NAGs

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM-Algeria)


Year Formed: 1999
Year Terminated: 2012

Target States:
Algeria

Ideational Characteristics:
Religious

Objectives:
Toppling an Existing Leadership
Change of Regime Type

External Supporters:

Mali

Pakistan

Senegal

Spain

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 351

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1391

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