al-Itihaad al-Islamiya

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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Among the ICU's leaders is one Hassan Dahir Aweys, previously of the Saudi-funded, al Qaida-connected al-Itihaad al-Islamiya terrorist group.
Aweys is a former military commander in al-Itihaad al-Islamiya, a Neo-Salafi group which rose to prominence in the early 1990s before being defeated by pro-US warlords.
Saudi Arabia and the United States determined that the Bosnia and Somalia branches of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation supported terrorist activities and terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda and al-Itihaad al-Islamiya (AIAI).