Jund al Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, is an al Qaeda and Haqqani Network-linked terror group that is based along the Afghan-Pakistani border - not to be confused with Islamic State in Algeria and Tunisia who also refer to themselves as Jund Al-Khilafa (Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria).Zahir Baibars Battalion, led by Rawil Kusaynuv, a primarily Kazakh jihadist group that fights in Afghanistan is one several units in the Jund al Khilafah, or Brigade of the Soldiers of the Caliphate. The group has recently emerged in jihadist propaganda. Kusaynuv said the Jund al Khilafah was so named to remind Muslims that they have a "duty" to aid in the restoration of a global Islamic caliphate ruled by sharia, or Islamic law. Jund al Khilafah is one of several foreign fighter brigades operating in eastern Afghanistan and in Pakistan's tribal areas that support the establishment of a global Islamic caliphate. Other units include the Caucasus Mujahideen in…
Jund al-Khilafah (JaK)
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