Definitions for "Aïssa Messaoudi"
Aïssa Messaoudi, nom de guerre Tayeb el-Afghani, was an Algerian Islamist terrorist. He fought in the Afghan War. Together with a fellow Afghan veteran, Abderrahmane Dahane, he launched an attack on the Guemmar barracks on November 27, 1991, before the start of the Algerian Civil War proper; this attack is sometimes considered to mark the beginning of the Armed Islamic Movement (MIA).