Dec 13, 2018

Amar Benaouda, key figure of the National Liberation War and member of the 22 historic group, passes away.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia on Thursday visited the home of the late Amar Benaouda in Annaba, a key figure of the National Liberation War and member of the 22 historic group, who died on Monday in Brussels (Belgium). He conveyed the condolences of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the government to the deceased family.

Amar Benaouda was a member of several organizations; such as the Movement for the Triumph of Democratic Freedoms, the Special Organization (OS), and the Group of 22 and the National Council of the Algerian Revolution.

It is worth mentioning that the « Group of 22 » is a grouping of 22 young heroes, who were determined to liberate Algeria. These young men were all members of the Special Organization.

In June 1954, they met in the villa of Elias Derriche (one of the militants) in Clos-Salembier (El Madania) to set the date of the outbreak of the Independence War of Algeria.

Delegation of the GPRA (led by Krim Belkacem) during the signing of the Evian Accords on March 18th 1962 which ended the Algerian war. From left to right: Taïeb Boulahrouf, Saâd Dahlab, Mohamed Seddik Benyahia, Krim Belkacem, Colonel Benmostefa Benaouda, Redha Malek, Lakhdar Bentobal, M’Hamed Yazid and Seghir Mostefaï.