Jamaat Jund al-Islam - Egypt

Jamaat Jund al-Islam is an AQ aligned group active in the Western deserts of Egypt and Sinai.  The group was active during the period of September 2013 to August 2015 but resurfaced during November 2017. The reasons for the resurfacing remain speculative ranging from the situation in Libya, where fighters have returned to Egypt to an alignment to recent audio statements by AQ leaders calling for a return to an International Jihad. IdeologyAfter years of being dormant  on 03 November 2017,  Jama'ah Ansar Al-Islam claimed credit for the 20 October 2017 attack in Bahariya Oasis.  It is clear from those suspected involvement that Jama'ah Ansar Al-Islam is AQC aligned.  The group's ideology defies the Egyptian military as traitors to Islam and held them responsible for crimes, explained as in support of the "Jews". Jamaat Jund al-Islam has also vowed in an audio statement to eliminate the Islamic State from Sinai. Claim)…

Jamaat Jund al-Islam - Egypt, also known as Jama'ah Ansar Al-Islam, Ansar al-Islam is an active group formed c. 2013.
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