... Detachment. Khattab, future leader of Chechen militants, was one of the militants’ commanders in that battle.
Russia’s involvement in the 1999 Batken Conflict in Kyrgyzstan under the CIS Collective Security Treaty. During that mini-war, members of the Al-Qaeda-related Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a terrorist group, attempted to break through into their native country following large-scale terrorist attacks in Tashkent, and became bogged down in the Batken Region of Kyrgyzstan [
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The interview with Dr. Gilles Kepel
Dr. Gilles Kepel is a French political scientist and Arabist, specialized in contemporary issues of the Middle East and Muslims in the West. He is a professor and director of the Middle East and Mediterranean chair at Université Paris Sciences et Lettres. He is an author of 20 books. His latest
, “Beyond Chaos: The Crisis in the Mediterranean and the Middle East,” is an analysis of the present situation in the Middle East and the Mediterranean in a historical...
... the “intractables,” many of whom are foreigners who may make their presence known once again in the event of a fresh exacerbation. And in case of failure, they plan to leave the country and continue their subversive activities in other regions.
The “Syrian” part of the HTS is ready to gradually transition to the moderate opposition camp. Should the group continue to fragment, its radical wing is ready for a rapprochement with their former partners who had split from the HTS when ...
Since Donald Trump came to power in the United States of America, tough discussions have taken place amongst the major strategists and foreign policy runners in Washington in order to devise a strategy for the war-torn country Afghanistan.The new strategy will not be workable unless the US change the military establishment of Pakistan and modify the behaviour of the deep state of the country.The US strategy formulators ought to not be reluctant of the Pakistani deep-state disastrous function in the...
Attempts to Formulate the Islamic Alternative Will be Repeated
AQIS & ISIS approaches in India
Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a group that emerged in Iraq in 1999 and joined al-Qaeda in 2004, may be considered the precursor of Islamic State (IS). The new organization assumed the name “Al-Qaeda in Iraq.” In 2006, it merged with several Islamist groups and assumed the name “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.” It is also ...
... sometimes tried to normalize Ankara-Moscow broken relations. For years he opposed Putin’s position on Syria, and he has given up the demand that Syrian dictator Assad must go. On the contrary, he agreed with Russia and Iran, to mutually fight ISIS and Al-Qaeda associate Al-Nusra movement. Furthermore, he pushed deeper to replace NATO military hardware, with Russian and Chinese military technologies. During his visit to Kremlin, he signed a deal to purchase S-400 air and missile defense system. Previously ...
ISIS is a far newer force than al-Qaeda on the Indian Subcontinent, but already it has had a large number of recruits arrested, of its recruiters deported, and a shocking number of cells busted.
Since its inception back in 2014, the terrorist group known as “al-Qaeda in the Indian ...
... Besides, the group could not prepare sophisticated attacks based on explosives or a car bomb. Using a large vehicle, which targeted people on the promenade in Nice, was much easier for the inexperienced, newly recruited fighters.
Reactivation of Al-Qaeda.
The neutralisation of ISIS will create a gap in the worldwide jihadist movement.
Defeated ISIS fighters will look for new challenges and ideas,
as happened after the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011 when al-Baghdadi became a new leader for ...
... protected part in the Mali capital.
Systemic Flaws of the Anti-Terrorist Strategy
IS: New Old Enemy
The initial target of international efforts in the global counter-terrorist operation from the autumn of 2001 was al-Qaeda, the terrorist network which, by claiming responsibility for the 9/11 attacks, challenged the world’s most powerful country – the United States. As a result of resolute and coordinated actions of the world community, as well as successful ...
... his own advisers. As for Barack Obama, one gets the impression that he was concerned more about his approval rating than stability in the region when he decided to withdraw his troops from Iraq.
The contention that Iran and Syria had direct links with Al-Qaeda in Iraq is more debatable. There is no denying the fact that Teheran and Damascus had strong reasons to try everything to get the US bogged down in Iraq. However, there is no direct proof of this. Besides, if Iran and Syria were afraid of an ...