Vanguards of Conquest


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Noun1.Vanguards of Conquest - an Islamic extremist group active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells; "the original Jihad was responsible for the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981"
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
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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Mohamed Mahjoub had been detained in June 2000, accused of being a high-ranking member of the Vanguards of Conquest, a radical armed wing of Al Jihad, which aims to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state.
JIHAD GROUP: The Vanguards of Conquest, Egyptian Islamic extremists who assassinated President Sadat.