Terrorism

Turkish soldiers allegedly have ‘contacts’ with Al-Nusra extremists near Syrian border.

 Turkish soldiers allegedly have ‘contacts’ with Al-Nusra extremists near Syrian border.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:22

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Turkish soldiers allegedly have ‘contacts’ with Al-Nusra extremists near Syrian border.(Firat).
Sources close to Kurdish Front Jabhat al-Akrad reported that a group of 20-25 people wearing Turkish military uniforms and masks entered the village of Çobanbey (across the Elbeyli district of Kilis province) on Wednesday afternoon.

How to Stop Terrorism in Europe


Project Syndicate, Brahma Chellaney
BERLIN – Europe is under pressure. Integrating asylum-seekers and other migrants – 1.1 million in Germany alone in 2015 – into European society poses a major challenge, one that has been complicated by a spike in crimes committed by new arrivals. Making matters worse, many European Muslims have become radicalized, with some heading to Iraq and Syria to fight under the banner of the so-called Islamic State, and others carrying out terror attacks at home.

Flaws in the 'Lone Wolf' Analysis


by A.J. Caschetta, New English Review
Westerners are enthralled by the concept of the "lone wolf" terrorist.
Beginning in the late twentieth century, the West became enthralled by the term "lone wolf" and began using it to denote perpetrators of particularly heinous crimes who act without the assistance of other criminals.

Don't be Fooled by the News that al-Qaeda and Nusra Have Split


By Robert Fisk

 "Information Clearing House" - "The Independent" - Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is at it again. Qatar’s ruler has been trying to get Jabhat al-Nusra off America’s infamous “terrorist” list once more – and calculating that the institutional memory of the world’s media is that of a street dog. He’s right.

Making a Killing: The €1.2 Billion Arms Pipeline to Middle East

 

As Belgrade slept on the night of Nov. 28, 2015, the giant turbofan engines of a Belarusian Ruby Star Ilyushin II-76 cargo plane roared into life, its hull laden with arms destined for faraway conflicts. Rising from the tarmac of Nikola Tesla airport, the hulking aircraft pierced the Serbian mist to head towards Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Islamic State Shifts Strategy


by Jonathan Spyer, The Jerusalem Post
ISIS's pretensions to statehood are receding as it loses ground, but the organization is anything but defeated.
The latest wave of bombings by Islamic State confirm a pattern long observed. As it continues to lose ground in its heartland and its "provinces," so the organization turns back to an intensified focus on international terrorism. This is in line with previous experience of international Salafi-jihadi organizations.

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