Practice Relating to Rule 139. Respect for International Humanitarian Law
During the Algerian war of independence, the leaders of the Armée de Libération Nationale (ALN) emphasized:
The laws of war have always been respected by our side. Formal instructions have been given to the combatants during their political education already at the beginning of the Algerian Revolution and have been made the object of directives … These directives have been repeated, clarified and codified since the Congress of 20 August 1956.