Algeria 2007

Algeria 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Algeria. In January, the armed Islamist group GSPC (Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat) changed its name to al-Qaeda's organization in the Islamic Maghreb (al-Qaeda in Maghreb). Under its new identity, the group stepped up its armed struggle against the government, its troops and against employees at foreign companies. Several actions were typically coordinated in al-Qaeda. For example, on April 11, 33 people in three simultaneous suicide attacks in the capital. At the same time, similar attacks occurred in Morocco and Tunisia. The violence continued during the fall; Al Qaeda, for example, took assumes responsibility for two assaults - September 6 in Batna and September 8 in the port of Dellys - which required a total of at least 50 lives. GSPC's founder Hassan Hattab, who…
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