al-Itihaad al-Islamiya

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Noun1.al-Itihaad al-Islamiya - a fundamentalist Islamic group in Somalia who initially did fundraising for al-Qaeda; responsible for ambushing United States Army Rangers and for terrorist bombings in Ethiopia; believed to have branches in several countries
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
Somalia - a republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; subject to tribal warfare
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A senior Ethiopian official recently stated that the government has "documents and pictures of dead bodies of Afghans and Arabs" captured during the Ethiopian operations against Al-Ittihad al-Islamiya, an extremist group, inside Somalia.
Somalis are also concerned that their country could become a target because of the activities of Al-Ittihad al-Islamiya and its alleged relationship with Al-Qaeda.
There are three Islamic groups in Somalia whose prominence has alternately waxed and waned: Al-Ittihad Al-Islamiya (mentioned above), Al-Islah (Reform), and Al-Tabligh (Conveyers of God's Work).