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ISLAMIC ARMY OF ADEN-ABYAN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Islamic Army of Aden-Abyan mean? 

ISLAMIC ARMY OF ADEN-ABYAN (noun)
  The noun ISLAMIC ARMY OF ADEN-ABYAN has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: ISLAMIC ARMY OF ADEN-ABYAN used as a noun is very rare.


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ISLAMIC ARMY OF ADEN-ABYAN (noun)


Sense 1Islamic Army of Aden-Abyan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Aden-Abyan Islamic Army; Islamic Army of Aden; Islamic Army of Aden-Abyan; IAA

Instance hypernyms:

foreign terrorist organization; FTO; terrorist group; terrorist organization (a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals)

Domain category:

act of terrorism; terrorism; terrorist act (the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear)

Domain region:

Republic of Yemen; Yemen (a republic on the southwestern shores of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean; formed in 1990)


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