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Map of Algeria showing Setif province

Setif is a city and wilaya in Algeria in which an uprising occurred against the French colonizers. The popular uprising in 1945 caused the deaths of 90 Europeans and caused a crackdown by the French. According to the official figures released by the French government at the time, 1,500 Muslims were killed during the crushing of the uprising. The commander of the sub-division in Setif, Col. Bourdila, declared the death toll to be nearer to 7,500, a number which doubled after an official investigation into the matter. Finally, the American consul in Algiers estimated that between 40 000 and 45 000 Algerians had lost their lives in this particularly bloody episode of the country's history, figures which seemed to match Muslim public opinion. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Map of the provinces of Algeria in alphabetical order. ... The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, or Algeria, is a nation in north Africa, and the second largest country on the African continent. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... Uprising is another word for rebellion. ... This article is about the continent. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ...




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Setif massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (264 words)
The Setif massacre was an attack on Algerian protesters by colonial French soldiers on May 8, 1945, the same day that Germany surrendered in World War II.
With the end of the European war, fifteen thousand protesters took to the streets of Setif, a town in northern Algeria, to press new demands for independence on the colonial government.
The French moved swiftly to contain the protests, attacking the neighborhoods and surrounding villages of both Setif and nearby Guelma with artillery and bombers.
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