Armed Islamic Group


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Armed Islamic Group

An Islamist group based in Algeria that has conducted terrorist activities since the early 1990s. In addition to civilian massacres within Algeria, it was responsible for the hijacking of an Air France flight in 1994.
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The evolution of jihad in Algeria has been well-documented over the last three decades: the armed faction of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) known as the Army of Islamic Salvation (AIS) evolved into the Armed Islamic Group (GIA), which in turn spawned the GSPC.
The sense of impending doom felt by de Cherge would prove correct when he and six of his fellow Trappists--Fathers Christophe, Bruno and Celestin as well as Brothers Luc, Michel and Paul--were murdered in 1996 by members of the Armed Islamic Group in Tibhirine, Algeria.
Djamel Beghal was put on a plane to Algeria as soon as he was freed from jail after serving a sentence for taking part in the attempted jailbreak of a top Armed Islamic Group member.
Jamma'a-Islamiya, Jihad, Armed Islamic Group, Al Qaida and Daesh (the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) with all affiliates in Asia and Africa, and whatever arises later is under the same umbrella.
As preparations for the France 98 World Cup were being made, bin Laden's al-Qaeda planned to use an affiliated Algerian Islamist terrorist organisation, the Armed Islamic Group (GIA), to stage attacks against England and the USA.
After Fakhreldin survives an assassination attempt in which his cousin is killed, he travels to Paris, and then to Sudan, where he becomes the leader of an armed Islamic group and returns for revenge.
The evildoers were members of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA).
One thing is for sure, that Islamic State (IS), the group that stole the spotlight from the Armed Islamic Group in Algeria (GIA) or even Al-Qaeda which took control over the situation for more than a decade, has resulted in deep disruption in the vision and thinking, causing this question to not be as seriously asked, and the conspiracy theory to be revitalised.
The last major attack in Paris was in the mid-1990s when the Algerian Armed Islamic Group (GIA) carried out a spate of attacks, including the bombing of a commuter train in 1995 which killed eight people and injured 150.
"You know, in the Algerian underground forces, terrorist groups have always dug tunnels from the days of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) in the early 90s.
Her husband was killed in August 1997 along with nearly 100 others in Sidi Moussa in an attack blamed on the Armed Islamic Group (GIA), which staged a wave of massacres in its campaign against the government, at times wiping out entire villages.
State Department as terrorist organizations, groups such as the Algerian Armed Islamic Group and Islamic Salvation Front.