New Profiles And Articles On TRAC

  • The ABT objectives include the radicalisation of youths in Bangladesh, inciting active participation in a local jihad and seeking control of areas in Bangladesh. The group reflects a young generation of jihadist in Bangladesh, which uses cyberspace extensively in propagating jihadist ideology.

  • In addition to updating hundreds of existing TRAC group profiles, TRAC continuously profiles key individuals.  To date there are 5 individual profiles within Islamic State; 4 within al Shabaab 3 within AQAP; 2 within AQC; 2 within Caucasus Emirate; 1 with in AQIS.  Please click for complete listing and profile links.

  • On 10 November 2014, Ansar Jerusalem pledged allegiance to the IS. The pledge of allegiance was preceded by two envoys of Ansar Jerusalem meeting with IS leaders in Syria.

Critical Developments

  • November 22, 2014
    Reuters
    Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters.Word of the arrests, reported by a...
    Submitted by Norman Lihou
  • November 21, 2014
    Al Monitor
    The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced that a number of high-ranking Islamic State (IS) leaders were targeted in a Nov. 8 airstrike. The US military confirmed the news that 50 IS top leaders were killed in airstrikes, without confirming whether IS' self-proclaimed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was...
    Submitted by Norman Lihou
  • November 21, 2014
    Thompson Reuters
    Islamic State gunmen fired at an Iraqi government building in central Ramadi on Friday, local officials said, and mosques broadcast appeals for reinforcements to confront the apparent attempt to take full control of the city.Most of Ramadi, about 90 km (55 miles) west of Baghdad, is already held by...
    Submitted by Norman Lihou