TWO ENEMIES ARE BETTER THAN ONE: "Differences between Al-Qaeda and ISIS will be key to their defeat" : JANUARY 4, 2016
Animesh Roul / The Global Intelligence
Afghanistan struggles for stability in the face of a splintered Taliban and a growing Islamic State
AUTHOR: Animesh Roul
Read India and the looming ISIS threat. "India Faces Up to Growing Islamic State Threat" (Author: Animesh Roul, SSPC, New Delhi)
Animesh Roul ( SSPC, Executive Director) have profiled one of the most intriguing characters of Bangladesh Jihadist scene, insrumental in inciting and killings of free speech bloggers: Read: "A Brief Sketch of Shafiur Rahman Farabi: Bangladesh’s Online Jihadist Troll", Militant Leadership Monitor, (Jamestown Foundation) Volume VI, Issue 8, August 2015.
Publication: Terrorism Monitor (Jamestown Foundation)
Volume: 13 Issue: 13 June 26, 2015
Ahmed Marwat: The Mysterious Militant Mastermind of Jundullah, Pakistan
By Animesh Roul and Akanshya Shah, for The Global Intelligence.
Author: ANIMESH ROUL
"The emergence of the Islamic State caliphate and the possibility of a Khurasan chapter once again fanned Saeed Khan’s ambitions to become a high-level militant leader in the region. The much-expected shift of allegiance came last October, when Saeed Khan along with other TTP regional commanders such as Sheikh Umar Maqbool, Gul Zaman of Khyber Agency, Mufti Hassan of Peshawar, Hafiz Quran Daulat of Kurram, and Khalid Mansoor of Hangu pledged allegiance the Islamic State (Dawn [Karachi], October 14, 2014).
Amid a series of government denials from Pakistan and Afghanistan regarding the presence of the Islamic State militant group in these countries and its ongoing outreach activities there, its expansion was corroborated by none other than the Islamic State’s spokesperson, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, on January 26, 2015 (The Nation [Lahore] September 5, 2014; Dawn [Karachi], November 11, 2014;