Deadly forest fires hit Algeria’s Kabylia region

The death toll rose to at least 69 when firefighters, soldiers and civilian volunteers battled fires in the forests of northern Algeria on Wednesday, in the latest wildfires to sweep across the Mediterranean. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune declared three days of national mourning starting Thursday, and authorities say they suspect widespread arson after so many fires broke out in such a short time.

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