Islamic State Sinai (IS, ISS, ISISS) -- Jamaat Ansar al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi Bayt al-Maqdis (‘The Group of Helpers/Supporters of the Islamic State in Bayt al-Maqdis’)

Jamaat Ansar al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi Bayt al-Maqdis (aka Ansar al-Khilafa), is a group known for its da’wah activities in Gaza. The group’s activities are done under the banner of the IS and has deployed fighters to Syria in support of the IS. Gaza has an IS contingent referred to as the Sheikh Abu al-Nur al-Maqdisi Battalion, that is active in Syria and Iraq.See also Ansar JerusalemIn November 2017, a previously dormant AQ group named Jamaat Jund al-Islam - Egypt reactivated - comprised mainly by Ansar fi Bayat al-Maqdis members who disapproved of the pledge to the Islamic State as the official Sinai Wilayat.Secondary Branch of IS Egypt aka Soldiers of the Caliphate in Egypt (SoCE)Completely IndependentIt should be noted that the IS Sinai branch is not the only group under the IS banner in Egypt.  Islamic State Central Egypt / Islamic State Upper Egypt / Soldiers of the Caliphate in Egypt (SoCE / ISISE) is a separate branch operates independently of…

Islamic State Sinai (IS, ISS, ISISS) -- Jamaat Ansar al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi Bayt al-Maqdis (‘The Group of Helpers/Supporters of the Islamic State in Bayt al-Maqdis’), also known as The Group of Helpers/Supporters of the Islamic State in Bayt al-Maqdis, Ansar al-Khilafa, Ahfad al-Sahaba knaf Bayt al-Maqdis is an active group formed c. 2014.
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