Tag: terrorism

The evolution of al Qaeda, 18 years after the 11 September attacks

Eighteen years after the 11 September attacks, the original core leadership of al Qaeda has almost been completely neutralised. However, international events, particularly insurrections and conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East, have enabled the organization to reorganise and present itself with a different face that, in part, has also changed the perception of […]

The jihadist threat in India

Overview Since independence in 1947, internal conflict in India has resulted in various forms of religiously motivated terrorism with specific features. In the past few years, the Indian terror threat context has had global organisations like al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS) as leading actors. For historical reasons, the jihadist threat in India primarily affects […]

Kenya: terror alert still high

On 7 June 2019, the Kenyan authorities announced that they had arrested two individuals suspected of being affiliated with the Somali al-Shabaab terrorist organisation and of having planned an attack on the Hilton hotel in the Central District Business (CDB) of Nairobi. The suspects were arrested on 4 June 2019 after the hotel staff had […]

Mozambique: evolution of terrorism threat

On 4 June 2019, the Islamic State (IS) transnational terrorist organisation released the following claim in Arabic: “With the blessing of Allah, yesterday the Caliphate’s soldiers managed to repel an attack by the Crusader Mozambican army in Metubi village, in the Mocimboa area, where the two sides clashed using different types of weapons. Many Mozambican […]