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Algeria's third president Bendjedid dies

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Former Algerian president Chadli Bendjedid has died.

The 83-year-old ran the country for 13 years from 1979 before being forced from power by the military – a move that sparked a decade-long civil war. He passed away in an Algiers military hospital after battling prostate cancer for some time.