Boko Haram and al-Shabaab: Comparable threats to African security

View image | gettyimages.com Written by Conway Waddington (1) Tuesday, 03 February 2015 16:47 Boko Haram and al-Shabaab are militant Islamist sects that are predominantly operational in Nigeria and Somalia, and are both engaged in protracted insurgencies and terror campaigns. Their origins, strategic goals, methodologies and recent track records are comparable to varying degrees. These…

OSINT Summary: Australian police foil planned terrorist attack in New South Wales

Terrorism & Insurgency Christopher Hawkins – IHS Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Monitor 19 September 2014 The Australian police have reportedly foiled a plot by the Islamic State to commit a terrorist act. Credit: PA Photos Fifteen men were arrested by Australian police during several counter-terrorism raids across the city of Sydney in New South Wales…

An Analysis of ISIS Quarterly Reports: Kill and Conquer

James Foley‘s beheading illustrates ISIS’ ruthlessness; the growing organization’s reports reveal its calculating nature Authors: Adi Kochavi and Matan Gilat Posted: 08/20/14 08:28 EDT Deep Web Reporting By: Amit Weiss and Gilad Shiloach Any doubts about how ruthless and single-minded the Islamic State (commonly referred to as ISIS) had become were dispelled on Tuesday. A…

Foley’s Executioner Likely British National

BY David Francis  AUGUST 20, 2014 – 07:18 PM Evidence is mounting that the man who executed American journalist James Foley is a British national fighting under the banner of the Islamic State. According to BBC Radio, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that the masked man in the video was likely a British citizen.…

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: 9 hrs 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…

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…