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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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Europe

EUROPE

  • AUSTRIA: ISIS claimed responsibility for deadly shooting rampage in Vienna (see also GGN November), but provided no evidence to back up its claims. ISIS recently asked its followers to carry out attacks in Europe.

SOURCE: THE NATIONAL NEWS

 

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Middle East

MIDDLE EAST

  • IRAQ: Security experts and strategists said that ISIS was trying to regain power in Iraq, trying to expand its operations. Meanwhile, the Iraqi security forces launched a military operation to pursue ISIS cells in various areas to the west of the country, including Kanous Island, one of ISIS’ strongholds.

SOURCE: ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

 

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Middle East

MIDDLE EAST

  • Daesh has urged its followers to target Saudi Arabia’s oil pipelines and factories in a statement denouncing Riyadh of being complicit in the normalisation of relations between the UAE and Bahrain, and Israel through the so-called Abraham Accords, seen by Daesh as a betrayal of Islam.

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

 

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Africa

AFRICA

  • MOZAMBIQUE: A growing Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique entered its fourth year this week, with experts saying there is no end in sight. Since the first attack in 2017 by al-Shabab (considered the Mozambique affiliate of Islamic State) in the province of Cabo Delgado, rich in gas resources, militants have taken control of territory in the northern province, including a strategic port. More than 2,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict, with at least 600 attacks across the restive province.

SOURCE: VOA NEWS

 

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Middle East/ Europe

MIDDLE EAST/EUROPE

  • “The main narrative of Al-Naba (an official weekly newspaper issued by ISIS’s Central Media Office) during the coronavirus is to increase attacks against Western groups on Western soil and also to focus on Western targets in the Middle East, to exploit the fact that Middle Eastern governments aren’t able to control the situation because they invest a lot of effort and money in coping with the coronavirus,” analysts warned, adding that also “Al-Qaida is a growing threat to the West and to the international community, especially in the Middle East

SOURCE: JESURALEM POST

 

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Europe

EUROPE

  • FRANCE: Two employees of the Premieres Lignes news production agency were attacked in Paris by a knife-wielding man near the former address of Charlie Hebdo, a weekly satirical newspaper whose staff was massacred in a 2015 attack by Islamist militants (the 14 alleged accomplices in that attack are currently on trial). The attack is being treated as an act of Islamist terrorism by French authorities.

SOURCE: RT

 

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North America

NORTH AMERICA

  • UNITED STATES: Two American supporters of ISIS living in Texas and South Carolina were arrested for conspiring with a terrorist organization to plan “Netflix worthy” attacks on Trump Tower, the New York Stock Exchange and federal buildings, according to the FBI.

SOURCE: THE INDEPENDENT

 

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AFRICA

  • MOROCCO: The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation dismantled a terrorist cell with suspected links to ISIS, and foiled its imminent plots. The head of the terrorist cell had planned to carry out terrorist operations targeting several facilities and sensitive sites, using explosive devices and belts.

SOURCE: AAWSAT

 

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Africa (Tunisia)

AFRICA:

  • TUNISIA: An attack occurred on Tunisian National Guard officers in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse when perpetrators rammed their vehicle into security officers and attacked them with knives. It left one security officer dead. The Islamic State claimed the attack.

SOURCE: DAILY SABAH

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