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Harakat ul-Ansar #CR0001674 (Also... Some alternate names are aliases, other are names for specific subgroups or cells). None known Source: CIA, EuroTer, MI-6 Type: Political terrorist organization Scope: Conducts infrequent actions against the Indian military and government in the Kashmir area of India. As well as terrorist actions in Burma, Tajikistan, and Bosnia Affiliations: Believed to have links to a Kashmir militant group, Al-Faran [#CR0003839], that may include intelligence and logistical support by both groups. Also known to train local Muslims in weapons handling and guerrilla warfare. Believed to have served with and trained Tajik resistance elements. [MI-6] Personnel: 3000 Operating Since: 1993 Structure: Highly organized military hierarchy. Units are made of squads of eight members, overseen by a single ranking member. Three squads make up a company with attached support and logistics unit. The organization continues as a regular army military hierarchy, up to the supreme commander Maulana Saadatullah Khan. [EuroTer] Leaders: Maulana Saadatullah Khan [#LL3814287], leader Legitimate Connections: The HUA collects donations from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf and Islamic states to purchase relief supplies, which it distributes to Muslims in Tajikistan, Kashmir, and Burma. The source and amount of HUA's military funding are unknown but is believed to come from sympathetic Arab countries and wealthy Pakistanis and Kashmiris. [CIA] Resources: All manner of military weapons, including mortars, rockets and explosives. May receive intelligence and further support from the Pakistani military. Suspected Criminal Activity: Has carried out a number of operations against Indian troops and civilian targets in Kashmir. The HUA also supports Muslims in Indian controlled Kashmir with humanitarian and military assistance. It has been linked to the Kashmiri militant group Al-Faran [#CR0003839] that has held four Western hostages in Kashmir since July 1995. There is no evidence that HUA ordered the kidnapping. Additional Commentary: The Harakat ul-Ansar (HUA), an Islamic militant group that seeks Kashmir's accession to Pakistan, was formed in October 1993 when two Pakistani political activist groups, Harakat ul-Jihad al-Islami and Harakat ul-Mujahedin, merged. According to the leader of the alliance, Maulana Saadatullah Khan, the group's objective is to continue the armed struggle against nonbelievers and anti-Islamic forces. The Harakat ul-Ansar has several thousand armed members located in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, and in the southern Kashmir and the Doda regions of India. The HUA is based in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, but members have participated in insurgent and terrorist operations in Kashmir, Burma, Tajikistan, and Bosnia. The HUA is actively involved in supporting Muslims in Indian-controlled Kashmir with humanitarian and military assistance. The HUA's Burma branch, located in the Arakans, trains local Muslims in weapons handling and guerrilla warfare. In Tajikistan, HUA members have served with and trained Tajik resistance elements. The first group of Harakat militants entered Bosnia in 1992.