Algerian army

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الجيش الوطني الشعبي
Armée Nationale Populaire
National People's Army

Country AlgeriaAlgeria Algeria
Armed forces Algerian armed forces
Armed forces army
Strength 127,000

The Algerian Army ( Arabic الجيش الوطني الشعبي/ Al-Jaish al-Watani al-Sha'bi ) has a strength of about 127,000 soldiers .


Military regions

Military regions of Algeria

Six military regions are subordinate to the Army High Command ( HQ : Algiers ):

  • North (I. Military Region) in Blida
  • Northwest (II. Military Region) in Oran
  • Southwest (III. Military Region) in Bechar
  • Eastern desert region (IV. Military Region) in Ouargla
  • East (V. Military Region) in Constantine
  • Sahara (VI. Military Region) in Tamanrasset


The army is divided into two armored divisions (each with three armored regiments and a regiment of mechanized infantry ), two divisions mechanized infantry (each with three regiments of mechanized infantry and a tank regiment), an independent armored brigade, four independent Mot / MechInfanterie - brigades , twenty independent infantry battalions , two artillery battalions and six anti-aircraft battalions .

Airborne Division

The Airborne Division are subordinate to this

Republican Guard

The Republican Guard, which is strong in brigades, is responsible for personal protection tasks .


T-72 of the Algerian Army

The Algerian army has

Stand by the artillery

to disposal.

Furthermore, the anti-tank missiles


Please refer

Web links

Commons : Algerian Army  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Country information from the Austrian Ministry of Defense