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Army of Islam

group name

Jaish al-Islam -- Army of Islam (AOI). Also known as the Tawhid and Jihad Brigades, the Holy Jihad Brigades or Al-Qaida in Palestine.

This should not be confused with a Syrian rebel coalition group also known as the Army of Islam. The Gaza-based AOI may be a part of the Army of the Islamic State, which is affiliated with ISIS. 


Gaza Strip and Palestinian territories. The Dughmush clan, which is linked to the group, has a stronghold in the Sabra district of Gaza City.

stated purpose

AOI began as a...

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