- Zones:

ISLAMIC STATE (Dubayat)  Rebellion Caliphate of the ISLAMIC STATE : Caliph Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashemi Al-Qurayshi
PAN-ISLAM (Cairo + Wana)  Rebellion QAEDA AL-JIHAD for a Pan-Islamic Caliphate : Ayman al-Zawahiri

Other Entities with similar names

(Quetta) - (Cairo + Wana) - (Islamabad) -

QAEDA AL-JIHAD for a Pan-Islamic Caliphate

Flag or logo since 1988-08-11
Qa‘idat al-Jihad : AL-QAEDA AL-JIHAD : تنظيم القاعدة والجهاد (ar) Rebellion
Emblem or Symbol

Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada
(ruler of TALIBAN AFGHANISTAN since 2016-05-25)

Ayman al-Zawahiri
(ruler of PAN-ISLAM since 2011-06-16)

President Arif Alvi
(ruler of PAKISTAN since 2018-09-09)
Capital:Cairo + Wana - (Al-Qahirah + Wana)
Official languages: Arabic (ar) .


PAN-ISLAM QAEDA AL-JIHAD for a Pan-Islamic Caliphate  (Cairo + Wana)

1 Mainland Divisions:

PAN-ISLAM The Base AL-QAEDA for a Pan-Islamic Caliphate  (Cairo + Wana)Local: Al-Qaeda : AL-QĀ''IDA  (Al-Qahirah + Wana)

16 Assisted Entities

ANSARU Vanguard for the Protection of Muslims in Black Lands : ANSARU for a Caliphate of Sokoto  (Northern Nigeria) Mamman Nur Abu Usmatul al-Ansari
ARABIAN PENINSULA Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula : AQAP  (Raidah) Emir Qasim Al-Raymi
ARAKAN ROHINGYA Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army : ARSA  (Arsa) Ataullah Abu Ammar Jununi
ISLAMIC EGYPT EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC Jihad Group part of Al-Qaeda  (Cairo) Ayman al-Zawahiri
ISLAMIC INDONESIA INDONESIAN Mujahedeen Council  (Bandar Acheh) Abu Bakar Bashir
ISLAMIC JIHAD Islamic Struggle Movement : HARKAT UL-JIHAD AL-ISLAMI  (Peshawar) Qari Saifullah Akhtar
ISLAMIC KASHMIR Jaish-e Mohammad : ARMY OF MUHAMMAD for an Independent Islamic Pakistani Kashmir  (Muzaffarabad + Srinagar) Mullah Masood Azhar
ISLAMIC MAGHREB Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb : AQIM  (Taoudenit) Emir Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud Droukdel
ISLAMIC SOMALIA Movement of Shabab Mujahideen : Emirate of SOMALIA  (Buale) Emir Sheikh Ahmed Omar Abu Ubeida
ISLAMIC UGANDA Allied Democratic Forces-National Army for the Liberation of Uganda : ADF-NALU  (Ruwenzori Mountains) Ali Bwambale
LASHKAR-E TOIBA Army of the Righteous : LASHKAR-E TOIBA Organization  (Muridke + Muzaffarabad) Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
MINDANAO AND SULU ABU SAYYAF Group : Islamic Movement of Mindanao and Sulu  (Jolo) Radullan Sahiron
MUJAHIDEEN Movement of the Companions of the Prophet : HARAKAT AL-MUJAHIDEEN  (Muzaffarabad + Rawalpindi + Islamabad + Srinagar) Emir Farooq Kashmiri
SYRIA-IDLIB SYRIAN Salvation Government  (Idlib) Fawaz Hilal
TALIBAN PAKISTAN Taliban Movement of Pakistan : PAKISTAN Islamic Emirate  (Konar Area) Emir Mullah Fazlullah
WAZIRISTAN Islamic Emirate of WAZIRISTAN  (Wana) Maulavi Jalaluddin Haqqani

1 Territory:

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT Al Qaedat al-Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent : AQIS  (Wana + (Karachi))Local: Jamā‘at Qā‘idat al-Jihād fī Shibh al-Qārrah al-Hindīyah : QJSQH - جماعة قاعدة الجهاد في شبه القارة الهندية (ar)  (Wana + (Karachi))

2 Condominiums:

ANSAR AL-SUNNA Supporters of the Tradition : ANSAR AL-SUNNA Organization  ((Mocimboa da Praia))Local: Ansar Al-Sharia : ANSAR AL-SUNNA (pt) + Ansar Al-Sharia : ANSAR AL-SUNNA (wmw) + Ansar Al-Sharia : ANSAR AL-SUNNA (sw)  ((Mocímboa da Praia))
TAOUDENIT Aqim and Arab Movement of Azawad Controlled TAOUDENIT Region  (Taoudenit)Local: Mouvement Arabe de l''Azawad : MAA - Région de TAOUDENNI (fr) + Al-Harakat al-Arabiat al-''Azwadia : HAA - الحركة العربية الأزوادية (ar)  (Taoudenni)

1 Government in Exile

ISLAMIC EAST TURKESTAN East Turkestan Islamic Movement : ETIM  (Wana) Emir Abdullah Mansour

Other Independent or Semi-Independent Polities within the 2020's internationally recognized Country boundaries:


Other Territories or Entities within the 2020's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

