Lakhdar Ben Tobbal

Male, Deceased Person

1923 – 2010


Who was Lakhdar Ben Tobbal?

Slimane Bentebal, better known as Lakhdar Bentobal, is a former Algerian resistance fighter.

Lakhdar Bentobal was a member of the nationalist Parti du peuple Algérien, and later moved on to its paramilitary organization which became the embryo of the Front de libération nationale. He was one of the original "historical leaders" of the FLN's November 1, 1954 uprising against French colonialism.

A top leader of the FLN's interior armed action in the 1954-62 Algerian war of independence. He was a member of all three issues of the FLN's exile government, the GPRA, in various ministerial capacities. He was a key participant at the negotiations of Evian who insisted on the integrity of the entire Algerian territory including the Sahara and its resources. On independence in 1962, he opposed the victorious military-backed takeover of Ahmed Ben Bella, and was arrested. On his release, he left politics, and spent the remainder of his career in various non-political administrative and business posts.

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Aug 21, 2010

on July 23, 2013


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