‘Algeria War’ Catalyst and Actor Saadi Yacef dies at 93

Saadi Yacef, a revolutionary leader who fought against French rule in Algeria in the 1950s and subsequently started and played Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 film “The War of Algiers,” about the long-running anti-colonial struggle, died on September 10. in the capital Algiers. He was 93 years old. His daughter, Zaphira Yacef, who confirmed the death, said …