Boko Haram (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad - JAS)

Boko HaramThe group Jama’atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda’Awati Wal Jihad, known as Boko Haram, is an extremist Islamic group in Nigeria that has engaged in guerrilla warfare across the north of Nigeria since 2002.  On 07 March 2015, Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS). TRAC Insight: Implications of Boko Haram's Pledge of Allegiance to the Islamic StateThe Split with Islamic StateHowever, by 03 August 2016, the Islamic State (IS) from ash Sham announced that Habib Yusuf (aka Abu Musab al-Barnawi) was the new Wali (governor) of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA).  This announcement effectively split what was once the Boko Haram powerhouse into two camps:Habib Yusuf (aka Abu Musab al-Barnawi) Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) and Abubakar Shekau's original Boko Haram faction Boko Haram (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad - JAS).THE IS DECISION TO SPLIT CAME PUBLICLYThe 03 August…

Boko Haram (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad - JAS), also known as Jama'at Hijra Wa Takfir (JHWT), Nigerian Taliban, Taliban, Western Civilization is Forbidden, Western Education Is Sin, Western Education is Sacrilege, Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings), Group for the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad, People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad is an active group formed c. 2002.

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