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Algeria Terrorism 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Algeria Terrorism 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Terrorist groups - home based:
al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM): aim(s): replace the Algerian Government with Sharia and, ultimately, create a regional Islamic caliphate across all of North and West Africa area(s) of operation: a core al-Qa'ida affiliate headquartered in Algeria; most active in the southwestern, southeastern, and upper northern regions; engages heavily in kidnappings for ransom—its primary income source

Terrorist groups - foreign based:
al-Mulathamun Battalion: aim(s): replace regional governments, including Algeria's Government, with an Islamic state area(s) of operation: conducts kidnappings for ransom
HAMAS: aim(s): enhance its networks in Algeria area(s) of operation: has maintained an unofficial political bureau in Algeria for several years, which received the Algerian Government's official approval circa August 2016
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): aim(s): replace the Algerian Government with an Islamic state and implement ISIL's strict interpretation of Sharia area(s) of operation: maintains an operational and recruitment presence mostly in the northeast, targeting local security forces and US and Western interests; since circa September 2014 under its former leader Abdelmalek GOURI in Algeria, ISIL has referred to Algeria as its Wilayat al-Jazair; as an official branch of core ISIL, it is also known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-Algeria (ISIL-Algeria) and Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham—Algeria (ISIS-Algeria), formerly known as Jund al-Khilafa—Algeria (JAK-A); ISIL-Algeria's leader as of 2017 is unknown; hundreds of ISIL's fighters now in Syria are from Algeria


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Algeria on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Algeria Terrorism 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Algeria Terrorism 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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