Category: Terrorism

Jamaat al-Ahrar, an affiliated to TTP
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Terrorism

Unveiling the Complexities: Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, and Afghanistan’s Turbulent Landscape

The assassination of Qari Mohammad Dawezi in Afghanistan, a field commander affiliated with the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction withing the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), highlights the intensifying factional infighting within the organisation and the significant role that the Afghan territory has for jihadist militants.

Afghan terrorist in Azerbaijan
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Caucasus Terrorism

Countering Terrorism: Azerbaijani Authorities Thwart Afghan Citizen’s Plot to Destabilise National Security

The Azerbaijani State Security Service recently detained an Afghan citizen who had been planning a terrorist attack within the country. This alarming development highlights the ongoing global threat of terrorism and the importance of maintaining public stability and security.

Jihadist threat in Germany
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Terrorism

Jihadist Propaganda and Rising Threats in Germany: A Risk Assessment

A recent operation by German federal prosecutors has uncovered a suspected jihadist cell composed of seven individuals from Central Asia. This development highlights the severity of the terrorist threat faced by Europe from external sources.

Security and terrorism in the Philippines
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Asia-Pacific Terrorism

Unveiling the Shadows: Understanding the Ongoing Terrorism Threat in the Philippines

The recent counterterrorism operation conducted in the Lanao del Sur province of the Philippines has brought terrorism to the forefront in this Asian nation.

Kyrgyz military forces killed a terrorist
Posted in Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Kyrgyzstan security forces eliminated a terrorist near Bishkek: why does it matter?

The Kyrgyz special operation to arrest an armed group in Dmitrievka, which resulted in the elimination of a suspected terrorist who fought in Syria, highlighted that Kyrgyzstan is not immune to terrorism or jihadist propaganda.

Flag map of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Terrorism

Afghanistan: the Taliban killed seven Islamic State militants

The Taliban continue their effort to contrast and eliminate the Islamic State’s threat, confirming the Islamic Emirate necessity to stabilise the country to attract foreign investors and international consensus.

US soldiers in Syria (CENTCOM)
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism United States

CENTCOM eliminated a senior Islamic State Syria leader and highlighted the US commitment to the Middle East

CENTCOM’s killing of a senior Islamic State Syria leader stressed the US commitment to fighting the terrorist threats and emphasised the persistent instability in the Middle East related to jihadist and terrorist activities.

Geopolitical Report Volume 1 Year 2023 Calafiore
Posted in Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Cambiamenti climatici, IDPs e terrorismo: prospettive future in Asia

In questa ricerca verrà analizzato il trinomio cambiamenti climatici, conseguenze sulla popolazione e terrorismo in Asia destinato, se la comunità internazionale non provvederà a fermare questo trend, ad essere presente nelle agende internazionali negli anni a venire.

FSB officer
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis Russia Terrorism

Russian FSB neutralised terrorist organisations’ supporters operating in different regions

In Russia, the detention of five people connected with the terrorist organisation Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and a person linked to Katiba al-Tawhid wal-Jihad confirmed FSB’s effort to guarantee regional security and avoid the link between local Russian citizens and terrorist organisations operating in the Middle East.

Afghanistan map
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Terrorism

Afghanistan: the terrorist attack in Kabul highlights an unstable domestic security situation

The Islamic State terrorist attack against the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Afghanistan in Kabul stressed the unstable situation in the country and the Taliban’s inability to face terrorism and jihadist groups. Although the Taliban claimed that they had upgraded the national security situation since they took power in August 2021, the number of violent attacks and bomb blast have increased.

Tajikistan counterterrorism military exercises in Khatlon garrison
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia Terrorism

Tajikistan increases its counterterrorist readiness through military drills in Fakhrabad

Recent counterterrorism military drills in Tajikistan highlighted Dushanbe’s necessity to upgrade its readiness and expertise in facing terrorist threats inside the country and jihadist activities from neighbouring areas of Afghanistan.

Iraq flag
Posted in Middle East Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Iraq: the Islamic State continues threatening regional security

Recent violent attacks in Iraq demonstrated that Islamic State continues to pose a severe threat to civilians and security forces, even though the government declared its ‘total defeat’ in 2017.

Bannu district in Pakistan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Terrorism

Pakistan: militants seized a counterterrorism centre. Might Islamabad guarantee national security?

Since Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ended the ceasefire with the Pakistani Government, security has worsened in the country. Recent violent attacks in Pakistan and militants’ seizure of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) compound in the Bannu district have also alarmed neighbouring countries and foreign investors who are worried about future Pakistani stability.

