Algiers postpones 2007 attack trial
[MAGHAREBIA] The 2007 Algiers suicide kaboom trial was postponed to January 17th, due to the absence of one of the defence attorneys, APS reported on Sunday (January 6th). The Algiers court will try seven of the 13 defendants in absentia, including al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader Abdelmalik Droukdel
... aka Abdel Wadoud, was a regional leader of the GSPC for several years before becoming the group's supremo in 2004 following the death of then-leader Nabil Sahraoui. Under Abdel Wadoud's leadership the GSPC has sought to develop itself from a largely domestic entity into a larger player on the international terror stage. In September 2006 it was announced that the GSPC had joined forces with al-Qaeda and in January 2007 the group officially changed its name to the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb....

The December 11, 2007 twin car kabooms on the UNHCR office in Hydra and the Constitutional Court in Ben Aknoun killed 26 people, including 17 UN workers, and injured 177.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-08