On Tuesday, November 19, 2018, the United States placed a senior official of the Islamic State (ISIS), Hajji Abdel Nasser, on its blacklist of “global terrorists”. This is a decision taken in coordination with the UN Security Council, which on Monday placed the jihadist on its sanctions list, which provides for an international freezing of…

The European Union Centre for Strategic and Security Studies shares Russia’s view that there are a number of signs that the Islamic state and terrorist groups linked to Al Qaeda may be moving closer together. The FSB director of the Russian Federation, Alexander Bortnikov, earlier said that Moscow considered “very serious and far-reaching” the “likely…

Two people were arrested and charged on Wednesday in Denmark for delivering drones to the Islamic State organization in Syria and Iraq, which used them to carry out attacks, police reported. Both people were arrested during operations conducted by the police and Danish security and intelligence services in Copenhagen, police said in a statement. They…

Russian special services say the Islamic state will establish a base in Central Asia According to the Russian Anti-Terrorist Centre, the Islamic state plans to strengthen its “sleeper cells” in Central Asia to create a new strength, reports “Interfax”. It is to face this new threat that the exercises “Issyk-Kul-Antiterror 2018” are being held on…

The United States and our international partners made major strides to defeat and degrade international terrorist organizations in 2017. We succeeded in liberating nearly all of the territory ISIS once held in Iraq and Syria. We increased pressure on al-Qa’ida to prevent its resurgence. We amplified efforts to expose and curtail Hizballah’s malign activities inside…

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 The leader of the Islamic State Group (ISIS), Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, called on his supporters to continue “jihad” in a message broadcast Wednesday 22 August 2018 on the Telegram messaging service, the first to be attributed to him for almost a year. His message, broadcast on the occasion of the…

There are believed to be around 30,000 ISIS fighters across Iraq and Syria, according to two new reports from the Pentagon and the U.N., far higher than previous estimates. ISIS is focused “on keeping a toehold in Iraq and Syria and embedding its supporters into local populations.” The U.S. Lead Inspector General report cites a…

The head of the Islamic state, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is in a state of clinical death after being seriously injured and is no longer able to control the group, according to the television channel “Al-Sumar”, citing a source only within the Iraqi intelligence services. According to the source quoted by the television channel, a non-Iraqi…

A son of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been killed in battle in the Syrian province of Homs, IS’s propaganda agency Amaq announced. Hudhayfah al-Badri was killed in an “operation against the Nussayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in Homs,” the group said in a statement…

Islamic State’s supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi could have returned back to Iraq, an informed iraqi security source said adding that he icoulds likely in the western desert. Speaking to the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, the source said “Baghdadi moved to Syria before end of the liberation battles in Nineveh province. He settled to Raqqa…