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A terrorist organization of Islamic extremists whose violent activities began in 1992; aims to overthrow the secular Algerian regime and replace it with an Islamic state.  Synonym: Armed Islamic Group.

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... churches of St. Etienne and St. Eustache remind one, by the mingling of Gothic and Renaissance features, of the famous metamorphosis of Agnel and Cianfa in Dante's Inferno, and one is tempted to exclaim, Ome, come ti muti! Vedi, che gia non sei ...
— The Story of Paris • Thomas Okey

... will be realized on all?" I asked him, finally. "Oh," he replied, "very little.... But a little and a little more end by making a great deal. With what an air he added: 'E gia il moschino e conte'—Already the gnat is a count.' The gnat was himself. 'A few more sales like yours, my Prince, and my son, the Count of Fossati, will have half a million. He will enter the club and address you with the familiar 'thou' when playing ...
— Cosmopolis, Complete • Paul Bourget

Words linked to "GIA" :   Algeria, foreign terrorist organization, terrorist group, act of terrorism, Algerie, terrorist organization, FTO, terrorist act, Armed Islamic Group, terrorism, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria

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