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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The post Little-known group Ansar al-Islam claims responsibility for Egypt attack appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
A pro-al-Qa'ida-linked grouping calling itself Ansarullah Bangla Team(ABT), (10) which in reaction to government bans has also operated under the name of Ansar al-Islam and Ansar al Islam Bangladesh-2, (i) has been responsible for a significant proportion of recent attacks in Bangladesh.
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.
the killing of 20 gunmen this evening in clashes between security forces in Sulaiman Bek, east of Tikrit and elements of / Dsh / organization and / Ansar al-Islam / fighters, including foreign nationalities .
The rebel groups say, in statements they issued, that the Malian jihadists of Ansar Al-Islam entered into Darfur from Libya.
The Eastern Ghuta area of the capital and its province is home to some of the rebel Free Syrian Army s fiercest and best organised battalions, including Tajamo Ansar al-Islam.
His father had met with Abdolrahman Barzanjee, an Al Qaeda associate and possible Ansar Al-Islam coordinator for Europe (Ansar Al-Islam is a group of Sunni Muslims trying to turn Iraq into an Islamist state), and Ghazali was friends with a Swedish operative who was a close associate of Abu Zubadayah, a high-ranking official with Al Qaeda.
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 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.
Ansar al-Islam is a predominantly Kurdish group believed to be allied to al-Qaeda in Kurdistan in the country's north.
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.