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Reports on Africa

August 3, 2019

The Khawarij Paradigm: Takfirism as Expression of Unconstrained Islamism

Summery: The evolution of the ‘Islamic State’ from an integrated to a fragmented group is now close to becoming an irreversible process. Senior figures of internal […]
April 6, 2019

Policing Terrorism and Jihadist Tendencies

Abstract: The focus of this paper is to examine religious threats in relation to terrorism and jihadist tendencies. Islam as one of the prevailing religions in […]
January 27, 2019

Scientific Process of Radicalisation

Executive Summary Prevention measures include many initiatives and one of most vital initiatives is to use indicators of radicalization and identify early any vulnerable, effected and going […]
January 16, 2019

Countering Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo (al-Shabaab) Insurgency In Mozambique

Executive Summary By investigating the factors that contribute to and the risks posed by the series of armed insurgent attacks by Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo (ASWJ), also […]
January 1, 2019

Exploring the Concept of Jihad and Qital in Islam

SUMMARY The word Jihad, which has become very infamous in the world media these days, has a completely different perspective on Islam. The word Jihad is […]
October 9, 2018

The Concept of Islamist Terrorism

Terrorism is itself a crime and it should be dealt with as a crime, however in some countries it has been dealt with differently. For example, […]
September 29, 2018

Durban Bomb Series and the East African Connection

Introduction The recent spate of bomb scares in Durban, KwaZulu Natal had the media, public, and security establishment astir. In a statement to parliament, the investigative […]
September 21, 2018

Disrupting Hezbollah’s Global Operations via Extradition

Summary: There exist many excellent articles that describe the U.S. Department of Treasury sanctions and designations of global terrorists related to Iran and their Lebanese proxy Hezbollah. […]

News on Africa

November 17, 2020

Trump White House planning to designate Yemen’s Houthis as terrorists

The Trump administration is preparing to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi insurgents a terrorist organization before leaving office in January, fueling fears the move will disrupt international […]
July 12, 2020

Terrorist groups must be stopped from exploiting ‘fragilities’ caused by global health pandemic: United Nations

While the coronavirus has put the international community in the crosshairs of a crisis like no other since the founding of the United Nations 75 years ago, António […]
June 16, 2020

France kills al-Qaeda leader in Mali

France announced earlier this month that its armed forces had killed Abdelmalek Droukdel, the emir of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) during a June 3 military […]
May 25, 2020

Islamic State launched 260 attacks during Ramadan

In the past month, since the start of Ramadan, Islamic State (also known as ISIS) has claimed responsibility for more than 260 attacks across Iraq, allegedly […]
May 15, 2020

Facebook reports a spike in terrorism takedowns

Facebook Inc on Tuesday reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which it […]
April 11, 2020

Telegram deletes thousands of accounts and channels in latest purge against IS content

Telegram, the cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service, has deleted and banned hundreds and hundreds of accounts, channels and numbers in the latest purge […]
April 11, 2020

Chad pulls out of joint anti-terrorism missions in Lake Chad and Sahel

The President of Chad, Idriss Deby on Friday announced that his country was no longer going to take part in any anti-terrorism operations outside its territories.   […]
March 18, 2020

Islamic State advises its members to avoid Europe for jihad amid virus scare

After years of urging its terrorists to attack major European cities, Islamic State is now advising them to steer clear due to the coronavirus. New IS al-Naba newsletter contains […]
February 12, 2020

Palestinian Child Soldier Week seeks to raise awareness about the use of child soldiers in conflicts

A campaign to raise awareness about child soldiers used by militant groups in conflicts aims to highlight the plight of Palestinian children who are used by […]
January 30, 2020

Islamic State declares war on Israel in new audio message

Islamic State spokesman Abu Hamza al-Qurashi stated in a speech published by the terror group’s media arm Al-Furqan on Monday that ISIS was “declaring war” on […]
January 30, 2020

US officials say they now know the true identity of new IS emir

U.S. defense officials believe they have unmasked the Islamic State terror group’s current leader, until now known by his nom de guerre, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi. […]
January 20, 2020

Profile of new Islamic State emir revealed

The Guardian has revealed the profile of the new Islamic State leader (emir) Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, who was announced by IS last year.  The Guardian […]
January 5, 2020

