Terrorism & Insurgency

  • Asayish personnel detain alleged militant in Iraq's Kirkuk

    AN ALLEGED militant - identified as Ahmed Faiz Abdul Hanefseh - was detained by Asayish (Kurdish intelligence) personnel during an operation in Barda district in Iraq's Kirkuk province on 24 September, NINA reported. Hanefseh was reported to have escaped from Tikrit central prison on an earlier

  • Court convicts two men on terrorism charges in the US' California

    A COURT in Riverside County in the United States California on 25 September convicted two men - identified as 36-year-old Sohiel Omar Kabir and 25-year-old Ralph Deleon - of plotting to provide material support to terrorists and to kill US soldiers, EFE reported. Kabir was also found guilty of

  • Court jails four militants in Morocco

    A COURT in an unspecified location in Morocco on 25 September sentenced four alleged militants - identified as Soufiane KH, Omar D, Rabii R., and Houssine B. - to prison terms between three and five years on terrorism charges, MAP reported. The defendants were convicted of forming a criminal gang to

  • Intelligence community news

    Japan, South Korea, and US sign tripartite intelligence-sharing pact Japan, South Korea, and the United States on 29 December 2014 signed a landmark agreement to share classified information on North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes. Under the terms of the agreement, the US will act as a

  • JTIC Brief: Pondering peace - heavy fighting in the Philippines raises questions over MILF peace process

    Key Points A police counter-terrorism operation in the southern Philippines on 25 January resulted in heavy fighting with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) militants, leaving 44 police officers dead. The operation targeted two high-profile Islamist militants and highlighted the ongoing problem

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  • China takes harder stance against North Korea

    China continues to support North Korea financially, but Pyongyang's nuclear programme and a series of cross-border incidents have led Beijing to be more vocal in its criticisms of its secretive neighbour. Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein investigates this changing approach.
  • Ecuador increases its haul from drugs traffic

    Record drug seizures in Ecuador suggest the country remains a key drug-trafficking hub, despite government efforts to interdict the increasing movement of drugs. Arthur Dhont analyses the country's role as a key point in the transportation chain from Latin America.
  • JTIC Global Attack Index 2014

    From open source data collected across the course of 2014, IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre recorded a total of 20,311 attacks by non-state armed groups and a total of 48,786 non-militant fatalities. Although the recorded number of attacks decreased slightly by 6.5% from 2013, in the same period the recorded number of fatalities increased by 17.6%, underlining the intensification of several key insurgencies.
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  • Russian bombers fly more long-range 'patrols'

    The Russian Air Force (Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily - VVS) has conducted a series of 'long-range aviation patrols' with its Tupolev Tu-95 'Bear' strategic bombers over the Atlantic Ocean and Norwegian Sea in the west and the Barents Sea in the east, state media announced on 29 January. The flights were
  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

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