April Terror Threat Snapshot
The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security released its monthly Terror Threat Snapshot, detailing terrorist activities around the world. The April assessment highlights terrorist activity since 2013 citing the following data: 30 U.S. states in which jihadist movements have been identified; 192 ISIS-linked incidents in 19 European countries since 2013; and, the predominant weapons used by ISIS in attacks include explosives, edged weapons, and vehicles.
Key points of this snapshot include:
- The Iraqi government is holding over 19,000 individuals associated with ISIS-linked terrorism, 3,000 of which have been sentenced to death.
- Filipino authorities have confirmed the consolidation of terrorist groups into an organization calling themselves ISIS Philippines.
- Noor Salman, widow of Pulse Nightclub attacker Omar Mateen, was acquitted of charges of complicity in the attack.
- Nine incidents involving homegrown jihadism in the U.S. occurred in March 2018.
- Fifteen incidents of terrorism or intent to commit terrorism were documented in March 2018 in western countries.
- In March 2018 there were…
- Five global incidents involving ISIS
- One global incident involving Boko Haram
- One global incident involving the Taliban
- Two global incidents involving Al-Qaeda
- Three global incidents involving Al-Shabaab
- Eight global incidents involving other Islamist Extremists