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Benjadid Chadli

(b. 14 Apr. 1929). President of Algeria 1979–92 Born into a peasant family in Bouteldja, he joined the movement for Algerian independence in 1955. As a protégé of Boumédienne, he ...

Benjadid Chadli

Benjadid Chadli  

(b. 14 Apr. 1929).President of Algeria 1979–92 Born into a peasant family in Bouteldja, he joined the movement for Algerian independence in 1955. As a protégé of Boumédienne, he quickly advanced ...
Groupe Islamique Armé (GIA)

Groupe Islamique Armé (GIA)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Current Version:
2009

...Afghan,” Mansouri Meliani , broke away in early 1992 from the thenemerging Mouvement Islamique Armé ( MIA ), an organization led by renowned Islamist ʿAbdelkader Chebouti, to establish the GIA some time around July of that year. Meliani proved ineffective against the Chadli Benjadid government, which promptly arrested him in January 1993 . ʿAbdelhak Layada , perhaps under the spiritual guidance of an Afghanistan-trained cleric by the name of Omar El-Eulmi , succeeded Meliani. As the second GIA leader, Layada served for the 1993 to 1994 period,...

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