Al Qaeda Central Command (AQC) Strives a Come Back in the Global Jihadi World

 Islamic State Video Saleel as-Sawarim 4: Islamic State Release before Takeover of Mosul in June 2014IntroductionEver since the Islamic State of Iraq and ash Sham / Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq, ISIS or ISIL, IS) started dominating the jihadi scene in 2013, attempts by al Qaeda Central Command (AQC) to remain relevant and appealing have not abated. IS successfully amassed strength in Syria throughout 2013, reaching its heyday in June 2014 after the takeover of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city.For More on Islamic State's (ISIS) Plunder of Mosul "Operation Bilawi"From insurgency to Full ArmyIndeed, the expeditious declaration of the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate signaled the tipping point in the world of radical and militant Islam as it departed from traditional insurgency and terror attacks and transformed into a full-fledged state entity, attracting immigrants from around the world and building a conventional army accompanied by one of the…

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Roger Farhat

Roger Farhat is a Senior Analyst and Researcher at Terrogence, a global pioneer of expert Virtual HUMINT™-driven Web Intelligence Services & Technology, designed to bridge crucial intelligence...