Although it is not yet clear what motivated the beheading of a man believed to be a soldier outside of the Woolwich barracks in London, the incident, which is being treated as an apparent terrorist attack, is reflective of al-Qaeda's incitement for lone-wolf strikes against soldiers in Western countries.


Explosives manuals involving pressure cookers such as those reportedly used in the bombings in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 15, 2013, have been distributed on jihadist forums in the past years and most recently appeared in an al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)-produced compilation called the "Lone Mujahid Pocketbook".

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Countries: United States
Groups: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)


In light of the twin bombings in the American city of Boston during the marathon race on April 15, 2013, while it is still early to identify the attacks as jihadi terrorism, such an operation was recommended by al-Qaeda strategist Abu Musab al-Suri, and his remarks about hitting sporting events were translated and published in the previously-released ninth issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) English-language magazine, "Inspire".

SITE Marzook FB1

Despite inclusion on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Terrorists, Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, the Deputy Head of Hamas,[1] maintains an active presence on the Facebook social networking site, which hosts two pages describing his work, interviews, statements, and calls for a Palestinian revolt.

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Countries: Palestinian Territories
Groups: Hamas

{Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, image credit: AFP/Getty}

Following the terrorism charges leveled against Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis in New York City, many were perhaps surprised to hear that jihadists are active in Bangladesh and of al-Qaeda's influence in the country. However, the global jihadist community has recognized Bangladesh as a potential jihadist front and recruiting ground for some time.

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Countries: Bangladesh