Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent Terrorist Organizations // Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent

On Sept. 3, 2014, Zawahiri announced in a video the formation of an Indian Subcontinent branch of Al-Qaida, claiming it was the culmination of a two-year effort to bring various groups together. Many of the groups already had extremely close working relationships with one another and with Al-Qaida's original network.  Pakistani militant Asim Umar was named the group’s leader. He was believed to...


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