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August 3, 2019

The Khawarij Paradigm: Takfirism as Expression of Unconstrained Islamism

Summery: The evolution of the ‘Islamic State’ from an integrated to a fragmented group is now close to becoming an irreversible process. Senior figures of internal […]
March 17, 2019

Militancy and Its Impact on the Foreign Policy of Pakistan

Summary: A militant is a person who, in order to achieve certain aims, pick up arms and do fighting; A militant can also be motivated by […]
February 22, 2019

All hope abandon, ye who enter here: An account of fact and fiction regarding ISIS governance

Abstract: The primary opposition to ISIS thus far has been kinetic, but this paper will examine the endurance of society, narrative, and legitimacy. A critical assessment […]
January 27, 2019

Scientific Process of Radicalisation

Executive Summary Prevention measures include many initiatives and one of most vital initiatives is to use indicators of radicalization and identify early any vulnerable, effected and going […]
January 1, 2019

Exploring the Concept of Jihad and Qital in Islam

SUMMARY The word Jihad, which has become very infamous in the world media these days, has a completely different perspective on Islam. The word Jihad is […]
October 26, 2018

Understanding the Transnational Criminal Organization

    Every counterterrorism analyst, policymaker and informed citizen should obtain and study the book Los Zetas Inc., Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico, […]
October 9, 2018

The Concept of Islamist Terrorism

Terrorism is itself a crime and it should be dealt with as a crime, however in some countries it has been dealt with differently. For example, […]
September 21, 2018

Disrupting Hezbollah’s Global Operations via Extradition

    There exist many excellent articles that describe the U.S. Department of Treasury sanctions and designations of global terrorists related to Iran and their Lebanese proxy […]

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November 30, 2019

President Trump plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organisations

President Trump said in a newly released interview that he is moving to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror organisations. The decision reportedly has prompted the Mexican government to ask […]
November 6, 2019

al-Baghdadi’s several family members arrested by Turkey

The sister of former Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been captured in northern Syria, Turkish officials say. The 65-year-old, named as Rasmiya […]
October 31, 2019

ISIS announces new chief and spokesman following the death of top leadership

ISIS announced the name of its new leader as well as a new spokesman Thursday after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a American-led raid in […]
October 27, 2019

ITCT press release on the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

  From BBC News, CNN:  The fugitive leader of the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed in a US military operation in northwest Syria, President […]
October 26, 2019

Canadian national extradited to San Diego to face terrorism charges

A former San Diego resident was extradited back to the U.S. to face terrorism charges in federal court. Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi, a 34-year-old Canadian national, appeared […]
October 24, 2019

ISIS reportedly using TikTok mobile app for recruitment

Short-form video platform TikTok has removed two-dozen accounts for posting propaganda for the Islamic State, Georgia Wells at The Wall Street Journal reported. Videos featuring ISIS fighters with […]
August 29, 2019

Taliban and US close to finalizing peace deal

The Taliban on Wednesday said the group is close to finalizing the peace agreement with the US officials in the ninth round of their talks in […]
August 29, 2019

USAFRICOM says Libya’s civil war could provide ‘oxygen’ to terrorist offshoots

U.S. Africa Command is concerned that Libya’s eight-year civil war could bolster terrorist groups harbored in the country and foster a breeding ground for violent extremist […]
August 29, 2019

US tells Indian government it wants information on situation in Kashmir

Top American diplomats have on multiple occasions reached out to the Indian government in private, seeking information about the situation in the Kashmir Valley and even […]
August 29, 2019

Maryland man indicted for planning ISIS-inspired truck attack

A Maryland man who allegedly pledged himself to ISIS and planned to run over pedestrians in the nation’s capital was stopped before he could carry out the […]
August 29, 2019

US designates 3 Palestinians, 1 Lebanese national over links to Hamas

WASHINGTON: The United States has designated three Palestinians and one Lebanese national for funneling money for Hamas, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said in a […]
August 29, 2019

