Since 2019 the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan has collaborated with the United States and other international partners to repatriate Kazakh citizens from former IS territories in the Middle East and contrast the spread of terrorism in the country.
In Belgium, the local police conducted 28 searches against the terrorist organisation Imarat Kavkaz. This event underlines the impact of the jihadist propaganda in the Russian language in Europe and the possible ramification of the Caucasus Emirate among the North Caucasian diaspora on the European soil.
The National Directorate of Security of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan reported that Afghan security forces killed a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), Mohammad Hanif. Despite the Taliban has often denied their involvement with al-Qaeda, latest military operations have underlined how strong is the presence and penetration of the terrorist organisation in Afghanistan.
The recent terrorist attack occurred in France highlights the problem of security and the impact of jihadist propaganda in the Russian language inside the European Union. In fact, Islamic State ideologies and the presence of North Caucasian diaspora in Europe might threaten EU security.
On Wednesday morning in Kabul, unknown assailants attacked the motorcade of the first Vice-President of Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh. The politician was not injured during the attempt. This event underlines how complex is the current situation of Afghanistan due to the Talibans' activities and the presence of jihadist fighters linked to the Islamic State and foreign actors.
The press service of the Russian Federal Security Service reported that security forces prevented a terrorist attack organised by an alleged Islamic State militant. in the city of Vladikavkaz, the capital of the Republic of North Ossetia - Alania located in the North Caucasus.
The US – Taliban deal should be only interpreted as an agreement between Washington and a specific group of Taliban for the safe passage for the US troops withdrawal. The agreement was welcomed as a success in diplomacy although the war in the country cannot be considered over since in Afghanistan several factions of Taliban and different terrorist groups connected to external actors are operating.
The German Minister of Internal Affairs called the event occurred in Hanau as an act of terrorism perpetrated by a man related to the far-right movements. Recent events have underlined the rise of Islamophobia and xenophobia in Germany, especially against Turks, Kurds and Arab migrants.
The White House confirmed the killing of Qassim al-Raymi, the leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and Ayman al-Zawahiri's right-hand man. Donald Trump commented on this event stating that the elimination of al-Raymi is a message for AQAP and the international terrorism network and it is a step forward to the defeat of terrorism in the MENA region.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) recently published the quarterly report which highlights that over the last quarter of 2019 the number of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan increased by 17% compared to the same period in 2018. The high level of attacks conducted by the Taliban might seriously threaten the dialogue on the peace agreement started by the United States.
Le forze di sicurezza irachene hanno arrestato nella notte di martedì 21 gennaio 2020 un militante dello Stato Islamico nella provincia di Kirkuk nel nord dell'Iraq. Secondo quanto affermato dalle fonti locali, la persona arrestata sarebbe 'un elemento pericoloso e membro della leadership dello Stato Islamico'. Questo arresto sarebbe uno degli ultimi effettuati dalle forze militari e di polizia irachene nell'ultimo periodo nell'area settentrionale del paese.
La morte del leader dello Stato Islamico Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Siria a causa di un raid a guida statunitense può considerarsi uno dei tanti eventi nella lotta al terrorismo, ma non la vittoria su quello che è un fenomeno di portata mondiale che si è insinuato nelle crisi regionali grazie agli errori di politica estera ed interna degli attori internazionali.
Il Caucaso del Nord continua a dare segnali contrastanti per quel che riguarda la sicurezza interna dimostrando sempre di più quanto la gestione di questa regione del sud della Russia sia complessa e debba prendere in esame tutta una serie di peculiarità locali e di influenze esterne.