Yearly Archives: 2014

Boko Haram

At least 6 killed by suicide bomb in bus in Nigeria’s Yobe state: witness

United States

The US and partner nations have conducted 14 airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria and 11 in Iraq since Dec. 30. The US has transferred five Guantanamo detainees to Kazakhstan. They are Asim Thabit Abdullah Al-Khalaqi, Muhammad Ali Husayn Khanayna, and Sabri Mohammad al Qurash, all Yemenis; and Adel Al-Hakeemy and Abdallah Bin Ali […]

United Kingdom

West Midlands counterterrorism police arrested a north London woman at Luton airport as she arrived from Istanbul. She was detained on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offenses, as part of an ongoing investigation. An Afghan man who had worked as an interpreter for British forces in Afghanistan claimed that two of his colleagues were beheaded by […]


After a request from the antiterrorism squad in Mumbai, the government ordered that 32 websites be blocked for carrying Islamic State content that is “anti-India.” The Army estimated that some 160 terrorists are planning to infiltrate into Jammu & Kashmir.

Senior al Qaeda leader returns to Twitter, praises ‘martyrs’

The al Qaeda leader known as Sanafi al Nasr praised al Qaeda’s “martyrs” on Twitter. Among them is Adnan al Shukrijumah, an al Qaeda operative charged with attacking the West. Nasr’s tweets also shed additional light on the identity of another terrorist reportedly killed earlier this month.

United States

The US and partner nations carried out eight airstrikes in Iraq and seven in Syria against the Islamic State. US and Somali officials confirmed that a US airstrike yesterday in Somalia killed Abdishakur a.k.a. Tahliil, the head of Shabaab’s Amniyat, or secret service, along with another militant. The Treasury Department levied sanctions on nine individuals […]


The Foreign Ministry rejected claims in a November UN report that said arms for the Islamic State and the Al Nusrah Front are being smuggled primarily through Turkey. Increasing numbers of Turkish Jews are leaving the country due to security concerns. Mehmet Ali Ağca, who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, was deported by […]


The Supreme Court decided in closed session yesterday to designate the Islamic State and the Al Nusrah Front as terrorist groups and ban them from Russia. The decision follows the defection of several Dagestani factions of the Caucasus Emirate to the Islamic State. Foreign Minister Lavrov warned that recent US sanctions against Russia will negatively […]

United Kingdom

Counterterrorism police arrested two men in Bedford and confiscated items from two homes there after a search. The two suspects were released on bail. The UK joined the US in rejecting a draft Palestinian UN resolution on statehood.


No proper training to investigate terror financing, Pakistani subcommittee finds


Suspect in 2008 Mumbai Attacks Is Held in Pakistan on New Charge


The sixth issue of Dabiq, the Islamic State’s English-language magazine, praised the deadly siege of a Sydney cafe by Man Haron Monis, and claimed that he had heeded the Islamic State’s call. Ahmad Mohamad al-Ghaz’zaoui, a Lebanese man from Sydney, has reportedly been killed in Syria while in the ranks of the Islamic State; he […]

United States

The US and partner nations carried out 12 airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria and six against the group in Iraq. The US launched an airstrike in southern Somalia targeting a senior Shabaab leader. The State Department criticized a draft resolution on statehood that the Palestinians are planning to submit to the UN. Although […]


The Cameroonian Air Force launched two airstrikes today against Boko Haram fighters who had taken over a military camp in Assighasia, killing several fighters and sending the rest fleeing. The Cameroonian operation against the Boko Haram fighters is still underway. On Dec. 26, the military reportedly killed 100 Boko Haram fighters and arrested 200 more […]


Pakistani court orders conditional release of Mumbai attacks mastermind