June Terror Threat Snapshot

screenshot of snapshotThe U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security released its monthly Terror Threat Snapshot, detailing terrorist activities around the world.

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.

The June Terror Threat Snapshot is available on the HSDL.

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

Additional resources on terrorism and threats can be found on the HSDL Timeline and in our Featured Topics on Domestic TerrorismGlobal Terrorism, and Lone Wolf Terrorism and Suicide Bombers.

 

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