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Al Faran

Definition of the noun al faran

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  1. an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism (2003)

... Wali Azam, a Harakat ul-Ansar leader arrested in Jammu and Kashmir by India in early 1994. In July 1995, a Harakat ul-Ansar faction called Al Faran kidnapped six Westerners who were hiking through Kashmir. The kidnappers demanded ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition (2011)

In July 1995, a Harakat ul Ansar faction called Al Faran kidnapped six Westerners who were hiking through Kashmir. The kidnappers demanded the release of several jailed militants, including Azhar. One of the captives escaped, but the ...

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