– AEROUBI BEANDALIS
Aeroubi Beandalis was born in Algeria in 1976. When the civil war in Algeria erupted in 01/1992 Aeroubi Beandalis, at the age of 16, was one of the first to join the Armed Islamic Group, known in its French acronym – GIA.
Aeroubi Beandalis arrived to Germany in the end of 1992 and asked for political asylum which was granted. In Germany he was an activist in the local branch of the Algerian Islamist party – FIS.
Aeroubi Beandalis was arrested in o4/2001, alongside three other members of the Frankfurt Group, in connection with the Strasbourg plot . According to German intelligence Aeroubi Beandalis was the executive logistic officer of the Strasbourg plot that coordinated the activity of the cell and the man who arranged several pressure cookers and about 30kg of chemicals, that could be used to make explosives, for the Frankfurt Group.
In his investigation Aeroubi Beandalis confessed to attending training camps in Afghanistan in 1998-9.
Aeroubi Beandalis – the only one to admit to charges that the Strasbourg plot intended to bomb people outside the cathedral – was sentenced in 03/2003 for 10 years in jail.
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