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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In March 2014 two teenage bloggers, Mahbubur Rahman Raihan and Ullash Das, were attacked near their alma mater, Chittagong College (m) In mid-November that year militants belonging to Ansar al Islam Bangladesh-2 (another front for ABT) claimed the murder of Shafiul Islam, a sociology professor in Rajshai University, for his opposition to the practice of women wearing the burkha (full veil) in educational institutions.
According to the Italian investigation, unlike Ansar Al Islam, Rawti Shax arose and is rooted in Europe, with cells communicating and operating via the internet, with a structure active in Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Finland, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Norway, Iraq, Iran and Syria.
Regarding the government and his ministry's concerns about the Ansar al Islam and the possibility of its militia crossing the border and entering the Region, Mustafa states that there have always been concerns about this issue.
The independent Kurdish newspaper Hawlati, published in Suleimania, has cited a schism within Ansar Al Islam in July 2002 as the genesis of Ansar Al Sunnah.
Far from being "harbored" by Saddam, Ansar al Islam operated out of northeastern Iraq, an area under Kurdish control that was being protected from Saddam's incursions by U.
troops began pouring into the region, the Kurds were fighting in the no-fly zone against an Islamic militant group, Ansar Al Islam, with connections to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network.
One very mountainous and rugged area that they don't control along the border of Iran is an area where about 400 Ansar al Islam members showed up in September 2001.
Among the groups are Ansar Al Islam, Groupe Islamique Combattant Marocain, Al Ittihad Al Islamia and Ansar Al Sunna
The arrested were members of Ansar Al Islam, a group of violent Islamic fundamentalists based in northern Iraq that western intelligence services believe is closely linked to Al Qaeda.
The 30-year-old Algerian known as "the Sheikh" is being held by German authorities who believe he heads a continent-wide terrorist operation for Ansar Al Islam (Partisans of Islam), an Iraqi Kurdish fundamentalist group that is rapidly becoming a major adversary of the Americans, at the cutting edge of the Iraqi resistance.
Bremer has linked Ansar Al Islam to the car bomb at the Jordanian embassy on Aug.
The focus of concern for US counter-terrorist officials was at first on a reconstituted Ansar Al Islam, Al Qaida-linked terrorist group based in the north of the country before the war.
US forces last night claimed to have destroyed a terror camp used by the Ansar al Islam group - Victory of Islam - in the north east mountains of Iraq.
However, the Pentagon raised the possibility that the attack could have been waged by Ansar Al Islam, the radical Islamist group accused of having ties with Al Qaida, which Jordan has been fighting.
The Ansar al Islam training base was obliterated by more than 50 cruise missiles.