15 terrorists killed in Arish in anti-terror crackdown
June 7, 2018 | Brainwave Science
Egyptian security forces at the Ministry of Interior killed on Monday 15 terrorists in an exchange of fire after locating their hiding place by Arish’s ring road.
According to the security forces report, the Ministry of Interior received information confirming that the elements belong to a terrorist cell that attempted to incite violence in different areas in Arish. These elements were in contact with some terrorist leaders abroad. These leaders support them financially to carry out terrorist acts aimed to destroy the state, especially after the success of Egyptian efforts to combat terrorism.
On Feb. 9, Egypt’s military launched its comprehensive operation, named Sinai 2018, against jihadists, who have launched attacks on the security and military forces for years.
Egypt’s military says its current operation against the militants in Sinai has featured unprecedented coordination between the army, navy and air force. The “Comprehensive Operation – Sinai 2018” aims to eradicate terrorism in North and Central Sinai, in addition to other areas in the Nile Delta and the Western Desert.
Since the ousting of former Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated President Mohamed Morsi, Egypt has seen growing waves of extremism washing over the society and spawning numerous deadly attacks.
Egypt has been affected by terrorists many times in the past. This problem doesn’t only concern this country; terrorism has spread throughout the world like poison. Terrorists find new ways of perpetrating their destructive missions; they recruit young believers through social media. They corrupt and blend into society as normal people would do.
The arrest of these 15 terrorists is only one terror episode happening in Egypt. Law enforcement must find new ways to reinforce their counterterrorism strategy. In addition, they must make a point and discourage terrorists from continuing with these attacks.
But how can specialized law enforcement and counterterrorism agents better fight against this terror wave? The investigative means at their disposal often fail in results, like the DNA or polygraph test.
iCognative is the number one investigative tool of the moment. Developed by Brainwave Science to support investigative agencies worldwide, iCognative has the uncontested ability to distinguish between innocents and perpetrator. The system behind it can detect concealed or hidden information in the brain.
In the case of the 15 terrorists killed in Arish, iCognative can help law enforcement uncover more elements involved in this terrorist network. The iCognative test can be conducted on any person of interest and relevant to the case, connected to the 15 terrorists or to the leaders that supported the mentioned terrorists, victims, witnesses, terrorists’ family or friends. In order for this highly applicable test to be used, first the case facts need to be collected and some investigation details need to be added. This will be done by the investigative agency that will input into the iCognative system information that is confidential and relevant, and used as stimuli in the test.
Considering our case, we can probably use information known from the media, provided that it is confidential: the terrorist cell that the 15 terrorists belonged to; the terrorist leaders they were in contact with; intel from the other attacks in Arish, connected to the same terrorist network, the hiding place by Arish’s ring road.
This information, used as stimuli in the form of picture or words, depending on its availability, will be displayed for the suspect on a computer screen, one after another. then system collects brain responses to each stimulus and all these brain responses are analyzed at end of the test by the analysis engine that will determine with 99.9% accuracy if the information is present or absent in the brain of the suspect. Using a custom-built headset, that is safe and noninvasive, the system collects P300 signals emitted from an individual’s brain approximately 300 milliseconds after he or she is confronted with a stimulus of special significance. iCognative relies on detecting a distinct change in electrical activity when a human brain responds to the sight of familiar stimuli.
By conducting this test on relevant persons of interest to the case, the investigative agents can gather more facts about the terrorist cell. With this intel, they can further advance their efforts to secure Egypt in front of terrorist attacks and keep citizens and the nation safe.