Terrorism & Insurgency

  • Alleged defection of Syrian inner circle member unlikely to significantly weaken the Assad government

    EVENT General Hafez Makhlouf left Syria with his family on 27 September to settle in Belarus, according to a social media source. Makhlouf is a cousin of President Bashar al-Assad and until recently was a member of the Assad government's innermost circle of power, holding the position of head of

  • IED attack kills civilian in Afghanistan's Takhar

    A CIVILIAN was killed and seven others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced on a motorcycle by unidentified militants, detonated near a health centre in Baharak district on 28 September, Khaama Press reported. Reports added that the device detonated as a police convoy

  • IED attack kills intelligence officer in Afghanistan's Kunar

    AN INTELLIGENCE officer was killed and one of his relatives was wounded when a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (RCIED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated as he travelled to a mosque in Watapur district in Afghanistan's Kunar province on 27 September, Khaama Press reported.

  • IED attack wounds three civilians in Afghanistan's Kunduz

    THREE civilians were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated targeting an army vehicle in the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan's Kunduz province on 27 September, Khaama Press reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • OSINT Summary: AQAP targets Ansar Allah militants across Yemen

    At least 20 people were killed in two separate attacks by Ansar al-Sharia - a front group of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) - targeting members of the Shia Houthi Ansar Allah militant group, previously known as Al-Shabab al-Muminin, in Yemen's Marib and Al-Bayda governorates on 28

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  • China builds another island in South China Sea

    IHS Jane's has obtained satellite imagery that further illustrates the extent of China's building of new islands in the Spratly Islands. The latest image shows a new island on Gaven Reefs, known in the Philippines as the Burgos Reef, in Vietnam as Dá Ga Ven and Dá Lc and in China as
  • USMC stands up Middle East response force

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has established a new special purpose task force for US Central Command (CENTCOM) that includes 2,300 marines and aircraft based throughout the region, Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby announced on 30 September. Special Marine Air Ground Task Force Central

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