Referencing lebanese shiite militant group hezbollah and isis, both of which are known to use drones, kerchove warned that lone actors could use “drones with a chemical substance in a stadium” iraqi forces attempt to fly a drone to spot positions of islamic state militant group (isis) jihadis in the northern iraqi city of mosul on march 13. Isis is now aiming at misrata, libya's third largest city the terror group is benefiting from the ongoing civil war and making progress toward establishing a third base in central libya to go with its command centers in iraq and syria “isis’s surge results from its continued exploitation of opposing force weaknesses. “terrorist networks have spread,” said christopher p costa, a former senior director for counterterrorism to president trump’s national security council “i fear that without continuing counterterrorism pressure, where there are ungoverned spaces used as sanctuaries, there will be resurgent threats,” said mr costa, now the executive director of the international spy museum in washington.
Yes, isis practices terrorism, but it also governs territory, devoting much of its budget and personnel to maintaining an army and police force, minting money, establishing law and order, offering some semblance of social services, and so on saying isis is a terrorist organization is “like saying the department of defense is a health-care organization,” byman told me. Since then isis jihadists have continued to spread their message of violence and murder across the globe these alarming maps detail the full-scale of their already large network across multiple continents.
If these steps cannot be taken, the result will be the continuing growth of isis and other extremist groups, and the full collapse of a fractured syria into a failed state and terrorist haven russian-iranian military intervention can widen the boundaries of assad’s rump state, but it cannot rebuild a united syria. Isis has used pledges of allegiance by existing terrorist and insurgent group to establish franchises around the world the terror group has also encouraged lone wolf attacks throughout europe.
In lebanon, isis and al-nusra front bombings and attacks on the border area have left at least 120 lebanese soldiers, hezbollah fighters and lebanese civilians dead hundreds of others were injured about 20 lebanese soldiers were kidnapped as well isis’s strategy in lebanon is again to incite sectarian war by attacking the shiite minority. Imploding isis has been walloped by a crippling cyber strike which has blocked its ability to spread horrifying snuff videos among supporters agencies in a host of countries, including britain. A map from the national counterterrorism center shows the worldwide expansion of isis as of august 2016 national counterterrorism cente by 2015, according to the state department's own numbers, there were nearly double that — 13 countries the current briefing map shows 18 countries where isis is fully operational.
It identifies the isis core states of syria and iraq along with nations where it has official branches, including algeria, nigeria, libya, the sinai peninsula, saudi arabia, yemen, afghanistan, pakistan and the caucasus area to the south of russia. Radical islamist extremists inspired by the islamic state militant group (isis) or al-qaeda could use drones to spread biological agents, europe’s top counterterrorism chief has said. The perpetrators were isis returnees from syria a dozen isis operatives were arrested in malaysia last april while making bombs isis planned to abduct foreigners and rob banks there to many mideast experts, the current isis success is a direct result of years of misjudgment and failed policies “in syria, the us did not have any clear strategy.
While extremist groups are generally amorphous organizations, isis can trace its history directly back to the sunni terrorist organization al qaeda, specifically the iraq faction, al qaeda in iraq (aqi) aqi, led by abu musab al-zarqawi, was responsible for scores of bombings, kidnappings and beheadings in iraq following the us invasion there. Isis in the pacific: assessing terrorism in southeast asia and the threat to the homeland editor’s note: joseph chinyong testifies before the house subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence on the islamic state’s reach in southeast asia and the terrorist group’s threat to the homeland. How isis spread in the middle east although isis took most of the world by surprise when it swept into the iraqi city of mosul in june 2014, the group and its forebears had been proclaiming.