Monthly Archives: November 2014


Pentagon aims to train ‘leaner, meaner Iraqi army’

United States

CENTCOM said that between Nov. 24 and Nov. 26, US aircraft targeted the Islamic State with 10 airstrikes in Syria, and that US and partner air forces launched seven airstrikes against the group in Iraq. Additional strikes were carried out yesterday in Iraq and Syria. A covert US-led special forces mission that rescued eight hostages […]


Some 900 police officers conducted raids in Vienna, Graz, and Linz after a two-year investigation into jihadist recruitment networks, arresting 13 people, including Abu Tejma, a Bosnian Serb preacher based in Vienna. The suspects are also thought to be involved in fundraising for the Islamic State. Austria’s interior ministry has said that about 150 people […]

United Kingdom

Alaa Abdullah Esayed, a 22-year-old woman from south London, was charged with disseminating terrorist literature and encouraging terrorism; she was released on bail. Zakariya Ashiq, 19, of Coventry, was charged with terrorism-related crimes following his arrest upon arrival from Jordan on Nov. 20.