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Abdelmalek Droukdel

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).

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Nabil Sahraoui

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[...]

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Hassan Hattab

Hassan Hattab (a.k.a. Abu Hamza) is the founder and first leader of the Algerian Islamist rebel group Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC). Born in Rouiba on 14 January...

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Ayman al-Zawahiri

Ayman is leader of al-Qaeda and member or senior official of Islamist organizations which have orchestrated and carried out attacks in North America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In 2012, he called on Muslims to kidnap Western tourists in Muslim[...]

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Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb or AQIM, is an Islamist militant organization which aims to overthrow the Algerian government and institute an Islamic state.

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Al-Qaeda is a global militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other militants...

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