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Geopolitics and Terrorism

Terrorism most important affairs according to the media, first fortnight July 2021

| SOUTH ASIA:

AFGHANISTAN

  • 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.

Source: Euronews

  • 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.

Source: Sputnik

PAKISTAN

  • 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:

TAJIKISTAN

  • Russia will provide any necessary assistance to Tajikistan under its commitments in the CSTO in the event of mounting terrorist threats from Afghanistan.

Source: Tass


| EUROPE:

RUSSIA

  • Russia’s federal security service FSB has prevented terrorist attacks that were being plotted by members of the Islamic State.

Source: TASS

TURKEY

  • 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:

SYRIA

  • Iran, Russia, and Turkey announced that they will continue their cooperation until the complete eradication of the ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria.

Source: IRNA

SYRIA/IRAQ

  • 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.

Source: Shafaq.com


| AFRICA:

SAHEL

  • France announced that Sahel military Force will end in early 2022.

Source: The Defense Post

MOZAMBIQUE

  • The EU will open a training mission in Mozambique to train local forces in counter-terrorism operation.

Source: Anadolu Agency

SOMALIA

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Source: TRT


| LATIN AMERICA:

COLOMBIA

  • FARC dissidents and the ELN continue with the intention of financing violent actions.

Source: Colombia reports


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