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Abd-el-Krim

(ˌæbdʊlˈkrɪm)
n
(Biography) 1882–1963, Moroccan chief who led revolts against Spain and France, surrendered before their combined forces in 1926, but later formed the North African independence movement
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The Legion and Regulares formed el Ejercito de Africa (the Army of Africa) and began campaigning against Abd el-Krim.
Abd el-Krim was the leader of the tribes of the Rif (in Spanish, Rifenos).
With only 3,000 warriors, Abd el-Krim had defeated the Spanish, making himself the undisputed ruler of his so-called Republic of the Rif, and a guerrilla leader of international repute.