New Profiles And Articles On TRAC

  • TRAC's new "Focus On" feature has begun.  In addition, to TRAC new Focus on Syira You Tube channel, TRAC has established another You Tube Channel focusing solely on Somalia.  Mujahideen Moments #4 has just been released by al Shabaab, TRAC is one of the first to have this video and publish it for our subscribers.  The previous Mujaideen Moments are also availble on this new channel.

  • 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.

Critical Developments

  • April 20, 2014
    You Tube
    Video Notes: 2014: Inside the hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers - an in-depth look at the investigations following the terror attack.
    Submitted by jasmine opperman
  • April 20, 2014
    News24
    When not plotting military strategy to seize South Sudan's crucial oil fields, sacked vice-president turned rebel chief Riek Machar spends time reading the economic and political history "Why Nations Fail".Cynics might argue he would do better to simply look around his basic bush camp, where...
    Submitted by jasmine opperman
  • April 20, 2014
    Daily Mail (UK)
    Tribute: Jaffar Deghayes (top), 16, has paid tribute to his brother Abdullah (bottom), 18, by posting a photo of his body on Facebook. The brothers had been battling 'jihad' in Syria with their sibling Amer, 20, since JanuaryNow, Jaffar, who remains in Syria with Amer, has posted a chilling photo...
    Submitted by jasmine opperman