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Al-Ittihad al-Islami


Center of GravitySomalia1
ScopeNational
Area of OperationEthiopia, Kenya, Djibouti1
GoalEstablish Salafist state in Somalia
StatusSupported by al-Qaeda
StatusDesignated Terrorist Organization
Alias(es)AIAI
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)Formed in the 1980s, reached peak in 1990s.
Involved in providing some social services in 2000s.

Sources and Notes

1U.S. State Department. 'Country Reports on Terrorism.' 2005.

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