The crisscrossing agendas facing Iraq — pressured by the U.S. and Iran while trying to set up a functioning government in Baghdad and preventing a revival of the Islamist terrorism that nearly broke the country apart — were on stark display[...]
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), or Hashid al-Shaabi, an umbrella grouping of mostly Iran-backed Shi’i militias in Iraq, on Sunday vowed that the Shi’i paramilitary would not remain silent about the alleged targeting of[...]
Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, who died in a US Air Force strike in Baghdad, is considered a living legend. The Iranians practically idolize him, the enemies are afraid and hate him. Israel and the US have repeatedly tried to kill[...]
Readers will note that I concluded 2019 by compiling and translating all the official Islamic State (IS) claims of operations that were released under the title of the 'revenge' expedition for the killing of its former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and[...]
European leaders are not doing enough to fight Daesh and other terror networks, overburdening Turkey. Terrorism remains an international problem that directly affects citizens everywhere, however Turkey has been unfairly bearing the brunt of responsibility and criticism and requires combined effort[...]
Terrorists may not be “cured” by prison deradicalisation programmes, the psychologist behind the main scheme has admitted. Christopher Dean designed the Healthy Identity Intervention (HII) course, which the London Bridge attacker, Usman Khan, attended before his release.
Iraqi security forces announced on Thursday the arrest of two Islamic State members who were in charge of recruitments for the terror group in Mosul. The suspects were members of the “Diwan al-Jund,” or the Soldiers’ Bureau, an entity that oversees[...]