New Profiles And Articles On TRAC

  • The group Jama’atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda’Awati Wal Jihad, known as Boko Haram, is an extremist Islamic group in Nigeria that has engaged in guerrilla warfare across the north of Nigeria. Its violent attacks on government offices, the United Nations, and civilians threaten to destabilize not only Nigeria but the region.

  • Jaish al-Mujahideen represent themselves as “faithful Islamists”. Shahabuddin has acknowledged that the actual reason for the formation of the coalition forces is geography. The coalition force members are all fighting in the same Aleppo region, and that a unified force enabled a stronger capability in opposing both the Syrian government and the ISIS. In addition, though the Jaish al-Mujahideen Army does not present themselves as an extremist group, media statements tend to reflect the opposite.

  • Internal leadership differences resulted in militants loyal to Hakimullah forming a new group to counter the faction led by Sajna, as well as Ihsanullah, alias Warghoomkay (a Karachi-based commander of the TTP and Hakimullah loyalist), forming a new TTP faction in the Tank district.

Critical Developments

  • April 16, 2014
    ENCA News
    The leader of South Sudan's rebels has vowed to attack the capital Juba and target crucial oil fields, warning in an exclusive interview with AFP that the civil war will not end until the country's president is removed from power.Former vice president turned rebel chief Riek Machar branded his arch...
    Submitted by jasmine opperman
  • April 15, 2014
    Daily Post Nigeria
    Sabon Kasuwa in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State came under heavy gunfire from suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday.DailyPost learnt that the terrorists stormed the village at about 10 pm firing sporadically.A resident, who spoke with DailyPost at about 10:07 pm said a local chief...
    Submitted by jasmine opperman
  • April 15, 2014
    Libya Herald
    A female Libyan employee at the US embassy in Tripoli who was abducted last night escaped from her captors and found her way to a hospital today.“We had reports that one of our locally-hired employees was abducted last night, during off-duty hours,” a spokesperson for the US embassy told the Libya...
    Submitted by Norman Lihou