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Algeria’s intelligence chief Athmane Tartag fired: Reports
This is seen as a move to sideline former President Bouteflika’s allies as demanded by protesters.
Athmane Tartag has been fired as the Algerian intelligence chief, according to local media reports.
Tartag is a retired army general and was considered a close aide to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
The move may disappoint Algeria‘s military if it was hoping that Bouteflika’s resignation earlier this month would dampen enthusiasm for anti-government protests.
Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports.