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Algerian army chief Ahmed Gaed Salah dies - Ennahar TV

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s powerful army chief Ahmed Gaed Salah has died, the private Ennahar television reported on Monday, at a time of bitter political divisions over the military’s dominant role in the major energy exporter.

Africa’s largest country has been riven by mass protests since February demanding a wholesale change in the ruling elite, including that the army step back from politics.

Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Alison Williams

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