19 Apr 2015

Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

“A suicide bomber in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city’s police chief said.” Source: Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State | Reuters

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19 Apr 2015

Islamic State shot and beheaded 30 people in Libya

“Islamic State released a video on Sunday purporting to show its militants shooting and beheading what appeared to be about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the video but the killings were similar to past violence carried out by Islamic State, which

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18 Apr 2015

Australian teenagers held over alleged Melbourne terror plot

“Police in Australia say they have foiled an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out an attack at a World War One centenary event. Police arrested five teenage suspects, charging one 18-year-old with conspiring to commit a terrorist act. “ Source: Australian teenagers held over alleged Melbourne terror plot – BBC

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17 Apr 2015

Islamic State’s Pakistan chief killed while planting bomb

“Islamic State’s Pakistan chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was killed when a roadside bomb he was planting went off in the country’s restive northwest tribal region, according to a media report. “ Source: Islamic State’s Pakistan chief killed while planting bomb – The Times of India

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17 Apr 2015

Confusion As Russian Police Claim To Kill ‘Militant’ Recruiter For Syria

“Russia’s National Counterterrorism Committee (NAK) initially told news agencies that the man who had been killed in Nalchik was Zalim Shebzukhov, 29, a wanted member of the Caucasus Emirate militant group who was plotting to carry out terror attacks during public gatherings for the May 1 Labor Day celebrations. The

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17 Apr 2015

Yemen crisis: Al-Qaeda seizes southern airport

“Militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have seized an airport in southern Yemen, officials say.” Source: Yemen crisis: Al-Qaeda seizes southern airport – BBC News

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17 Apr 2015

Boko Haram militants kill at least 10 in north Cameroon

“Fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least ten people in overnight attacks on two villages in neighboring northern Cameroon, two senior army sources told Reuters on Friday.” Source: Boko Haram militants kill at least 10 in north Cameroon: army | Reuters

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17 Apr 2015

Al Qaeda Is Beating the Islamic State

“The Islamic State’s lightning offensive through Iraq and Syria last year has dominated the headlines, but the jihadist group that has won the most territory in the Arab world over the past six months is Al Qaeda. On balance, the Islamic State has lost territory during this period—though it still

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17 Apr 2015

Islamic State’s ‘war crimes’ against Yazidi women documented

“Her story, and those of 19 other women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State, were collected by Human Rights Watch. In a report released Wednesday, the group accused the Islamic State of war crimes and, potentially, crimes against humanity for their treatment of Yazidi women.” Source:

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17 Apr 2015

War in Yemen Is Allowing Al Qaeda Group to Expand

“Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen took control of a major airport and an oil export terminal in the southern part of the country on Thursday, expanding the resurgent militant group’s reach just two weeks after it seized the nearby city of Al Mukalla and emptied its bank and prison.” Source:

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