Armed Islamic Group


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Noun1.Armed Islamic Group - a terrorist organization of Islamic extremists whose violent activities began in 1992; aims to overthrow the secular Algerian regime and replace it with an Islamic state; "the GIA has embarked on a terrorist campaign of civilian massacres"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
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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.
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 conducted a campaign of massacres in its battle against the government, at times wiping out entire villages.
This is what happened with the rule of the National Liberation Front (FLN - Front de Liberation Nationale) in Algeria, which did away with civil society and ended up faced with only the Islamists, who fought against it before fighting amongst themselves through the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS - Front Islamique du Salut) and the Armed Islamic Group (GIA - Groupe Islamique Arme).
At the time Belmokhtar was a chief in the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria which murdered thousands of innocent people in a failed bid to topple the government.
He joined the Armed Islamic Group - GIA - who conducted a violent campaign of civilian massacres.
Indeed, for much of the 1990s, an extraordinary civil war raged across Algeria -- at the cost of up to 200,000 lives 6 between the government and various Islamist rebel groups, including the Groupe Islamique ArmA[c] (GIA), or Armed Islamic Group.
Furious Belmokhtar then joined the Armed Islamic Group which carried out a campaign of civilian massacres in its bloody battle against the government.
France is no stranger to such strikes, with eight killed during a wave of bombings of the Paris Metro in 1995 by Algeria's Armed Islamic Group (GIA), a guerrilla Islamist movement from which AQIM traces some of its lineage.
On December 24, 1994, four members of the Armed Islamic Group boarded an Air France flight in Algiers bound for Paris, with the ultimate intention of causing a massive explosion onboard the craft over the Eiffel Tower.