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splinter group

a number of members of an organization, political party, etc., who split from the main body and form an independent association, usually as the result of dissension
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'People In The Dark or whatever their name is, should understand that the old order has changed and it is either they come to join the winning team to beat the NPP in 2020, or they keep mute in their corner,' Prince Hanson advised the NDC splinter group.
BEIRUT: A prominent Syrian athlete-turned-rebel fighter has decided to fight alongside the Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS, media reports said Sunday.
The ISIL, an Al-Qaeda splinter group, has in the recent months seized some parts of territory in Iraq and Syria and declared a caliphate.
North Northumberland's SpLinter Group was set up in 2009 to help people with difficulties or disabilities like ADHD, autism and dyslexia gain independence and confidence, and last year it launched Waffling On.
After arming these vehicles, many of which are pickup trucks and panel vans, the al-Qaeda splinter group uses the vehicles in clashes in Iraq and Syria, the report says.
The al Qaida splinter group have taken control of Iraq's second city Mosul and Saddam Hussein's home city of Tikrit in an effort to set up a Sunni militant enclave across the Iraq/Syria border.
But an al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the previous double bombing Sunday against Kurdish offices in Jalula, northwest of Baghdad, killing 19 people.
Islamist militants belonging to a splinter group of Al Qaeda on Wednesday bombed a large Shiite Muslim shrine in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa , activists reported.
The splinter group had plans to form a group called Tehreek- e- Taliban Hindustan on the lines of Tehreek- e- Taliban Pakistan.
This was Deputy Speaker Pangalian Balindong's message to so-called Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) even as government forces continue to clash with the Muslim rebel splinter group following the completion of the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement.
The Vatican had decreed a ban on holding Priebke's funeral at any Catholic church in Rome, but the splinter group offered to conduct the ceremony, saying that he has the right to a Christian burial, reported CNN.
They also inspected eight facilities of AUM's splinter group, called Hikari no Wa (Circle of Rainbow Light).