Profile of Canada’s Little-Known Financial Intelligence Agency

October 20, 2014 Follow the money: How FinTRAC is tracking the cash that flows to overseas militants Jim Bronskill  Canadian Press  October 19, 2014 OTTAWA – Canada’s financial intelligence agency says it is actively helping police and spies follow the money flowing into the coffers of Islamic extremists fighting overseas. The Ottawa-based Financial Transactions and Reports…

Dabiq: What Islamic State’s New Magazine Tells Us about Their Strategic Direction, Recruitment Patterns and Guerrilla Doctrine

Publication: Volume: 0 Issue: 0 August 1, 2014 03:38 PM Age: 17 days By: Michael W. S. Ryan Dabiq Magazine (Source: Twitter user @umOmar246) Executive Summary On the first day of Ramadan (June 28), the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declared itself the new Islamic State and the new Caliphate (Khilafah). For the…

Anonymous Says it Will Attack Countries Supporting ISIS and ‘Assault [American] Virtual Government Infrastructure’

EXCLUSIVE: By: Anthony Kimery, Editor-in-Chief  07/04/2014 (11:59am) This week, the hacktivist collective known as Anonymous announced in a video on YouTube that it will soon launch “Operation NO2ISIS,” an attack on official websites of countries the group considers to be financially supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to the Middle East…

Who Is Mehdi Nemmouche?

America is ignoring the newest generation of European jihadists being forged in the crucible of the Syrian war. June 24, 2014 By John Rosenthal News that the suspected perpetrator of the Brussels Jewish Museum shooting is a French jihadist veteran of the Syrian war has added to what were already growing concerns about the dangers…

How ISIS Games Twitter

The militant group that conquered northern Iraq is deploying a sophisticated social-media strategy. J.M. Berger Jun 16 2014, 2:00 PM ET Pete Simon/Flickr The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Sunni militant group that…

Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun

  By Lisa LundquistJune 4, 2014   As the Obama administration seeks to invest more heavily in training and arming ‘vetted, moderate’ rebels in Syria’s three-year civil war, a conflict that has already claimed over 150,000 lives and drawn the largest-ever concentration of foreign jihadists, the wisdom of this course becomes increasingly questionable. The US’…

The Northern Storm Brigade: It’s History, Current Status, and Why It Matters

By Chris Looney Posted by Joshua on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 The Northern Storm Brigade: It’s History, Current Status, and Why It Matters By Chris Looney: chris@sreo.org Research Analyst at the Syria Research and Evaluation Organization (SREO) based in Gaziantep, Turkey For Syria Comment, March 18, 2014   The Northern Storm Brigade (NSB: Arabic – Liwa…