Islamic Jihad Organization

Islamic Jihad Organization

Islamic Jihad Organization (IJO)
Participant in Lebanese civil war (1975-1990)
Active Until 1992
Groups Islamic Resistance
Leaders Imad Mughniyah
Headquarters Beirut, Baalbek
Strength 200 fighters
Allies Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Hezbollah, Amal Movement
Opponents Israel Defense Forces (IDF), South Lebanon Army (SLA), Syrian Army, Internal Security Forces (ISF), Amal Movement, Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF)

The Islamic Jihad Organization – IJO (Arabic: حركة الجهاد الإسلامي‎ | Harakat al-Jihad al-Islami) or Organisation du Jihad Islamique (OJI) in French, but best known as ‘Islamic Jihad’ (Arabic: Jihad al-Islami) for short, was a fundamentalist Shia group known for its activities in the 1980s during the Lebanese Civil War. They demanded the departure of all Americans from Lebanon and took responsibility for a number of kidnappings and bombings which killed several hundred people. Their deadliest attacks were in 1983, when they carried out bombing of the barracks of French and U.S. MNF peacekeeping troops, and of the United States embassy in Beirut.

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