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MENA BRIEF, SITREP June 21 – June 26: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. [MISC]: Gulf States, led by Saudi Arabia, present Qatar with 13 demands. Kuwait, operating as an intermediary, has presented… Keep Reading

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The Dangers of Ignoring Strategic Intelligence

[This article was originally published on Eeben Barlow’s Military and Security Blog on September 20th, 2016.  It is reprinted here in its entirety with permission of the author. Images and video have been added by… Keep Reading

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Abu Bakr al Baghdadi: Wanted, dead or alive

Russia claims to have killed the Islamic State founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. But what does that mean? Does it even matter? The Islamic State continues to lose terrain by the hour, finding itself besieged on… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP June 12 – June 20: Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition – Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. | [MISC]: State adds Indonesian group to Specially Designated Global Terrorist list: The US Department of State… Keep Reading

Updates from the Syrian front: the push on al Raqqa

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish and Arab militia coalition backed by the U.S., continue to advance through al Raqqa City, the official capital of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate. Due to international political… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP June 4 – June 13: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. | [MISC]: Attack in Iran Terror Strikes Iran, Lima Charlie News Iran’s Response to Islamic State Terrorism, Lima Charlie… Keep Reading

Iran’s response to Islamic State terrorism

Two teams of Islamic State fighters struck civilian targets throughout Tehran early June 7.  The teams attacked the Iranian Parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini, resulting in at least 17 dead and over 40… Keep Reading

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Terror strikes Tehran

Early Wednesday morning two teams consisting of 8 Islamic State fighters carried out a series of coordinated attacks against the parliament building in Tehran, and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini. The parliament building is situated… Keep Reading

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