Asbat al-Ansar


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Noun1.Asbat al-Ansar - an extremist Palestinian Sunni group active in Lebanon in the early 1990s that advocates Salafism; responsible for murders and bombings; seeks to overthrow the Lebanese government and control Palestinian refugee camps; funded by al-Qaeda
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
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Treasury in 2013 for providing financial support to al-Qaeda, Lebanon-based Asbat al-Ansar, al-Qaeda in Iraq, and al-Shabaab.
Asbat al-Ansar was designated as a terrorist group by the U.
32) From 2002-2012, at least 16 Australians have been arrested in Lebanon, or charged in absentia, for alleged jihadist activities, mainly for involvement with Asbat al-Ansar and Fatah al-Islam.
Asbat al-Ansar, a terrorist group with alleged links to Al-Qaida, has targeted Lebanese, U.
Bulgaria is a legitimate target of al-Qaeda because it has sent its soldiers to support the US invaders in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Lebanon-based Sunni extremist group Asbat al-Ansar has announced.
Al-Qaida affiliated groups like Fatah al-Islam and Asbat al-Ansar recruit their members from Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, where disaffected residents embrace an extremist ideology, Schweitzer added.
One additional concern is that al-Qaeda has significant interaction with Palestinians in Lebanon, where an al-Qaeda affiliate group called Asbat al-Ansar operates with utter impunity in the Ein al-Hilweh refugee camp.
In addition to al Qaeda, other purported terrorist organizations named in the suit include Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Asbat Al-Ansar, Algama'a Al-Islamiyya, and the Salafist Group for Call and Combat.
Agents suspect Asbat al-Ansar, a Lebanon-based Sunni extremist group funded by Osama bin Laden and recently based in northern Iraq, was involved in the VX deal.
Also on the list were the Abu Sayyaf group of Islamic extremists responsible for a wave of kidnappings in the Philippines, Lebanon's Asbat Al-Ansar and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
Also on yesterday's list were the Abu Sayyaf group of Islamic extremists responsible for a wave of kidnappings in the Philippines, Lebanon's Asbat Al-Ansar and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
Other security officials identified the group that was planning the reported attacks as Asbat al-Ansar, which is on a list of terrorist organisations issued by US President George Bush after the September 11 attacks.