Forest fires part of comprehensive conspiracy against Algeria, says Algerian Chief of General Staff

The Algerian Chief of General Staff, Said Chengriha, stated that the wildfires ravaging certain Algerian provinces in the past few days are a small example of a "conspiracy against the country."

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The Algerian Chief of General Staff, Said Chengriha, released a statement regarding the forest fires that broke out in 18 cities in Algeria, causing 69 deaths.

In a message published on the Ministry of Defense’s social media account on the occasion of National Mujahideen Day, celebrated on August 20, Chengriha said, “The fires that broke out in the past days are a small example of a comprehensive conspiracy that we always warned about, and that we noticed early with its background and dimensions.”

Chengriha urged everyone to be more vigilant and cautious in order to thwart all plans against Algeria.

Chief of General Staff Chengriha emphasized that they are determined to foil all plans against the country, no matter how much effort and sacrifice they require, and that they trust the Algerian people, who have shown all kinds of solidarity during this difficult process.

A few days ago, it was reported that there is serious suspicion of provocation regarding the killing of an innocent young man who came to support the fire fighting in Algeria’s Tizi Ouzou province.

One of the suspects detained stated in Algerian state television that he was a member of the Movement for the Self-Determination of Kabylia (MAK) and that he regretted what he had done against the young man who was burned to death.

Algeria has recently struggled with forest fires in the mountainous region concentrated in the north and northeast of the country. 69 people, including 28 soldiers and 41 civilians, lost their lives in forest fires that emerged in 18 cities across the aforementioned parts of the country.

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