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An interesting (if bloodier) parallel would be the apparent (still unconfirmed) use of infiltrators and agent provacateurs by the Algerian military regime in its war against the FIS and GIA. For years there have been allegations that some of the bloodiest attacks carried out by the GIA were at the instigation of government forces, or were false-flag operations carried out by the government forces themselves. Some of these have come from former Algerian officers. There were noted examples of massacres occurring within a half mile of government garrisons with no action taken by the troops within. These attacks played a key role in splintering the FIS and destroying its public support.

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