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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Como acotaron los expertos de la ONU, Al-Shabab fue fundado por exmiembros de Al-Ittihad al-Islami, brazo armado de las Cortes Islamicas, los tribunales que dominaron Somalia a partir de 2000 e impusieron la sharia (ley islamica) en Mogadiscio hasta 2006, cuando fueron derrotados por el ejercito etiope apoyado por Estados Unidos.
Los combatientes de la linea dura de Al-Ittihad al-Islami no aceptaron esa derrota ni la decision de las Cortes Islamicas de participar en un gobierno federal de transicion.
The most well-known movement was al-Ittihad al-Islami (AIAI) which was established in 1982.