US Treasury sanctions Lebanon’s Jammal Trust Bank for Hezbollah ties

WASHINGTON: The US on Thursday sanctioned Lebanon-based Jammal Trust Bank SAL and its subsidiaries for allegedly facilitating the financial activities of Hezbollah, according to the Treasury […]
August 23, 2019

2 NYC women caught in 2015 terrorism sting plead guilty

Two women caught in a 2015 terrorism sting involving an undercover New York Police Department officer posing as an Islamic convert pleaded guilty on Friday to […]
August 12, 2019

US service member killed in Iraq in combat op days after Pentagon warned of ‘ISIS resurgence’

A US Marine from Colorado who had been serving in Iraq was killed in combat over the weekend — just days after the Pentagon warned of […]
August 12, 2019

California man released after terrorism conviction overturned

A California man who spent more than 14 years in prison on terrorism charges has been released from prison, nearly two weeks after a federal judge […]
August 3, 2019

Texas man charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS

A federal grand jury in Dallas has indicted a U.S. citizen for traveling to Syria and conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of […]
August 3, 2019

US brings back another American ISIS fighter from Syria to face trial

A federal grand jury in Dallas on Thursday indicted an American ISIS suspect who had been transported back to American soil from Syria, CNN reported on Thursday. Omer […]
August 1, 2019

Hamza bin Laden is dead, U.S. officials claim

The United States has obtained intelligence that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead, according to three […]
July 30, 2019

Two Somali origin men who arrived in United States as refugees arrested in Arizona for trying to provide material support to ISIS

U.S. federal officials arrested two Arizona men on charges of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, it was revealed on Monday. FBI agents arrested Ahmed […]
July 18, 2019

US extradites American ISIS fighter from Syria to face trial

The US has transported an American citizen who is alleged to have been an ISIS fighter back to American soil from Syria in order to face trial for […]
June 14, 2019

South Carolina man sentenced for attempting to provide material support to ISIS

United States: Zakaryia Abdin, 20, of Ladson, South Carolina, was sentenced yesterday to 20 years to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for attempting […]
May 21, 2019

Hezbollah operative convicted of terrorism charges in U.S.

A jury in Manhattan found Ali Kourani, a Hezbollah operative who carried out surveillance of targets in New York, guilty of committing various crimes on behalf […]
May 7, 2019

FBI translator arrested after his voice was intercepted in terrorism investigation

United States: A former FBI linguist was arrested over the weekend on charges that he lied to investigators by denying that he had contact with a […]
May 7, 2019

Muslim teen given 16 years in prison for terror plot to blow up a Chicago bar

United States: Suburban teenager Adel Daoud could have faced the rest of his life in prison after he attempted to detonate a 1,000-pound car bomb outside […]
April 29, 2019

Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in new video released by al-Furqan Media

Islamic State’s (IS) chief Abu Bakr Baghdadi made his first video appearance in almost five years on Monday, vowing to continue the battle against the U.S. […]
April 24, 2019

Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to providing material support to Islamic State

U.S.: A Wisconsin mother of seven pleaded guilty Monday to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State group by distributing information online on […]
April 19, 2019

More than 2,000 suspected foreign IS fighters being held in Syria, U.S. officials say

Washington: The number of suspected foreign IS fighters being detained by U.S.-backed forces in Syria has now surpassed 2,000, with a small number claiming to be […]
April 17, 2019

U.S. intelligence official says Islamic State Khorasan group is willing and able to strike the U.S.

Washington: Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP) group in Afghanistan poses a top threat for carrying out spectacular attacks in the United States, according to a senior U.S. intelligence […]
April 8, 2019

U.S. announces designation of IRGC as FTO

Washington: The Trump administration is designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, taking an unprecedented step as it seems to increase pressure […]
February 9, 2019

American busted at JFK Airport for trying to travel to Pakistan to join LeT

United States of America: U.S. officials said on Friday that a Manhattan man was arrested at JFK Airport for trying to leave the country to join a […]
January 30, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: New worldwide threat assessment by U.S. intelligence community criticizes Pakistan and Indian ruling party

