al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya

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Noun1.al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya - a terrorist organization of militant Islamists organized into tiny cells of extreme fundamentalists; emerged during the 1970s mainly in Egyptian jails; "al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya uses force to push Egyptian society toward Islamic rule"
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
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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Derbala, a leader of the militant Al Jamaa Al Islamiya (Islamic Group), was arrested in May on charges of belonging to an outlawed organization.
Al Jamaa Al Islamiya, blamed for a wave of anti-government violence in the 1990s, said in a facebook statement that Derbala, 58, died late Saturday following deterioration in his health in the high-security Al Aqrab (Scorpion) Prison outside Cairo.
Derbala became the head of Al Jamaa Al Islamiya shortly after Egypt's 2011 uprising that forced long-time president Husni Mubarak out of power.