U.S. service member, 2 DoD contractors killed in Kenya attack

A U.S. service member and two Department of Defense contractors died Sunday following an attack from al-Shabab militants in Manda Bay, Kenya, according to U.S. Africa […]
November 7, 2019

Attack on Canadian mining company in Burkina Faso kills dozens

Unidentified assailants attacked a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold producer Semafo Inc. in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people, the government said. Five buses transporting employees, […]
November 6, 2019

al-Baghdadi’s several family members arrested by Turkey

The sister of former Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been captured in northern Syria, Turkish officials say. The 65-year-old, named as Rasmiya […]
November 6, 2019

Tunisia uncovers terrorist cell linked to ISIS leaders

Tunisian National Guard units uncovered a four-member terrorist cell that has pledged allegiance to ISIS. They said defendants were in contact with elements who joined extremist […]
November 3, 2019

French soldier killed in ISIS bomb attack in Mali

A French soldier was killed on Saturday in Mali after his armoured vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb, the French Presidency said in a statement. […]
October 31, 2019

ISIS announces new chief and spokesman following the death of top leadership

ISIS announced the name of its new leader as well as a new spokesman Thursday after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a American-led raid in […]
October 26, 2019

7 arrested in Morocco on ‘terrorism’ charges

Seven Moroccans suspected of planning “large-scale terrorist acts” in the name of the Islamic State group (IS) were arrested on Friday, a police spokesman said. The […]
October 24, 2019

ISIS reportedly using TikTok mobile app for recruitment

Short-form video platform TikTok has removed two-dozen accounts for posting propaganda for the Islamic State, Georgia Wells at The Wall Street Journal reported. Videos featuring ISIS fighters with […]
August 29, 2019

USAFRICOM says Libya’s civil war could provide ‘oxygen’ to terrorist offshoots

U.S. Africa Command is concerned that Libya’s eight-year civil war could bolster terrorist groups harbored in the country and foster a breeding ground for violent extremist […]
July 18, 2019

Three jihadists sentenced to death for killing Scandinavian hikers in Morocco

Three Islamic State supporters have been sentenced to death over the murder of two young Scandinavian women in Morocco, the lawyer for one of the victim’s family […]
June 19, 2019

Kenya court finds three guilty for 2015 terror attack on Garissa University

Kenya: A Tanzanian is among three terror suspects found guilty Wednesday of facilitating a 2015 terror attack that left 148 people, many of them students dead […]
June 6, 2019

Egypt security personnel killed in IS attack targeting Sinai checkpoints

Egypt: At least eight Egyptian police officers were killed in a militant attack on security checkpoints in the northern Sinai peninsula, the Egyptian interior ministry said […]
April 29, 2019

Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in new video released by al-Furqan Media

Islamic State’s (IS) chief Abu Bakr Baghdadi made his first video appearance in almost five years on Monday, vowing to continue the battle against the U.S. […]
April 26, 2019

Alleged Islamic State fighters in Mozambique resurfaced on April 25, 2019: Does it warrant any concerns?

On 25th April 2019, the following image of “Soldiers of the Caliphate in Mozambique” recirculated on Telegram with an attached message: “The soldiers of the Caliphate […]
April 15, 2019

U.S. says it has killed deputy leader of Islamic State in a drone strike in Somalia

Washington: On Monday, U.S. confirmed that it has killed the deputy leader of the terrorist group Islamic State in a drone strike carried out in Bari […]
March 29, 2019

Islamic State says it kidnapped and killed a geologist from Halifax in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: A Canadian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso has been found dead. Kirk Woodman was an employee of a B.C.-based mining company. The Islamic State […]
February 13, 2019

Morocco arrests three French nationals suspected of terrorism financing

Morocco: Moroccan authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest in Salé, near the capital Rabat, of three French nationals, including one of Algerian origin, for their “alleged involvement […]
February 13, 2019

Kenya deploys spies in hotels, malls in new counter-terrorism measures

Kenya: Undercover operatives have been deployed to selected hotels, malls and public institutions as the the Kenyan government strengthens its counter-terrorism measures, Kenyan media reported on Wednesday. National […]
February 4, 2019

Huge blast in Mogadishu kills at least 11 including a journalist

Somalia: On 04 February 2019, al-Shabaab carried out a huge blast via an IED-packed vehicle in the area of Hamarweye district in Mogadishu at a shopping Mall, […]
January 30, 2019

