On July 10, the largest German national subscription daily newspaper Seuddeutsche Zeitung interviewed the first detained returnee in a German prison to express an interest and a willingness to candidly speak about his experience as an ISIS fighter. 26-year-old Ebrahim B. was born in Germany to Tunisian parents. Despite the challenges […]Continua ›
Articoli di: Jessie Karam
Jessie Karam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the Middle East University in Beirut and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Phoenix. She has worked in education at the Lebanese American University (LAU) and in media at Orbit Communications Company. She is currently a researcher and analyst for Cosmonitor, Center for Oriental Strategic Monitoring in Rome.
There are so many factors that have contributed to making Libya an ideal hub for terrorism to thrive in and terrorists to flock to, but its location could top that list since it is much easier for African natives to make their way into a chaotic Libya from Tunisia, Egypt, […]Continua ›
A swift and decisive US airstrike on the eastern Libyan city of Ajdabiya is reported to have killed the infamous terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, and in Derna, the Islamic State has marked a humiliating defeat in what was its first stronghold in Libya. Considered a legend by jihadists for his elusive […]Continua ›
After a period of relative calm coexistence and apparent unity against the Libyan army, the assassination of Derna’s Shura Council leader Nasser al-Aker on June 9 triggered an unprecedented armed conflict between the Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaeda affiliated Abu Salim Martyr’s Brigade in Derna leading to the death of […]Continua ›
The post-revolution Libya has been an ideal hub for the arrival of ISIS foreign fighters from the region and sometimes beyond. Following the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, terrorists have taken advantage of the instability, chaos, and anarchy spread in the country, and in the absence of a strong government, […]Continua ›
Islamic State’s Expansion in Libya: Libya Institute of Advanced Studies (LIAS) Report on Beheadings and Car Bombings.
The Islamic State’s daily atrocities and expansion in Libya are the main study of the extensive report “Terrorism in Libya” that was published by the Libya Institute of Advanced Studies (LIAS) on April 23, 2015. Dr. Aref Ali Nayed, chairman of LIAS, is a renowned Libyan scholar who completed his […]Continua ›
The Ambiguity of France’s involvement in Syria: Paris Delegation Met with Syrian Intelligence Chief.
Surrounded by utmost secrecy and cautiously approved by the French Intelligence agency, four French members of parliament paid a controversial visit to Damascus with the purpose of increasing security coordination between the two countries and decreasing the terrorist threat on France. On the sidelines of this visit, Patrick Barraquand, the […]Continua ›
Egypt has been facing an energy crisis for years, with power outages surging in the summer. In recent months, Egyptian authorities have been taking measures to diversify sources of energy. Egypt seized the opportunity at Egypt’s Economic Development Conference held in Sharm el-Sheikh on March 13-15 to realize these ambitions […]Continua ›
In recent months, “Islamic State” (IS) forces in Libya have established bases in Sirte, Derna, and Nawfaliya. In Sirte, IS presence was estimated to be 500 fighters. The Misratan “166 Brigade”, part of the “Libya Dawn” coalition, was deployed to Sirte to push the IS fighters out of the town. […]Continua ›
While Jordan takes an active military role in the international coalition against ISIS, it wages a different kind of ideological battle at home. The Kingdom recognizes the current wide rift between Salafists loyal to Al-Qaeda and those sympathetic with the Islamic State and seeks to build on this internal-jihadi conflict […]Continua ›