Jihad and Reform Front
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|Jihad and Reform Front|
|جبهة الجهاد والإصلاح
Participant in the Iraq War
Logo of the Jihad and Reform Front
|Active||2 May 2007 - 18 December 2011
January 2014 – present
|Battles and wars||Islamic Army–al-Qaeda conflict|
The Jihad and Reform Front or the Reformation and Jihad Front is a Sunni insurgent coalition that announced their formation on May 2, 2007. The announcement was posted on several jihadist websites.
The Front is officially opposed to and critical of al-Qaida in Iraq, and is composed of three groups, to include the Islamic Army in Iraq, the Mujahideen Army and some senior leaders from the Sharia Commission of Ansar al-Sunnah, according to the Front's founding notice, posted two weeks ago. Leaflets recently plastered on walls in the western city of Fallujah said another insurgent group, the 1920 Revolution Brigades, may have joined the front as well.
According to Newsvine.com, its announced goals are as follows: "expelling the occupiers, establishing religion, government by Sharia, and a moderate approach to Islamic doctrine (i.e. against strict enforcement and Takfiri practices). It rejects the legitimacy of the constitution, 'sectarian elections', and the al-Maliki government. It calls on all factions of the Iraqi insurgency to join with it, and specifically invites the 1920 Revolution Brigade, and urges all to avoid side battles at the expense of the main battle against the American occupation." 
- JR Front Establishing Statement
- Iraq Islamist groups form rival coalition to Qaeda Reuters, May 3, 2007.
- State of the Sunni Insurgency in Iraq: August 2007 NEFA Foundation, August 15, 2007.
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