Colomb-Béchar

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Colomb-Béchar

(French kɔlɔ̃beʃar)
n
(Placename) the former name of Béchar
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Also in 1961, the Hammaguir missile range was established in Algeria, some 113 kilometres to the south east of Colomb-Bechar. Tests were conducted with various missiles, including the ballistic DIAMANT rocket which had satellite launch capability.
I have been here a little more than a week, and am still trying to get the various permissions to go to Oujda, and thence to Colomb-Bechar. Since the war it has all become extremely difficult.
It's a day to Adrar, a day from there to Kerzaz, another to Beni Abbes, another to Colomb-Bechar, another three days from there to Fez.