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.
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.