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The Jihadist Peril Lurking in Algeria's Protests

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Mar 12, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
Algerian protesters demonstrate in the capital Algiers against ailing President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term on March 8, 2019.

Algerian protesters demonstrate in the capital Algiers against ailing President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term on March 8, 2019. Islamists are eager to exploit Algeria's growing instability.

(RYAD KRAMDI/AFP/Getty Images)

No stranger to civil conflict, Algeria is once again experiencing significant political unrest. Protests in the country are gathering steam, indicating deep and widespread discontent with the power structure that has helped Algerian President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika remain in power even though the octogenarian suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013....

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