Information on whether the Algerian government is currently recruiting conscripts [DZA24377.E]

An official at the Algerian Embassy in Washington, DC, stated, during a 25 June 1996 telephone interview, that the Algerian government is currently recruiting conscripts to perform military service. The same representative confirmed that the information contained in Response to Information Request DZA23374.E of 26 March 1996, concerning military service in Algeria, is still valid. This document is available at Regional Documentation Centres.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Washington, DC. 25 June 1996. Telephone Interview with a military representative.