Aakrosh Journal

According to a Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report, which provides a comprehensive Summary of the key global trends and patterns, over 80 per cent of the fatal casualties since 2013 have occurred in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria. These casualties, however, were generally caused by local terrorist groups before the advent of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The ISIL has emerged as the most potent threat of terrorism to most countries of the civilised world, with its overt or covert supporters across the world. Despite the recent decline in the fortunes of the ISIL in Syria and Iraq, there is likely to be no great change in the global situation in the near future.
The ISIL has plans of future expansion in Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and southern Turkey. Moreover, it is trying to get a foothold in several African and south and central Asian countries.

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Aakrosh Journal No. 74, Vol. 20

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may be forced to retreat from Iraq-Syria under relentless pressure from forces allied with Western powers, but the retreat is going to be painfully slow and despite retreat, ISIL will be far from being finally defeated. If ousted from west Asia, ISIL is likely to relocate in Africa and the Af-Pak and launch new offensives. It is already gradually moving to the south Asian region, which has the largest congregation of Sunni Muslims, who support the ISIL ideology. South Asia will also provide ISIL greater safety from Western forces and open opportunities to spread its tentacles in various countries of the south and central Asian region. If it eventually moves to south Asia in force, India will face a new, dangerous challenge from Islamic forces.

 

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Aakrosh Journal No. 71, Vol. 19

Now, a new dangerous threat is on the horizon, a threat of deadly attacks across the world by minions of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The brazen terror attacks across the globe, from Paris, Brussels and Turkey to Bamako and Indonesia are meant to send a chilling message to the civilized world. These attacks were not launched to cause merely material damage but were calculated to spread fear and despondency among the targeted populations…

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Aakrosh Journal No. 72, Vol. 19

On 1 July, Islamic fanatics shouting, ‘Allahu Akbar’, attacked an upscale cafe in Dhaka, killing 20 foreigners. Although the attack was claimed by the Islamic State (IS), it was basically the handiwork of home-grown groups inspired by IS ideology. This attack indicated a major change in the pattern of attacks witnessed over the past 18 months on individuals advocating secular values and moderate religious culture…

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Aakrosh Journal No. 73, Vol. 19

The attack on the Uri base camp on 18 September by a well-trained Pakistani terror group brought to light a new Pakistani ball game in Kashmir. It linked the unrest in Kashmir with cross-border terrorism and revealed new Pakistani designs of escalating violence in J&K. The Indian response came on the night of 29/30 September in the shape of meticulously planned midnight pre-emptive strike on terrorist launching pads and bases across the Line of Control (LOC) in three different locations. Significant casualties were inflicted on the terrorists poised to launch attacks…

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