U.S. intelligence community releases new worldwide threat assessment

On 29th Jan, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a new worldwide threat assessment that highlights the presence of various militant groups in […]
January 21, 2019

Al-Qaeda attack kills 10 UN peacekeepers in Mali

Mali: An Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group in Mali has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 10 United Nations peacekeepers in the north of the country on Sunday. […]
January 15, 2019

Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for terror attack at Nairobi hotel complex

Kenya: Terrorist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the Tuesday’s attack in Nairobi, Kenya that targeted a hotel complex. Multiple law enforcement agencies including an anti-terror […]
January 12, 2019

Egyptian imam foils deadly attack against church on the eve of Coptic Christmas

Egypt: A bomb attack against a church in east Cairo was averted thanks to the prompt action of a Muslim cleric, Imam Saad Askar who called the police. When […]
January 12, 2019

Egypt security arrests two Germans on suspicion of terrorism

Egypt: Egypt has arrested two German nationals on suspicion they tried to join an Islamic State group affiliate and deported one of them, Egyptian security sources said […]
January 9, 2019

Saudi Arabia calls for updating religious narrative to combat Islamist terrorism

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The need to use modernized religious rhetoric to combat extremism was addressed during a seminar at the 33rd Janadriyah cultural festival in Saudi […]
December 27, 2018

Tunisia says it has dismantled a terrorist cell

Tunisia: Tunisia’s National Unit of Investigation for Terrorist Affairs and Organized Crime arrested three “dangerous terrorists” in Sfax in southeastern Tunisia, Tunisian Interior Ministry said on Wednesday […]
December 26, 2018

Nigerian army says 13 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Nigeria: Boko Haram jihadists ambushed a military convoy in northeastern Nigeria, killing 13 soldiers and a policeman, the army said Wednesday. But an officer, speaking on condition […]
December 23, 2018

Morocco says Scandinavian hikers’ murder was terrorism

Morocco: Moroccan authorities said three fugitive suspects were arrested on Thursday over the grisly murder of two Scandinavian hikers, as investigators follow a link to Islamic […]
December 17, 2018

U.S. airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 al-Shabaab militants over the weekend

Somalia: On Monday, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) announce that it has killed a total of 62 al-Shabaab militants in two precision airstrikes carried out on Saturday […]
December 5, 2018

US-backed raid in Somalia targets al-Shabaab taxation base

Somalia: Somali special commandos along with US forces launched an attack on al-Shabaab base in Awdhegle town, near the Somali capital Mogadishu, it was revealed on Wednesday. […]
December 5, 2018

Afghanistan recorded the highest number of terrorism deaths in 2017, reveals new report

According to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) deaths from terrorism fell for the third consecutive year, after peaking in 2014. The annual Global Terrorism Index, […]
December 3, 2018

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) releases worldwide travel alerts for this holiday season

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued global travel advice for various countries with regards to terror attacks for this holiday season. Australia The FCO […]
November 30, 2018

U.S. conducts airstrikes against Al-Qaeda in Libya

Libya: On Thursday, U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) carried out targeted airstrikes against a convoy of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Ifalalen and Taineghen north of […]
November 25, 2018

Islamic State takes control of a village near Lake Chad

Nigeria: Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) has captured Kanguro village from Nigerian army in Borno state, Nigeria, near Lake Chad. Islamic State also later released a […]
November 22, 2018

Mali is facing severe jihadist threat, says new report

A report released on Tuesday by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Malian Association for Human Rights (AMDH) citing testimonies from civilians and local leaders said that Mali […]
November 22, 2018

Employees of French mining firm FORACO targeted in Niger attack

Niger: Eight people were killed on Thursday in an attack by armed men on French drilling company Foraco’s water well site in southeastern Niger, Reuters reported. Seven […]
November 22, 2018

Strengthening Resilience in MENA

Since 2015, the Middle East and North Africa – MENA – has been the least peaceful region in the world. Youth in the region were once […]
November 22, 2018

Islamic terrorists have quadrupled since 9/11, says a new report by U.S. think tank

USA: According to the Washington think tank Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), there are as many as 230,000 Salafi jihadist fighters in nearly 70 […]
November 20, 2018

