New Profiles And Articles On TRAC

  • Much has been documented on TRAC on who is aligning with the Islamic State (see chapters under The “Yes” Vote) , TRAC infograph provides insights into who is still officially allied with al Qaeda Central Command.

  • The aftermath of Baghdadi’s proposed endorsement is widespread, but, no one has as much to loose here than Droukdel’s AQIM.  When Soldiers of the Caliphate first announced its break away from AQIM in mid September 2014, not much was understood about the group.  However as more information has come to light, it is clear that this spin-off was a major falling out from a pedigreed jihadist with AQIM. 

  • Nusra Front in Lebanon is a radical extremist group that surfaced during mid-December 2013 and takes its name from the Al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra (JN). The Nusra Front targets areas under Hezbollah control in eastern Lebanon and southern Beirut and is opposed to Hezbollah fighters in Syria supporting the Assad government.

Critical Developments

  • September 30, 2014
    The Daily Beast
    The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs.Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian...
    Submitted by Austin McVicker
  • September 30, 2014
    Is Ahmed Omar Abu Ubeyd "cleaning house" after taking over from Shekau?1- Ahmad Adan, age 42 2- Hassan Hajji, age  27 3- Mahad Issa, age 26 4- Iidle Hassan, age 18 Al Shabaab executes four (above) on September 29, 2014 in Barwe for allegedly being spies for Somalian...
    Submitted by Jasmine Opperman
  • September 30, 2014
    Manila Standard
    FIVE AREAS NAMED IN REPORT BELOW:BasilanLanao del Sur Muslim MindanaoSulu Straits, between Sabah on the island of Borneo and the southern PhilippinesMaguindanaoDESPITE official denials, there has indeed been recruitment of Filipinos youths in the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte,...
    Submitted by Veryan Khan