Report: 4000 Civil Defense Guards Resign in Algeria
Four thousand civil defense guards in Algeria have resigned from the force, complaining of being abandoned by the authorities, reported the BBC.online, quoting local newspaper.
Es-Sahafa newspaper reported that they were no longer being supplied with ammunition, nor being paid.
The community defense groups were set up seven years ago to help the army contain a campaign of violence launched a year earlier by Islamic militants, said the BBC.
Most of the guards who have resigned recently come from areas west and east of the capital, Algiers, where there's been a sharp increase in attacks by militants, said the paper - Albawaba.com
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