Ansar al Islam

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Noun1.Ansar al Islam - a radical Islamic group of terrorists in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan who oppose an independent secular nation as advocated by the United States; some members fought with the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan; said to receive financial support from Saddam Hussein
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
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
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Members of Rapid Action Battalio-2 (RAB-2) Saturday arrested two activists of banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam from Sadarghat Launch Terminal in the city, reports BSS.
Des responsables burkinabes estiment qu'un nouveau groupe islamiste appele Ansar al Islam et dirige par un predicateur local utilise la foret de Foulsare comme base de lancement pour ses attaques.
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.
It includes Ansar Al Islam - Al-Qaeda Kurdish Battalions; Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) - known as Daesh; Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula (AQAP); Jabhat Al Nusra - Nusra Front - (Syria); Abu Sayyaf Group (The Philippines); Mujahideen Movement Harkat AlMujahideen (Pakistan); Al Qaeda group; The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) - Pakistan; Jeish-e-Mohammad (JeM) - Pakistan; Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) - Pakistan; Asbat Al Ansar (AAA) - Lebanon; Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) - North Africa; Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) / Taliban Pakistan - (Pakistan); and Abdulla Azzam Brigades - AAB (Lebanon).
Rawti Shax or Didi Nwe - meaning the "new course" or "towards the mountain" - is said to represent an "evolution" of Ansar Al Islam, which is listed by the UN as a terrorist organisation affiliated with al Qaida.
Ansar Al Islam has been listed as a proscribed terrorist organisation in the UK since October 2005.
Mr X, a Muslim from Mosul, was monitored by MI5 for a year from July 2006 because it suspected he was an associate of a known terrorist and hate preacher, identified in court as AE, who had links to militant Islamic groups including Ansar Al Islam, Ansar Al Sunnah and al-Qaeda.
Ansar Al Islam says that this car is used to carry out military operations against US forces and their allies (the Iraqi government forces) in Iraq."
Summary: Concerns about Ansar al Islam militia in Kurdistan
The groups being added to the banned list are: Ansar Al Islam, Groupe Islamique Combattant Marocain, Al Ittihad Al Islamia and Ansar Al Sunna, Harakat-ut-Jihad-ul-Islami (Bangladesh), Harakat-ut Mujahideen/Alami, Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin, Islamic Jihad Union, Jamaat ul Furquan, Jundallah, Khuddam ul-Islam, Lashkar-e Jhangvi, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and Sipah-e Sahaba Pakistan.
The main group associated with the Madrid bombings are 'Ansar al Islam', the so-called 'baby' of Islam.
Spain detains rebel suspect Spain has detained for further questioning a Moroccan suspected member of the extremist Ansar Al Islam group believed to have played a role in sending extremist fighters to Iraq, judicial sources said July 1.