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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Egyptian authorities say Ashmawy heads the Ansar al-Islam network, which claimed responsibility for an ambush against police in Egypt's Western Desert in 2017.
Both Dablo and Silgadji are in the north of Burkina Faso, which has suffered from increasingly frequent and deadly attacks attributed to a number of jihadigroups, including the Ansar Al-Islam group, the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM) and Islamic State in the Greater Sahara.
including Lebanon's Hezbollah, Ansar Al-Islam and Al-Nusra Front.
It is also known as Ansar al-Islam and has alleged ties with Al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-continent (AQIS).
The four terrorist groups of Horras al-Deen, Ansar al-Deen Front, Ansar al-Towhid, Jama'ah Ansar al-Islam and Haraz al-Momenin, in a statement called on other terrorist groups to start battle against the Syrian Army in different flanks regardless of the Sochi Agreement.
In-fighting flared up between terrorist organizations over divergent loyalties, sources of funding and foreign operators, with local sources affirming that the so-called "Ababil Horan" terrorist group in Breika village abducted "Abu al-Majd", leader of "Ansar al-Islam Front", and the military leader of the terrorist group.
Both Hasm and a previously unknown group, "Ansar al-Islam," claimed responsibility for a major October 21, 2017 attack in the Western Desert, 135 km southwest of Cairo, which killed at least 16 policemen.
The acting mayor, Najat Hussein, told Arab News Kurdish militants, Daesh and the radical militant group Ansar Al-Islam were responsible for months of sustained violence in the area.
A militant group called Ansar al-Islam claimed responsibility for an attack in Egypt's Western Desert that killed several policemen on Oct.
New groups have also emerged such as Ansar al-Islam, which has acted as the Bangladeshi wing of al-Qa' ida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), and Jund al-Tawheed wal Khilafah (JTK), whose loyalties lie with the Islamic State, making Bangladesh a new field of competition for the global jihadist powerhouses.
In its statement, Ansar al-Islam said that Samad was an "enemy of Allah." The group also listed three of Samad's posts on Facebook as examples of his insults against Islam.
The trio were said to be members of Ansar al-Islam, an Iraqi group linked to al-Qaeda.