The new frontiers of Islamist extremism: understanding the threat that al-Qaeda affiliates pose to African security

Link to Resource: The new frontiers of Islamist extremism: understanding the threat that al-Qaeda affiliates pose to African security External Links icon The new frontiers of Islamist extremism: understanding the threat that al-Qaeda affiliates pose to African security External Links icon   Tobias Feakin Australian Strategic Policy Institute 23 September 2014 This paper examines three…

Morocco: Terrorists Exploit Social Networks

By Imrane B, 23 May 2014 Oual in Casablanca — Cyber-jihadism may spread in North Africa if parents and politicians ignore the threat, security analysts caution. Videos, audio recordings, messages and speeches from terrorist organisations blanket YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Maghreb extremists have embraced the virtual arena, using online networks to attract recruits and…

Thousands of Libyan missiles from Qaddafi era missing in action

BySharyl AttkissonCBS NewsMarch 25, 2013, 9:11 AM A MANPAD missile (Man-Portable Air Defence Systems) is detonated along the shore facing the village of Sidi Bin Nur, east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on December 11, 2011. MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images The U.S. has been unable to secure thousands of potentially dangerous shoulder-fired missiles known as “MANPADS”…