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Harakat ul-Mujahedin

Center of GravityKashmir
Area of OperationIndia, Afghanistan, Pakistan
GoalOppose India in Kashmir
StatusSupported by al-Qaeda1
StatusDesignated Terrorist Organization
Core membership100s1
Alias(es)Al-Faran1, Al-Hadid1, Harakat ul-Ansar1, Harakat ul-Mujahideen1, Jamiat ul-Ansar1, HUM1, HUA1, JUA1
Former leaderSheikh 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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