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China reached consensus with USA and Russia on various aspects of the Afghanistan issue | Source: Ariana News

China reached consensus with United States and Russia on various aspects of the Afghanistan issue including humanitarian situation and anti-terrorism efforts. They agreed to called on the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan [IEA] to develop friendly relations with neighboring countries, completely cut off ties with all terrorist organizations and fulfill their commitment to prevent terrorist groups from using Afghan soil to attack neighboring countries and other countries.

Source: Ariana News


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China vows to help Taliban ‘rebuild’ Afghanistan in Doha meeting | Source: Strait Times

China pledged to help the Taliban “rebuild the country” while reiterating calls for the US to lift sanctions against the new leaders of Afghanistan as the economy worsens. China is also counting on the Taliban to rein in radical Islamic terrorists that threaten Chinese interests both at home and abroad. A stable Afghanistan could open up opportunities to develop the country’s substantial mineral resources and give a boost to Beijing’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.

Source: Strait Times


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China Holds Anti-Terrorism Drills With Afghanistan’s Neighbor to the North | Source: Caixin

China held joint anti-terrorism exercises with Afghanistan’s neighbor Tajikistan to counter a growing regional terrorist threat, according to Chinese state media. Some terrorist groups are moving towards and concentrating in northern Afghanistan, posing a grave threat to China, Tajikistan and regional security.

Source: Caixin


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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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Taliban Threaten Turkish Troops with ‘Jihad’ if They Stay in Afghanistan | Source: Voa News

An Afghan security forces personnel stands guard along a road amid ongoing fighting with Taliban fighters in the western city of Qala-i- Naw, the capital of Badghis province, July 8, 2021.

The Taliban warned Tuesday that if Turkey extends its military presence in Afghanistan the Islamist group will view Turkish troops as “occupiers” and wage “jihad” against them. The United States has asked Turkey to secure Kabul’s airport after all American and NATO allied troops withdraw from the country by the end of next month.

Source: Voa News


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U.S. Slows Anti-Terrorist Campaign in Somalia as It Considers New Policy | Source: Wall Street 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


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Egypt passes law expanding government’s right to sack civil servants suspected of ‘links to terrorism’ | Source: The New Arab

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. The move was described by state media as a major step in a campaign to “purify” government bodies of members of the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt classifies as a terrorist group.

Source: The New Arab


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EU to open military training mission in Mozambique | Source: Anadolu Agency

The EU will open a training mission in Mozambique to train local forces in counter-terrorism operation. An armed group locally known as al-Shabaab has wreaked havoc in northern Mozambique since late 2017. The fighting has brought a $20 billion natural gas project led by oil giant Total to a grinding halt. The northern province is rich in natural gas.

Source: Anadolu Agency


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Colombia recycles terrorist conspiracy theory ahead of new protests | Source: Colombia reports

Defense Minister Diego Molano

Some intelligence indicates that FARC dissidents and the ELN continue with the intention of financing violent actions. They coined the same conspiracy during previous protests that started on April 28 after which armed civilians and the security forces subjected Colombia’s third largest city to multiple terror campaigns.

Source: Colombia reports


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Iran, Russia, Turkey to cooperate to eradicate terrorism in Syria | Source: IRNA

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

Source: IRNA


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