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Ansar al-Sharia, Tunisia

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Ansar al-Sharia image located by Esteban Rivera, 25 November 2014

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On November 23 I saw this article on Al Jazeera: In the video (18:50) they show the flag of Ansar al Sharia (Tunisia). Ansar al Sharia means followers of Sharia "Ansar al-Sharia or Ansar al-Shariah is a name used by a collection of radical or militant Islamist groups or militias, in at least seven countries. While they share names and ideology, they lack a unified command structure. They
Ansar al-Sharia (Yemen)
Ansar al-Sharia (Libya)
Ansar al-Sharia (Derna, Libya)
Ansar al-Sharia (Tunisia)
Ansar al-Sharia (Mali)
Ansar al-Sharia (Egypt)
Ansar al-Sharia (Mauritania)
Ansar al-Sharia (Morocco)
Ansar al-Sharia (Yarmouk Area)
Ansar al-Sharia (Syria)

Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia is a radical Islamist group that operates in Tunisia. It has around 1,000 people as part of the movement. It has been listed as a terrorist group by the Tunisian government as well as the government of the United States of America.

Following the Tunisian revolution, many Islamist political prisoners held by the regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali were released, including Abu Ayadh al-Tunisi, who had previously co-founded the Tunisian Combat Group with Tarek Maaroufi in June 2000.

Abu Ayadh founded Ansar al-Sharia in late April 2011. The group quickly established a media branch, al-Qairawan Media Foundation, and developed different media outlets including a blog, Facebook page, and a magazine

It is the most pronounced jihadist organization in Tunisia with a supportive ideology to that of al-Qaeda

Its flag is the same as Isis flag but in inverted colors, that is: a white horizontal flag, with the Shahada in black, on top, and the seal of Muhammad on the middle in black and the name below as seen in this picture: (Source:

There's also yet another group called al-Qaeda in Tunisia, or AQIM (al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) (Qaedat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Maghrib al-Islami) in Tunisia or even Ansar al-Sharia #2 which emerged when AQIM announced the formation of a new wing in Tunisia during the end of January 2014. The integration of Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia and the Okba Ibn Nafaa katibat (dubbed by the media al Qaeda in Tunisia) is yet to be named by AQIM. Ansar al Sharia Tunisia and Abou Lyadth, the leader of AQIM in Algeria, Abdelmalek Droukdel, appointed Chaieb (aka Lokman Abou Sakhr, an Algerian national) as emir of the organisation there with replacing Abou Lyadh, leader of Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (apprehended during December 2013 in Libya and accused of being the mastermind behind the USA embassy attack in Tunis, on 14 September 2012).

For additional information go to Ansar al-Sharia (official websites): (Twitter)

Esteban Rivera, 25 November 2014