Colonel Amirouche

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Amirouche Aït Hamouda
Native name عميروش آيت حمودة
Birth name Amirouche Aït Hamouda
Nickname(s) Wolf of Akfadou
Born (1926-10-31)October 31, 1926
Tassaft Ouguemoun, Iboudraren, Algeria
Died March 29, 1959(1959-03-29) (aged 32)
south of Bou Saâda, Algeria
Buried at El Alia Cemetery
Rank Colonel

Amirouche Aït Hamouda (commonly called Colonel Amirouche) was born on 31 October 1926 in Tassaft Ouguemoun in Algeria. Amirouche was a leader in the Algerian War, organizing the maquis of the Wilaya III. He is considered a national hero in Algeria.

He was killed during combat French troops on March 29, 1959. This event was much publicized, as Amirouche was considered a great threat to the French in Algeria.[1]

Secularist politician Nordine Ait Hamouda is his son.

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