Algeria: Who is General Chouiter, new chief spymaster for Algiers?

By Farid Alilat
Posted on Friday, 23 September 2022 11:05

General Saïd Chengriha, Chief of Staff of the National People's Army (ANP), presided over the installation of General Abdelaziz Nouiouet Chouiter in his position as Central Director of Army Security on 11 September 2022, on behalf of the President of the Republic. ©DR

General Abdelaziz Nouiouet Chouiter has taken over as chief of Algeria’s military intelligence and security. We profile this field officer, who made his debut during the fight against terrorism in the 1990s.

“These are his old stomping grounds”. This is how an old acquaintance of General Abdelaziz Nouiouet Chouiter summed up his career after his appointment by decree on 7 September as head of the army’s central security directorate (DCSA), dedicated to military intelligence and security.