Posts In: Islamic State

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The Islamic State in Raqqa and Mosul

On June 11th, the international coalition launched a coordinated offensive against the Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is likely to fall…

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The Islamic State in West Africa.

26th January 2017 Africa, Analysis, Other Solutions

The Islamic State (IS) has sought to expand its neo-jihadist brand of militancy across the globe since its rapid expansion in Syria and Iraq. The…

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Operation Mosul : The fear of a new humanitarian crisis.

The campaign for the recapture of Mosul, in Iraq was launched on the early morning of the 10th October while airstrikes and heavy artillery fire…

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Turkey Involvement in Syria and Iraq

5th August 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Decoding Turkey’s Involvement in Syria and Iraq READ MORE 1508_Turkey Involvement in Syria and Iraq use the link to download a full PDF of the…

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Ramadan exploited: from the Mujahedin to the Islamic State

1st July 2015 Analysis

This paper identifies how Ramadan has been instrumentalized to fit the strategic objectives of Jihadist groups. Traditional Afghan mujahedeen, Al Qaeda and current Islamic State…

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Chronogram: ‘The Birth of the Islamic State’ 2015

1st June 2015 Analysis, Diagrams

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Mapping features of armed groups: Islamic State (IS)

23rd May 2015 Analysis, Mapping

In its earlier iterations as Al-Qeada in Iraq (AQI), the group focused on more concrete goals like driving foreign forces from Iraq. However since its…

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Mapping the Conflict: North-western and Central Syria in 2015

23rd May 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Overwiew NW & Central Syria Mapping the conflict use link for full diagram

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Chronogram: ‘The Birth of the Islamic State’ 2013

12th May 2015 Analysis, Diagrams

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Chronogram: ‘The Birth of the Islamic State’ 2006 – 2014

12th May 2015 Analysis, Diagrams

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Chronogram: ‘The Birth of the Islamic State’ 2014

12th May 2015 Analysis

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Boko Haram Swears Allegiance to the Islamic State

12th March 2015 Analysis

Saturday 7th March 2015. Soon after Maiduguri the capital of Borno state Nigeria was rocked by bomb blasts of an attack by three female jihadists…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN)

1st March 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN) aims to overthrow the Assad regime and replace it with a Sunni Islamic state. However, in contrast to its rival group the…

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Mapping Jihadist groups alongside Current Humanitarian Action

1st March 2015 Analysis, Mapping

This report provides an all-encompassing mapping of jihadist and other terrorist groups alongside current humanitarian action. The first segment provides an overview of developments in…

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Avenging Blood: Sisi vs The Islamic State

22nd February 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

On the 16th February 2015 Egyptian authorities’ bombed Islamic State (IS) targets in Libya only hours after militants released a video of 21 Egyptian Coptic…

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Boko Haram Crisis Re-Escalates

30th January 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Boko Haram (BH), the largest Islamic State (IS) affiliate in Africa, has continued its campaign of violence and terrorism in North-East Nigeria and across the…

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International Coalition vs Islamic State Part 3

28th January 2015 Analysis

This public document is the third and final segment of a three part series provided by OSC. This briefing raises awareness of the potential hazard…

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International Coalition vs Islamic State Part 2

23rd January 2015 Analysis

This public document is the second segment of a three part series provided by OSC analysing the regional security implications of the conflict in Iraq…

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International Coalition vs Islamic State: Part 1

21st January 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

This public document is the first section of a three part series provided by OSC analysing 1) the coalition efforts against Baghdadi’s Islamic state, 2)…

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International Coalition vs Islamic State Executive Summary

17th January 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

It is clear that the US leads the pack followed by the support of its Western allies, the UK, France, Canada, Australia, Belgium and the…

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