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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Sur place, le juge Trevidic, qui etait accompagne par un autre juge francais, en l'occurrence Nathalie Poux, a assiste a une operation d'exhumation des restes des cranes des sept moines, assassines en mai 1996 par le Groupe islamique arme (GIA), apres pres de deux mois de captivite, effectuee sous la supervision d'un magistrat algerien, a appris l'APS aupres d'une source locale.
Le Groupe Islamique Arme (GIA) a tout simplement ete une creation du Departement du Renseignement et de la Securite (DRS), le service de renseignement algerien", soutient John R.
He is a suspected supporter of Groupe Islamique Arme (GIA), an Islamist organisation that wants to overthrow the Algerian government, and the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, which is now known as Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb.

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