Ansar al-Islam


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a radical Islamic group of terrorists in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan who oppose an independent secular nation as advocated by the United States

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A senior PUK official told me one look at the map would reveal Ansar al-Islam must have Iranian support, especially in moving fighters along the border in fighting the PUK.
On Wednesday, two car bombs struck an army headquarters in the heart of Damascus, and Tajamo Ansar al-Islam was the first FSA group to claim responsibility for the operation.
As regards to Kirkuk's Turkoman fears after the US withdrawal from Iraq, he poined out that "all components of Kirkuk and not only Turkomen have been targets (by terrorists), before and after the scheduled US withdrawal," adding that "there is coordination between terrorist groups in the Province, including al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Sunna, Ansar al-Islam and the Naqshabandiya group.
In the film, extremists from Ansar al-Islam - a group linked to al-Qaeda - are seen working on deadly new weapons.
The indictment centred on statements that Mullah Krekar - the founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam - made to various news media, including American network NBC.
The indictment centred on statements Mullah Krekar - founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam - made to news media.
The bombings came two days after a group called Ansar al-Islam, which has been linked to Al Qaeda, posted leaflets saying it would attack the militia because it had arrested Muslim women.
Moussa's announcement comes amid threats issued by the Kurdish Sunni Islamist Group, Ansar al-Islam, against Arab Leaders planning to participate in the Summit.
A Kurdish cleric who founded Ansar al-Islam, a radical Islamist group, has escaped unscathed from an attack on his home in Oslo, the Norwegian capital.
Fakri Hadi Gari was arrested along with the other suspected Ansar al-Islam (AAI) fighters in Iraqi army-led raids in the restive northern city of Mosul on July 24, it said in a statement.
Gamal Rahim lays out this explanation to attempt to explain the evolution of the militant Islamist group Ansar al-Islam, which is located in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.
Among the things he describes are the discovery of Al Qaeda operatives working with the Iraq-based Ansar al-Islam on chemical weapons, at least according to his Kurdish informants; finding no connections between these operatives and the Baathist regime of Saddam Hussein; and conducting various sabotage missions, including the destruction of an Iraqi Army supply train.
Kurdish politician Mahmoud Othman blamed the attack on Ansar al-Sunnah, a Sunni Arab insurgent group, and Ansar al-Islam, a mostly Kurdish militant group with ties to al Qaida in Iraq.
Having experienced and survived that ordeal inside the Ansar al-Islam movement in Talafar, Colonel McMaster felt I could help his 3ACR to understand the mentality of the Iraqi insurgents they were about to engage.
However, the demands for Islamic law reflect the growing popularity of Islamic parties such as the KIU and its smaller, more radical rival Komala, which is Neo-Salafi and was once allied with the al-Qaeda's Kurdish offshoot Ansar al-Islam.