Fatah al Islam

Fatah al Islam is a radical Sunni Islamist group that formed in November 2006 in the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp, located in Lebanon. It has been described as a militant jihadist movement that draws inspiration from al-Qaeda. Fatah al-Islam emerged after Nahr al-Bared, an Islamist emirate, expelled all Palestinian factions. Fatah al-Islam gradually infiltrated the camp and took refuge in the environs of Osbat al-Ansar, which harbored them and allocated an area in Ain al-Hilweh, deemed to be the most important among all the Palestinian refugee campsVideosVideo: 2012 Fatah al Islam Is Operations In Gaza http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xo1jpu_exclusive-al-qaida-s-fatah-al-islam-is-operating-in-gaza_news#.UVdaI79X2fMVideo: 2007 Interview with Fatah al Islam leader from the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aehhpv2Iob8

Fatah al Islam, also known as Conquest of Islam, Fatah al-Islam is an active group formed c. 2006.
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