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Imam Shamil Battalion

The Imam Shamil Battalion, also known as Katiba Al Imam Shamil, is a militant Islamist organization primarily active in the North Caucasus. It is the Caucasian/Russian branch of Al-Qaeda. The name of the group is most likely a reference to Imam[...]

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Guardians of Religion

The Guardians of Religion Organization is an armed insurgent group affiliated with Al-Qaeda and fighting in the Syrian Civil War. The head of the group, Abu Humam al-Shami, was formerly a member of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham and previously the al-Nusra Front,[...]

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A number of historical developments have influenced the emergence of Algeria as one of the hotspots for terrorism-related activities in Africa. These developments have influenced not only Algeria and its immediate region but also terror networks elsewhere, including Europe. As well[...]

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Ansar al-Sharia

Ansar al-Sharia in Libya was a Salafist Islamist militia group that advocated the implementation of strict Sharia law across Libya. Ansar al-Sharia came into being in 2011, during the Libyan Civil War. Until January 2015, it was led by its "Amir",[...]

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Hezbollah Al-Hejaz

Hezbollah Al-Hejaz (Party of God in the Hejaz) or Hizbollah in the Hijaz or the Saudi Hizbollah, is a militant organization operating in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain. It is a Shia organization founded in May 1987 in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern[...]

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The Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa (better known as Ansaru and less commonly called al-Qaeda in the Lands Beyond the Sahel) is an Islamic fundamentalist...

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Hofstad Network

The Hofstad Network was an Islamist terror group composed mostly of Dutch citizens. The terror group is composed mainly of young men between the ages of 18 and 32. The name "Hofstad" was originally the codename the Dutch secret service AIVD[...]

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