May Terror Threat Snapshot

The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security released its monthly Terror Threat Snapshot, identifying terrorist threats around the world. This May assessment details jihadist movements within the United States as well as plots made against European countries which have been linked back to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).   Key points of this snapshot include:

  1. Salah Abdelsalam, one of the perpetrators of the Paris attacks, was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison in a Belgian court.
  2. April 24th witnessed the assassination of Bahrumsyah in eastern Syria.  Bahrumsyah was the most senior Southeast Asian ISIS commander and led a unit of approximately 100 Southeast Asians.
  3. ISIS managed to carry out two coordinated suicide bombings in Afghanistan which was the deadliest for journalists since the U.S. entered the country in 2001.

The full PDF of May’s Terror Threat Snapshot can be found here.

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.