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The Roman Empire here fell to the Vandals who themselves were ousted by the Byzantine Empire which lasted until 640AD. In the 8th Century, Arabs brought Islam to the Berbers. Around 1500AD, Spanish Christians briefly occupied Algiers, but were driven out in 1518 by Barbarossa, a Turkish sea captain, who began a piracy operation on behalf of the Ottoman Empire. [NS] {UA}

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