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June 2, 2021

Another terrorist set to be released from jail in Britain

A jihadi terrorist who said he’d swim the English Channel to join ISIS could be freed and back on to the streets next month. Zakariya Ashiq, […]
June 2, 2021

New Zealanders deployed to Middle East for Operation Gallant Phoenix to remain there at least two more years

New Zealanders from various agencies will remain in Jordan until 2023, the Kiwi government announced, extending its contribution to an international intelligence mission for two more […]
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

Two al-Qaeda leaders killed by US Hellfire R9X missile in Syria

A drone strike in northwestern Syria on Sunday evening killed two senior commanders from a group linked with Al-Qaeda, according to a Syrian opposition war-monitoring group. […]
May 25, 2020

Islamic State prisoners threaten US mission in Syria

A year after the US-backed forces seized the last remnant of the territory under Islamic State rule in Syria, some 10,000 Islamic State (IS) fighters captured […]
May 25, 2020

17 migrants suspected of terror links to be deported from Cyprus

Cyprus will deport 17 migrants who are being held on suspicion of having links to extremist groups or involved in acts of terror, the country’s interior […]
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 […]
May 15, 2020

Iraq’s new anti-terror chief pledges to “root out” extremist groups

On Thursday, Iraq’s Nineveh Operations Command announced it had arrested 21 ISIS fighters and seized weaponry in the Qayyarah district south of Mosul. General Numan Abdul al-Zubai, commander […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 18, 2020

UK’s air war against Islamic State ends after five years

Britain’s five-year air war against Islamic State has quietly come to an end, with official figures revealing no bombs have been dropped since September – yet […]
March 18, 2020

US to label new Islamic State leader a ‘specially designated global terrorist’

The United States announced that it is labeling the Islamic State group’s new leader a “specially designated global terrorist.” The State Department in a Tuesday press […]
March 9, 2020

Turkey says it deported 282 Islamic State militants since November

The Turkish interior ministry announced Sunday deporting two German nationals and one Swedish ISIS militant holding French citizenship as part of a program to extradite foreign […]
March 9, 2020

Two U.S. troops killed during raid against Islamic State in Iraq

Two U.S. service members were killed in Iraq during a mission to eliminate a stronghold of the Islamic State militant group, military officials said Monday. The […]
February 21, 2020

Sinkhole containing dead bodies of 1,000 victims of Islamic State uncovered in Iraq’s Tal Afar

A sinkhole reportedly containing almost 1,000 bodies, including around 30 Yezidis, killed by the Islamic State (ISIS) from mid-2014 to late 2017 has been uncovered in […]
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 […]
February 1, 2020

US allegedly killed a top al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

The leader of al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch is believed to have been killed in a U.S. airstrike earlier this year. The New York Times said three current […]
February 1, 2020

Alleged leader of Iraqi al-Qaeda arrested in Arizona

A man accused of killing two police officers while acting as the leader of an al Qaeda group in the Iraqi city of Fallujah was arrested […]
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

Turkish police arrests 10 IS terror suspects

Turkey has arrested 10 suspects linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Ankara, security sources said Wednesday. Anti-terror police carried out raids at the […]
January 30, 2020

Belgian court rules PKK is not a terrorist group

Belgium’s Court of Cessation ruled on Wednesday that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is not a terrorist organization, ending proceedings launched in 2008 against a number […]
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 3, 2020

US airstrike kills top Iran general Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad airport

A US drone strike ordered by President Donald Trump on Baghdad airport has killed a top Iranian commander, in a major escalation in regional tensions that […]
December 24, 2019

New BBC report says Islamic State once again getting stronger in Iraq

A new BBC report says that there are growing indications that the Islamic State (IS) group is re-organising in Iraq, two years after losing the last […]
December 10, 2019

American ISIS fanatic dubbed ‘The Dentist’ jailed for 22 years for attempting to provide material support to ISIS

A U.S. citizen who kept an Islamic State flag and a cache of weapons in his New York City apartment was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty […]
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

