Category: Terrorism

Global Militancy on the Rise

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LONDON (23 January, 2017) – In 2016, militants conducted 24,202 attacks worldwide, up from 18,987 in 2015, according to a new report released today by IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. “In 2016, there…

AQAP’s success increases the likelihood of it mounting an attack against the West

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Key Points AQAP is actively engaged in the Yemeni civil war alongside local Sunni tribes, embedding itself in local resistance forces fighting the Houthi Movement. By exploiting a persistent security vacuum and the absence of effective state institutions, AQAP is…

Why Islamic State Is Clinging on to the Syrian City of Manbij

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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) officially launched its operation to take the city of Manbij on May 31. It is one of the most strategic and difficult operations the SDF – an alliance that includes Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG)…

Oman as a Counter-Terrorism Model for the GCC States

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Omani youth, according to one recent poll, see the ideology of Islamic State (IS) as the largest obstacle facing their Gulf nation (Times of Oman, April 16). The survey, conducted by international polling firm Penn Schoen Berland, found that young Omanis…

Iraqis talk anti-terrorism in Paris

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While Baghdad sinks deeper into a political crisis, Iraq’s evergreen national security advisor Faleh al-Fayad visited Paris last week. Accompanied by a delegation of generals, he met the French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian a few days after Le Drian’s “surprise” visit – reported…

Meet ISIS’ Special Operations Unit, Katibat al-Battar

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On a mild November night last year, nine EU citizens roamed the streets of Paris with guns and explosives, murdering and injuring hundreds of civilians. In the days and weeks afterward, France declared emergency laws, Britain voted to expand the…

Is the Islamic State a Threat to the Security of the Republic of Georgia?

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On November 29, authorities in Tbilisi, Georgia, arrested four people accused of being connected to the Islamic State (IS) organization. Weapons, explosive devices, IS flags, and Islamist literature on CDs and DVDs were found in the suspects’ apartments (Civil Georgia,…

Operation CUT: Bosnia versus the Islamic State

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20Committee: Early this morning, more than a hundred Bosnian special police raided thirteen different locations around Sarajevo, the capital, arresting eleven suspects on a raft of terrorism charges. Those taken into custody are considered affiliates of the Islamic State, the…