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AFRICA:

AFRICA:

  • The Islamic State has found a new lifeline in Africa. It has forged ties with many of these local insurgencies as a marriage of convenience: For the militants, the Islamic State brand brings recognition from local governments that the homegrown guerrilla movements have long craved. The Islamic State, in turn, has been able to broadcast the local militants’ attacks as proof that their global jihad is alive and well.

SOURCE: NEW YORK TIMES


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MOZAMBIQUE:

  • ISIS attack on Mozambique last weekend raises prospect of greater US involvement in the African country. The US is in discussions with other countries in the area worried that the extremist threat could spill over, especially following ISIS incursions from Mozambique into Tanzania last year.

SOURCE: THE NATIONAL NEWS


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MOZAMBIQUE:

  • U.S. special operations troops have deployed to Mozambique on a mission to assist the country’s counterterrorism forces with the growing threat of Islamic State militants. The move comes as violence has spread across the African country, with over 670,000 people displaced so far by ISIS attacks centered around the mainly Muslim Cabo Delgado province.

SOURCE: WASHINGTON EXAMINER


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IRAQ:

  • France has called for a meeting of the US-led International Coalition over the “revival” of the Islamic State in Iraq. The so-called Coalition against Daesh has not met for a long time, despite France, which is also part of the international coalition, called on new US President Joe Biden to continue fighting ISIS as a priority.

SOURCE: SHAFAQ


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UKRAINE:

  • The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has discovered an Islamic State (IS) cell near Ukraine’s capital of Kiev, which was allegedly led by a combatant wanted for participating in combat in Syria.

SOURCE: RMX NEWS


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Africa

AFRICA

  • MOZAMBIQUE: In northeast Mozambique, a region rich in natural gas and mineral resources, an Islamic insurgency is escalating, using operational techniques similar to those from conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The ISIS-aligned group has escalated violence in Cabo Delgado, including grisly beheadings, kidnappings, and forced recruitment.

SOURCE: POLITICALVIOLENCEATAGLANCE

 

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Asia Pacific

ASIA PACIFIC

  • INDONESIA: Indonesia suffered a terrorist attack in a remote village in the country’s eastern province of Central Sulawesi that killed at least four people. Members of the Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT), a terrorist group that supports ISIL, are suspected to be the attackers.

SOURCE: XINHUANET

 

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Middle East

MIDDLE EAST

  • IRAQ: The Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs warned that Daesh has intensified its activities in Iraq in recent months. At the end of 2017, the Iraqi authorities declared victory over the terrorist group, but the armed organization continues to operate through sleeper cells in some parts of the country.

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

 

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South Asia

SOUTH ASIA

  • AFGHANISTAN: Trump to Order Further Drawdown of Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. NATO warns against the pullout, saying “Afghanistan risks becoming once again a platform for international terrorists to plan and organize attacks on our homelands. ISIS could rebuild in Afghanistan the terror caliphate it lost in Syria and Iraq.” Al Qaeda will now be given time and space to regroup in Afghanistan for the next attack.

SOURCES: POLITICO PJ MEDIA

 

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  • SAUDI ARABIA: Bombing against a gathering of Western diplomats (see GNN Terrorism November) was claimed by the Islamic State. The attacks, which underscore Muslim fury over French satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, come as Saudi Arabia prepares for the G20 leaders’ summit later this month — the first to be hosted by an Arab nation.

SOURCE: FRANCE 24

 

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