from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of northern Algeria at the foot of the Atlas Mountains southwest of Algiers. It was built on the site of a Roman military base. Population: 161,000.

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  • n. a city in northern Algeria at the foot of the Atlas Mountains to the southwest of Algiers


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  • Elissa Rhaïs was born Rosine Boumendil in Blida, Algeria, on December 12th, 1876, into a Jewish family of modest means.

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  • According to eyewitnesses and survivors of the attack interviewed by Human Rights Watch, Israel fired several artillery-fired cluster munitions at Blida around 3 p.m. on July 19.

    Israel-Lebanon Conflict

  • Researchers on the ground in Lebanon confirmed that a cluster munitions attack on the village of Blida on July 19 killed one and wounded at least 12 civilians, including seven children.

    Israel-Lebanon Conflict

  • Lebanese security forces, who to date have not engaged in the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah, also accused Israel of using cluster munitions in its attacks on Blida and other Lebanese border villages.

    Israel-Lebanon Conflict

  • "An Israeli patrol opened automatic rifle fire at a Lebanese farmer in the southern region of Blida on Thursday, but no casualties were reported."

    Thursday, December 18, 2008

  • An Israeli infantry patrol crossed into Lebanon and kidnapped two Lebanese citizens from their olive grove near the southern village of Blida on Friday.

    Saturday, December 20, 2008

  • "You had to be on their side," said Ahmed El-Fertas, who was shot in the hand and chest when his food shop near Blida was attacked in 1994.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Of course we want peace, but not like this," said Mokrane, visiting the cramped offices of Djezair Iruna, or "Our Algeria," an association of victims 'families based in Blida.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Blida, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Algiers, saw some of the most brutal reprisals by Islamic terrorists during the violence that spread across Algeria after 1992.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • When the violence spread to Annaba, Blida, Oran, and other cities and towns, the government declared a state of emergency and began using force to quell the unrest.



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