New strategy for rebels

 

Paris - Issamist rebels shelled Algeria's main garrison town for about three hours, killing at least 12 civilians and wounding 85, an Algerian newspaper said yesterday. Rebels, entrenched in mountains overlooking Blida, 50 km (30 miles) south of Algiers, where the military has its main barracks, bombarded the city with what appeared to be home-made shells.