February 13, 2008 Special Dispatch No. 1838

Growing Rift between Somalia's Major Jihad Groups – Shabab Al-Mujahideen and Islamic Courts Union

February 13, 2008
Somalia, Africa | Special Dispatch No. 1838

A GIMF communiqué posted January 1, 2008 on the Islamist website (hosted by in Malaysia[1] ) reveals a rift between Somalia's two major jihad groups. The communiqué, signed by Abu Mansour Al-Amriki - an American who provides military training for mujahideen in Somalia - states that Harakat Shabab Al-Mujahideen (the Movement of Jihadi Youth - MJY), which is currently the most active jihad group in Somalia, has severed ties with the Islamic Courts Union (ICU).


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