Tag Archive | Terrorism

News for January 8, 2016


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News for December 18, 2015


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News for December 10, 2015


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News for December 9, 2015


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Naxalism in India : a 360 degree view


Naxalism

Naxalism in India

So are you one of those people who cringe hearing the word ‘Naxalism’ or you are one of the sympathizers who feel for these group of extremists??Well, to be honest there are enough reasons to be all in favor of the ‘Naxalist Movemovent’ and at the same time there are hundreds of reasons to be against them .Let’s first take a glance at what the movement is all about, their origin, demands and philosophy.

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Quickfacts about ISIS


ISIS

ISIS held areas

  • ISIS stands for ‘Islamic state of Iraq and Syria’.(earlier known as Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant.)
  • ISIS that has been in news for killing innocent lives and carrying out public executions and crucifixions apparently wants to create an Sunni Islamic state across Iraq and Syria.

  • They are ardent followers of Sharia Law.
  • ISIS used to be Al-qaeda in Iraq when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi established it in 2004.(both of which are two different groups now)
  • It funds itself through various rackets like extortion and oil. (  The largest oil field in Syria ; al-omar which can produce 75,000 barrels of oil daily is under their control as of now ).
  • US  launched campaign to destroy ISIS which in turn was reciprocated by decapitating of US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by ISIS. David Haines and Alan Hemming ,two British citizens were beheaded next in order to express their displeasure about Britain-US alliance.
  • Many experts believe that today ISIS have overtaken al-Qaeda , as the most influential terrorist group in the world.

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Boko Haram Issue


Militant group Boko Haram released two Italian priests and a Canadian nun it abducted in northern Cameroon in April.

Priests Giampaolo Marta and Gianantonio Allegri and nun Gilberte Bussier, who had been kidnapped from their parish in Tcherein Cameroon’s Far North region on April 4, were released near the Nigerian border. Security forces escorted them to the military base in Maroua, from where they were flown on board a military aircraft to the capital, Yaounde.

Earlier, suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and girls, some as young as three, in the latest kidnappings in northeast Nigeria and over two months since more than 200 schoolgirls were seized.

Analysts said the kidnapping, which happened during a raid on Kummabza village in the Damboa district of Borno state, could be an attempt by the Islamist group to refocus attention on its demands for the release of militant fighters.

Boko Haram has indicated that it would be willing to release the 219 schoolgirls that it has held hostage since April 14 in exchange for the freedom of its brothers in arms currently held in Nigerian jails. Nigeria initially refused to sanction any deal but efforts have since been made to open talks with the group, with a possible prisoner swap part of discussions. Read More…