The Algerian civil war lasted from 1991-2002, claiming over 150,000 lives. The Islamist insurgent groups rapidly split into various factions, with the some of the most prominent groups including the Armed Islamic Movement (MIA) - later known as the Islamic Salvation Army - and the Armed Islamic Group (GIA). These factions fought each other as well as the government, and maintained sharply divergent policies and ideologies. Over the next few years, the MIA came to work closely with the FIS and eventually agreed to a cease-fire with the government.
Armed Islamic Movement (MIA)
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