About: Jihadists

Africa 30-07-2018

Violence flares up as Malians vote in key election

Malians voted Sunday (29 July) in a crucial presidential election as attacks disrupted polling in areas already beset by deadly ethnic and jihadist violence.
Development Policy 25-04-2018

Getting serious in the Sahel

Combating Islamic terrorism in the Sahel region has united Europe and the wider international community. Most attention has been focused on the G5 Sahel joint military operation which has been tasked with combating jihadist groups in the region.

Two years after the Brussels attacks, the terrorist threat remains very real

Returning foreign fighters, along with home-grown radicals, are heightening concerns that further attacks could be afoot. Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek and Amanda Paul argue there is room to beef-up security measures without creating a “police state” and maintaining respect for individual rights and liberties.
Global Europe 14-08-2017

Suspected jihadists kill 17 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the communications minister said, as security forces sought to free people still trapped inside today (14 August).

Italy says same gun used in hijack of Berlin market truck, Milan shootout

A gun fired at Milan police by the man suspected of attacking a Christmas market in Berlin last month was the same one used to kill the driver of the truck that ploughed into revellers in the German capital, Italian police said on Wednesday (4 January).
Security 06-10-2016

Prosecutors say Brussels knifeman is terror attack suspect

An attacker stabbed two police officers in Brussels on Wednesday (5 October) in a possible terror incident, the latest attack in a city still reeling from deadly Islamic State bombings in March.
Global Europe 18-02-2016

EU seeks closer anti-terrorism cooperation with Algeria

The European Union wants to strengthen its ties with Algeria in order to step up the fight against terrorism.

Danish opt-out referendum marked by refugee debate

Eurosceptic Denmark goes to the polls on Thursday (3 December) in a referendum on stepping up its participation in EU police and judicial cooperation, with the outcome uncertain amid fears ranging from jihadist attacks to the refugee crisis.

Containment of Syria failed, Europe is paying the price

Russia is guaranteeing its strengthening in Syria while the West dithers. It is time for Europe to be both realistic and bold, writes Bassma Kodmani.
Global Europe 13-04-2015

Jourová: Over 6000 Europeans waging jihad in Syria

The number of Europeans fighting with jihadist groups in Syria could exceed 6,000, a top EU official told a French newspaper today (13 April).
Global Europe 10-04-2015

After TV5, Paris fears new cyberattacks on media

The French government has called on media to be “vigilant” after the cyberattack claimed by jihadists, which blocked French international channel TV5Monde for several hours, adding that similar attacks could happen again.

EU aims to enlist online firms in fight against militants

The European Union needs to bring Internet companies fully on board in its fight against home-grown militant Islamists, the bloc's interior ministers said on Thursday (29 January).

Ministers look to strip online jihad’s ‘glamour’

European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels today (19 January) will pave the way for concrete measures to prevent online platforms seducing impressionable Muslims with a “glamorous narrative”, officials and diplomats said last week.
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Global Europe 31-10-2014

Turkey prepared to join Europe in the fight against IS

The Turkish Minister for European Affairs raised the issue of Turkey's accession to the EU and reaffirmed the Turkish position on the fight against Islamic State militants during a meeting in the French Parliament. EURACTIV.fr reports
EU Elections 2014 08-09-2014

National Front MEP calls for the ‘elimination’ of French Jihadists

Aymeric Chauprade, a French Member of the European Parliament, has written a blog post calling for the "elimination" of French jihadists who join the fighting in Syria and Iraq, shaking the high the ranks of his own party, the National Front (NF).
Digital 06-06-2014

EU states take aim at radical websites to counter Syria jihadists

Nine European countries endorsed plans on Thursday (5 June) to step up intelligence-sharing and take down radical websites to try to stop European citizens going to fight in Syria and bringing violence back home with them.

European jihadists: The continuation of a historical trend

Reports have circulated for months about the growing number of foreigners fighting alongside Islamists in places such as Libya and Syria. European authorities will intensify counterterrorism efforts, but preventing all attacks will not be easy, writes Stratfor.
Development Policy 19-04-2013

A shift in operations for Mali

As the mission in Mali shifts focus, the forces conducting the operations will shift with it, writes Statfor, a Texas-based global intelligence company.
Global Europe 18-01-2013

Mali insurgents prepare for a long fight

After the French intervention, the jihadists in Mali will have an opportunity to use their superior knowledge of the terrain, local indigenous militia relationships, and guerrilla tactics to inflict casualties on their enemies, writes Stratfor.