New Profiles And Articles On TRAC

  • The Ashtar Brigades is a Shia militant group opposed to Bahrain’s ruling monarchy. Since 2013, the group has claimed credit for almost twenty attacks against security personnel in Bahrain. Consequently, on 4 March 2014, the Bahrain government listed SaA as a terrorist group.

  • During an attack on Bentiu (a key oil town), from 15 to18 April 2014, SPLM/A rebels, supported by White Army fighters, reportedly killed hundreds of civilians because of their ethnicity. In one of the mosques more than 200 people were killed and more than 400 wounded. After the rebels seized Bentiu, Dinka residents of Bor town in Jonglei state attacked a UN base on 17 April 2014 where approximately 5 000 people, mostly Nuer, were sheltering. About 58 people were killed and another 98 injured, including two Indian peacekeepers.

  • A general profile of Britons fighting in Syria indicates that they are males and females with an age ranging between 18 and 41. They have an Indo-Pakistan and South Asian background, sound integration into British society, part or head of a family, and are well educated and employed.

Critical Developments

  • April 25, 2014
    PRI
    Over the weekend, US and Yemeni forces staged "massive and unprecedented" attacks against al-Qaeda forces based in Yemen."These strikes involved drones from the US," says Gregory Johnsen, a national security fellow at BuzzFeed. "According to recent reports, US special forces were involved...
    Submitted by jasmine opperman
  • April 25, 2014
    Brentford
    Counter terrorism police from SO15 raided six homes across the south of England yesterday as part of an investigation in a group of suspected Islamist extremists.Scotland Yard said the raids were carried out under schedule 5 of the Terrorism Act.Officers from Scotland Yard are also examining...
    Submitted by jasmine opperman
  • April 25, 2014
    Albawaba News
    Agence France Presse reported Thursday that Jordan has added new controversial articles to its anti-terrorism law in its effort to stop local jihadists from heading to Syria to fight in the country's ongoing war.On Tuesday, Jordan MPs approved articles that make "joining or attempting to join...
    Submitted by jasmine opperman