July 2018 Terror Threat Snapshot

The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security released the July 2018 edition of its monthly Terror Threat Snapshot on Tuesday, June 10. The report details global terrorist activities and attacks. This month’s report highlights information on ISIS’s terror campaign in Europe, the number of ISIS linked plots against the West since 2013, and statistics on homegrown jihad cases since 2013.

Key points from the July 2018 Terror Threat Snapshot include:

  • On June 27, 2018, Libyan militia leader Ahmed Abu Khatallah was found guilty on four of 22 charges and sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
  • Homegrown Islamist extremism continues to be an issue, as there have been 154 homegrown jihadist cases in the U.S. since 2013.

The report also covers recent developments in the U.S. against terrorism in June 2018, including the arrest and/or imprisonment of nine individuals. Information is also provided regarding recent plots and attacks by various terrorist groups as well as operations against those groups, including ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, the Taliban, and Al-Shabaab.

An interactive version of the Snapshot can be found on the Homeland Security website.

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