Category: Terrorism

Regional rivalries deepen divide in Libya

EIU: The entrenchment of both sides in Libya’s low-level civil conflict would not have been possible without considerable outside support for each faction. The two major groupings—the official government based in Al Bayda in eastern Libya and the Libya Dawn…

ISIS makes gains in Kobani, Control 50% of city, Turkey still on sideline

IS forces have made new gains in Kobani, now controlling at least 40 percent of the Syrian town. They have seized the Kurd headquarters, a monitoring group said. “They have taken at least 40 percent (of the town),” Rami Abdulrahman, who…

Six EU countries join group to ‘destroy’ Islamic State

NEWPORT – Six EU countries have joined a US-led coalition to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State [IS] in Iraq and Syria. The “Core Group” came together at the Nato summit in Wales on Thursday and Friday (5-6 September).

Militants push anti-Assad rebels close to collapse in Syria

Financial Times: A multi-pronged offensive in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as Isis) is threatening to bring down what is left of the country’s original rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Opposition forces fighting to end four…

EU mulls response to Syria-bound fighters

BRUSSELS (EUObserver)- Over 2,000 EU nationals are said to have left to fight in Syria raising concern some may pose a security threat upon their return to the EU. “We’ve more than 2,000 Europeans who have been to Syria, or…

Beijing, Kunming, Urumqi and Guangzhou: The Changing Landscape of Anti-Chinese Jihadists

Jamestown.org: During the roughly six months since China suffered its first-ever car bombing in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on October 31, 2013, China has witnessed a series of other terrorist attacks on its territory. Such attacks included a mass stabbing at…

Lebanon Military Intel

Military intelligence has identified an airstrip used by Hezbollah to launch drones that the Shi’ite party sends to Syria as well as over the residence of the Maronite leader Samir Geagea, one of its most vehement political opponents (IOL 705). The airstrip is located between…

U.S. Advises Airlines to Watch for Shoe Bombs: Report

The U.S. Homeland Security Department has advised airlines to be on the lookout for potential bombs hidden in passengers’ shoes, CNN reported on Wednesday. Unidentified officials emphasized to the news channel that the warning is not tied to a specific plot. However,…