Category: Terrorism

33 FARC members killed in raids

On Wednesday, Colombian Defence Minister, Juan Carlos Pinzon, informed that 33 FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) guerillas were killed and 10 others captured in the military operations in Arauca department. According to the report, Colombia army carried out air strikes targeting a rebels’ camp.

Ethiopian troops take over Al-Shabaab strategic stronghold

Quoting local witnesses, the BBC reported that around 50 Ethiopian army vehicles, including 20 tanks, had entered on Wednesday the city of Baidoa, which was the second most important stronghold of the Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist organization Al-Shabaab after the port of…

CIA and Algiers’ AQIM differences

IO: The Algerian regime’s politico-military response to AQIM is causing concern among the Western powers that have military forces in the Sahel. A French general officer who wished to remain anonymous told Intelligence Online that the situation was “a big black hole”.…

FARC bomb kills 11

Colombian media reported that 11 people were killed and some 70 others injured on Wednesday, after a bomb exploded in Tumaco, in the south-western department of Nariño. First elements of the investigation lead to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Indeed, General Rodolfo Palomino,…

Former Pakistan Army Chief Reveals Intelligence Bureau Harbored Bin Laden in Abbottabad

Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 9 Issue: 47 In spite of denials by the Pakistani military, evidence is emerging that elements within the Pakistani military harbored Osama bin Laden with the knowledge of former army chief General Pervez Musharraf and possibly…

Somalia/Terrorism: 4 killed, 12 injured in suicide attack in Mogadishu

On Thursday spokesman for Islamist terrorist group Al-Shabaab, Sheik A’Azis Abu Mu’ab issued a statement where he threatened to intensify the attacks against government compounds in Mogadishu in coming days. Abu Mu’ab also warned civilians to keep away from governmental headquarters.

Pakistan/Terrorism: Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for kidnapping of U.S. citizen

The information agency Reuters reported on Friday on its website that Al-Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, released a video statement in which he claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of U.S. citizen, Warren Weinstein. To recall, Weinstein, a USAID contractor, was kidnapped inLahore, Pakistan, on  August 13.

Wahhabist Militancy in Bosnia Profits from Local and International Inaction Though the United States once took the lead in international efforts to save the Muslims of Bosnia during the bitter conflict that struck that nation in the 1990s, it is now under attack by the Salafist/Wahhabist community that began…

Pak nukes being moved around in unsecured vans

Nervous about losing their nuclear bombs to snatch teams from either the US or India, Pakistan goes to elaborate lengths to protect them, even moving them around in unmarked, unprotected vehicles, according to a news report.