Harkat ul-Ansar (HAI)

Harkat ul-Ansar (HAI) is an extremist tribal and Salafi group that has claimed responsibility for attacks on the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as well as Shi’i adherents since its foundation in 2012. Its ideology is founded on the protection of a tribal minority group in Iran, the Balochi resident in the Sistan-Balochistan region, which is predominantly Sunni. Furthermore, though the HAI portrays itself as a vanguard of Baloch rights in Iran, it has stated its opposition to the Iranian government forces in Syria.  The HAI is inclined to define its ideology within the sphere of a global Jihad. A HAI spokesperson has called on Balochis to rise up against the Iranian regime with the support of their “Sunni and Wahhabi friends,” which has increasingly become its priority since merging with Hizbul-Furqan to become Ansar Al-Furqan in 2013. [For updated information on HAI's activity since 2013, please see the Ansar al-Furqan profile here.]Centre of…

Harkat ul-Ansar (HAI), also known as Movement of the Partisans of Iran, Ansar al-Furqan (current, post-merger) is a group formed c. 2012.
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