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UAE cabinet endorses new list of terrorist groups

ABU DHABI, Nov 15 (KUNA) -- The United Arab Emirates cabinet endorsed Saturday a new list of terrorist groups, including 83 organizations from the across the globe. In a press statement carried by the official WAM news agency, the cabinet said the move comes in application of the Federal counter-terrorism law No. 7 of 2014.
"The aim of publishing this list in media is to promote transparency and to acquaint all people with these organizations," reads the statement.
The list includes the UAE branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, known as Reform Society, the Lebanese Fatah Al-Islam, the Muslim League in Italy, the UAE Jihadist cells and the Lebanese Osbat Al-Ansar and the Finnish Islamic Association.
Also on the list were Alkarama organization, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the Muslim Association of Sweden, Al-Ommah Parties in the Gulf, Ansar al-Sharia in Libya, Islamic Association in Norway, Al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Sharia in Tunis, British organisation Islamic Relief Worldwide, Islamic State (ISIL), Somali militant group Al-Shabab, British-based The Cordoba Foundation, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Boko Haram in Nigeria.
The Islamic Relief (which is affiliated to both the global Muslim Brotherhood and the Yemeni Ansar Al-Sharia), Al-Mourabitoun in Mali, the Pakistani Taliban, the Muslim Brotherhood, Ansar Dine in Mali, Abu Dhar al-Ghifari Battalion in Syria, the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt, the Haqqani Network in Pakistan, Al-Tawhid Brigade in Syria and Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis in Egypt.
Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan, Al-Tawhid wal-Iman Brigade in Syria, Ajnad Misr, East Turkestan Islamic Movement, the Green Batallion in Syria, Majlis Shura al-Mujahidin Fi Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis, Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan, Abu Bakr Siddique Brigade in Syria, the Houthi Movement in Yemen, Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan and India and Talha bin Ubaidullah Brigade in Syria.
Hezbollah in Saudi Arabia's Hejaz, the Indian Mujahideen, Al-Sarim Al-Battar Brigade in Syria, Hezbollah in the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Caucasus Emirate (Chechen jihadists), Abdullah Bin Mubarak Battalion in Syria, Al-Qaeda in Iran, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Qawafil ash-Shuhada Battalion in Syria, Badr Organisation in Iraq, Abu Sayyaf, Abu Omar Battalion in Syria.
Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq in Iraq, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Ahrar Shammar Battalion in Syria, Hezbollah Battalions (Iraq), the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) in Belgrade, Sariyat Al-Jabal Battalion in Syria, Abu Al-Fadl Al-Abbas Brigade in Syria, the Muslim American Society, Al-Shuhabaa Batallion in Syria, the Promised Day Brigade (Iraq), the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Qaqaa Battalion in Syria and Ammar Ibn Yasser Brigade in Syria.
The European Muslim Union (EMU), Sufyan Ath-Thawri Battalion in Syria, Ansar al-Islam in Iraq, Union of Islamic Organisations of France (UOIF), Abdulrahman Batallion in Syria, Al-Nusra Front in Syria, Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), Umar ibn Al-Khattab Batallion in Syria, Ahrar al-Sham movement in Syria, Islamic Society of Germany, Al-Shaimaa Batallion in Syria, the Army of Islam in Gaza, the Islamic Association in Denmark, Al-Haqq Brigade in Syria, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades and the League of Muslims in Belgium (LMB). (end) ash.ibi.sd