Mali: The Money Trail

Islamic terrorists, even the most extreme ones like ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) need cash because it is simply more efficient to purchase many items (like weapons, ammo, information and sanctuary in areas controlled by local tribes. Northeast Mali (near Gao and the Niger border) is where ...

Facebook accused of introducing extremists to one another through 'suggested friends' feature

In one example uncovered by the researchers, an Indonesian Isil supporter sent a friend request to a non-Muslim user in New York in March 2017. During the initial exchange the American user explained that he was not religious , but had an interest in Islam. Over the following weeks and months the ...

Last April in Quetta

Sunni sectarian armed group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, an affiliate of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), claimed some of these April attacks in the capital city of Balochistan. Hazara elders claim that over 825 Hazara people have been killed in different parts of Quetta in the last 15 years. HRCP, though ...

IS Claims Bombing Oil Facility Guards in Libya, Ambushing Soldiers in Naba 130 "Exclusive"

The Islamic State (IS) claimed bombing oil facility guards and ambushing Libyan soldiers in Libya's Wahat district in a Naba 130 "exclusive". ... The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed credit for the January 2, 2014, car bombing in Haret Hreik district, a Hezbollah.

'They left a baby as bait for soldiers - a dog dragged him away': Inside the orphanage rehabilitating ...

Zahar al-Atheel waits for the child to leave his office before breaking into a fit of laughter. “There's isn't a curse word rude enough for his parents,” he jokes. “They were Isil.” All the children at the Al-Zahour Centre in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul - once Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's largest ...

Week in Review- May 2nd

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group has taken responsibility for both attacks. Another attack a few hours later in Kandahar targeted Romanian soldiers and killed 11 children at a local school. No group has claimed this attack. Earlier on April 22, a suicide bomber killed 57 people at a voting ...

Public sees sophistication, coordination as key threat in terrorist attacks, study finds

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL or ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attacks. According to the Avdan and Webb, coordination serves as a fear amplifier. Organizations capable of coordinating simultaneous strikes at different locations in the same city are perceived as more sophisticated.

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