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Abdel-Malick: ISGS’s Number Two Eliminated in Burkina Faso

Executive Summary Burkina Faso’s Air Force killed Islamic State in the Greater Sahara’s second highest-ranking member, Harouna Oulel (alias Abdel-Malick), in an air strike on a convoy the militant was leading in January 2024. This represents a rare victory for Burkina Faso's counter-terrorism efforts, and... MORE

Keith Woods: The Rise of an Irish Far-Right Ideologue

Executive Summary Podcaster Colin Robertson and others in the far-right are hailing Keith Woods as the "rising star" of 2023, with some calling it the "Year of Keith Woods" due to his growing popularity and influence. Woods has over 150,000 followers on Twitter/X after rejoining... MORE

Dominic Martin: Kerala Bomber Highlights Lone Actor Terrorism in India

On October 30, a bomb blasted through a Jehovah’s Witness event at Kalamassery’s Zamra Convention Centre in Kerala, southern India. Coming two days after Hamas leader Khalid Mashal spoke via e-conference to the Mallapuram youth wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, initial speculation in India suggested that Islamists... MORE