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Gama'a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group)

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Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (GI), or Islamic Group (IG).


Largely inactive. Historically, the IG operated in southern Egypt – largely in Al-Minya, Asyut, Qina and Sohaj governorates. The group had a large presence in other countries too, in part because of its exile population. The U.S. government has taken note of this presence, noting specifically the U.K., Afghanistan and Yemen. Since deactivating in the 2000s and 2010s, some remaining fugitive members of the IG were believed to...

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