Saturday, August 23, 2003

Algeria/Mali: SGPC claims responsiblity for kidnappings

According to this, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat has claimed responsiblility for the kidnapping of the European tourists earlier this year. "Amari Saifi, an Algerian army renegade known as Abderrezak the "Para", claimed in a statement published in El Khabar ... "

People had suspected th SGPC was involved but they hadn't claimed official responsiblity until now.

Here is an earlier post on the kidnappings.