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Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb

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The group was formerly known as the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC). In January 2007, the GSPC changed its official name to the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Land of Islamic Maghreb, or Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). In March 2017, four of the group’s battalions in the Sahel reunified as the Group to Support Islam and Muslims - Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin or JNIM.


AQIM originally concentrated most of its activity in eastern Algeria, though the group has...

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