War veteran, historian Belkacem Babaci passes away


 ALGIERS- War veteran and historian, Belkacem Babaci passed away Tuesday in Algiers, at the age of 80, his relatives said.

Born in 1939 in Algiers, the deceased joined the ranks of the National Liberation Front (FLN) when he was 20 years old before taking up post-independence positions in state institutions.

For many years, Belkacem Babaci has been the president of the “Casbah Foundation” created in 1991, with the aim of protecting and preserving this ancient medina classified in 1992 as Unesco’s World Heritage Site.

He was also known for his television and radio programs on the Casbah.

The deceased was buried Wednesday at the cemetery of Draria (Algiers), concluded the same source.



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