New Profiles And Articles On TRAC

  • The ISM is the first indication of organised IS presence in the Maldives, a country known for extremists favouring support to al Qaeda affiliates, like Jabhat al-Nusrah.

  • 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.

Critical Developments

  • November 27, 2014
    The Intercept
    In May, 2013, a British Army soldier, Lee Rigby, was killed on a suburban London street by two Muslim British citizens, who said they were acting to avenge years of killings of innocent Muslims by the British military in, among other places, Afghanistan and Iraq. One of the attackers...
    Submitted by Jasmine Opperman
  • November 27, 2014
    The Standard
    This is the picture of a fugitive London jihadi posing with a gun and his “newborn son” after he skipped bail to join Islamic State in Syria.The image posted on Twitter today shows Siddhartha Dhar, 31, pictured brandishing an AK47-style rifle in the air while cradling a baby.The top henchman of...
    Submitted by Jasmine Opperman
  • November 27, 2014
    The Diplomat
    It’s no secret that one of Islamic State’s preferred tools of recruitment comes through online outreach. Social media prowess, videos of multiple beheadings, surprising production skills – IS’s digital reach has helped expand its ranks and ensured extensive media coverage of its assaults.The group’...
    Submitted by Jasmine Opperman