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24 Dec 2019 | 03:52 PM UTC

Algeria: Funeral proceedings for Army Chief Ahmed Gaid Salah in Algiers Dec. 25

Funeral proceedings for Army Chief Ahmed Gaid Salah scheduled in Algiers December 25; transportation disruptions expected

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Event

A funeral will be held for Army Chief Ahmed Gaid Salah on Wednesday, December 25, at El Alia cemetery in Algiers. The exact time for the funeral remains unclear as of Tuesday, December 24. A three-day mourning period was announced on Monday, December 23.

A heightened security presence, large crowds, and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the venue.

Context

Ahmed Gaid Salah died on December 23 after taking on the mantle of ushering in a political transition between the April resignation of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the December 12 presidential elections.

Advice

Individuals in Algiers are advised to budget additional travel time in crowded areas, follow instructions issued by local authorities, and avoid all gatherings as a precaution.