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ALGERIA: FRENCH ARMY'S "OFFENSIVE" TO BEAT KABYLIA REBELS.

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The Algerian Nationalist fight against French rule in Algeria - "a useless war that must cease," in the words of President de Gaulle - met a fierce French Army offensive in the insurgent-held Kabylia mountain stronghold this month. The offensive is under General Challe, Commander of the French Forces in Algeria. Under Challe, field commanders direct what are officially described as 'difficult: operations by airborne commandos and Foreign Legion troops from helicopters and observation posts. The daily haul includes prisoners, some of them wounded, and a quantity of armaments - rifles, shotguns, revolvers, and ammunition. The offensive is the second in two months in Kabylia - one of the most difficult regions to control with its dense population and wild wooded mountain country. The offensive comes within a month of the opening of the U.N. General Assembly which is to reopen the annual debate on Algeria. It also comes at the time of final preparations for Eisenhower's meeting with de Gaulle before the Kruschev talks. The U.S. which has abstained form voting in the Assembly on Algeria, continues to guard its comment in a bid to check any anti-American feeling where its oil interests lie. De Gaulle's Prime Minister Debre last week condemned the lack of support over Algeria by France's allies - though he made no mention of their name. One of de Gaulle's topics with Eisenhower: an assurance by the U.S. of more diplomatic support. Last month de Gaulle put France's case before Hammerskjoeld on his first visit to the French President, in a bid to earn support. August 27 de Gaulle is due to begin a four-day visit to Algeria for talks with General Challe and his aides, as rumours grow of further Army unrest over the "useless war" and of apprehension that de Gaulle might decide to negotiate openly with insurgent representatives, trying to find a peaceful settlement of "peace for the brave" - on both sides.

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ALGERIA: FRENCH ARMY'S "OFFENSIVE" TO BEAT KABYLIA REBELS.
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The Algerian Nationalist fight against French rule in Algeria - "a useless war that must cease," in the words of President de Gaulle - met a fierce French Army offensive in the insurgent-held Kabylia mountain stronghold this month. The offensive is under General Challe, Commander of the French Forces in Algeria. Under Challe, field commanders direct what are officially described as 'difficult: operations by airborne commandos and Foreign Legion troops from helicopters and observation posts. The daily haul includes prisoners, some of them wounded, and a quantity of armaments - rifles, shotguns, revolvers, and ammunition. The offensive is the second in two months in Kabylia - one of the most difficult regions to control with its dense population and wild wooded mountain country. The offensive comes within a month of the opening of the U.N. General Assembly which is to reopen the annual debate on Algeria. It also comes at the time of final preparations for Eisenhower's meeting with de Gaulle before the Kruschev talks. The U.S. which has abstained form voting in the Assembly on Algeria, continues to guard its comment in a bid to check any anti-American feeling where its oil interests lie. De Gaulle's Prime Minister Debre last week condemned the lack of support over Algeria by France's allies - though he made no mention of their name. One of de Gaulle's topics with Eisenhower: an assurance by the U.S. of more diplomatic support. Last month de Gaulle put France's case before Hammerskjoeld on his first visit to the French President, in a bid to earn support. August 27 de Gaulle is due to begin a four-day visit to Algeria for talks with General Challe and his aides, as rumours grow of further Army unrest over the "useless war" and of apprehension that de Gaulle might decide to negotiate openly with insurgent representatives, trying to find a peaceful settlement of "peace for the brave" - on both sides.
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unrest, conflicts and war
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1959-08-23