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Al-Qaeda in Iraq

Part of Al-Qaeda
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Center of Gravity Iraq
Area of Operation Jordan, Egypt
Goal Conduct jihad against U.S. and allied forces in Iraq; oppose Jordan
Leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri
Status Active
Core membership 1,000+1
Alias(es) Al-Qaida in Iraq1, Al-Qaeda Group of Jihad in Iraq1, Al-Qaeda Group of Jihad in the Land of the Two Rivers1, Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia1, Al-Qaeda of Jihad in Iraq1, Al-Qaeda of Jihad Organization in the Land of The Two Rivers1, Al-Zarqawi Network1, Jam'at al-Tawhid Wa'al-Jihad1, Tanzeem Qaidat al Jihad/Bilad al Raafidaini1, Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn1
Possibly the same as Mujahideen Shura Council
Former leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
Key members Sheikh Mansur, Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Iraqi, Talib Yousif Zwayed al-Isawy, Sabri Khrabudh al-Dulaimi
Formed 2003
 
 
Sources
1U.S. State Department. 'Country Reports on Terrorism.' 2005.
 
 
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