Harakat ul-Jihad al-Islami Terrorist Organizations // Harakat ul-Jihad al-Islami

The HuJI was founded in 1984 by jihadists Fazalur Rehman Khalil and Qari Saifullah Akhtar as a Pakistan-based group to fight the Soviets in neighboring Afghanistan. The next year, Khalil formed a splinter group, Harakat ul-Mujahedin (HUM). The two jihadist groups merged in 1993 to create Harakat al-Ansar, but separated again four years later after Harakat al-Ansar was designated a foreign terrorist organization by the United States. After the defeat of the Soviets...


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