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 25, 2014
    Don Okereke Blog
    Two female suicide bombers today caused massive explosion at a crowded commercial centre of Maiduguri, killing scores and injuring several others, witnesses and security sources said.The two teenage girls, according to first witnesses, simply walked into the One-way area of Maiduguri’s main market...
    Submitted by Jasmine Opperman
  • November 25, 2014
    Al-Monitor
    Since the rise of the Islamic State (IS) this year and its proclamation of a caliphate, there has been a battle underway in the global jihad movement for leadership and loyalty between Caliph Ibrahim, also known as IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and al-Qaeda emir Ayman al-Zawahri. Baghdadi is...
    Submitted by Jasmine Opperman
  • November 25, 2014
    TRAC INSIGHT
    This TRAC entry explores the recent release of the Islamic State/Daesh English-version magazine DABIQ. This article will highlights key times of interest and provide an initial analysis on some of the meanings and messages contained in the magazine. The terrorist threat network Islamic State/Daesh...
    Submitted by Norman Lihou