Foreign tourists and guide stabbed in Jordan attack

Several foreign tourists as well as a guide and a police officer have been stabbed in the Jordanian city of Jerash, a popular destination for visitors. […]
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 27, 2019

ISIS spokesperson al-Muhajir killed a day after al-Baghdadi’s death

The CIA has targeted Islamic State militant group (ISIS) spokesperson Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir in a new operation that comes one day after the organization’s leader was […]
October 27, 2019

ITCT press release on the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

  From BBC News, CNN:  The fugitive leader of the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed in a US military operation in northwest Syria, President […]
October 26, 2019

UK man who fought ISIS found guilty of terror offence in retrial

A British man who trained to fight with Kurdish units against Islamic State has been found guilty of a terrorism offence in a retrial at 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

IDF identifies Iranian officers behind Hezbollah’s secret missile project

Israel has released information on senior Iranian and Hezbollah operatives involved in the terror group’s precision-missile project in Lebanon. The group, which has been working on the expensive and […]
August 29, 2019

US designates 3 Palestinians, 1 Lebanese national over links to Hamas

WASHINGTON: The United States has designated three Palestinians and one Lebanese national for funneling money for Hamas, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said in a […]
August 29, 2019

US Treasury sanctions Lebanon’s Jammal Trust Bank for Hezbollah ties

WASHINGTON: The US on Thursday sanctioned Lebanon-based Jammal Trust Bank SAL and its subsidiaries for allegedly facilitating the financial activities of Hezbollah, according to the Treasury […]
August 23, 2019

China urges continuing fight against terrorism in Syria

Visiting China’s special envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan on Thursday underscored the need for a continued fight against terrorist groups in Syria. At a press briefing […]
August 12, 2019

US service member killed in Iraq in combat op days after Pentagon warned of ‘ISIS resurgence’

A US Marine from Colorado who had been serving in Iraq was killed in combat over the weekend — just days after the Pentagon warned of […]
July 18, 2019

US extradites American ISIS fighter from Syria to face trial

The US has transported an American citizen who is alleged to have been an ISIS fighter back to American soil from Syria in order to face trial for […]
July 4, 2019

Security beefed up at al-Hol camp after guard gets stabbed by ISIS woman

Kurdistan region: Syrian Kurdish officials have stepped up security measures at the al-Hol camp in Hasaka, northeast Syria after a female Islamic State (ISIS) prisoner stabbed […]
July 4, 2019

Son of Hamas leader defects, calls Hamas a ‘corrupt’ and a ‘racist terrorist organisation’

A second son of a Hamas co-founder has fled the Palestinian extremist movement, denouncing the group as a “corrupt” and “racist terrorist organisation” and “working for […]
July 4, 2019

ISIS mass grave containing 200 bodies found in Raqqa

Syria: As many as 200 dead bodies have been found in a mass grave near the Syrian city of Raqqa, a local official and a war […]
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 […]
June 4, 2019

Four security personnel killed by IS-linked lone gunman in Lebanon’s Tripoli

Tripoli: A lone gunman has killed four members of Lebanon’s security forces in the city of Tripoli on Monday night before blowing himself up, Lebanese state […]
May 21, 2019

Hezbollah operative convicted of terrorism charges in U.S.

A jury in Manhattan found Ali Kourani, a Hezbollah operative who carried out surveillance of targets in New York, guilty of committing various crimes on behalf […]
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 19, 2019

Leaked Islamic State letters show al-Baghdadi is still alive and leading the terror group

Washington: According to a recent report by Fox News, leaked Islamic State letters show that IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may be still alive and leading […]
April 19, 2019

Islamic State is not defeated and in fact looking for resurgence

Washington: Despite losing its caliphate to U.S.-backed forces last month, Islamic State’s resurgence continues to gain momentum across Iraq and Syria, a new report said Friday. “ISIS is […]
April 19, 2019

More than 2,000 suspected foreign IS fighters being held in Syria, U.S. officials say

