Counter terrorism Scenario Analysis

March 25, 2019

ISIS calls for more attacks in Europe as the Caliphate falls in Syria and Iraq

SITUATION US-backed Kurdish forces say they have liberated the last enclave held by "Islamic State" militants in eastern Syria. The US-backed Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) said they took a camp in Baghouz in March 2019, where "Islamic State" (ISIS) militants had been besieged for months, bringing them close to capturing...

 

March 22, 2019

Birmingham: UK Counter Terror Police probe attacks on five mosques

SITUATION Five mosques in Birmingham have been targeted in a strand of violent attacks after having their windows shattered with sledgehammers on Thursday. This event is the latest in a spate of Islamophobia attack since Christchurch massacre. West Midlands Police and Counter-terrorism unit are investigating attacks on the place of...

 

March 22, 2019

Remorseless Boko Haram kills at least 23 Chadian Soldiers

SITUATION In an overnight murderous raid, Boko Haram militants killed at least 23 Chadian soldiers.  This is the deadliest such attack inside Chad by the Islamist insurgent group. For a decade, Boko Haram has been fighting to establish an Islamist caliphate in northeast Nigeria and has carried out regular raids...

 

March 18, 2019

Three dead in shooting in Dutch city of Utrecht

SITUATION Three people have been killed and nine have been wounded after a gunman opened fire in a tram in the Netherlands, in the city of Utrecht. The Dutch authorities are at their highest alert. The Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte said that they are focused on all "suspect...

 

March 15, 2019

Christchurch, New Zealand’s darkest day - 49 killed in terrorist attack

SITUATION At least 49 people were killed and 20 seriously injured in two mass shootings at mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.  Two mosques in Christchurch were attacked Friday around the time of afternoon prayers. A male in his late 20s has been charged with murder, New Zealand...