10,000 Nusra, Al-Qaeda Terrorists in Idlib: new terrorist threat in Syria

September 10, 2018 | Brainwave Science


The northern Syrian province of Idlib is the last remaining stronghold controlled by forces opposed to President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey, Russia, and Iran in a bid to avert an assault agreed on last Friday to work together on “stabilizing” Idlib (Syrian city located near the border with Turkey) during Syria’s war. The UN envoy for Syria says there are at least 10,000 Al Qaeda-linked terrorists in Idlib, along with some 70,000 other fighters from various Islamic terror groups controlling roughly 60 percent of the province. Turkish President Erdogan failed last week to get his Russian and Iranian counterparts to support his desperate bid for a cease-fire in Idlib, the stronghold of the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, as well as other radical Salafi and armed gangs based in the northwestern Syrian province.

According to the UN estimates, nearly 3 million civilians live today in Idlib. But, at the same time, Idlib has become a home to a complex array of anti-regime forces, including secular rebels, Islamists, Syrian jihadists with ties to al-Qaeda and their foreign counterparts, fighters from Uzbekistan and Chechnya. The terrorist group formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra today controls about 60% of Idlib province. Worlds community discusses a complicated situation in Idlib, looking for ways of stabilizing the conflict in the region. And the main priority for them is to reduce the terrorist threat and to prevent losses among the civilian population.

Besides, Turkey has one more reason to worry. Nearly 3.5 million Syrian refugees after starting the war moved to Turkey. And now Turkish officials seek to avoid another massive inflow of Syrians displaced by conflict but have been unable to convince non-terrorist armed groups to withdraw and distance themselves from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.


Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed by brutal civil war. Iran, Russia and Hezbollah have been supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s government against rebel militias and radical jihadi groups, including the Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaida. By anyone’s account, the Syrian civil war satisfies all of the criteria of a wicked problem. Like most crises, the issues surrounding the Syrian conflict are complex and interrelated, and there are multiple competing foreign policy interests at stake for the United States and other countries in the region.  The problem becomes especially complicated when it is a part of the international conflict. The war in Syria for not the first year has an incredible influence for life and politic course of many countries. Final strong hold of  terrorists in Idlib has increased tension among all the countries involved in this war against terrorism.

The US President commented on the current situation ‘If it’s a slaughter, the world is going to get very, very angry. And the United States is going to get very angry, too.’ So, stabilization of the situation in Idlib today is a great challenge not only for Syrian forces but also for many countries such as Turkey, USA, Saudi Arabia, Qatar in order to prevent the spread of terrorism beyond Syria. Especially the detection of terrorist in every possible way is necessary for Turkey – main host for refugees.



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Deploy 45 minutes iCognative subjected to every suspect and system drove test reveals his/her connections with any terrorist organization in Idlib that is known to counterterrorism forces. Members, sympathizers and conspirators of each terrorist organization including ISIS, Hezbollah, Al-Qaida, etc., can be identified with the power of this technology.  Specific investigation details for each individual is entered into the iCognative system, such case facts or investigation details are called stimuli. iCognative system collects brain responses to each word or picture while flashing stimulus to each suspect and all these responses are analyzed at end of the test by sophisticated algorithms to determine if the information under question is present or absent in the brain of the suspect. The system with high accuracy (more than 99%) and the fully automated process delivers the necessary information without any verbal interrogations and need for torture.

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