Washington: The number of suspected foreign IS fighters being detained by U.S.-backed forces in Syria has now surpassed 2,000, with a small number claiming to be […]
April 8, 2019

U.S. announces designation of IRGC as FTO

Washington: The Trump administration is designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, taking an unprecedented step as it seems to increase pressure […]
April 3, 2019

Tooba Gondal, British jihadi known as the ‘ISIS matchmaker’, found in Syrian refugee camp and wants to come home

Syria: Tooba Gondal, the British jihadi known as ‘the ISIS matchmaker’ has been found in a refugee camp in northern Syria, it was reported earlier this week. Tooba Gondal, […]
April 1, 2019

Irish ISIS bride ‘should be detained for her own safety’ on return from Syria, says former counter-terror chief

United Kingdom: A former head of counter-terrorism in the UK’s Foreign Office has said Irish ISIS bride Lisa Smith should be detained if she returns to […]
March 23, 2019

SDF officially announces final victory against ISIS

Syria: ISIS has lost its final stronghold in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces announced Saturday, bringing an end to the so-called caliphate declared by the terrorist […]
March 19, 2019

Last ISIS enclave in Syria reportedly seized by SDF

Syria: On Tuesday, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered the last area in ISIS-occupied Baghouz town of Deir ez-Zor, located at Iraqi-Syria border, where they gathered their vehicles […]
March 8, 2019

Two mass graves found in Iraq’s Saladin province

Iraq: Iraqi authorities on Thursday uncovered two mass graves in the province of Salahuddin containing the remains of victims believed to have been executed by the Islamic […]
March 6, 2019

Top French jihadis killed in Syria

Syria: A prominent French militant who joined the Islamic State group, Jean-Michel Clain, died over the weekend from wounds suffered in an earlier air strike that killed […]
March 5, 2019

Large number of IS fighters surrender in final Syria enclave

Syria: Thousands of people, including armed fighters, have left the last area held by ISIL in Syria, a spokesperson for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said today. Mostafa Bali of […]
February 21, 2019

British ISIS bride Shamima Begum to be stripped of British nationality and will not be allowed into Bangladesh

United Kingdom: British teenager Shamima Begum, who moved from London to Syria four years ago to join ISIS, has said she was “a bit shocked” to learn […]
February 14, 2019

Jaish al-Adl claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing targeting IRGC in Iran

Iran: A suicide bomber killed at least 27 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and wounded 13 on a bus in a restive region of southeast […]
February 13, 2019

Pakistan to increase its role in Muslim anti-terror alliance

Pakistan: Saudi Arabia has asked Pakistan to increase its role in the Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), it was reported by some media on Wednesday. A […]
February 7, 2019

Human Rights Watch warns against secret transfer of jihadists from Syria

Any transfers of suspected foreign jihadists and their relatives out of Syria should be transparent, Human Rights Watch told AFP, as camps in the northeast fill […]
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 25, 2019

New U.S. sanctions hit Iran-backed Pakistani and Afghan militias fighting in Syria

On Thursday the United States announced new sanctions targeting two Iran-backed foreign fighter militias in Syria and two airlines that help send weapons to Syria in […]
January 21, 2019

Blast in Syria targets U.S. Army convoy

Syria: On Monday, several sources reported a suspected VBIED blast near Shadadi, in Hasaka area of Syria, causing serious damage to U.S. convoy. Syrian Observatory for […]
January 18, 2019

Houthi militants are torturing female detainees, activists say

Yemen: Yemen’s Houthi militants are holding dozens of women without bringing them to trial or charging them with a crime, often torturing the detainees and blackmailing their […]
January 16, 2019

Four U.S. servicemembers killed, three wounded in Islamic State suicide bombing in Syrian town

Syria: A suicide bombing in the Syrian town of Manbij on Wednesday targeted the joint Coalition-SDF patrol, killing four U.S. soldiers and wounding three others, Reuters […]
January 13, 2019

