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Algeria army chief warns of attempts to undermine national unity

May 20, 2021 at 10:58 am

Algerian students stage a protest against Parliamentary elections scheduled for 12 June in Algiers, Algeria on 23 March 2021. [Mousaab Rouibi – Anadolu Agency]

The Chief of Staff of Algeria’s army, Lieutenant General Saïd Chengriha, yesterday warned those he described as “adventurers” against trying to undermine national unity, stressing that the army will stand firmly against them.

“I take this opportunity to warn adventurers across all ideological spectrums and backgrounds, against trying to undermine national unity, and we tell them that we in the People’s National Army will firmly and forcefully confront anyone who intends to tamper with the nation’s foundations, and we will work relentlessly to expose their despicable plans before the national public opinion,” Chengriha said.

“We categorically believe that national unity is the beacon that illuminates our path, and strengthens our resolve whenever crises and tribulations intensify,” he continued, adding that it is “the surest guarantee for building a new, strong, united, advanced Algeria, loyal to the values of our distinguished ancestors and their ideals.”

General Chengriha stressed that “all the people of Algeria must show great vigilance and a high patriotism, in addition to ensuring the preservation of national, territorial and popular unity.”

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