NAGs

Ansar al-Islam


Year Formed: 2004
Year Terminated: 2014

Target States:
Iraq

Ideational Characteristics:
Ethno-nationalist
Religious

Objectives:
Toppling an Existing Leadership
Demands for Autonomy
Demands for Policy Change

External Supporters:

Afghanistan

Jordan

Iran

Saudi Arabia

Germany

Norway

Spain

 

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 74

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1075

References:

___. "Iraqi Diyala Official Says Kurdish-speaking Gunmen in League with Suicide Attackers." BBC Monitoring Middle East - Political, Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring. N.p., 9 May 2008. Web.

___. "Muslim Leader Threatens 'reactions' If Norway Expels Him: Report." Agence France Presse. N.p., 29 Nov. 2007. Web.

___. "Norway-based Ansar Al-Islam Founder Linked to Madrid Blasts: Report." Agence France Presse. N.p., 16 Mar. 2004. Web.

___. "Ansar Al-Islam at a Glance." AP Online. N.p., 5 Aug. 2004. Web. 17 Aug. 2015.

___. "2ND ROUNDUP: Islamist Car Bombs Feared in Germany: Police Alert." Deutsche Presse-Agentur. N.p., 30 Dec. 2003. Web.

___. "EDITORIAL: ANSAR AL-ISLAM." Voice of America News. N.p., 3 Mar. 2003. Web.

___. "New Islamic Extremist Group in Iraq Has Loose Links to Al-Qaida." AP Worldstream. N.p., 20 Aug. 2002. Web. 17 Aug. 2015.

Dehghanpisheh, Babak, and Mark Hosenball. "Inside Al Ansar." Newsweek (2003): n. pag. Web.

Gordon, Michael R. "AFTER THE WAR: THE MILITARY; TERROR GROUP SEEN AS BACK INSIDE IRAQ." The New York Times. N.p., 10 Aug. 2003. Web.

Kaufmann, Chaim. "Threat Inflation and the Failure of the Marketplace of Ideas: The Selling of the Iraq War." International Security 29.1 (2004): 5-48. Web.

Rageh, Rawya. "Ansar Al-Sunnah Army Gains Clout, Nearly Outshining Al-Qaida in Iraq." The Associated Press. N.p., 25 Dec. 2004. Web.

Schanzer, J. "Ansar Al-Islam: Back in Iraq." Middle East Quarterly Winter (2004): 41-50. Web.

Williams, Daniel. "Islamic Militants Harassing Iraqi Kurds; Group in North Backed by Iran and Bolstered by Al Qaeda, Opposition Leaders Say." The Washington Post. N.p., 5 Sept. 2002. Web. 17 Aug. 2015.

Zenko, Micah. "Foregoing Limited Force: The George W. Bush Administration's Decision Not to Attack Ansar Al-Islam." Journal of Strategic Studies 32.4 (2009): 615-49. Web.