Belgian Islamic State fighter handed over to Iraq by SDF

Erbil: A Syrian Kurdish group has handed over a Belgian national it captured fighting with the Islamic State over to the Iraqi government, Brussels-based media reported on […]
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 12, 2019

‘More force and roadblocks won’t cause terror to disappear’: Israeli Chief of Staff

Israel: IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, while discussing security matters on Thursday, responded to the domestic criticism leveled against IDF, saying that more force and roadblocks […]
January 10, 2019

Houthi drone bombs Yemeni military parade, killing at least 6

Yemen: A bomb-laden drone flown by Yemen’s Houthi rebels flew into a military parade on Thursday outside of the southern port city of Aden, killing at […]
January 9, 2019

‘Jewish terror more dangerous than Arab terror’, says former Israeli National Security Advisor

Israel: Former Israeli National Security Advisor Maj. Gen. (Res.) Yaakov Amidror decried the specter of “Jewish terrorism” Wednesday, warning that attacks by Jewish youths on Arabs in […]
January 9, 2019

Iranian spy unit sanctioned by EU over terrorism

Europe: The EU on Tuesday froze the assets of an Iranian intelligence unit and two of its staff and designated them as terrorists over Tehran’s role […]
January 9, 2019

Switzerland investigating reports that Palestinian textbooks promote violence, racism

Switzerland: The Swiss government will review reports that the Palestinian curriculum promotes violence, antisemitism, and other themes that undermine a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, […]
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 […]
January 6, 2019

SDF says it has arrested five IS militants, including two Americans and two Pakistanis

Syria: U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement that it has arrested five foreign Islamic State fighters in an operation in Syria. The arrested IS […]
December 30, 2018

Israeli intelligence says it has arrested two Jewish teenagers, foiling a ‘Jewish terror’ plot in West Bank

West Bank: At least two Israeli teenagers were arrested on Sunday morning on suspicion of involvement in a ‘Jewish terror’ plot whose details are currently under gag […]
December 29, 2018

Egypt says it has killed 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombing

Egypt: Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the ministry of interior said on Saturday, a day […]
December 26, 2018

Israel carried out strikes on IS targets, including in Syria: new report

Israel: The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has conducted an unspecified number of strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria in recent years, according to a report […]
December 23, 2018

5 things to know about the fight against ISIS in Syria – U.S. DoD

The Coalition has liberated territory in Syria that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) formerly controlled, but the campaign against ISIS is not over, […]
December 20, 2018

ISIS killed 700 prisoners in east Syria: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

ISIS has executed nearly 700 prisoners in nearly two months in eastern Syria, a war monitor said on Wednesday, as clashes between US-backed forces and militants […]
December 19, 2018

U.S. announces complete military withdrawal from Syria as President Trump declares final victory over ISIS

Washington: The U.S. military has announced that it is preparing a complete withdrawal of its forces from Syria, a move that marks an abrupt reversal of the […]
December 19, 2018

Houthis using thousands of child soldiers in Yemen fight, new AP report reveals

A new AP report reveals that Iran-supported Houthis have been using thousands of child soldiers on the front lines in the Yemen war, raising concerns for […]
December 17, 2018

IDF carries out preemptive arrests of Hamas members in West Bank

West Bank: The IDF arrested dozens of Hamas members in the West Bank over the weekend in what the army said was a preemptive action in an […]
December 16, 2018

Latest wave of terrorism can be contained, Israeli defense officials say

Israel: Israeli defense officials said over the weekend that the ‎latest wave of terrorist attacks can probably be ‎contained, and that while ‎copycat drive-by shooting attacks are a matter […]
December 14, 2018

The Hollywood-worthy story of how a chemistry professor hired mercenaries to free her student from ISIS war zone

A chemistry professor at Sweden’s Lund University dispatched a team of mercenaries into an Islamic State (IS/ISIS) war zone to free one of her doctoral students […]
December 14, 2018

US-backed Kurdish forces retake full control of key jihadist hub of Hajin in eastern Syria

Syria: A series of successful attacks by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has forced the remaining ISIS fighters in Hajin to withdraw to a few positions […]
December 14, 2018

