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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: June 2015

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The ICT Database Team is pleased to present a brief overview of the terrorist incidents and counter-terrorist actions that occurred worldwide in June 2015. The incidents covered in this month’s report join the over 35,000 previously-recorded terrorist and counter-terrorist incidents in the ICT database.

This month’s report covers terrorist incidents throughout the world, with special emphasis in North Africa specifically in Tunisia.  On June 26, during the month of Ramadan, four major terrorist incidents took place. In Tunisia, a lone gunman, who was later identified as Seifeddine Rezgui, staged a terrorist incident on behalf of the IS, killing 39 people and wounding 36 others in Sousse. The IS claimed responsibility for the incident. 

June 2015 was also marked by terrorist incidents in Afghanistan, Chad, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Kenya, Kuwait, Iraq, Israel and the West Bank, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen.

This month’s report covers counter- terrorist incidents throughout the world, with special emphasis in the Middle-East specifically Yemen. On June 16, it was reported that a US air strike in Mukalla killed the leader of AQAP, Nasser al-Wujayshi. 

Wuhayshi led AQAP since 2009 and served as deputy leader to Aymen al-Zawahiri, the leader of Al-Qaeda. Wuhayshi was thought to be responsible for network communication of all the Al-Qaeda groups. Authorities believe he previously had direct ties with Osama bin laden. He was also the leader of Ansar al-Sharia, since 2011, as the Arab spring was beginning.

Qasim al-Raymi, al-Qaeda’s military chief was believed to have taken over the position

June 2015 was also marked by counter-terrorist incidents in: Afghanistan, Australia, China, Israel and the West Bank, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, North America, Philippines, Syria, UK and Yemen.

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