| SOUTH ASIA:
- The U.S. military left Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield, the epicenter of its war to oust the Taliban and hunt down the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Source: Global News
- Islamic State militants are building up their forces in northern Afghanistan as US and NATO troops leave the country.
Source: Jerusalem Post
- The Taliban has captured more territory in Afghanistan from fleeing Afghan forces. The Taliban now control roughly a third of all 421 districts in Afghanistan.
- The Taliban warned that if Turkey extends its military presence in Afghanistan the Islamist group will view Turkish troops as “occupiers” and wage “jihad” against them.
Source: VOA NEWS
- Pakistani President Arif Alvi has accused India of using Afghan soil to cause terrorism in his country by providing training and funding to militants.
- At least 9 Chinese nationals killed in bus blast near dam project.
Source: The Week
- Pakistan agreed with Turkey to further enhance military-to-military ties, particularly in counter-terrorism domains.
Source: Pak Tribune
| CENTRAL ASIA:
- Russia will provide any necessary assistance to Tajikistan under its commitments in the CSTO in the event of mounting terrorist threats from Afghanistan.
- Russia’s federal security service FSB has prevented terrorist attacks that were being plotted by members of the Islamic State.
- Turkey will be increasing pressure on international partners over the YPG/PKK terrorist group (which continues its logistical and financial cooperation with Daesh in Syria).
Source: Daily Sabah
| MIDDLE EAST:
- Iran, Russia, and Turkey announced that they will continue their cooperation until the complete eradication of the ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria.
- The Islamic State is trying to take advantage of deteriorating economic conditions in Iraq and Syria to reconstitute presence in areas hardest hit by the economic downturn.
- France announced that Sahel military Force will end in early 2022.
Source: The Defense Post
- The EU will open a training mission in Mozambique to train local forces in counter-terrorism operation.
Source: Anadolu Agency
- Al -Shabaab claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing in Mogadishu at a packed restaurant near Somalia’s National Intelligence Agency.
Source: Long War Journal
- Biden administration pauses airstrikes against Al-Shabaab militants as it weighs national-security priorities and grapples with Trump’s withdrawal.
Source: Wall Street Journal
- Egypt’s parliament approved legal amendments expanding the government’s ability to sack civil servants with suspected links to terrorist groups without prior disciplinary action.
Source: The New Arab
| ASIA PACIFIC:
- Hong Kong police have arrested nine people on suspicion of terrorist activities, the latest to be targeted under a sweeping national security law Beijing imposed.
| LATIN AMERICA:
- FARC dissidents and the ELN continue with the intention of financing violent actions.
Source: Colombia reports
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