Jund al-Khilafa


Organisation

Jund al-Khilafa

Jund al-Khilafa is an Algerian Islamist militant group that has sworn allegiance to ISIS. Its full name is Jund al-Khilafa fi ard al-Jazair, meaning 'Soldiers of the Caliphate in the land of Algeria'. Jund al-Khilafa was formerly a faction of Algeria's most prominent Islamist armed group, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), but split from the group after leader Gouri Abdelmalek pledged allegiance to ISIS in September 2014. Abdelmalek was reportedly killed by the Algerian army in January 2015.