Upsurge in violence in West Bank as two IDF soldiers among those killed in latest Palestinian terrorism

West Bank/Jerusalem: Two Israeli soldiers were shot dead Thursday at a bus stop on a main road in the Israeli-controlled part of the West Bank, the […]
December 6, 2018

Suicide bombing in Iran’s Chabahar targets police station, Ansar al-Furqan claims responsibility

Iran: At least three people were killed in a bomb attack in Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar on Thursday, state TV reported, adding that many others […]
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

ISIS leader involved in murder of American citizen killed in Coalition airstrike

Yesterday the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria said that Abu al Umarayn, a senior Islamic State figure, has been killed in an airstrike. Umarayn and […]
December 3, 2018

ISIS commander involved in attack on Palmyra arrested by Iraqi intelligence

Iraq: On November 30, the Iraqi National Intelligence Service (INIS) announced that its agents had arrested Jamal Khalil Taha Znad Mashhadani, a prominent commander of ISIS who […]
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

SDF arrests assistant of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Syria: On Friday the U.S. supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the capture of Osama Abu Iyad, assistant of ISIS caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The announcement was […]
November 30, 2018

Al-Qaeda and ISIS linked publications condemn Saudi Crown Prince and adopt Jamal Khashoggi as a ‘martyr’

Some recent publications released by Al-Qaeda and ISIS linked groups appear to have adopted the slain Saudi commentator Jamal Khashoggi as a ‘martyr’. The latest edition […]
November 30, 2018

Lebanese businessman with ties to Hezbollah jailed in Paris drug trial

France: A shadowy businessman from the Lebanese diaspora was sentenced in Paris on Wednesday to seven years in prison for being a lead member of a crime […]
November 29, 2018

Lebanon’s security chief praises terrorism during a conference on counter-terrorism

Lebanon: During a conference on counter-terrorism, Lebanon’s General Security director explicitly praised terrorism, saying that terrorism that terrorizes the enemy is not only a right but […]
November 28, 2018

Austrian ISIS fighter Abu Usama al-Gharib killed in Coalition airstrike in Syria

Syria: The Austrian Islamic State fighter Mohammed Mahmoud, also known as Abu Usama al-Gharib, has been reportedly killed in a Coalition airstrike on an ISIS prison in […]
November 26, 2018

Deputy to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi captured in east Syria

Syria: A joint force of the US-led coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured a prominent leader of the Islamic State (IS) in Deir al-Zor Province in […]
November 24, 2018

Sydney terrorist sentenced to death in Iraq asks Australia to save him

Australia: Sydney terrorist Ahmed Merhi has begged Australia to help him after he was sentenced to death by hanging in Iraq. Merhi, 27, was convicted for being a […]
November 22, 2018

U.S. military to build new observation posts in Syria

USA: The U.S. military will begin putting observation posts in northern Syria to help Turkey secure its border from the threats wandering through the war-torn country, the U.S. […]
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 sanctions illicit Russia-Iran oil network supporting the Assad regime, Hezbollah and Hamas

On Tuesday U.S. Treasury announced new sanctions over oil shipments to Syria including two Iranians, a Russian, a Syrian, an Iraqi and a Lebanese. Two of the […]
November 18, 2018

European intelligence officials say Islamist terror threat is as strong as ever

It has become “the new normal,” a structural part of 21st-century life. And the jihadist threat against the West is just as strong now as ever. […]
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 14, 2018

U.S. designates Hassan Nasrallah’s son as a terrorist

Washington DC: The US State Department on Tuesday designated Jawad Nasrallah, son of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, a terrorist and accused him of […]
November 11, 2018

Deputy commander of an elite unit of al-Qassam Brigades reportedly killed in Israeli operation in Gaza

Israel: An Israeli Special Operations Forces entered the Gaza Strip in a vehicle and assassinated a senior commander of the al-Qassam Brigades and another senior operative in […]
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

