• Syrian military and ISIS have been ‘ignoring’ each other on the battlefield

    The Syrian military and the Islamic State have been ‘ignoring’ each other on the battlefield, according to information from IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (IHS JTIC) database. The figures suggest that the Islamic State and Assad’s security forces have embraced

  • Joint force raids AMEF hideout in India's Meghalaya

    A HIDEOUT belonging to suspected Achik Matgrik Elite Force (AMEF) militants was raided by a joint army-police force during a counter-terrorism operation in East Garo Hills district in India's Meghalaya state on 7 December, The Shillong Times reported. No arrests were reported.

  • Suspected militants wound Ministry of Home Affairs official in India's Manipur

    AN OFFICIAL from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs - identified as Manoranjan Singh - was shot and wounded by unidentified militants at his residence in the village of Langol Games in Imphal West district in India's Manipur state on 27 November, The Times of India reported. No group immediately

  • Unidentified militants kill police officer in Kenya's North Eastern

    A POLICE officer was killed when unidentified militants opened fire on officers near Dagahale, in the vicinity of the Dadaab Somali refugee camp, in North Eastern province on 29 November, The Star reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, although officials attributed it

  • Unidentified militants kidnap six school teachers in Afghanistan's Badghis

    SIX school teachers were kidnapped by unidentified militants in Qads district in Afghanistan's Badghis province on 18 November, Khaama Press reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • MUJAO and Katibat al-Muqaoon bil-Dumaa attack wounds 14 civilians in Niger's Agadez

    Fourteen mine employees were wounded when militants detonated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) during an attack on the French-owned Areva mine near the town of Arlit in Niger's Agadez region on 24 May, Reuters reported. Two militants were killed during the attack. Jamaat Tawhid

  • Unidentified assailants kill member of indigenous Nasa community in Colombia's Cauca

    A MEMBER of the indigenous Nasa community was killed by unidentified assailants in Japio, between Caloto and Santander municipalities, in Colombia's Cauca department on 7 November, the Latin American Herald Tribune reported. No group or individual claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Suspected Boko Haram militants kill eight people in Nigeria's Adamawa

    EIGHT people were killed when suspected Boko Haram militants raided residences in the town of Dzur in Nigeria's Adamawa state late on 17 October, Reuters reported. The attack occurred the same day as the group reportedly signed a ceasefire agreement with the Nigerian government.

  • OSINT Summary: Ansar Allah continues territorial advance in Yemen

    Five members of Houthi tribal militant group Ansar Allah - previously known as Al-Shabab al-Muminin - were killed in clashes with Ansar al-Sharia militants in the Radda district of Yemen's Al-Bayda governorate on 15 October. Six members of Ansar al-Sharia - a front organisation of Al-Qaeda in the

  • Military air strikes kill seven ISIL militants in Iraq's Babil

    SEVEN Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed during military air strikes targeting their positions in Al-Farisiya and Al-Abed Wais in Jurf al-Sakhar area in Iraq's Babil province on 29 April, NINA reported. A number of weapons caches were seized in a follow-up ground

  • Military air strikes kill 25 Islamic State militants in Iraq's Anbar

    IN A STATEMENT released on 20 September, a security official stated that 25 Islamic State militants were killed during military air strikes targeting their hideouts in the Husaybah, Al-Obeidi, and Qaim areas of Iraq's Anbar province on an earlier unspecified date, NINA reported. A number of hideouts

  • Military air strike kills five Islamic State militants in Iraq's Diyala

    FIVE Islamic State militants - including a local commander, allegedly involved in recruiting suicide bombers - were killed during a military air strike targeting the hideout near the village of Sensel, northeast of the city of Baqubah, in Iraq's Diyala province on 12 September, NINA reported. The

  • Suspected ALF militants damage a mink farm in Italy's Venice

    A MINK farm was damaged when Animal Liberation Front militants liberated minks in the village of Scorze via Tossati in Italy's Venice province on 23 August, BiteBack reported. The ALF claimed responsibility for the attack on 12 September.

  • Taliban SVBIED attack kills three ISAF personnel in Afghanistan's Kabul

    AT LEAST three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) personnel - of undisclosed nationality - were killed and five others were wounded when a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) detonated targeting an ISAF convoy near the US Embassy and the Supreme Court in

  • IED attack kills civilian in Iraq's Baghdad

    A CIVILIAN was killed and five others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated in Karrada district in the centre of Iraq's capital Baghdad on 12 September, NINA reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Analysis: YPG - the Islamic State's worst enemy

    While the Islamic State (IS) has swept away the armies that have stood before it, a little-known group fighting its own war against the extremist group has done remarkably well. The People's Protection Units (Yekîneyên Parastina Gel: YPG) are the defence force of the Democratic

  • Army air strikes reportedly kill 35 suspected pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan

    ARMY forces carried out air strikes targeting three militant hideouts in the town of Datta Khel in North Waziristan in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), near the border with Afghanistan, on 10 September, Associated Press reported. The military claimed that 35 suspected

  • Mountain problem - Religiously motivated violence in Tunisia

    Key Points Factionalisation among Tunisian Salafists heightens the risk that some will start to support attacks inside the country. The return of Tunisian foreign fighters from Syria, Iraq, and Libya, where they receive combat expertise and training, is the primary domestic security concern. So

  • IED attack kills a security force member in Somalia's Mogadishu

    A SECURITY force member was killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated by unidentified militants as his vehicle was passing nearby in the Hiliwaa district of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on 21 August, Radio Dalsan reported. No group or individual immediately claimed responsibility

  • US airstrikes in Iraq likely to prevent Islamic State militants' advance into Kurdistan Region or Baghdad

    EVENT US president Barack Obama yesterday (7 August) authorised airstrikes on Islamic State militants to protect the Kurdistan Region and Yazidi refugees stranded in the Sinjar Mountains; humanitarian relief was also delivered today (8 August). The authorisation of US airstrikes comes after the

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