Algerian Special Forces
The Special Intervention Group (French: Groupe d'Intervention Spécial, GIS) is a special forces group created in Algeria in 1987, initially with 300 members. It is responsible for counter-terrorism, sub-unit of the Départment du Renseignement et de la Sécurité (DRS). It is based in Algiers and has a base at Blida, 50 km (31 miles) from Algiers.
In addition to the commando-style typical training of Western forces like the French COS and the Russian Spetsnaz, they also receive training on specialized topics like tactical intervention from the GIGN, RAID, SWAT, and Spetsnaz Alpha Group.
Since 1992, GIS forces have operated within the context of violent confrontation between the Algerian government and Islamic militants; major human rights violations against civilians have been alleged against both sides. A resulting arms embargo against Algeria initially prevented the GIS from obtaining equipment such as night-vision goggles typical for such units. However, after the September 11, 2001 attacks, western matériel vendors were allowed to sell equipment to Algeria in the name of the international War on Terrorism.

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Algeria hostage crisis: why even Britain's special forces might not ...
Jan 21, 2013 ... The coming days will see continued debate over whether Western forces could have handled the Algerian refinery siege better than their local ...
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The Special Intervention Group (French: Groupe d'Intervention Spécial, GIS) is a special forces group created in Algeria in 1987, initially with 300 members.
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Jan 18, 2013 ... David Cameron has revealed his anger that Algeria had refused British offers of military assistance to resolve the BP hostage crisis and instead ...
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Jan 23, 2013 ... Algerian Special Forces troops are holding their fire and hoping for a peaceful resolution -- to the hostage crisis at a remote gas field.
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17.01.2013 · ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's state news agency says that special forces have completed their operation to free hostages from a remote desert natural ...
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Jan 20, 2013 ... J Thomas Gaffney · Top Commenter · University of Maryland University .... Algerian Special Forces stormed the plant on Saturday to end the ...
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Jan 22, 2013 ... Slaughter at Algeria gas plant 'was led by a Canadian as it emerges ... Armed to the teeth: The terrorists' weapons, recovered by Algerian Special Forces, ...... How Kate followed William: Duchess 'changed university to be ...
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In July 2001, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika became the first Algerian .... States and Algeria have also conducted bilateral naval and Special Forces exercises, ... The United States has implemented modest university linkages programs and ...
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Feb 8, 2013 ... The raid mounted by the Algerian Special Forces managed to free nearly 700 Algerian workers and more than 100 foreigners, but at a high cost: ...
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World Special Forces Insignia
World Special Forces Insignia
Gordon Rottman, 2012
Broadly, by the climactic period of the war in 1 95 1 -54, there was a floating force of some ten battalions in-country at ... The 'paras Metros' were French regulars ) and, within France and Algeria, French conscripts) in RCPs and Balaillons de ...
The Islamist Challenge in Algeria: A Political History
The Islamist Challenge in Algeria: A Political History
Michael Willis, Ahmad Kodsy, Eli Lobel, 1999
Middle East scholar Michael Willis here charts the meteoric rise of one of the largest and most powerful Islamist movements in the Muslim world.
The Battlefield Algeria, 1988-2002: Studies in a Broken Polity
The Battlefield Algeria, 1988-2002: Studies in a Broken Polity
Hugh Roberts, 2003
Souaidia was an officer in the Special Forces created to spearhead the Algerian army's counter-insurgency operations. Unlike civilian witnesses such as Yous, Souaidia was in a position to blow the whistle on the army commanders from the  ...
France and the Algerian Conflict: Issues in Democracy and ...
France and the Algerian Conflict: Issues in Democracy and ...
Camille Bonora-Waisman, 2003
to the Senate, five days before the last round of talks (September 20) between the Algerian regime and opposition parties, ... the execution of hostages by the hijackers and an intervention by the Algerian Special Forces which could have turned ...
The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on Terror ...
The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on Terror ...
Akbar Ahmed, 2013
William Burns, assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, had stated in Algiers in 2002, “Washington has much to learn from Algeria on ways to fight terrorism.”% By 2004 US. Special Forces were stationed on Algerian soil to train,  ...
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Algerian forces kill top Al Qaida operatives from Mali | World Tribune
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TUNISIA BATTLES JIHADISTS ON ALGERIAN BORDER | Aberfoyle International Security
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Bloody Algerian hostage finale leaves 19 hostages, 29 militants dead
AIN AMENAS, Algeria -- In a bloody finale, Algerian Special Forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff with Islamist extremists that left at least 19 hostages and 29 militants dead. Dozens of foreign workers r
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State department declines to say how many hostages are still being held but insists US does not negotiate with terrorists
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US charges Belmokhtar with murder of Americans in Algerian gas plant attack - The Long War Journal
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Algeria special forces launch final assault: 11 militants, 7 hostages dead - Emirates 24/7
Hostage crisis involving hundreds of plant workers finally over
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23 hostages killed during Algerian Special Forces raid / News / The Foreigner — Norwegian News in English.
23 hostages killed during Algerian Special Forces raid. Algerian authorities have confirmed that 23 hostages were killed during Special Forces action to free them at the In Aménas plant near the border with Libya.
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Algeria Hostage Standoff Over: 32 Militants and 23 Hostages Killed | TheBlaze.com
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- In a bloody finale, Algerian Special Forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff with Islamist extremists that left at least 23 hostages dead and killed all 32 militants involved, the Algerian government said. With few...
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RealClearWorld - A Critical Time for Algeria
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