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The Thalit massacre took place in Thalit village (Médéamarker, near Ksar el Boukhari; see map), some 70 km from Algiersmarker, on April 3-4 1997. 52 out of the 53 inhabitants were killed, having their throats slit by armed guerrillas who burned their houses afterwards. Smaller-scale massacres took place the same day at Amroussa, Sidi Naamane, Moretti, and Beni Slimane, killing another 30-odd people. The attack was blamed on Islamist guerrillas such as the Armed Islamic Group(GIA).

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Location of massacres in Algeria 1997-1998 showing Thalit near the centre of the map.
* List of Algerian massacres of the 1990s

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