Tagged: al-Qaeda

ISIL and al-Qaeda: “Protagonists in Today’s Deadliest Crises”

On March 14, 2016, the International Crisis Group (ICG) released a report regarding the roots and expansion of two deadliest extremist groups, ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] (also known as ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] or IS [Islamic State]) and al-Qaeda. Groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda (like Boko Haram and...

The Rise and Fall of Terrorist Organizations

In years past, the terrorist organization al-Qaeda dominated newscasts, striking fear and concern across the world as the foremost focus in the war against terror. While al-Qaeda is still a cause for alarm, the recent rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has shifted terrorism fears...

Final Benghazi Report of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, were attacked by Islamic militants. As a result of these attacks that took place on September 11-12, 2012, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith,...

2014: Jihadist Terrorism and Other Unconventional Threats

Although the terrorist organization ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) remains in the forefront of our national headlines, the dominance of the former news headline regular al-Qaeda has significantly waned since 9/11. This month, the non-profit Bipartisan Policy Center organization released the report 2014: Jihadist Terrorism and Other Unconventional...

Osama bin Laden Original Documents Released

The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point released today the report “Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined?” “This report is a study of 17 de-classified documents captured during the Abbottabad raid and released to the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC). They consist of electronic letters or draft letters, totaling 175 pages...