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Algeria Oasis Towns Clamor for Jobs in Shadow of Al-Qaeda

Amar Kouiten’s life has fallen apart since he lost his job last year as machine operator at an Algerian gas-liquification plant.

His wife left him and took their two children to her parents’ home. Kouiten, 36, joined a group of unemployed workers and began organizing protests in Ouargla province, where clashes with police left 40 people injured on April 10.