August 2, 2021

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Algeria buries remains of fighters against French rule

The remains were flown to Algeria on Friday from France and were buried at the Martyrs’ Square of El-Alia cemetery in the capital Algiers.

They had been held in a Paris museum.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune attended the funeral, along with senior state and army officials, and members of the government, the official APS news agency reported.

A final tribute was paid to the fighters at the Palace of Culture by Tebboune shortly before the burial.

On Saturday, many citizens also paid their respects.

Algeria formally declared independence from France on July 5, 1962 after a seven-year war, which ended more than a century of a colonial rule. (dpa/NAN)

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