Sakiet Sidi Youssef

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Sakiet Sidi Youssef
ساقية سيدي يوسف
Commune and town
Country  Tunisia
Governorate Kef Governorate
Population (2014)
 • Total 6,339
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Sakiet Sidi Youssef (Tunisian Arabic: ساقية سيدي يوسف‎) is a town and commune in the Kef Governorate, Tunisia. As of 2004 it had a population of 6,196.[1]

In 1958, it was bombarded by French forces in the belief that it was serving as a refuge for Algerian independence fighters, an event that sparked an international outcry and helped precipitate the end of the Algerian War.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)
  2. ^ (in French) Hédi Baccouche, L'agression française contre Sakiet Sidi-Youssef : les faits et les suites, éd. Université de la Manouba, La Manouba, 2008

Coordinates: 36°13′N 8°21′E / 36.217°N 8.350°E / 36.217; 8.350

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