Islamic Salvation Front (FIS)

The FIS was formed in 1989 in opposition to the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN). Taking advantage of Algeria’s gradual movement towards a multiparty parliamentary system, FIS contended aggressively in the 1991 elections, vowing to turn the country into an Islamic state within a year of taking power. In response, the FLN subsequently canceled the second round of parliamentary elections rather than providing FIS the opportunity to succeed. This led to riots, demonstrations, and terrorism operations orchestrated by the FIS. FIS was subsequently banned by the Algerian government and it launched an assassination campaign against local and national government personnel. The Islamic Salvation Army (AIS) is the armed wing of the banned Islamic Salvation Front. AIS leaders were arrested in 2013 for recruiting Algerians to fight under the banner of Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria and are suspected of establishing ties with jihadist groups in Libya and Tunisia.VideoVideo:…

Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), also known as Armee Islamique du Salut (AIS), Army of Islamic Salvation, Front Islamique du Salut (FIS), Islamic Salvation Army, al Jabha al Islamiya li-l-Inqadh is an inactive group formed c. 1992.
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