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HOSTAGE TO TERROR
2010-11-15

Kidnapping for ransom in Algeria is not a new phenomenon. During the height of the Islamic insurgency, Algeria suffered a wave of such kidnappings. The Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC), an outgrowth of the brutal Groupe Islamique Armée (GIA), was known to kidnap business owners and their family members, mostly from remote northern towns and villages, but also from the coastal city of Boumerdes.

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