OSINT – Jundallah

Also Known As: People’s Resistance Movement of Iran (PMRI); Jonbesh-i Moqavemat-i-Mardom-i Iran; Popular Resistance Movement of Iran; Soldiers of God; Fedayeen-e-Islam; Former Jundallah of Iran; Jundullah; Jondullah; Jundollah; Jondollah; Jondallah; Army of God (God’s Army); Baloch Peoples Resistance Movement (BPRM)

Description:  The United States designated Jundallah, a paramilitary Sunni Salafi sect on the borders of Iran and Pakistan, as a FTO on November 4, 2010. Its leader, Abdolmalek Rigi, was captured and executed by Iranian authorities.

Targets: Key targets of Jundallah include Iranian military and civic members, as well as civilians.

Activities: Jundallah has executed numerous attacks against its targets, including bombings and hostage taking.

Diplomacy: Jundallah has been known to have contacted leaders of the Islamic State. Iranian and Western media sources alleged Western intelligence agencies may have assets within Jundallah.

Strength:  Estimated to be 500 – 2,000 personnel.

AO: Balochistan (Iranian-Pakistani border).

Funding and External Aid:  Unknown

Jundallah's AO, courtesy of the BBC

Jundallah’s AO, courtesy of the BBC

Local Media:

Al Monitor. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

Associated Press of Pakistan. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

The Daily Times. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

Dawn. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

Fars. Politics.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

The Frontier Post. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

The International News. Islamic State and Jundallah meeting creates ripples.” November 14, 2014. Accessed January 8, 2015.

The International News. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

IRNA. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

ISNA. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

The Nation. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

Press T.V. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

Tehran Times. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

Global Media:

Al Jazeera. Jundallah: Iran’s Sunni rebels.” June 20, 2010. Accessed January 8, 2015.

BBC. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

BBC. Profile: Iran’s Jundullah militants.” June 20, 2010. Accessed January 8, 2015.

BBC. “US lists Iran group Jundullah as terrorists.” November 3, 2010. Accessed January 8, 2015.

CNN. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

Foreign Affairs. “Tehran’s Take.” July/August 2009. Accessed January 8, 2015.

Foreign Policy. “Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

The Guardian. “Iran bombing: Profile of Sunni group Jundallah.” December 15, 2010. Accessed January 8, 2015.

NPR. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

NPR. A Look At Extremist Group Jundallah.” October 20, 2009. Accessed January 8, 2015.

The New Yorker. Preparing the Battlefield.” July 7, 2008. Accessed January 8, 2015.

NYT. Getting Close to Terror, but Not to Stop It.” November 8, 2014. Accessed January 8, 2015.

NYT. “Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

PBS Frontline. Who supports Jundallah?” October 22, 2009. Accessed January 8, 2015.

The Telegraph. US funds terror groups to sow chaos in Iran.” February 25, 2007. Accessed January 8, 2015.

VOA. Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

WaPo. “Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

Think Tanks / Academic:

AEI. “Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

Brookings. “Iran’s Terrorism Problem.” November 21, 2013. Accessed January 8, 2015.

Brookings. “Jundullah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

CFR. “Iran’s Ethnic Groups.” November 29, 2006. Accessed January 8, 2015.

CRS. “Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses.” December 17, 2014. Accessed January 8, 2015.

CRS. “Terrorism and Transnational Crime: Foreign Policy Issues for Congress.” June 11, 2013. Accessed January 8, 2015.

CSIS. “Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

CTC. “Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

ICG. “Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

LWJ. “Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

SITE. “Jundallah.” September 21, 2013. Accessed January 8, 2015.

SWJ. “Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

TRAC. “Jundallah.” Accessed January 8, 2015.

Government:

DIA. “Annual Threat Assessment.” February 11, 2014.

State Department. “Jundallah.” 2014. Accessed December 26, 2014.

State Department. “JUNDALLAH.” Chapter 6: Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Country Reports on Terrorism 2013.

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