Army of Islam Terrorist Organizations // Army of Islam

Mumtaz Dughmush, alias Abu Muhammad, founded the AOI in late 2005 after seceding from the Popular Resistance Committees with his supporters. The AOI was one of three groups, along with Hamas and the Popular Resistance Committees, involved in the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in 2006. At the end of 2006, Dughmush had a falling out with Hamas when two of his relatives were killed by Hamas gunmen. The AOI and Hamas cut ties and have sporadically clashed since. In 2007, the...


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