Saadi Yacef

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Yacef at the 1966 Venice Film Festival

Saadi Yacef (20 January 1928 – 10 September 2021) was an Algerian independence fighter and a politician. He was the leader of Algeria's National Liberation Front during his country's war of independence. He was a Senator in Algeria's Council of the Nation until his death. He was born in Algiers, Algeria. An actor, he appeared in The Battle of Algiers which was based on his 1962 memoirs Souvenirs de la Bataille d'Alger. Yacef played a character modeled on his own experiences (named as Djafar) in the battle.[1]

Yacef died on 10 September 2021 in Algiers at the age of 93.[2] He was buried at the El Kettar cemetery in Algiers.[3]

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  1. "Saadi Yacef, Algerian independence fighter who starred in 'Battle of Algiers,' dies at 93". Washington Post. 2021-09-25. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2023-09-15.
  2. "Décès du révolutionnaire Yacef Saadi". El Watan (in French). 10 Sep 2021. Archived from the original on 10 September 2021. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  3. (2021-09-13). "Algeria: Death of Yacef Saadi, Hero of the Battle of Algiers". The Maghreb Times !. Retrieved 2023-09-15.