The new Worldwide Threat Assessment by U.S. intelligence community, released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on 29th Jan, criticizes Pakistan as well […]
January 30, 2019

U.S. intelligence community releases new worldwide threat assessment

On 29th Jan, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a new worldwide threat assessment that highlights the presence of various militant groups in […]
January 26, 2019

Canada charges minor with terrorism

Canada: A child has been arrested in Canada and charged with two terror-related offences after a joint inquiry with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, police said on Friday. […]
January 25, 2019

New U.S. sanctions hit Iran-backed Pakistani and Afghan militias fighting in Syria

On Thursday the United States announced new sanctions targeting two Iran-backed foreign fighter militias in Syria and two airlines that help send weapons to Syria in […]
January 23, 2019

U.S. servicemember killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: One U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan Tuesday, U.S. officials said in a short press release. NATO’s Resolute Support mission to train and advise Afghan government forces […]
January 16, 2019

Ohio man sentenced to five years in prison in terrorism funding case

United States of America: One of two brothers from Ohio who admitted giving money to a friend who sent it to an al-Qaida leader has been […]
January 12, 2019

U.S. judge orders Pakistani man’s terrorism convictions to be vacated

United States of America: Nearly 14 years after Hamid Hayat was convicted in a sensational terrorism trial in Sacramento and packed off to federal prison, a judge […]
January 10, 2019

‘Afghan peace plan’ revealed in leaked secret document

Afghanistan: A detailed document leaked to the Afghan media purports to show a potential peace agreement between the United States, the Taliban and the Afghan government, it […]
January 9, 2019

Saudi Arabia calls for updating religious narrative to combat Islamist terrorism

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The need to use modernized religious rhetoric to combat extremism was addressed during a seminar at the 33rd Janadriyah cultural festival in Saudi […]
December 27, 2018

U.S. is offering job opportunities to Afghan Taliban, says new report

Pakistan: The US is eager to persuade the Taliban to join the peace process in Afghanistan and is offering a safety network that includes job opportunities for […]
December 23, 2018

5 things to know about the fight against ISIS in Syria – U.S. DoD

The Coalition has liberated territory in Syria that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) formerly controlled, but the campaign against ISIS is not over, […]
December 21, 2018

Arizona man sentenced to 12 years in prison for helping student join ISIS

United States: An Arizona man convicted of helping a New Yorker join the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday […]
December 20, 2018

Former Christian altar boy says revenge inspired him to join ISIS

Islamic State (ISIS) fighter Michael “Younnes” Delefortrie — who was raised Catholic — explained “revenge” inspired him to join the terrorist organization and justifies brutal killings […]
December 20, 2018

Canadian jihadist given 40 year sentence for New York City ISIS bombing plot

United States: Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a Canadian who confessed to plotting terrorist attacks in New York City for the so-called Islamic State was sentenced Wednesday to […]
December 19, 2018

U.S. announces complete military withdrawal from Syria as President Trump declares final victory over ISIS

Washington: The U.S. military has announced that it is preparing a complete withdrawal of its forces from Syria, a move that marks an abrupt reversal of the […]
December 17, 2018

Case of U.S. soldier accused of murder in Afghanistan to be reviewed by President Trump

United States: U.S. President Donald Trump says he will review the case of a former U.S. Army officer charged with murder for the 2010 killing of a […]
December 8, 2018

Ohio man convicted of terrorism offenses after trying to join ISIS

Laith Waleed Alebbini, 28, of Dayton, Ohio, was convicted today for attempting and conspiring to join the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated […]
December 6, 2018

American soldier sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS

Ikaika Erik Kang, 35, a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army formerly stationed at Schofield Barracks, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for […]
December 5, 2018

Afghanistan recorded the highest number of terrorism deaths in 2017, reveals new report

According to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) deaths from terrorism fell for the third consecutive year, after peaking in 2014. The annual Global Terrorism Index, […]
December 3, 2018

ISIS leader involved in murder of American citizen killed in Coalition airstrike

Yesterday the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria said that Abu al Umarayn, a senior Islamic State figure, has been killed in an airstrike. Umarayn and […]
December 3, 2018

