Organization / PublicationMagnum Photos for Newsweek
CategoryGeneral News stories
CaptionAlgeria's bloody guerrilla warfare has cost 150,000 lives, prompting civilians to take up arms. Amid a recent history of massacres, local communities seek to protect themselves from attacks that come at night. In a village near Mascara, local men patrol alongside the government's elite Special Intervention Group (GIS). Created in 1988, the GIS hunts members of the Armed Islamic Group, blamed for terrorist attacks within Algeria.