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Designated as terrorist by: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United Nations, United States

Base of operations: Pakistan

Background: National Counterterrorism Center
Background: Mapping Militant Organizations (Stanford)

Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM; "Army of Mohammed") is a Pakistani terrorist group that was founded in 2000 as an offshoot of another militant organization, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. JeM's primary aim has been to bring all of Kashmir under Pakistani rule. It subsequently changed its name to Tehrik-ul-Furqan and then to Khuddam-ul-Islam, but it is still often referred to as JeM. A key splinter faction is Jamaat ul-Furqan. Credited with introducing suicide bombings to Kashmir, JeM has focused on Indian targets, Christians, Shiites, and even the Pakistani state, with members suspected of attempting to assassinate Pervez Musharraf during his presidency. The group has declared war on the U.S. and worked to eject U.S. troops from Afghanistan, where it has close ties to the Taliban. In addition, JeM has been connected to the 2002 abduction and beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl.

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