June Terror Threat Snapshot
The June assessment highlights terrorist activity since 2013 citing the following data: 30 U.S. states in which jihadist movements have been identified; 220 ISIS-linked incidents in 17 European countries; and, the predominant weapons used by ISIS in attacks include explosives, edged weapons, and vehicles.
Key incidents highlighted in this snapshot include:
- Concern over routes between the U.S.-Mexico border that can be used to smuggle illegal immigrants from known terrorist organizations.
- France has issued a warning that 40 radicalized prisoners are meant to be released in the next 18 months.
- The World Cup begins on June 14th in Russia—ISIS has issued several threats to attack the event, authorities have stopped several potential attempts.
- Terrorist brothers, Khaled Khayat and Mahmoud Khayat will stand trial in Sydney, Australia in March 2019 for an attempted attack on a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi in July 2017.
- The Department of the Treasury has leveled sanctions on sources providing funding to Iran’s terrorism network, including individuals associated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force (IRGC-QF).
In June2018 there were…
- 2 fatal terrorist attacks in France and Belgium;
- 2 thwarted attacks in the USA, Brazil and France;
- 14 cases charged against terrorists in several western countries;
- 5 ISIS attacks in non-western countries;
- 3 U.S.-led offensives against ISIS in Iraq and Syria;
- 2 operations against Al-Qaeda;
- 1 attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria;
- 1 attack by the Taliban in Afghanistan as well as 2 offensives against the Taliban by Afghani forces;
- 4 attacks by Al-Shabaab in Somalia; and,
- 5 global incidents involving other Islamist Extremists.
An interactive version of the Snapshot can be found on the Homeland Security website.
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