Elite Jihadi unit Malhama Tactical training Uighur jihadists in Syria

Syria: Two new videos that have recently surfaced on Jihadi forums show that the elite Jihadi military unit Malhama Tactical, also sometimes called the Black Water […]
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 30, 2018

US-led Coalition reports over 180 airstrikes against ISIS in Syria in past week

The US-led Coalition reports more than 180 airstrikes in the past week, almost all against ISIS remnants in eastern Syria. That’s more strikes than Combined Joint Task […]
October 25, 2018

ISIS uses mosques for terrorism: U.S. DoD

A U.S.-led coalition airstrike leveled a Syrian mosque yesterday among other buildings used by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to attack the Syrian Democratic […]
October 23, 2018

U.S. and Arab states announce new sanctions on Taliban facilitators and their Iranian sponsors

On Tuesday U.S. Department of Treasury and Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) announced new sanctions on Afghan Taliban facilitators and their Iranian sponsors. United States of America, […]
October 21, 2018

Israel and Arab states join forces in fight against ISIS

Jordan: Israel is taking part in a multi-national intelligence force, based in the Jordanian capital Amman, alongside Arab states Saudi Arabia, Egypt and UAE in order to […]
October 20, 2018

Iran could be blacklisted unless it acts against terrorism funding: FATF

Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global financial watchdog, has given Iran until February to crack down on terrorism funding or risk further sanctions on its […]
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. slaps sanctions on Iran’s Basij paramilitary force

Washington: On Tuesday the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions on Iran’s Basij paramilitary force, pointing towards the group’s […]
October 15, 2018

U.S. Justice Department classifies Hezbollah as top transnational organised crime threat

U.S.: On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced the formation of a “Transnational Organised Crime Task Force”, designating the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as […]
October 15, 2018

New al-Qaeda magazine contains exclusive interview of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan commander Adnan Rashid

On Monday, a pro al-Qaeda group released issue # 4 of al-Haqiqa magazine. The magazine consists of 30 pages and includes an exclusive interview of Tehrik-e-Taliban […]
October 15, 2018

Hamas post bombed by IDF in retaliation for planted explosives

Israel: A Hamas post in the southern Gaza Strip was bombed by IDF after two people were spotted placing an explosive device along the border fence, the […]
October 14, 2018

One Iranian military member arrested over Ahvaz attack

Iran: A member of the Iranian military has been arrested over suspicion for his involvement in Ahvaz attack in September of this year, Iranian news outlet […]
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 12, 2018

Ḥizb al-Islāmī al-Turkistānī releases new video

On Thursday, Ṣawt al-Islām (Voice of Islam) Media of Ḥizb al- Islāmī al-Turkistānī, also known as Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), released a new video titled “Lovers of […]
October 11, 2018

US-led Coalition confirms arrest of Islamic State financiers

Kurdistan: The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) on Thursday released details of two joint operations where they assisted Iraqi and Kurdish forces in arresting ten […]
October 11, 2018

Israeli Army destroys another terror tunnel

Israel: On Thursday, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced that it has destroyed a Hamas terror tunnel that infiltrated Israel from Gaza. IDF says it estimates $3 million […]
October 8, 2018

Israeli Arab man sentenced for moving funds for Hamas

Israel: Dar’am Jabareen, a resident of Umm-al-Fahm and an Israeli citizen, has been sentenced to 42 months in prison by the Jerusalem District Court for moving around 300,000 […]
October 7, 2018

Ḥizb al-Islāmī al-Turkistānī releases issue no. 24 of its ‘Islamic Turkistan’ magazine

On Saturday Ḥizb al- Islāmī al-Turkistānī, also known as Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), released new edition – issue no. 24 – of its ‘Islamic Turkistan’ magazine. […]
October 7, 2018

Terrorist attack in West Bank factory leaves two Israelis dead

West Bank: On Sunday a 23 year old Palestinian terrorist identified as Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa shot dead two Jewish people in the same factory where […]
October 6, 2018

