Aden-Abyan Islamic Army
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Definition of the noun aden-abyan islamic army
What does aden-abyan islamic army mean as a name of something?
- Yemen-based terrorist group that supports al-Qaeda's goals; seeks to overthrow the Yemeni government and eliminate United States interests; responsible for bombings and kidnappings and killing western tourists in Yemen
- region: Republic of Yemen / Yemen
- domain: act of terrorism / terrorism / terrorist act
- lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
- synonyms of Aden-Abyan Islamic Army: IAA / Islamic Army of Aden / Islamic Army of Aden-Abyan
- instance of: foreign terrorist organization / FTO / terrorist group / terrorist organization = a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
The Aden-Abyan Islamic Army is an Islamist militant organization based in southern Yemen. The group was responsible for attacks on Yemeni socialists prior to the 1993 parliamentary elections and the kidnapping of 16 foreign tourists in the December 1998 in Abyan, when Yemeni government forces attacked the place where the hostages were being held resulting in four of the hostages being killed while the remainder were freed. The Aden-Abyan Islamic Army was also believed by some experts to have been involved in the 2000 USS Cole bombing in Aden. The group has been designated as a terrorist organization by Canada and the United Kingdom.
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The Law of War (2016)
by Ingrid Detter
Furthermore, the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army is an operational affiliate of Al-Qaeda, and members therefore qualify as combatants, and as combatants they are a lawful target.180 The UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary and ...
by Robert D. Burrowes
ADEN-ABYAN ISLAMIC ARMY (AAIA). The militant political 8 ...
by Mathieu Guidère
ADEN-ABYAN ISLAMIC ARMY. An Islamic group in southern Yemen, the Aden- Abyan Islamic army is known for its December 1998 kidnapping of 16 tourists in Abyan, Yemen, and was allegedly involved in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole ...
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