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) releases worldwide travel alerts for this holiday season

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued global travel advice for various countries with regards to terror attacks for this holiday season. Australia The FCO […]
November 29, 2018

Man who ran over Orthodox Jews outside Los Angeles synagogue identified as a Somali Muslim immigrant

U.S.: The attempted car ramming of two Jewish men outside a Los Angeles synagogue Friday 23rd Nov — allegedly by a Somali immigrant — is being treated as […]
November 29, 2018

Security conference on counter-terrorism held in Singapore encourages prevention and strengthening intelligence

Singapore: Specialist police forces from around the world are visiting Singapore this week to exchange expertise and intelligence, and also observe the Republic’s counter-terrorism measures. The inaugural […]
November 27, 2018

Three more U.S. servicemembers killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: On Tuesday the U.S military announced that 3 U.S ARMY service members have been killed and 3 others wounded in a roadside bombing in Ghazni city, […]
November 26, 2018

Ten years after 26/11 Mumbai attacks, US offers $5M reward for info leading to attackers

Washington: The U.S. on Sunday offered up to $5 million for information about the attackers who unleashed terror in India’s largest city 10 years ago in […]
November 24, 2018

Another U.S. servicemember killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: On Saturday NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan announced that a U.S. servicemember was killed in action in Afghanistan on Saturday. The identity of the servicemember […]
November 22, 2018

U.S. military to build new observation posts in Syria

USA: The U.S. military will begin putting observation posts in northern Syria to help Turkey secure its border from the threats wandering through the war-torn country, the U.S. […]
November 22, 2018

Islamic terrorists have quadrupled since 9/11, says a new report by U.S. think tank

USA: According to the Washington think tank Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), there are as many as 230,000 Salafi jihadist fighters in nearly 70 […]
November 20, 2018

US sanctions illicit Russia-Iran oil network supporting the Assad regime, Hezbollah and Hamas

On Tuesday U.S. Treasury announced new sanctions over oil shipments to Syria including two Iranians, a Russian, a Syrian, an Iraqi and a Lebanese. Two of the […]
November 20, 2018

US donates 12 armoured vehicles to Kenya to aid in fight against terrorism

Kenya: The government of the United States of America gave 12 Bastion Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to improve border surveillance, […]
November 16, 2018

ITCT launches a new feature called the Threat Meter to monitor global terrorism trends

On Sunday 11th November, ITCT launched a new feature called the Threat Meter, designed to keep the public and professionals updated about the latest terrorism trends […]
November 10, 2018

Full English transcript of Taliban speech at Moscow talks on Afghanistan

Russia hosted a landmark international meeting on Afghanistan in Moscow aimed at kick-starting peace talks after decades of war, where Taliban leaders also participated. Members of […]
November 9, 2018

Islamic State released issue no. 155 of al-Naba magazine

On Friday Islamic State released issue no. 155 of its weekly al-Naba magazine. In the issue, IS claims 100 attacks over the past week in different […]
November 7, 2018

IS-inspired Bangladeshi immigrant convicted in NYC subway bombing

U.S.:  On Tuesday a Bangladeshi immigrant was convicted of setting off a pipe bomb in New York City’s busiest subway station in December 2017, disputing in court […]
November 6, 2018

Family of Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan has no regrets

U.S.: The family of a Utah mayor, who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan and was fatally shot by one of […]
November 6, 2018

Taliban cannot be defeated militarily, admits top NATO commander in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: The Afghan war cannot be won militarily and peace will only be achieved through a political resolution with the Taliban, the newly-appointed American general in charge […]
November 3, 2018

Another U.S. soldier killed in yet another insider attack in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: One U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded in yet another insider attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, the NATO mission in Afghanistan confirmed on Saturday. […]
October 30, 2018

US-led Coalition reports over 180 airstrikes against ISIS in Syria in past week

The US-led Coalition reports more than 180 airstrikes in the past week, almost all against ISIS remnants in eastern Syria. That’s more strikes than Combined Joint Task […]
October 26, 2018

