With subsidiaries like Base Movement in Kerala, why AQIS is the most resilient terror group

terroristNew Delhi, Aug 11: A recent report by the United Nations said that there are a huge number of terrorists hiding in Karnataka and Kerala.

The report also noted that the Al-Qaeda has between 150 and 200 terrorists from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Indian sub-continent. It also said that the group is planning on carrying out attacks in the region.

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Agencies get cracking to trace UP born slain Al-Qaeda chief’s Indian links

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Asim Umar

New Delhi, Jan 16: The Indian agencies have reached out to their counterparts in Afghanistan seeking more information on the Pakistan wife of slain Al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent chief, Asim Umar, who is of Indian origin.

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Indian born Al-Qaeda chief killed: Neither Pakistan, nor Taliban can ever be sincere

img_0150New Delhi, Oct 09: The chief of the Al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent (AQIS), Asim Umar was killed in a joint US-Afghan raid. The raid was conducted on a Taliban compound last month, Afghanistan’s spy agency announced.

Umar, the Indian born chief of the AQIS was on the radar of the agencies for long. He took over as the chief of the outfit in 2014, the year that it was launched. He was born in Sambal, Uttar Pradesh.

Who is AQIS chief Asim Umar, the man behind the radicalisation of UP,Bihar Muslims

New Delhi, Oct 09: The Al-Qaeda’s India operations which was headed by a man called Asim Umar referred to as Shaikh Umar was killed in Afghanistan and the same has been confirmed by the National Directorate of Security. Umar took over as the chief of the Al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent (AQIS) in 2014.

He has been referred to as a Pakistani national, but tracing his origins suggests that he was born in Sambal in Uttar Pradesh.

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Al-Qaeda’s Indian born sub-continent chief, Asim Umar killed in Afghanistan

New Delhi, Oct 09: The chief of the Al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent (AQIS), Asim Umar was killed in a joint US-Afghan raid. The raid was conducted on a Taliban compound last month, Afghanistan’s spy agency announced.

Umar, the Indian born chief of the AQIS was on the radar of the agencies for long. He took over as the chief of the outfit in 2014, the year that it was launched. He was born in Sambal, Uttar Pradesh.

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Blow for al-Qaeda in India as its senior most leader is killed

ter4The second in command of the al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent (AQIS) has been killed in Afghanistan. The killing of Omar Bin Khetab was the result of a joint operation by the Afghan intelligence and US military.

Dump ISI, come join us, al-Qaeda tell Pakistan terror groups

simiterThe ‘code of conduct,’ was a document recently released by the al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent (AQIS). In a bid to stay relevant the group formed in 2014 to focus on operations in the sub-continent is now trying to send out a message to its followers. It has said that it would work together with jihadi groups from India, Bangladesh and Myanmar, which are independent from the influence of intelligence agencies. It is relevant to note that the group does not mention working alongside groups from Pakistan.

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Base Movement: How did this Tamil Nadu based terror group get its name

malleshwaramChennai, Nov 29: On Monday the National Investigation Agency arrested three persons in connection five different blasts which were carried out in the court premises.
The outfit to which these persons belonged to is known as the Base Movement. The Base Movement according to an Intelligence Bureau dossier is another name for the al-Ummah an outfit which is strong in Tamil Nadu.

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First a message in Tamil, now a hiring desk at TN by al Qaeda

terrorist1Bengaluru, Aug 23: When the al Qaeda in the sub-continent or the AQIS released a three page note in Tamil in the aftermath of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani’s killing, there was a message to South India.
It was clear that the AQIS which has failed miserably to set up shop in many parts of the region was eyeing the prospect of being a South Indian outfit.

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Now al-Qaeda wants to target IAS officers in India

logo-al-qaedaNew Delhi, July 4: It appears to be a war of taking credit. The ISIS was quick to claim the Dhaka attack and in no time, the al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent issued a statement in which it laid out plans for India.
Lone wolf strikes and directives to target the IAS officers was part of the message that the AQIS had put out.

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