Ansar Al-Islam in the Muslim Sahara, Land of the Veiled Ones (AIMS)

On June 28, 2007, Islamist websites posted a communiqué (dated late April) announcing the establishment of "Ansar Al-Islam in the Muslim Sahara, Land of the Veiled Ones." In the communiqué, the group declares jihad on the North African regimes and the Polisario Front, with special attention dedicated to Morocco. They also promised to win back Al-Andalus (Muslim Spain), and offered words of encouragement to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. AIMS, an alleged North African jihadist group connected to the Western Sahara, published on its website (and also on closed membership website a statement of its allegiance to AQIM and its leader, Abdelmalek Droukdal. Narrating, an unnamed spokesman called for an AQIM victory against all common enemies -- the Moroccan government, agents of the French, crusaders, and the Polisario Front. Although AIMS pledged devotion to AQIM leader Droukdal, AQIM has not made any public acknowledgement of the group. It…

Ansar Al-Islam in the Muslim Sahara, Land of the Veiled Ones (AIMS), also known as Ansar Al Islam Fissahra al muslima, bilad al mulathamin, Ansar al-Islam in the Muslim Desert is an active group formed c. 2007.
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