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Egyptian Islamic Jihad

Part of Al-Qaeda
Center of GravityEgypt
Area of OperationAfghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, United Kingdom, Yemen
GoalOverthrow of Egyptian government, installation of Islamic state
LeaderAyman al-Zawahiri
StatusDesignated Terrorist Organization
Core membership100s
Alias(es)EIJ1, Jihad al-Masri, Egyptian al-Jihad2, New Jihad2, The Jihad Group2, AJ2
Key membersMohammed Atef, Ibrahim Eidarous
Formed1975
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)Merged with al-Qaeda between 1998 and 2001. Ayman al-Zawahiri is the second-in-command of al-Qaeda.

Sources and Notes

1U.S. government shorthand.
2U.S. State Department. 'Country Reports on Terrorism.' 2005.
3Estimate. Most sources say '1970s.'

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