How jihadists finance themselves through migration trafficking

How jihadists finance themselves through migration trafficking

According to a report by a major European intelligence centre, the various Libyan militias have raised more than €520 million in one year by organising or facilitating the smuggling of African migrants to Europe.

 

A new terrorist structure in francophone Africa

A new terrorist structure in francophone Africa

According to a confidential European report, al-Qaeda has recently established a specialised structure aimed at reinforcing its presence in francophone Africa.

 

Theo Padnos: Qatar used me to finance al-Qaeda!

Theo Padnos: Qatar used me to finance al-Qaeda!

Interview by Atmane Tazaghart

American journalist and essayist, Theo Padnos was abducted and imprisoned for 22 months by the jihadists of the Al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. During his captivity, he was subjected to various forms of torture, including waterboarding, as made famous by the CIA’s “intense interrogations” carried out in Guantanamo, and gruesome staged scenes aimed at making him believe that he would be hung or buried alive. Yet he remained hopeful, convinced that he would be freed: as he understood Arabic, he got into the habit of discreetly listening to his jailers’ conversations. He thus came to understand that his captors had previously concluded a secret agreement with the Qataris aimed at obtaining financing under the guise of getting Doha to pay a ransom for his release!

 

How ISIS Adapts its Intelligence Service to Post-Caliphate Era à l’ère post-califat

How ISIS Adapts its Intelligence Service to Post-Caliphate Era à l’ère post-califat

While it is clear that the fire is still smoldering under the ashes of the Islamic State Organization (ISIS), one of the major questions facing counter-terrorism experts is the survival strategy that the ISIS will adopt following the collapse of the proto-state of the Caliphate in Iraq and Syria. The ISIS’s intelligence service known as the AMNI is at the heart of this survival strategy…