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Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat


Details
Center of GravityAlgeria
ScopeRegional1
Area of OperationMauritania, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, Mali1
GoalOverthrow Algerian government and install Islamic regime
LeaderAbu Musab Abdulwadood
StatusActive
StatusSupported by al-Qaeda1
Core membership100s1
Alias(es)GSPC, Le Groupe Salafiste pour la Predication et le Combat, Salafist Group for Call and Combat
Former leaderNabil Sahraoui
Former leaderHassan Hattab
 
 
Narrative and Notes
ReliableSplinter faction of Armed Islamic Group, has now surpassed it in capability. Declared alliance with al-Qaeda.

Pledged to avoid attacks on civilians.1
 
 
Sources
1U.S. State Department. 'Country Reports on Terrorism.' 2005.
 
 
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