The Threat and Death of Hamza bin-Laden

Introduction Recent reports announced the death of Hamza bin Laden (HBL), the youngest son of Osama bin Laden and the heir apparent of the infamous terrorist group al-Qaeda. According to some media channels, he was killed within the first two years of the Trump administration.[1] Details about his death, including…

U.N. Assessment of Islamic Extremist Terror Threats – Europe and Africa

By Sam Jacobsen A United Nations Security Council communication released in July warned that although the incidence rate of Islamic-motivated terrorism has declined in the last months, the terror threat is still high. The Security Council noted that while ISIL no longer has any geographic holdings, its presence in Iraq…

ISIS in Turkey

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By Garrett Cooper Turkey and ISIS have long been at odds and exchanged both rhetoric and firepower indicating such. Turkey claims to have been the first country that designated ISIS as a terrorist organization, and more than any other European country Turkey has been the target of ISIS terrorist attacks….

ISIS in the Philippines (Part III – Conclusion)

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By: Jeff Bates See Part I Here See Part II Here Image of a Marine training Philippine soldiers in urban warfare. (2017. PH, US Marines hold joint urban warfare training amid Marawi offensives). Sustainability of a Caliphate It is debatable whether the newly created caliphate would survive economically in the…

ISIS in the Philippines (Part II)

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By: Jeff Bates See Part I here Beginning of ISIS in the Philippines Starting in 2016, ISIS’s leadership encouraged Muslims to start an Islamic State in Southeast Asia. Volunteers came from distant countries including Chechnya, Somalia, and Yemen (Beech, Hannah; Gutierrez, Jason. 2019). In 2017, militants loyal to ISIS took…