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Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party of Algeria

Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party of Algeria

حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي في الجزائر
Parti Baath arabe socialiste d'Algérie
LeaderAhmed Choutri
Founded1988 (1988)
HeadquartersAlgiers, Algeria
International affiliationBa'ath Party (Iraqi-dominated faction)
ColorsBlack, Red, White and Green
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Party flag
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The Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party of Algeria (French: Parti Baath arabe socialiste d'Algérie, Arabic: حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي في الجزائرHizb Al-Ba'ath Al-Arabi Al-Ishtiraki fy Aljeza'ir), is a political party in Algeria. It is the Algerian regional branch of the Iraqi-led Ba'ath Party. It is led by Ahmed Choutri.[1]

The party is currently banned, and Choutri was forced to flee to Iraq during the 1990s because of governmental repression against the Algerian Ba'ath movement.[2] The party sympathised with the Iraqi ba'athist insurgency and supported Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, leader of the Iraqi branch.[2] Following his return to Algeria in 2003, Choutri wrote The Baathist Faith of President Saddam.[2]


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  2. ^ a b c Belamry, Algiers-Ramada (8 September 2008). "Baath Party resumes underground activities". Retrieved 10 July 2013.