New Profiles And Articles On TRAC

  • Anwar al-Awlaki fiery sermons made him a larger-than-life figure in the shadowy world of jihad. Al-Awlaki was killed in Yemen by a U.S. missile (drone) strike in September 2011. Yet Anwar al-Awlaki's legacy remains as his propaganda publications still influence and radicalize followers being referred to as “Generation Awlaki”.

  • After promising to release all prisoners in Yemeni prisons in August 2013, Nasser al-Wuhayshi made the first part of his plan a reality.  In February 2014 AQAP freed some of its most dangerous members, 29 in total, including prisoners on death row.  In what is thought to be the largest known gathering AQAP has ever had on Yemeni soil, AQAP celebrates the members freed with a feast, songs and merriment.  AQAP released this video of this celebration on March 31, 2014.

  • The group Jama’atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda’Awati Wal Jihad, known as Boko Haram, is an extremist Islamic group in Nigeria that has engaged in guerrilla warfare across the north of Nigeria. Its violent attacks on government offices, the United Nations, and civilians threaten to destabilize not only Nigeria but the region.

Critical Developments

  • April 18, 2014
    You Tube
    Video Notes: 18 April 2014: Al-Shabaab’s media wing, Al-Kataib released a video on 17 April 2014, titled “Mujahideen Moments 4”. The video which seems to be targeted at the Muslim youth in Kenya with the emphasis on the Westgate attack. One of the fighters threatens the Kenyan government with more...
    Submitted by jasmine opperman
  • April 18, 2014
    World Bulletin
    It has been claimed that the United States and Turkey are together planning to conduct a joint operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) rebel group in Syria.Speaking to the Daily Sabah, an unnamed source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that Turkey and the US will be co...
    Submitted by jasmine opperman
  • April 18, 2014
    The National Post
    The most extreme armed faction in Syria has threatened to “destroy” Canada, as Western governments are struggling to deal with radicalized citizens infatuated with Al-Qaeda ideology.Speaking in flawless English, a member of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant said in an online video that after...
    Submitted by jasmine opperman