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group name

Al-Jihad, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Jihad Group, Islamic Jihad, Vanguards of Conquest, Egyptian al-Jihad, New Jihad.


The group historically operated from Cairo, but most of its most recent operations have been centered outside Egypt. Most of the Al-Jihad network was reportedly located in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan, the U.K. and Yemen.

stated purpose

When an independent group, Al-Jihad's historical goal was the overthrow of the Egyptian state and the establishment of an Islamic theocracy.



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