Between the ‘Near’ and the ‘Far’ Enemy: Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

@article{Steinberg2007BetweenT,
  title={Between the ‘Near’ and the ‘Far’ Enemy: Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb},
  author={Guido W. Steinberg and Isabelle Werenfels},
  journal={Mediterranean Politics},
  year={2007},
  volume={12},
  pages={407 - 413}
}
In late January 2007, the Algerian Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat, GSPC) announced that it had changed its name to ‘al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’ (Qaedat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Maghrib al-Islami). Shortly afterwards, the new organization proved that this was not merely a change in name, but the beginning of a new offensive in Algeria: On 11April 2007, the group detonated two car bombs, one of them close to the PrimeMinister’s office… Expand
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