‘A suicide bomber driving a bomb-laden vehicle blew himself up on Sunday upon arrival at a checkpoint near Aden airport’
ADEN, Yemen (Apr. 17, 2016) – Four Yemeni soldiers were killed Sunday, April 17, in a suicide attack on a checkpoint near the international airport in second city Aden, home to a growing jihadist presence, a security official said.
ISIS jihadists have cemented their hold on the coastal city of Sirte, wiping out opposition and the group is ‘currently the most significant political and military actor in the region’
UNITED NATIONS (Mar. 11, 2016) — The Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) group has significantly expanded its control over Libya, fueling demand by the country’s warring parties for more arms to confront the threat, UN experts have told the Security Council.
It is the second deadly attack in the Tunisia-Libya border area in less than a week
BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia (Mar. 7, 2016) — Tunisian forces repelled a jihadist assault Monday, March 7, on a town near the Libyan border, killing 36 assailants in what authorities said was a thwarted effort to establish an Islamic emirate.
The Islamic State claims responsibility for the deadly attack on a crowded checkpoint
HILLA, Iraq (Mar. 7, 2016) — A suicide truck bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed 47 people at a crowded checkpoint south of Baghdad Sunday, March 6, the deadliest such attack in Iraq this year.
Some security consultants predict Boko Haram in Nigeria could this year be reduced to a largely criminal, regional threat
LAGOS, Nigeria (Mar. 7, 2016) — When Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last year, there were fears the deadly insurgency in northeast Nigeria would take on an international dimension.
The influence of ISIS in the Philippines is ‘growing stronger and expanding,’ say analysts
MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 3, 2016) — Militants fighting in the name of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, IS, ISIL, or Da’esch) group are escalating attacks in the southern Philippines, analysts said, deepening fears for the volatile region after its main Muslim rebel group failed to seal a peace pact.
The arrested men are believed to have links to terrorism and arms trafficking
THESSALONIKI, Greece (Feb. 14, 2016) — Greek police said Sunday, February 14, they had arrested 3 heavily armed Britons near the border with Turkey where they were suspected of heading to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State jihadists.
The coordinated plans by Riyadh and Ankara add a new element to the explosive situation in Syria
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Feb. 13, 2016) — Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said on Saturday, February 13, adding the kingdom was already sending jets to a Turkish base to attack the extremists.