Dhamat Houmet Da'wa Salafia (DHDS)

Dhamat Houmet Da'wa Salafia, previously known as Katibat el Ahoual, emerged after its leader, Mohammed Benslim, broke from the Armed Islamic Group (GIA). This is an umbrella group formed to give support to Islamist terrorist organisations fighting the Algerian government and has links to al-Qaeda. An Algerian narional charged with terrorism in Britain, was linked with two Algerian terror groups banned in Britain, the GIA and GSPC. On 20 October 2003, the US State Department announced that it had frozen the US assets of a little-known Algerian Islamic group known as the HDS, which operated in the Relazine region of northwest Algeria (BBC Monitoring Middle East 2007)

Dhamat Houmet Da'wa Salafia (DHDS), also known as Humat ad-Da'wa as-Salafiya, Defenders of the Salafist Teachings, Group Protectors of Salafist Preaching, Houmat Ed Daawa Es Salifiya, Katibat El Ahoual, Protectors of the Salafist Predication, El-Ahoual Battalion, Katibat El Ahouel, Houmate Ed-Daawa Es-Salafia, Horror Squadron, Djamaat Houmat Eddawa Essalafia, Djamaatt Houmat Ed Daawa Es Salafiya, Salafist Call Protectors, Djamaat Houmat Ed Daawa Es Salafiya, Houmate el Da’awaa es-Salafiyya, Protectors of the Salafist Call, Houmat ed-Daaoua es-Salafia, Group of Supporters of the Salafiste Trend, Group of Supporters of the Salafist Trend is a group formed c. 2001.
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