HyperDic: al-itihaad_al-islamiya

English > 1 sense of the expression al-Itihaad al-Islamiya:
NOUNgroupal-Itihaad al-Islamiya, al Itihaad al Islamiya, Islamic Unity, AIAIa fundamentalist Islamic group in Somalia who initially did fundraising for al-Qaeda
English > al-Itihaad al-Islamiya: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA fundamentalist Islamic group in Somalia who initially did fundraising for al-Qaeda; responsible for ambushing United States Army Rangers and for terrorist bombings in Ethiopia; believed to have branches in several countries.
Synonymsal Itihaad al Islamiya, Islamic Unity, AIAI
Categoryterrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist actThe calculated use of violence (or the threat / threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
Instance ofterrorist organization, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, FTOA political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
RegionSomaliaA republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula

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