Al-Muhajirun in al-Sham (AMS)

al-MuhajirunThe al-Muhajirun (“the emigrant helpers”) emerged on the Syrian scene in mid-June of 2015, debuting with their video “Turning Point.” They declared themselves as not a new jihadist group, but as representatives of the community of foreign fighters emigrating to Syria to aid their Muslim brothers.Motivationsal-Muhajirun stresses the dangers of division within the Muslim jihadist community. They are also strongly opposed to both the Islamic State and the Assad regime. al-Muhajirun produces their videos and statements in multiple languages, including English and German, in order to attract more foreign fighters to Syria.ActivityTheir specific location within Syria is not known. There is no proof of them engaging in any violent attacks. They have an active online presence on both Twitter and Telegram, where they post all videos and statements, as well as on a blog site.  AffiliationsWhile al-Muhajirun professes to be community-oriented and not directly tied to any…

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