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  • 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

  • Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claim responsibility for missile attack in the Gaza Strip

    IN A STATEMENT released on 2 August, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, politically affiliated with Fatah, claimed responsibility for firing seven missiles at Israeli military forces in the Shujaiyya neighbourhood in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip earlier that day, Maan News Agency reported.

  • Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claim responsibility for rocket and missile attack in Israel

    IN A STATEMENT released on 2 August, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, politically affiliated with Fatah, claimed responsibility for firing two rockets at the Aby Matbeeq military base in an unspecified location in Israel earlier that day, Maan News Agency reported.

  • Palestinian militants inflict substantial casualties on Israeli forces in Gaza

    Palestinian militants have killed at least 53 Israeli soldiers since the launch of Israel's latest offensive targeting the Gaza Strip. Mohammed Najib reports from the West Bank on the tactical and operational advances made by militants that have led to this relatively substantial death toll.

  • Fighting between police and rioters in Xinjiang raises risk of retaliatory attacks in other Chinese cities

    EVENT Dozens of people were reported killed in an incident official Chinese state media described as a premeditated and coordinated terrorist attack in Shache (Yarkant), Kashgar prefecture, in the southwest corner of China's Xinjiang region, on 28 July. Details on the incident are scarce. State

  • Involvement of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba in attempted attack on Pakistani PM raises terrorism risks in Punjab

    EVENT After an extended gun battle on 18 July, Lahore police arrested two suspects whom they claim were involved in planning a major terrorist attack. The incident took place on the Raiwind Road, just 3 kilometres (km) from the private estate of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. At least two police

  • MH017 mostly likely downed by Russian-backed separatists

    Key Points There is growing evidence that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 017 over Ukraine A Buk (SA-11 'Gadfly') system captured by the separatists may have been responsible for the shootdown A growing body of evidence points to

  • Military air strike kills five civilians in Syria's Raqqa

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a woman and her four children were killed during a military air strike targeting alleged anti-government militants in the city of Al-Tabaqa in Syria's Raqqa governorate on 15 July. Casualty figures provided by the Syrian

  • Analysis: The strange case of Iraq's missing uranium

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group made world headlines on 10 June when it rolled into Mosul, routing the security forces that were supposed to defend the city and robbed the bank of some USD400 million in gold. Now there is news that they also took other things:

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