaya IV, commanded by Si Ameur Mesbah, had developed a plan to loosen the vise by targeting several military post colonies in Bordj Bounaama, Sidi Abed, Lardjem and Tamalaht, to disperse the French troops.

The French colonial army suffered heavy losses in this battle (600 deaths, including 33 officers and two aircraft destroyed).[4] In the ranks of the National Liberation Army (NLA), 360 were killed. 240 civilians were also killed.[5]

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References

  1. (Arabic) إحياء بولاية تيسمسيلت الذكرى الخامسة والخمسين لمعركة باب البكوش
  2. (Arabic) ماذا تعرف عن معركة باب البكوش ؟ , معركة باب البكوش (read online)
  3. (Arabic) تیسمسیلت : إحیاء الذكرى الـ 57 لمعركة "باب البكوش" ببلدیة لرجام (read online), <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Tissemsilt : 59e Anniversaire De La Bataille Bab El Bekkouche" [59th Anniversary of the Battle of Bab al Bekush] (in French). Tissemsilt: Algérie Presse Service (APS).
  4. (French) UN FILM SUR LA BATAILLE DE BAB EL BEKKOUCHE (read online)
  5. (French) Commémoration de la bataille du 28 mai 1958 à Bab El Bakouche (read online)

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