US donates 12 armoured vehicles to Kenya to aid in fight against terrorism

Kenya: The government of the United States of America gave 12 Bastion Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to improve border surveillance, […]
November 16, 2018

ITCT launches a new feature called the Threat Meter to monitor global terrorism trends

On Sunday 11th November, ITCT launched a new feature called the Threat Meter, designed to keep the public and professionals updated about the latest terrorism trends […]
November 11, 2018

JNIM releases video warning about deteriorating health of French hostage in Mali

On 11th November 2018, Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin / Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) released a video warning about the deteriorating […]
November 9, 2018

Islamic State released issue no. 155 of al-Naba magazine

On Friday Islamic State released issue no. 155 of its weekly al-Naba magazine. In the issue, IS claims 100 attacks over the past week in different […]
November 6, 2018

President Sisi saved Egypt from terrorism: Pakistani minister

Pakistan: Pakistani Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi saved his country from terrorism and extremism. In an interview with […]
November 2, 2018

Attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt leaves half a dozen dead

Egypt: At least seven Coptic Christians were reported dead and fourteen others wounded when unidentified assailants opened fire on a Coptic bus near El-Adwa village near Minya […]
October 29, 2018

Suicide explosion rocks the Tunisian capital

Tunisia: A female suicide bomber has blown herself up in the centre of Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, according to state radio. The explosion took place on the […]
October 19, 2018

U.S. State Dept. announces reward for information on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) key leaders

On Thursday the U.S. Department of State announced rewards for key leaders of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). According to U.S. State Dept. announcement: The […]
October 16, 2018

U.S. military says airstrike in Somalia has killed 60 al-Shabaab militants

Somalia: The U.S. military on Tuesday announced its deadliest airstrike against the al-Shabaab militant group in Somalia in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters. The U.S. […]
October 12, 2018

ISIS-linked group released new magazine “Youth of the Caliphate”

On Thursday, Islamic State linked Media group al-Abd al-Faqir Media released issue no. 1 of a new magazine titled “Youth of the Caliphate”. The magazine consists […]
October 12, 2018

Islamic State releases al-Naba issue no. 151

Islamic State released al-Naba magazine issue no. 151 in the wee hours on Friday.   For full copy of al-Naba no. 151, send an email at […]
October 10, 2018

Islamic State claims attack on Nigerian Army

Lake Chad: On Wednesday, Islamic State fighters carried out an attack against a Nigerian Army base in Kangaru Town, near Lake Chad, claiming to have killed and […]
October 10, 2018

British jihadist of Somali origin among 5 men executed by al-Shabaab firing squad in Somalia

Somalia: Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed alias Mohammed Baby, a Somali-British jihadist who fled from London in 2013 has been reportedly killed in Somalia by an al-Shabaab firing squad […]
October 7, 2018

Al-Qaeda claims attack against Tunisian Army

Tunisia: Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed 3rd October sophisticated ambush targeting Tunisian Army near Jabel Chambi, Kasserine Governorate, in a double IED attack. The […]
October 7, 2018

al-Shabaab released photo report showing its leaders distributing Zakat in US dollars in the outskirts of Mogadishu

Somalia: On Sunday al-Shabaab released a new photo report showing its leaders, including spokesman Ali Dheere, distributing Zakat in US dollars in the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. […]
October 5, 2018

Islamic State released photo report showing mortar shelling of Chadian Army Headquarters

Chad: On Friday, Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) claimed shelling Chadian Army HQ near Lake Chad, Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria, and released a photo report showing […]
October 4, 2018

Five soldiers killed in Burkina Faso IED explosion

Burkina Faso: A Burkina Faso Defense and Security Forces vehicle was struck by an IED explosion near Gayeri near the border with Niger on Thursday, killing at […]
October 2, 2018

Nine al-Shabaab militants killed in latest US airstrike in Somalia

Somalia: On Tuesday the US military said it had killed nine suspected al-Shabaab militants in an air strike in southern Somalia this week during a battle […]
September 28, 2018

JNIM announces new video from Mali

On Friday Al-Qaeda affiliated Jama’at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) announced new forthcoming video showing its fighters in Mali. The trailer of the forthcoming video was […]
September 28, 2018

