Manama: Bahrain yesterday released a list of 68 organisations branded as terrorist groups.
The blacklist was announced as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the Cabinet meeting.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, attended.
The Bahrain List of Terrorist Organisations includes those banned regionally and internationally in addition to local groups declared terrorist formations by the Cabinet. The list is topped by Lebanese terrorist militia Hizbollah.
It includes Ansar Al Islam – Al-Qaeda Kurdish Battalions; Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – known as Daesh; Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula (AQAP); Jabhat Al Nusra - Nusra Front – (Syria); Abu Sayyaf Group (The Philippines); Mujahideen Movement Harkat AlMujahideen (Pakistan); Al Qaeda group; The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) – Pakistan; Jeish-e-Mohammad (JeM) – Pakistan; Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) – Pakistan; Asbat Al Ansar (AAA) – Lebanon; Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) – North Africa; Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) / Taliban Pakistan – (Pakistan); and Abdulla Azzam Brigades – AAB (Lebanon).
Also featuring on the list are Ansar Al Deen (Mali); Boko Haram (Nigeria); Ansar Al Sharia (Benghazi – Libya); Ansar Al Sharia (Derna – Libya); Jemaah Islamiyah (Indonesia); Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) – Pakistan; Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) Pakistan – Bangladesh; Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid (Indonesia); Jama`at Ansar Al Muslimin (Sudan – Nigeria); The Masked Brigade – Al Mulathameen Brigade (Algeria); Ansar Al Sharia (Tunisia); Al Mourabitoun (Mali); The Armed Islamic Group (Algeria); Humat Al Daawa Al Salafia group; East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM – China); The Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) – Egypt; The Caucasus Emirate (Russia); The Global Relief Foundation (GRF) – USA; Harakat Sham Al Islam (Syria); Indonesian Red Crescent Society – Hilal Al Ahmar Society (Indonesia); The Aden-Abyan Islamic Army ( Yemen); International Islamic Battalion, International Islamic Brigade (Russia); Harakat-ul-Jihad Al Islami – united with Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and Ahl Al Sunnah li-l-Da’wah wa-l-Jihād (North Africa).
Other groups included are Jund Al Khilafah (Caliphate Soldiers) – (Algeria); The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) (Libya); Maktab Al Khidamat (MAK); The Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM); Mohammed Jamal Network (MJN) – (Egypt); Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT); Movement for Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO); The Rajah Sulaiman Movement (the Philippines); Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (Pakistan and Afghanistan branches); Riyad-us-Saliheen Martyrs (Russia); Al Jihad Fi-Sabilillah Special Islamic Regiment (Russia); Jaish Al Muhajireen wal-Ansar (Syria); The Islamic Fighting Group (Tunisia); Ummah Tameer-e-Nau (UTN) (Pakistan); and Wafa Humanitarian Organisation (Afghanistan).
The list included Al Ittihad Al Islami (AIAI) – Somalia; Al Akhtar Trust International (Pakistan); Al Haramain Islamic Foundation (AHF); The Afghan Support Committee (ASC) (Afghanistan); The Signers in Blood (Mali); Al Furqaan (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Al Rashid Trust (Pakistan); Al Ihsan Charity Association; Islamic Co-operative Society (Afghanistan); Al Rabita Trust (Pakistan); Taibah International Organisation (Bosnia and Herzegovina); February 14 Youth Coalition (Bahrain); Saraya Al Ashtar – Al -Ashtar Brigades (Bahrain) and Saraya Al Muqawama Al Shabiya (Bahrain).