September 30, 2011

Al-Qaeda Surges in Algeria

Combating Terrorism Center, Combating Terrorism Center

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Regardless of what emerges from the infighting and tension in Algeria’s ruling classes, it seems likely that AQIM’s violence will continue to increase in the north. While the organization’s new activity does not approach its influence during its prime years, this new push may nonetheless force the Algerian government to reconsider how it confronts the group, and cause the wider community of observers to rethink how they view an organization long thought to be on the ropes in Algeria’s mountainous north.

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TAGGED: Terrorism, Algeria, al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb


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