Ansar al-Islam Terrorist Organizations // Ansar al-Islam

Ansar al-Islam was established in December 2001 after a merger between Jund al-Islam, led by Abu Abdallah al-Shafii, and an Islamic movement group led by Mullah Krekar. Jund was a collection of smaller groups that broke off from the Islamic Movement of Kurdistan in the mid-1990s. Both leaders are believed to have fought against the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan.   Krekar was arrested several times in Norway. He came to Norway...


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