ASIR Emirate of ASIR Province  (Abha)
BAHAH Emirate of BAHAH Province  (Bahah)
CENTRAL ARABIA CENTRAL Region : Nejd  (Riyadh)
EASTERN ARABIA EASTERN Region : Hasa  (Dammam)
ESKAN VILLAGE ESKAN VILLAGE Air Force Compound  (Eskan Village)
FREE NAJRAN Pro-Houthi Movement of the Free Ones of the NAJRAN  ((Najran))
HAIL Emirate of HAIL Province  (Hail)
HOLY CITY OF MECCA Emirate of the Province of The Honored Holy City of MECCA  (Mecca)
JIZZAN Emirate of JIZZAN Province  (Jizzan)
JOUF Emirate of JOUF Province  (Jowf)
MEDINA THE RADIANT Emirate of the Province of MEDINA THE RADIANT  (Medina The Radiant)
NAJRAN Emirate of NAJRAN Province  (Najran)
PAK-SA Pak-Saudi Arabia Defense Co-operation : PAK-SA Protocole Agreement  (Tabuk)
PRINCE SULTAN PRINCE SULTAN Air Base : Al Kharj Air Base  (Prince Sultan)
QASIM Emirate of QASIM Province  (Burayda)
RIYADH Emirate of RIYADH Province  (Riyadh)
SHARQUIYAH Emirate of THE EASTERN Province : Sharquiyah Province  (Dammam)
TABUK Emirate of TABUK Province  (Tabuk)
WESTERN ARABIA WESTERN Region : Hejaz  (Mecca)


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   Current depth of investigation: . [red: country considered completed, rose: 1 level yet to complete, white: 2 levels yet to complete]
   For an idea on how was built the site, see the following documentary link of wikipedia [fr] : Modèle:Infobox

 Main Internet Sources

   * Base géographique, Archives nationales d'outre-mer (FR). For the administrative divisions of the former French dependencies.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US). For Europe, North Africa and Middle East historical maps.
   * Drapeaux d'Origine & d'Inspiration Françaises - DO&IF, SFV (FR). For French colonial flags.
   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
   * GeoNames, Geonames (CH). Geographical names database.
   * Google Books, Google (US). Online library used for specific sources.
   * Herald Dick Magazine, Herald Dick (FR). For some current and historic arms.
   * Heraldry of the World, by Ralf Hartemink (NL). For local emblems and arms.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, by Jacques Leclerc, University of Laval (CA). For national linguistic policies.
   * National Arms and Emblems - Past and Present, by Hubert de Vries (NL). For historic national emblems and arms.
   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ). For some geopolitical maps.
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
   * Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer (NL). For historical regional demographies and areas.
   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
   * Rulers.org, by Benjamin Schemmel (DE). For photos of rulers.
   * Statoids, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The World Factbook, ed. Central Intelligence Agency (US). For the general data and profiles of the current countries.
   * United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations (UNO). For the United Nations Missions.
   * Vexilla Mundi, by Mello Luchtenberg (NL). For flags of the world.
   * Vexillographia, by Viktor Lomantsov (RU). For flags of Russia and Soviet Union.
   * Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation (US). Free-use pictures.
   * Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation (US). For general data, maps, sources, pictures.
   * World Heritage Centre, (UNESCO). For the selected photos of the countries.
   * World History at KMLA, by Alexander Ganse (DE). For historical maps and links by country.
   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

 Printed References

   * Atlas des empires and other books of Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
   * Flags Through the Ages and Accross the World, by Whitney Smith, ed. McGraw (US). Flags of the world.
   * Fragments d'Europe, by Michel Foucher, ed. Fayard (FR). For the post-Soviet Union polities.
   * L'État du Monde, ed. La Découverte (FR). Yearly geopolitic cover of the world.
   * Quid, by Dominique Frémy, ed. Plon (FR). Yearly encyclopedia that was useful for countries data.
   * Statoids printed version, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The Times Atlas of the World, ed. Times Atlas (UK). Periodical atlas of the world with its supplementary list of administrative subdivisions.
   * World Christian Encyclopedia, by David B. Barrett, ed. Oxford University Press (UK). For world religious groups but also ethnological data. First inspiring source of Ethnia.org website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

   * and others that are added according to the consulted entity.

 Codes of drawings' authors

Abbott Stephen, SAB (US). Baert Roger, RBA (BE). Berry Bruce, BBE (ZA). Bezh Sergiy, SBE (UA). Darras Philippe-Pierre, PPD (FR). De Vries Hubert, HDV (NL). Dignan James, JDI (NZ). Dixon Jonathan, JDX (AU). Dubois Gaël, GDU (FR). Fischer Jan-Patrick, JPF (DE). Flicher André, AFL (FR). Gross Pascal, PGR (FR). Harden Zachary, ZHA (US). Hardy Alan, AHA (US). Heimer Zeljlko, ZHE (HR). Horváth Zoltán, ZHO (HU). Jovanovic Milan, MJO (RS). Kariyasu Nozomi, NKA (JP). Kelly Ralph, RKE (AU). Kretowicz Chrystian, CKR (PL). Lê Thanh-Tâm, TTL (FR). Loeser Pete, PLO (US). Maddish Christopher, CMA (US). Martins-Tuválkin António, AMT (PT). Martucci Dave, DMA (US). Ollé Casals Jaume, JOC (ES). Paddeu Paolo, PPA (IT). Patke Jens, JPA (AT). Poposki Vanja, VPO (MK). Saber Jason, JSA (UK). Sache Ivan, ISA (FR). Šipek Tomislav, TSI (HR). Thomas Dean, DTH (NZ). Tibbetts Philip, PTI (UK). Touzeau Olivier, OTO (FR). Vagnat Pascal, PVA (FR). Van den Muijzenberg Peter Hans, PHM (NL). Znamierowski Alfred, AZN (PL). Others I may have forgotten. And myself, JMM (FR).

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