Aden Abyan Islamic Army
The Aden Abyan Islamic Army (AAIA) gained notice in 1998 when it issued statements in support of Osama bin Laden and called for the overthrow of the Yemeni government. The group also publicly backed operations against U.S. and other Western interests in Yemen. AAIA would turnYemen into a strict Islamist state. Members of the group belong to the Salafi religious sect, a small Sunni Muslim group patterned after the strict Wahhabi theology practiced widely in Saudi Arabia. AAIA...
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