New Profiles And Articles On TRAC

  • TRAC featured Infographs created September 22, 2014 featuring foreign fighters, supporting cell structure by country for both the Islamic State and for Nusra Front.

  • The AAA presents itself as aligned to Iran’s Supreme Leader and Iraq’s Sadrist Movement (Al-Tayyar al-Sadri) through postings which include photos of late Ayatollah Muhammad Muhammad Sadiq Sadr.

  • The Islamic State phenomenon is being studied by other Jihadist groups as a blueprint for use against other governments much in the same way that it (ISIS) has used the inhuman tactics of its predecessor Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi as a template for a even more efficient war-machine. The existence and expansion of the ISIS Caliphate is making the entirety of the Middle East unstable and causing the rest of the world to be vulnerable as these conflicts are occurring in areas rich in the natural resources that other countries rely on for their economic prosperity. The research identifies weak spots in the composition of ISIS.

Critical Developments

  • September 21, 2014
    al-Akhbar (English)
    In certain Salafi-jihadi circles, a so-called strategic plan of al-Qaeda is being circulated. Al-Qaeda has ostensibly been working to implement this plan according to a two-decade timetable, beginning in 2000, with preparations for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and concluding in 2020.The widespread...
    Submitted by Jasmine Opperman
  • September 21, 2014
    WSJ
    Submitted by Veryan Khan
  • September 21, 2014
    Egyptian Streets
    An explosion has targeted Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs killing two and injuring at least five, reported Egyptian health authorities.According to Egypt’s Ministry of Interior one of the police officers killed in the attack has been identified as colonel Khaled Mahmoud Hassan Ali Saafan.The...
    Submitted by Jasmine Opperman