Colonel Alain Bayle, erstwhile French military attaché in London, with whom I shared a few confidences, intimated recently that it was whispered within the corridors of power in the Élysée Palace that Europe “faces a 400-year war against militant jihadists” in[...]
Abdelmalek Droukdel, also known by his nom de guerre as Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud, is the emir, or leader, of the Algerian Islamic militant group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), formerly the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC).
Nabil Sahraoui, alias Mustapha Abou Ibrahim, who was born in Batna, Algeria was an Algerian Islamist militant, and the head of the radical Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat (GSPC, later renamed Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb) from[...]
The Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, known by the French acronym GSPC (Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat) is an Algerian terrorist faction in the Algerian Civil War founded in 1998 by Hassan Hattab, a former regional commander[...]
Algeria's most feared militant Islamic group has pleaded for the help of al-Qaida's chief in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, following painful setbacks by the army. The Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, led by Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud Abdel Malek, sent[...]
Al-Qaida has for the first time announced a union with an Algerian insurgent group that has designated France as an enemy, saying they will act together against French and American interests. Current and former French officials specializing in terrorism said Thursday[...]