6,296. 2/15/2005

“As of February 2005, the French domestic intelligence agency, Renseignements Généraux, estimated that about 5,000 GSPC [Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat] sympathizers and militants now reside in France, grouped around 500 hard-core members.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bruce Riedel, The Search for Al Qaeda, Page 127

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