Six dead in suspected Boko Haram twin suicide bombing attack in Cameroon

Cameroon: At least six people have been killed in a twin suicide bombing attack on Friday morning in Mora in the far North of Cameroon by two […]
September 28, 2018

Five charged in Ethiopia for trying to kill PM Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia: Prosecutors in Ethiopia have charged five suspects with terrorism over an attempt to kill Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a grenade attack at a rally […]
September 28, 2018

Islamic State released Al-Naba issue no. 149

Islamic State released new issue of its weekly al-Naba magazine on Friday. The Al-Naba issue # 149 carries photos of the five attackers Islamic State says […]
September 27, 2018

Egypt arms Bedouins against Islamic State

Sinai: Egyptian Army is training and arming Bedouins to fight against the Islamic State in Sinai, according to media reports. The Times of Israel reports: In […]
September 24, 2018

Islamic State released new photo report from Somalia

Somalia: On 23rd September 2018, Islamic State in Somalia released the following photo report. ITCT Associate Jasmine Opperman says, “Increased claims by the Islamic State in […]
September 24, 2018

Sisi highlights preemptive strikes against terrorists

Cairo: Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Thursday the need to continue implementing security plans and strategies that depend on preemptive strikes against terrorism and […]
September 22, 2018

U.S. conducts airstrike against Al-Shabaab in Somalia, killing 18 militants

Mogadishu: In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in self-defense, targeting al-Shabaab militants 50 kilometers northwest of Kismayo, Lower Juba […]
September 21, 2018

12 killed in Mozambique in deadliest attack attributed to Ahlu Sunna Wa-Jamo

Mozambique: On 20th September 2018, suspected Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo/Ansar al Sunna (Shabaab) fighters executed its deadliest attack on the village of Pequeu in the Macomia district of […]
September 21, 2018

Iran expands its soft power with a new Khomeinist religious center in Senegal

Senegal: The Council of Scholars of Ahl al-Bayt inaugurated a new mosque named Masjid al-Fatima al-Zahraa Mosque and a new Khomeinist religious studies center named the Institute […]
September 21, 2018

Islamic State releases Al-Naba issue no. 148

On Friday, the global Jihadist group Islamic State released latest edition of weekly Al-Naba magazine, issue no. 148.   Unusually, there’s very little coverage of Wilāyat […]
September 19, 2018

Iran remains world’s top state sponsor of terrorism, says new report on global terrorism by US State Dept

Washington: Iran remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said Wednesday in an annual report that also highlighted another drop in terrorist attacks […]
September 19, 2018

Islamic State assassinates another government official in Somalia

Mogadishu: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for assassinating a Somali customs official at the Bakaara Market in Mogadishu, Somalia.  
September 18, 2018

Video announces establishment of new Al-Qaeda branch in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: A video circulated on pro-Al-Qaeda channels on Telegram announces the establishment of a new Al-Qaeda branch in the West African country of Burkina Faso. […]
September 17, 2018

US experts train Nigerian military officers on terrorism

Abuja: US experts from the College of International Security Affairs, National Defence University, Washington, trained Nigerian military officers at the National Defence College (NDC), Abuja, on […]
September 15, 2018

Afghan Taliban releases September issue of Nawa-e-Afghan Jihad magazine

Afghan Taliban has released new issue for the month of September of the monthly Nawa-e-Afghan Jihad magazine. It consists of a total of 132 pages. Some […]
September 15, 2018

Islamist extremism caused 84,000 deaths worldwide in 2017, new report by Tony Blair Institute for Global Change reveals

A new report by Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, a British non-profit set up by former British PM Tony Blair, has revealed that 121 groups […]
September 15, 2018

Islamic State releases al-Naba magazine issue # 147

14th September 2018: Islamic State released issue # 147 of its weekly al-Naba magazine. As usual, the new issue contains the infographic from the latest episode […]
September 14, 2018

Leader of Boko Haram faction reportedly killed by own fighters

14th September 2018: The leader of the Boko Haram faction loyal to the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) Mamman Nur has been reportedly killed by […]
September 12, 2018

Libya’s National Oil Corporation’s offices attacked, Tripoli Airport hit with rockets

10th September 2018: Armed men attacked the HQ of Libya’s National Oil Company (NOC) in Tripoli in a suicide raid, engaging guards in a deadly gun battle. […]

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