8 arrested in Malaysia over links with Islamic State

Malaysia: Malaysian police said on Saturday said that their counter-terrorism unit has arrested eight men, seven foreigners and one Malaysian, for their suspected links with the Islamic State […]
September 30, 2018

Houthis claim naval attack on Saudi port and a drone strike on Dubai airport

Yemen: On Sunday Houthi militants in Yemen claimed a twin attack targeting Saudi Arabia and UAE. In a statement Houthi spokesperson said that they killed several […]
September 28, 2018

Syrian arrested in Germany for plotting a chemical attack in Israel

Germany: German Police special forces have arrested a 21-year-old Syrian Muslim who was planning to carry out a chemical terror attack in Israel, German media reported on […]
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

Palestinian ISIS terrorist detained in Lebanon

Lebanon: Lebanese security forces on Thursday said a Palestinian refugee allegedly linked to Islamic State group over two poisoning plots, one of Lebanese army water and […]
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 27, 2018

Over 50 Hamas supporters arrested by Palestinian Authority in West Bank

West Bank: On Wednesday Palestinian Authority launched an arrest campaign in West Bank, targeting Hamas members and supporters, making over 50 arrests. Several homes were raided […]
September 26, 2018

Islamic State releases new statement of its spokesperson Abu Hassan Al-Muhajir

Islamic State’s Al-Furqan Media released new audio statement of its spokesperson Abu Hassan Al-Muhajir on Wednesday. In the statement, Abu Hassan Al-Muhajir doubles down on IS […]
September 26, 2018

170 arrested in Bahrain for trying to start a Hezbollah branch

Bahrain: Authorities in the Gulf monarchy of Bahrain said on Tuesday that at least 169 people have been arrested for working with the Iranian intelligence to start […]
September 25, 2018

Kurds say international community must do more to prosecute foreign ISIS fighters

Syria: Kurdish officials have said the international community is shirking its responsibilities by not taking back captured foreign members of Islamic State terrorist group, currently being held […]
September 25, 2018

Israeli intelligence nabs terror cell behind July violence at Al-Aqsa

Jerusalem: The Israel Security Agency (ISA, or also known as Shin Bet) has confirmed that its intelligence agents, with the help of Israeli Police, have arrested […]
September 25, 2018

Senior Al-Qaeda commander killed in Syria by unknown gunmen

Syria: A senior commander of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), an Al-Qaeda affiliated group, was gunned down by unidentified gunmen in Syria’s Idlib, it was reported on Tuesday. […]
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 21, 2018

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s deputy sentenced to death in Iraq

Baghdad: A top aide to the leader of the Islamic State has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Iraqi court on Wednesday, becoming the […]
September 21, 2018

Key Hezbollah financier arrested in Brazil

Sao Paulo: A man designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as a high-ranking Hezbollah financier has been arrested by Brazilian federal police after neighbouring country Paraguay […]
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 18, 2018

British former soldier who fought against the Islamic State in Syria sentenced for “terrorism” in Turkey

UK: Joe Robinson, a former British soldier who volunteered with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in 2015 to fight against Islamic State in Syria, was […]
September 17, 2018

ITCT press release on the brutal murder of American-Israeli Ari Fuld

UK: According to a press release put out by the Islamic Theology on Counter-Terrorism (ITCT), which appeared in Israel’s Jerusalem Online, ITCT’s Founder and Executive Director Noor […]
September 16, 2018

ITCT obtains exclusive information about the murder of Ari Fuld

A 45 year-old American Israeli activist Ari Fuld was murdered by a 17 year-old Arab terrorist in Israel today on 16th Sept 2018. The 17 year-old […]
September 16, 2018

40 year old Israeli man dead in latest stabbing attack in West Bank

West Bank: A 40 year-old Israeli man was stabbed multiple times outside a shopping mall by a teen Palestinian from the West Bank village of Yata […]
September 15, 2018

UAE receives praise from UN for its role in war on terror

United Nations: The Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office hailed the notable efforts made by the government of UAE to counter terrorism and violent extremism […]
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 […]

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