Al Faran


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Noun1.Al Faran - an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan
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
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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The Dean of the College of Medicine and Supervisor of the University Hospital, Mubarak bin Fahad Al Faran, said the entire medical institution, with fully equipped operation rooms and all its facilities, will be a pleasant and useful addition to a host of health projects managed by the Ministry of Health.
They belonged to Al Faran, a body of Urdu-speaking men, some from Pakistan or Afghanistan, who urged separation of Kashmir from India.
Keith Mangan, Paul Wells, German Dirk Hasert and American Donald Hutchings are still in the hands of the militant group Al Faran.