A single terrorist attacked Westminster killing four people, included a police officier and wounding 40 other civilians, before being killed. He indiscriminately ran into people with a car on Westminster Bridge. The use of the vehicle to attack civilians was a direct copy of an Islamic State tactic used previously with murderous effect in Nice and Berlin. The initial working theories of the police investigation are the attacker was inspired by Isis and was most likely a “lone actor”.
Hezbollah on Wednesday issued a statement condemning and deploring the dual terrorist bombings that rocked Damascus today, considering such cruel action as committed by inner hands for the purpose of breaking the Syrian will and handing Syria to foreign greedy seekers, foreign and some Arabs. Hezbollah called for besieging the terrorists and destroying them.
After events of last weeks in North Sinai, the Cairo has taken measures to stabilize the region, even if, as seen last Saturday with the murder of one Egyptian by terrorists, the situation is still precarious. This doubt about the real security in North Sinai was put in question again on social media with the diffusion of photos of militants from the IS-affiliated group of “Sinai Province”, while carrying out a checkpoint inside central Al-Arish. On photos, we can see ISIS’ militants armed of guns, inspecting civilians cars near El-Faleh Square, center of Al-Arish. On the situation of militants’ adhoc checkpoints, El Refaay clarified that the militants are hiding between civilians in Al-Arish and only appear when they are sure that police forces are far away. Thus, the situation in North Sinai, even if its officially under control of the Cairo seems to be quite difficult. Affiliated terrorist groups have infiltrated population and try to control parts of the city with some checkpoints.
This Saturday, Factions from the Egyptian infantry, navy, and air force has left Egypt to the two Arab Gulf states of Bahrain and UAE. They will participate to a common exercise. It’ll be the occasion to coordinate the three countries, but also to have a meeting between experts from the three States. Exercises will be varied such as combating terrorism, disabling improvised explosive devices, freeing hostages, and training in self-defence and martial arts classes. We need to underlined, over this exercise, that these 3 States will develop a strong military cooperation, which could be necessary to fight terrorism and stabilize their region.
This article related a fact witch happened on 28th February at Cairo airport. Rajoub was set to join a Palestinian delegation that the Arab League had invited to attend a conference on extremism and terrorism. Consequently, the Palestinian delegation, headed by Palestinian Justice Minister Ali Abu Diak, withdrew from the conference. However, Rajoub was denied to enter on Egyptian territory. Egypt has affirmed that Rajoub was on a no-enter list, but this reaction has “shocked”, but this show the divergences between the Cairo and the Palestinian authorities. Egypt has yet to make an official statement about the incident, but it seems Rajoub’s rejection of Egyptian efforts to reinstate Dahlan within Fatah’s ranks may have pushed Cairo to take action against him.
In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned a deadly attack on a hospital in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, which was claimed by islamic state. The only way to counter the sinister phenomenon of terrorism in the region and Afghanistan is a global consensus and determination to cut the supply routes to terrorists and end the material and moral support for them, the spokesman noted. The attack have killed at least 30 people and wounding dozens more.
During his first day in Indonesia King Salman made his remarks at the Parliament urging unity against terrorism and threats to internal security. Unity is a necessity in confronting the challenges that the Islamic nation is facing and in coordinate efforts to serve common interests and international peace and security. On the secondo day the King visited the Indonesian House of Representative and expressed his appreciation to the government and he also visited Istiqlal Mosque, one of the most important islamic landmarks in Indonesia. The king and President Widodo also met with prominent Islamic figures. During the visit there was also a meeting held by the Saudi-Indonesian Bunsiness Council,where there was stressed Saudi Arabia seek to attract investments in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030.
LANDIKOTAL/RAWALPINDI – Pakistani forces killed several militants affiliated with JamaatulAhrar after it bombed their hideouts in the Rena area of Afghanistan situated near the Pakistan border on the second consecutive day on Saturday. According to the reports, Pakistani troops successfully targeted the hideouts of JamaatulAhrar across the border and inflicted huge casualties on them. The Afghan sources informed that a high-value target is known for recruiting terrorists and training suicide bomber, Rehman Baba, was also gunned down, further adding that at least 12 terror sanctuaries, including a hideout and weapon depot camp of Jammat-ul-Ahrar`s commander, Wali, were also pounded by the forces, Geo News reported.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Bahram Qassemi rejected a Canadian court’s ruling ordering Tehran to pay the legal costs of victims of what it has alleged to be “Iranian-sponsored terrorist attacks”. His comments came after Justice Glenn Hainey ruled that Iran should pay the $300,000 legal bills of the victims who had sought compensation in the Ontario court under the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act, he deplored the Canadian judge’s decision for neglecting international regulations and equality of states.
Speaking at the opening of the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul, Yildirim said the threat from terrorism was global. “If we are talking about security, nowhere in the world is safe… terrorism does not recognize borders” he said. “There is no place safe from terrorism. The fear and threat of terrorism is only useful to terrorists. “I say it proudly and confidently – Turkey is as safe as the United States, Istanbul is as safe as Paris, Ankara is as safe as Sarajevo, Izmir is as safe as Baku. Therefore, please do not let terrorism sabotage tourism”. The prime minister hailed those working in the tourism sector as “volunteer peace ambassadors”. A string of terror attacks across Turkey have threatened the country’s vital tourism industry, with the number of foreign visitors dropping from 36.8 million in 2014 to 25.4 million last year, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry. However, Yildirim said Turkey aimed to attract 8 million more tourists in the first stage of a campaign to boost tourism earnings to $50 billion, unveiled by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week. He also stressed the non-financial benefits of tourism. “It is insufficient to evaluate tourism only from an economic point of view” he said. “Tourism is beyond that. It is primarily the meeting of cultures, the meeting of civilizations