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Government, Defense

Algerian independence, military forces, naval forces, helicopters, commander

The president is commander in chief of the military forces, which numbered 124,000 in 2001. The nucleus of the 107,000-troop army was provided by the liberation forces after Algerian independence was secured. A 10,000-member air force is equipped with Soviet- and French-built jet planes and helicopters. About 7,000 people make up the naval forces.



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