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Terror through local proxies, is part of ISIS evolving modus operandi

Terror through local proxies, is part of ISIS evolving modus operandi

ISIS has released the second video of its supreme leader, Abu Bakr Baghdadi on April 29, the first since he appeared in a video delivering a sermon as the Caliph at the Al Nuri Mosque of Mosul in Iraq on July 5, 2014. The focus …

Call data trail leads to Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Call data trail leads to Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Intelligence agencies are tracking over a dozen men from Tamil Nadu and Kerala whose phone numbers were found in the Call Detail Records (CDRs) of Zaharan Hashim, the suspected mastermind behind the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, a security official told The Indian Express. …

The terrorists’ deadly message we have failed to grasp

The terrorists’ deadly message we have failed to grasp

The funerals are over, the investigation continues and the blame game begins and media attention shifts away. This time the victims were Catholic worshippers and patrons of luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. A month ago they were Muslim worshippers in New Zealand, shot by a …

Sri Lanka attacks may indicate ISIS is moving East

Sri Lanka attacks may indicate ISIS is moving East

The April 21 suicide attacks in Sri Lanka, which were claimed by the Islamic State, may indicate that the militant group is moving east in search of fertile recruiting ground, according to some observers. In the words of The New York Times’ Rukmini Callimachi and …

Afraid but unbowed: Sri Lanka Catholics pray for Easter bombing victims

Afraid but unbowed: Sri Lanka Catholics pray for Easter bombing victims

Church bells tolled mournfully at Colombo’s devastated St Anthony’s Shrine on Sunday, as scores of Christians wept but defiantly prayed and lit candles for the victims of the horrific Easter bombings. The bells rang out at 8.45 am, the moment a jihadist suicide bomber detonated …

Respect human rights while fighting terror

Respect human rights while fighting terror

The United States has said that while applying improved safety mechanisms to protect Sri Lanka’s citizens from new threats, it is imperative that the Sri Lankan government do so in ways that also protect rule of law and that do not infringe upon the human rights …

A preview of ISIS’s Future

A preview of ISIS’s Future

Two days after the bombings in Sri Lanka, the Islamic State came out and said it was behind them. It backed up its claim with video evidence that showed the attackers gathering in front of its flag to pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the …

A completely changed person’: Friend says, radicalised in Australia,

A completely changed person’: Friend says, radicalised in Australia,

A close friend of Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed’s said he became radicalised during his time in Australia.  The suicide bomber studied a postgraduate degree at Melbourne’s Swinburne University from 2009 before leaving the country in 2013. “He was really angry with the US and its alliance’s attacks …

Sri Lankan authorities have pointed the finger of blame at an obscure group, the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), for carrying out a series of coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday killing more than 350 people. Police have arrested at least 76 people, including alleged NTJ members, …

Indian security agencies suspect that the recent terror attack in Sri Lanka was financed by a Pakistan-based drug cartel. Drug smugglers based in Pakistan have been using the Sri Lankan sea route for the last seven years to export drugs to Europe after a clamp …