Moroccan Islamic Combat Group (GICM) Terrorist Organizations // Moroccan Islamic Combat Group (GICM)

GICM emerged as one of two factions after the split of the Moroccan organization Shabiba Islamiya. Early members were mostly Moroccan mujahedin who previously fought in the Soviet-Afghan war. The founding date of the group is unknown. Some analysts believe the group began in the early 1990s, while others contend it formed later in the decade.   During 2004-2005, a number of arrests in Belgium, France and Spain disrupted the group's ability to operate. Cells and key members were...


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