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Aden-Abyan Islamic Army

Definition of the noun aden-abyan islamic army

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  1. 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


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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Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Yemen (2010)

by Robert D. Burrowes

ADEN-ABYAN ISLAMIC ARMY (AAIA). The militant political 8 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism (2012)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups around the World, 2nd Edition (2016)

Ethnic and National Groups around the World by James B. Minahan

SOUTH YEMENI: Aden-Abyan Islamic Army (AAIA) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: S-Z (2002)

by James Minahan

Socialist Party; Aden-Abyan Islamic Army HAZARAS: Hazara Resistance Movement; Shura-yi Ittifaq (Unity Council); Nasr ( Victory); ...

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