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Mali Islamists regroup to strike back


Jean-Charles Brisard, international terrorism expert, said the Islamists’ evacuation of their bases, after air strikes by the French air force jets was an explicit tactical retreat to organise a counterattack. Read the article

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Exclusive: Al Qaeda European terror plot linked to the 9/11 hijackers’ cell

Nine years after the 9/11 attacks, the latest Al Qaeda European terror plot goes back to the 9/11 hijackers’ path. According to a key witness arrested in Afghanistan in July, Ahmed Sidiqi, the plot coordinated by Al Qaeda involved several

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AQIM kidnap-for-ransom practice: A worrisome challenge to the war against terrorism financing (Updated)

Kidnapping-for-ransom is considered by many experts as an “alternative source of terrorism financing.” But the recent abduction of five French nationals in Niger by the Al Qaeda’s Islamic Maghreb terrorist group (AQIM) highlights a worrisome regional trend that emerged in 2003,

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The U.S. Supreme Court bans humanitarian support to terrorist organizations

In its ruling of June 21, 2010 (Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project), the U.S. Supreme Court further clarified the notion of “material support” to designated foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) and brushed aside so-called “peaceful or humanitarian” support to such organizations.

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IHH: From the war in Bosnia to the Gaza Flotilla

The main organizer and funder of the Gaza Flotilla, the Turkish NGO Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), is portraying itself as a “Humanitarian Relief Foundation”, but it is better known in Bosnia for its connections to terrorism. Several documents confirm the

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Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad indicted (Updated)

Faisal Shahzad was indicted for attempted car bombing in Times Square, the Justice Department announced today. Shahzad was indicted by a federal grand jury on 10 counts related to terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. The grand jury charges that

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About JC Brisard

Jean-Charles Brisard

Jean-Charles Brisard is an international consultant, specialized in the financing of terrorist organizations.
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