2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: March 29

By Alexis Knutsen  March 29, 2015 Click image to enlarge. Saudi Arabian-led Operation Decisive Storm continues to destroy al Houthi military targets with airstrikes. Saudi Arabia is also attempting to coordinate with military forces on the ground loyal to Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi to combat the al Houthis.  The al Houthis have advanced into Abyan…

Canadian firm caught New Zealand ISIS jihadist’s blunder on twitter

Jeff Weyers of iBRABO, a Canadian open source intelligence site, spoke to the Vancouver Observer about open source security intelligence, and about Canadian examples being referenced in ISIS propaganda. Jenny Uechi   Jan 3rd, 2015   An Ontario-based open source intelligence research group, iBRABO, exposed a New Zealand ISIS fighter who was unwittingly broadcasting his location in Syria on twitter. Mark…

Counterterrorism Conundrum

Rethinking Security Policy in Australia and Southeast Asia By Joseph Chinyong Liow  December 17, 2014 A hostage runs towards a police officer outside Lindt cafe where other were being held in central Sydney on December 15, 2014. (Jason Reed /Courtesy Reuters) Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Australia has enacted some of the harshest…

Gulf of Aden Security Review – July 7, 2014

  Yemen: AQAP militants attack Saudi border post in Hadramawt; AQAP releases statement to Facebook; AQAP militants attack al Houthi checkpoint in al Jawf; suspected AQAP militants detonate SVEST and ambush military vehicle in Abyan; Yemeni military and Islah militias clash with al Houthis; Yemeni Air Force bombs al Houthi positions in Amran and Sana’a…

ISIS Threatens Al Qaeda as Flagship Movement of Extremists

By BEN HUBBARDJUNE 30, 2014  Video Play Video|1:24 ISIS’ Goals for Iraq and Syria ISIS’ Goals for Iraq and Syria Background on ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Video Credit By Christian Roman Publish Date on June 30, 2014. Image Credit Image by Reuters AMMAN, Jordan — As Syria’s civil war raged, a…

Al Qaeda-linked group urged Lebanon attacks against Hezbollah before Wednesday bombing

June 26, 2014 3:33 AM Firefighters put out a fire at Duroy hotel as people watch from windows following a bomb attack, in Raouche, … DUBAI (Reuters) – The al Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades had urged Lebanese Sunni Muslims to attack the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militant group Hezbollah a day before Wednesday’s suicide bombing in central Beirut.…