Terrorism Blog Posts

Rebel group al-Nusra Front distances itself from al-Qaeda

An image grab taken from a video broadcast on by Dubai-based Orient News satellite television shows the head of Al-Nusra Front in Syria, Abu Mohamad al-Jolani.The Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, al-Nusra Front, has announced it is breaking ties with the g...

MNJTF regains control of Damasak in Nigeria from Boko Haram

The file photo shows soldiers from the 7th Division of the Nigerian army on the back of a vehicle in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria. (AFP)The Multinational Joint Task Force headquartered in Chad has regained control of a town in northeastern Niger...

Isis' war on Europe enters dangerous new phase

Isis' war on Europe seems to have entered a dangerous new phase, evolving from highly coordinated operations on the grand boulevards of Paris and Brussels to amateur assaults in the hinterlands that have suddenly turned anyone, anywhere into a target...

Churches in Britain placed on terror alert after murder of French priest by Islamic State

Britain's intelligence agencies have said a terrorist attack in the UK is "highly likely", urging churches to review their security following attacks in other parts of Europe. Photo/File Churches in Britain have been told to tighten security af...

France hostage situation: Isis attackers killed

One of a pair of Isis knifemen who stormed a church in Normandy before slitting the throat of an elderly priest has been named as known terror threat Adel Kermiche. The 19-year-old "Isis soldier" was being monitored with an electronic tag after he...

Isis taking advantage of 'inspired' terror attacks

The terrorist attacks seem to come one right after the other, by truck, handgun, axe, assault rifle, machete, bomb and knife. Each day, a string of news alerts on your phone. Or worse, the sound of shots fired, or sirens blaring in your city. In a s...

Syria army cuts off supply lines to militant-held eastern Aleppo

Syrian army soldiers patrol a street in Aleppo's government-controlled al-Khalidiyah area on June 28, 2016. ©AFP...

Terrorist attack 'highly likely' in UK: Intelligence agencies

An armed British police officer on security patrol among tourists at Horse Guards Parade in London (File photo)...

138 Bahrainis to face trial for alleged terrorist activities

The file photo shows the entrance to Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs in Manama. A cour...

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull targets teenage terror suspects

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo / AP The Australian Government hasn't given up on a plan to slap control orders on teenage terror suspects as young as 14. Draft laws to lower the age at which people can be held to 14 years, from...

German police arrest Munich shooter’s Afghan friend

Police secures the area inside a shopping center in Munich on July 22, 2016 following a shooting. (AFP) Ge...

Munich teen gunman was bullied loner, planned attack for a year

The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing "killer" video games in his bedroom. He was also a victim of bullying who suffered from panic attacks set off by contacts with other people, inve...

Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claims deadly attack in Germany’s Ansbach

Police work at a site where a Syrian refugee set off an explosive device in Ansbach, southern Germany, on July 25, 2016, killing himself and wounding a dozen others. (AFP photo)...

Kurds, Daesh clash in Syria’s Manbij after terrorists ignore ultimatum

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) (AFP) Clashes have erupted between the US-backed Syrian Dem...

IRGC busts terror cells, kills 23 in northwest Iran

Forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) ©AFP Forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Gua...

Six dead in two separate US shootings in Texas and Floirda

Police cars at the scene of a shooting in Bastrop, Texas, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (KVUE photo) Six people have been shot dead and several...

Over 500,000 UK public sector workers receive counter-terror training

British police officers (file photo) More than half a million public sector workers in the UK have receiv...

Is the Mafia selling assault weapons to Islamists?

Riot police stand guard next to a building where French anti-terrorist forces conducted raids, in Argenteuil, west of Paris. Photo / AP A huge gun-running operation masterminded by the Sicilian Mafia is being investigated by senior police offic...

Bastille terror attack: Trucker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel's dark past

A 31-year-old father of three obsessed with fitness and sex, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel led multiple lives. His darkest side appears to have been his best-kept secret: a calculated, committed jihadi ready to kill scores of people in a French Rivier...

Deash uses Syrians as human shields in Manbij: US official

A Syrian man carries a child who was retrieved under the rubble of a collapsed building following a US airstrike on Sakhur in the northern city of Aleppo on July 19, 2016. © AFP...
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