Ohio man charged with attempting to join Islamic State in Afghanistan

USA: A 19-year-old Ohio man has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the […]
October 25, 2018

ISIS uses mosques for terrorism: U.S. DoD

A U.S.-led coalition airstrike leveled a Syrian mosque yesterday among other buildings used by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to attack the Syrian Democratic […]
October 23, 2018

U.S. and Arab states announce new sanctions on Taliban facilitators and their Iranian sponsors

On Tuesday U.S. Department of Treasury and Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) announced new sanctions on Afghan Taliban facilitators and their Iranian sponsors. United States of America, […]
October 18, 2018

Several NATO soldiers wounded in Taliban attack

Afghanistan: A bombing targeting a NATO convoy near Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, has killed at least two civilians and wounded several alliance soldiers, Afghan and NATO officials […]
October 16, 2018

U.S. slaps sanctions on Iran’s Basij paramilitary force

Washington: On Tuesday the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions on Iran’s Basij paramilitary force, pointing towards the group’s […]
October 15, 2018

U.S. Justice Department classifies Hezbollah as top transnational organised crime threat

U.S.: On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced the formation of a “Transnational Organised Crime Task Force”, designating the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as […]
October 13, 2018

English transcript of Taliban statement confirming meeting with US special envoy in Qatar

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban on Saturday confirmed that their representatives met with the US delegation led by special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha, Qatar. Below is an […]
October 11, 2018

US-led Coalition confirms arrest of Islamic State financiers

Kurdistan: The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) on Thursday released details of two joint operations where they assisted Iraqi and Kurdish forces in arresting ten […]
October 5, 2018

Lashkar-e-Taiba and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan identified as potential threat to U.S.

Washington: The new counter-terrorism strategy of U.S. under Trump administration has identified Lashkar-e-Taiba and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan as potential threats to the U.S., among other radical Islamist militant […]
October 4, 2018

One U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: A US service member was killed in action in Afghanistan, a statement from NATO HQ in Kabul said on Thursday.   The service member, assigned to […]
October 3, 2018

U.S. raises terror threat level for the Netherlands

The United States Department of State has updated travel advice for the Netherlands because of the threat of terrorism. The threat level for the Netherlands was […]
September 28, 2018

Islamic State released Al-Naba issue no. 149

Islamic State released new issue of its weekly al-Naba magazine on Friday. The Al-Naba issue # 149 carries photos of the five attackers Islamic State says […]
September 24, 2018

Muslim man arrested near Los Angeles with two active IEDs

USA: American media outlet PJ Media reports: Police near Los Angeles arrested a man following a traffic stop last week after they discovered two active IEDs […]
September 23, 2018

Al-Qaeda threatens the West and ‘blasphemers’ in new press release

South Asia: Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) issued a press release in Urdu on 11th September (1st of Islamic month of Muharram) titled “May our […]
September 21, 2018

Key Hezbollah financier arrested in Brazil

Sao Paulo: A man designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as a high-ranking Hezbollah financier has been arrested by Brazilian federal police after neighbouring country Paraguay […]
September 21, 2018

US Army publicizing body count of militants killed in Afghanistan in an apparent new strategy to rally White House

Washington: In a latest revelation by the New York Times, it has become known that the US Army deployed in Afghanistan has been using the Vietnam […]
September 21, 2018

Islamic State releases Al-Naba issue no. 148

On Friday, the global Jihadist group Islamic State released latest edition of weekly Al-Naba magazine, issue no. 148.   Unusually, there’s very little coverage of Wilāyat […]
September 19, 2018

Iran remains world’s top state sponsor of terrorism, says new report on global terrorism by US State Dept

Washington: Iran remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said Wednesday in an annual report that also highlighted another drop in terrorist attacks […]
September 15, 2018

Selective definition of terrorism betrays war on terror: Pakistan’s Former Foreign Minister

Islamabad: Former Pakistani foreign minister Khawaja Muhamamd Asif denounced what he calls “selective” definition of terrorism by India and the United States. He was referring to the […]

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