Saturday, July 10, 2004

Abd El-krim

In full� Muhammad Ibn 'abd Al-karim Al-khattabi � leader of a resistance movement against Spanish and French rule in North Africa and founder of the short-lived Republic of the Rif (1921 - 26). A skilled tactician and a capable organizer, he led a liberation movement that made him the hero of the Maghrib (northwest Africa). A precursor of the anticolonial struggle for independence, Abd el-Krim was defeated


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