The Algerian War, also known as the Algerian War of Independence or the Algerian Revolution (Arabic: الثورة الجزائرية Al-thawra Al-Jazaa'iriyya; Berber languages: Tagrawla Tadzayrit; French: Guerre d'Algérie or Révolution algérienne) was fought between France and the Algerian National Liberation Front (French: Front de Libération Nationale. FLN) from 1954 to 1962.
This war led to Algeria gaining its independence from France. The war was known for its use of guerrilla warfare and the use of torture on both sides. The war took place mainly on the territory of Algeria.