Serbian and Greek military exercise designed to test international collaborations the role of Special Operations Forces in the Balkan and Mediterranean regions
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

The Balkans: security and terrorist threat. An interview with Marija Djoric

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 26 Issue 3 – SpecialEurasia met with the Serbian university professor Marija Djoric to discuss the current security situation and terrorist threat in the Balkans.

Stavropol territory
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Caucasus Kavkaz Files ISSN 2975-0474 Russia Terrorism

Islamic State cell arrested in Russian Stavropol territory

Recent arrests of Russian citizens in the Stavropol territory linked with the Islamic State confirmed that jihadist propaganda penetrated the Russian territory by exploiting local problems and influencing the Muslim communities disseminated in the country, especially in the North Caucasus, where the Kremlin has contrasted local militancy and religious extremism.

Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism United States

U.S. drone strike killed al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan

The killing of al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul by a U.S. drone strike confirmed Washington’s interests in the region and the Taliban’s policy to host terrorist organisations’ high-ranking leaders in the country, which has become a “safe heaven” for different jihadist groups.

Tajik Afghan borders where Tehrik e Taliban Tajikistan might operate SpecialEurasia
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia Terrorism

Tehrik-e Taliban Tajikistan and terrorist threat in Tajikistan and Central Asia

The establishment of Tehrik-e Taliban Tajikistan (TTT) alarmed Dushanbe Government. It highlighted how the security situation in Central Asia linked with Afghanistan has deteriorated since the Taliban took power in Kabul in August 2021.

Central Asia SpecialEurasia Monitoring Risk Analysis Map
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia Terrorism

Central Asian republics between socio-economic projects, popular protests, terrorist threats and the Afghan dilemma

Central Asian republics want to establish solid regional cooperation to promote socio-economic projects to stabilise the area and contrast rising problems such as widespread disappointment and protests, terrorist threats and security issues related to the current situation in Afghanistan.

Tajiksitan Risk Map SpecialEurasia
Posted in Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

The number of terrorists and extremists has increased in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, local security forces and authorities emphasised the rising threat of terrorism and extremism in the country in the last six months, confirming that terrorist organisations such as the Islamic State have been able to exploit local disappointment and the unresolved issues that in Gorno-Badakhshan.

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Posted in Events SpecialEurasia News Terrorism Ukraine

Online book presentation “Conflict in Ukraine: geopolitical risk, jihadist propaganda and threat for Europe”: a summary

On June 24th, 2022, SpecialEurasia, in cooperation with Criminalità e Giustizia, CISINT, Cesintel, IPA, ADR 360 and CCMN, organised an online webinar to present the book “Conflict in Ukraine: geopolitical risk, jihadist propaganda and threat for Europe”.

Hayat Tahrir al Sham flag
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Russia Terrorism

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s threat in the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation is not immune to jihadist propaganda and terrorist activities. Arrests in the last months of people connected to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have demonstrated that this terrorist organisation has created or attempted to create a network in different Russian regions.

Al Naba 339
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Propaganda and operations of the Islamic State. Analysis of N. 339 of the weekly al-Naba.

Every week, the Islamic State releases its magazine al-Naba, which gives significant insights into the group’s activities and might support the risk assessment of future operations, violent attacks and propaganda campaigns.

Immagine canale Asadulloh Urganchiy
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Islamic State Khurasan Province threatens Uzbekistan, Central Asia, and neighbouring countries

In the last couple of months, Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP) and its local Central Asian militants have been increasing their propaganda output by directly targeting regional countries (especially Uzbekistan), calling for attacks against local governments and jihad in Central Asia.

Voice of Hind
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

The evolution of the Islamic State propaganda in India. An Analysis of Voice of Hind

The Islamic State started its jihadist propaganda in India in 2020 during the pandemic crisis publishing its magazine Voice of Hind or Sawt al-Hind to exhort Indian Muslims to wage jihad and carry out attacks in the country.

Emirate of Afghansitan Taliban
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

The Taliban between state and non-state actors: a double-edged sword

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 18 Issue 2 – The 2021 proclamation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reveals several straightforward and/or controversial relationships with state and non-state figures at the regional level. This intricate web of relations plays a role in outlining the Taliban regime’s assets and challenges.

Islamic State leadership released a new audio SpecialEurasia
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Islamic State leadership released a new audio: an analysis

In his latest audio recently released, the Islamic State official spokesman Abu Omar al-Muhajir reported the main goals the terrorist group would like to achieve, such as contrasting Israel, exploiting the Ukraine conflict, and beginning a new series of violent attacks against the enemies.

Jamiat Ulema e Islam Logo
Posted in AfPak Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Islamic State Khurasan increase its attacks against members of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam in Pakistan

The Islamic State continues promoting its propaganda and organising violent attacks against the members of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam in Pakistan, confirming that the group represents a severe threat to Pakistani domestic stability and security.