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Two terrorist emirs sentenced to death in absentia in Algeria

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
12/7/2014 (4 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

Leader of Jund El Khilafah, along with his deputy sentenced for participation in attacks

Gouri Abdelmalek, the leader of the terrorist group Jund El Khilafah along his deputy, Torfi Rabah, were sentenced in absentia to death by the criminal court of Boumerdes, which lies east of Algeria's capital, Algiers.

Authorities also accuse the group of also having sponsored and participated in several attacks, including one that resulted in the death of two ANP officers in Keddara in May of 2012.

Authorities also accuse the group of also having sponsored and participated in several attacks, including one that resulted in the death of two ANP officers in Keddara in May of 2012.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
12/7/2014 (4 years ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Algeria, terrorists, Gouri Abdelmalek, Jund El Khilafah


ALGIERS, ALGERIA (Catholic Online) - These two wanted terrorists are believed involved in different attacks perpetrated in Algeria. The Jund El Khilafah remains active under the command of the Islamic State.

Responsible for the reprehensible murder of French tourist and mountaineer Hervé Gourdel, Gouri Abdelmalek and his acolytes remains the chief target of Algerian security services who maintain the pressure on all terrorist bases nationwide.

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The proximity to the Zbarbar Mountains in the department of Bouira and Sidi Ali Bounab in the depart

The proximity to the Zbarbar Mountains in the department of Bouira and Sidi Ali Bounab in the department of Tizi-Ouzou makes it an ideal secure location for distaff groups.


Authorities also accuse the group of also having sponsored and participated in several attacks, including one that resulted in the death of two ANP officers in Keddara in May of 2012. The two suspects were convicted, along with twelve of their acolytes.

Since the beginning of terrorism in Algeria following the dissolution of the Salvation Islamic Front in 1992, the main area most attractive to terrorist activity remains the center of the country. The proximity to the Zbarbar Mountains in the department of Bouira and Sidi Ali Bounab in the department of Tizi-Ouzou makes it an ideal secure location for distaff groups.

Muddying the situation is the fact that a great number of jihadists are not listed and remain unknown for the country's security services. Identifying terrorist agents is highly difficult. Their risk to the population grows daily.

Algeria is no stranger to terrorists being tried in court. Even Abdelmalek Droukdal, the main notorious emir of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was sentenced to death in absentia.

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