Ansar ul-Islam

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Ansar ul Islam
Active 2004-Present
Leaders Qazi Mehboob-ul-Haq

Ansar ul Islam was founded in 2004 by Pir Saif-ur-Rehman a Sunni Barelwi influenced Afghan Sufi.[1] They are a militant Islamist group in North-west Pakistan and are rivals of Lashkar-e-Islam.[2][3] The group was banned by the Pakistan government in June 2008.[4]

The group is currently led by Qazi Mehboob-ul-Haq and is active in the Khyber Tribal Region of Pakistan.[1]

Foreign Relations[edit]

Designation as a terrorist organization[edit]

Countries and organizations below have officially listed the Ansar ul-Islam is not a terrorist organization.

Country Date References
 Pakistan [5]


  1. ^ a b "Pakistan's Islamist Militia Ansar Ul-Islam And Its Fight For Influence". January 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Khan, Javed Aziz (2013-03-26). "Militant infighting compels thousands to flee Tirah Valley". Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Suicide blast kills five in NW Pakistan". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  4. ^ "Pakistan Says Army to Be Used Against Militants as Last Option". Bloomberg. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-21. Retrieved 2014-08-13.