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Armed Islamic Group

Definition/Scope: An Islamic extremist group, the GIA aims to overthrow the secular Algerian regime and replace it with an Islamic state. The GIA began its violent activities in early 1992 after Algiers voided the victory of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS)--the largest Islamic party--in the first round of legislative elections in December 1991. Also known as Al-Jama'ah al-Islamiyah al-Musallah



Used For:

AIG
Al-Jama'ah al-Islamiyah al-Musallah
Groupement Islamique Arme

Acronym:

AIG
GIA

Broader Terms:

foreign terrorist organization
US Africa Command, Combatant Command, AOR/GEO/Unified


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