Sudan’s intelligence service has reported three raids on suspected Islamic State cells in Khartoum in the last week. However, details remain murky surrounding the details of the Islamic State’s purported network inside Sudan.
Abd Al-Ra’Ouf Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamza was involved in the murder of a USAID employee and his driver in 2008. Hamza’s father is a senior cleric in Ansar al-Tawhid, which, along with al Qaeda, claimed credit for the assassinations.
Abu Hazim al Sudani waged jihad in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Chechnya, and the Sudan before he was finally killed by the French in Mali.
Students at the university who formed the group also said that the Sudanese government is not pursuing al Qaeda.