Algeria’s military chief Gaid Salah dies amid protest crisis - Newspaper

Algeria’s military chief Gaid Salah dies amid protest crisis – Newspaper

ALGIERS: Algeria’s powerful military chief Gen Ahmed Gaid Salah, who was instrumental in pushing out the gas-rich country’s long-serving president amid pro-democracy protests earlier this year, died unexpectedly on Monday at age 79. Gaid Salah’s death thrusts Algeria into new political uncertainty as a tumultuous year comes to a close. Algeria’s military plays a central … Read more…