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Jamaat Jund al-Islam

Not yet designated terrorist by a Western country
Base of operations: Egypt

Jamaat Jund al-Islam (Group of the Soldiers of Islam) is a jihadist group primarily active in the Sinai area, most well known for claiming the bomb attacks in Rafah targeting Egyptian security forces on 11 September 2013 in response to security force crackdowns at Rabi'a (where several hundred pro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators were killed) and in the Sinai. Playing on general grievances and narratives similar to those used by other jihadist factions such as the Islamic State's Sinai Province, the group remains active and its most recent releases as of October 2015 suggest continued affinity with al-Qaeda, featuring its leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on a graphic advertising an August 2015 video. In addition, the group approvingly quoted the leader of Jamaat al-Murabiteen- a pro-al-Qaeda splinter from what became the Islamic State's Sinai Province- in an October 2015 video, as well as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Harith al-Nadhari, a top Shari'i official killed in a U.S. drone strike in January 2015.

Jamaat Jund al-Islam Emblem
Jamaat Jund al-Islam: Emblem and Flag
Jamaat Jund al-Islam: Twitter Image

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