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Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat

Center of GravityAlgeria
Area of OperationMauritania, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, Mali1
GoalOverthrow Algerian government and install Islamic regime
LeaderAbu Musab Abdulwadood
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
1U.S. State Department. 'Country Reports on Terrorism.' 2005.
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