Global Terrorism News July 2020

The most relevant news related to global terrorism in a synthetic and organized way, allowing to detect perspectives and trends in a few minutes.

JULY 2020


  • MOZAMBIQUE: The number of attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province is on the rise. Among the latest victims were eight employees of a local gas sector contractor. At least 700 people have died at the hands of armed groups in Mozambique since the beginning of 2018, according to the United Nations. 

SOURCE: DW

TRENDS:

  • AFGHANISTAN: According to the United Nations, the civilians killed and wounded (almost 1.300 and 2.200, respectively) in Afghanistan in the first six months of the year decline a 13% in comparison to the same time period in 2019, due in part to the reduction of operations by international forces and to a decrease in the number of attacks by ISIL.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA


ASSAULTS:

  • AFGHANISTAN: The Taliban waged a sustained assault against an Afghan intelligence complex in the city of Aybak, killing at least 11 people. With the opening of peace talks between the insurgency and the Afghan government stalled for months, the Taliban have intensified their offensives, creating one of the deadliest years of the long war. 

SOURCE: NEW YORK TIMES

ASSAULTS:

  • PAKISTAN: A bomb planted on a vegetable cart went off at a busy open-air market in Turi Bazar in the city of Parachinar (a tribal district in northwestern Pakistan) injuring at least 17 people. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The region is known for sectarian clashes between Sunnis and Shias.

SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES

ASSAULTS:

  • BANGLADESH: A bomb went off inside the Pallabi police station, wounding four police officers. The assault was claimed by ISIL, but the government has consistently denied the presence in the country of any transnational armed groups.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA 

ASSAULTS:

  • NIGERIA: Suspected Boko Haram militants captured five Nigerians who worked for international aid groups and the government in a bid for ransom money, and then executed them on camera. Regular attacks haven’t slowed down — militants killed 81 people on a single afternoon last month.

SOURCE: WASHINGTON POST

ASSAULTS:

  • NIGERIA: Jihadi terrorists attacked the town of Maiduguri in the North East of Nigeria, as locals were preparing celebrations of the Muslim festival Eid al-Aldha. Before, the convoy of Borno State’s Governor Babagana Zulum, was hit by machine gun fire.

SOURCE: AFRICANEWS


ALERTS:

  • INDIA: Indian agencies have been placed on high alert days ahead of the foundation stone-laying day of the iconic Ram Temple on 5 August in the country’s Ayodhya town. They assured that Pakistan’s spy agency the ISI has directed the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed terror groups to carry out a major strike on that day. India’s prime minister is scheduled to attend the mentioned ceremony.

SOURCE: SPUTNIK 


MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT:

  • IRAQ: Iran, Russia, Syria, Iraq hold anti-terrorism meeting, where they reviewed the latest condition of the hidden cores of the ISIS terrorist group in Iraq.

SOURCE: GEOPOLITIC NEWS

MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT:

  • IRAQ: A new rocket attack targeted the U.S. embassy in Bagdad’s Green Zone, a fortified area that hosts government buildings and foreign missions.

SOURCE: GEOPOLITICAL NEWS

MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT:

  • AFGHANISTAN: Taliban announce Brief Cease-Fire, as Afghan Peace Talks Look Imminent. The developments promise to inject new optimism into a peace process that was floundering with disagreements over a prisoner swap and increased insurgent attacks, even as the United States continues to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

SOURCE: NEW YORK TIMES

MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT:

  • ISRAEL: Israeli security forces arrested 10 members of two Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror cells that planned to carry out terror attacks against Israeli targets in the West Bank with funding and training from Iran and Hezbollah, the Shin Bet security service said.

SOURCE: TIMES OF ISRAEL

MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT:

  • ISRAEL-LEBANON: The Israeli army and fighters from the Lebanese Shia militia Hezbollah have traded fire across the border. The area has been tense for days after a Hezbollah fighter was killed in an alleged Israeli air strike in Syria.

SOURCES: BBC


NORTH AFRICA CONFLICT:

  • LIBYA: The Egyptian parliament approved sending of troops to neighboring Libya in the war against the Muslim Brotherhood, which the Egyptian government considers a terrorist organization. 

SOURCE: GEOPOLITIC NEWS