Al-Ittihaad al-Islami (AIAI) Terrorist Organizations // Al-Ittihaad al-Islami (AIAI)



Al-Ittihaad al-Islami (AIAI), an Islamist fundamentalist group, sought to establish an Islamic state in Somalia and Ethiopia. The group over the years conducted terrorist and military operations in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. AIAI was formed in the late 1980s by several insurgent groups with the aim of overthrowing Somali dictator Mohammed Siad Barre. After a 22-year dictatorship, Barre was ousted in 1991, creating a power vacuum. AIAI became one of the most prominent insurgent groups...

 

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