|Center of Gravity||Kashmir|
|Area of Operation||India, Afghanistan, Pakistan|
|Goal||Oppose India in Kashmir|
|Status||Supported by al-Qaeda1|
|Status||Designated Terrorist Organization|
|Alias(es)||Al-Faran1, Al-Hadid1, Harakat ul-Ansar1, Harakat ul-Mujahideen1, Jamiat ul-Ansar1, HUM1, HUA1, JUA1|
|Former leader||Sheikh Fazhil ur Rahman|
|Narrative and Notes (Reliable)||Politically aligned with radical party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam's Fazlur Rehman faction (JUI-F).|
Signed al-Qaeda's 1998 fatwah calling for attacks on U.S. and Western interests.
Operated training camps in Afghanistan before the Sept. 11 attacks.
Primary centers are Muzaffarabad and Rawalpindi.
Funded by donations in Pakistan, Kashmir, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf and Islamic states.
Has some Arab and Afghan members. Operates a variety of heavy infantry weapons.1
Sources and Notes
|1U.S. State Department. 'Country Reports on Terrorism.' 2005.|
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