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The Ramifications of Tarketed Killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri_2022_0808_1417 (550 x 350)

Ayman al-Zawahiri Targeted Killing Ramifications

Targeted killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri by the U.S. is a severe blow to al-Qaeda. Nevertheless, it doesn’t seem that his demise will affect al-Qaeda’s offshoots’ activity in the various jihad theatres due to their decentralized nature. Although al-Zawahiri’s pale and uncharismatic image, his contribution was articulated

The Islamic State versus the Islamic Emirate

Summary: Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August, there has been an increase in attacks byISIS – K militants targeting Taliban members. ISIS – K is based largely in eastern Nangarhar province but the group has ramped up attacks across Afghanistan since the Taliban

The Dead Drops of Online Terrorism

Summary: With the proliferation, spread, and impact of violent extremist and terrorist content on the Internet and social media, governments, and security agencies have increased their countermeasures online. In response, terrorists and violent extremists have similarly altered their behavior by changing tactics and migrating to

The Spread of Radical Islam in Africa: 2021 Summary

Summary: In their July 2021 article, Global Jihad in Africa: Risks and Challenges, the authors detailed the spread of Islamic terrorist organizations in Africa—specifically ISIS and al-Qaeda—and highlighted the challenges in contending with them. Their main conclusion was that a joint umbrella/master strategy would be