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Disgraced French General Aussaresses dies

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A retired French General, infamous for defending the use of torture during Algeria’s War of Independence, has died aged 95.

Paul Aussaresses was found guilty of condoning war crimes in 2002, after personal memoirs acknowledging summary executions and other abuses landed him in court.

The disgraced General defended the revelations, stating he was merely recounting historical fact.

Aussaresses headed intelligence operations during some of the bloodiest points of the eight-year conflict, which raged between 1954 and 1962.