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Al-Ittihad al-Islami

Center of GravitySomalia1
Area of OperationEthiopia, Kenya, Djibouti1
GoalEstablish Salafist state in Somalia
StatusSupported by al-Qaeda
StatusDesignated Terrorist Organization
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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