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TERRORISM .com was established to provide intelligence, research, analysis, watch, and warning on international terrorism and domestic terrorism related issues. Terrorism is the systematic use of violence as a means of coercion often driven by political or idealogical objectives.

Counterterrorism Book Released

February 25, 2015

The Terrorism Research Center has released the seminal work on counterterrorism issues. Developed over the course of 10 years, the book “Counterterrorism: Bridging Operations and Theory, is meant to help facilitate the gulf between those engaging in applied aspects of … Read More

Al-Shabaab threatens malls in Canada, UK, U.S. in new video

February 22, 2015

“Terror group Al-Shabaab has released a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the UK and the United States.

In the propaganda video released Saturday, the al Qaeda-linked terror group talks about its September 2013 attack on a … Read More

ISIS photos appear to show Jordanian pilot burned alive

February 3, 2015

“Pictures published on ISIS’s official al Furqan media site apparently show Jordanian military pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh being burned alive while confined in a cage.

ISIS militants seized al-Kassasbeh after his jet crashed in Syria in December. The terror group said … Read More

MI5 boss warns al-Qaeda planning mass casualty attacks on the West

January 9, 2015

“The MI5 director-general gave a rare public speech Thursday evening warning about a group of core al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria planning mass casualty attacks in the West.

SEE ALSO: Intelligence officials look for al-Qaeda link in Charlie Hebdo attack

‘We … Read More

At least 11 killed in shooting at office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

January 7, 2015

“At least 11 people were killed and four were seriously wounded in Wednesday’s attack at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, French President Francois Hollande told reporters.”

Source: At least 11 killed in shooting at office of French satirical … Read More

Canada Attacks Follow al-Qaida, IS Instructions To A Tee

October 24, 2014

“These deadly acts appear to follow what al-Qaida has been preaching for years through articles or videos posted online, calling on recruits and volunteers to go it alone without specific orders or training.”

Source:Canada Attacks Follow al-Qaida, IS Instructions To … Read More

‘Horrific day’ amid shooting near Canada’s Parliament

October 22, 2014

“There were ‘several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa’ on Wednesday morning, police said on Twitter. ‘Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill.’ All Ottawa police buildings remain on lockdown and are closed to the … Read More

UK raises terror threat level, citing Syria, Iraq risk

August 29, 2014

“The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from substantial to severe, the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a swath of territory. ‘That means that a … Read More

State Department issues 2013 Country Reports on Terrorism

April 30, 2014

“Al-Qa’ida (AQ) and its affiliates and adherents worldwide continue to present a serious threat to the United States, our allies, and our interests. While the international community has severely degraded AQ’s core leadership, the terrorist threat has evolved. Leadership losses … Read More

Sochi 2014 Threat Overview

February 16, 2014

“Even as the flames of the Olympic torch approach their destination in Sochi, Russia, security officials race to respond to emerging threats by non-state actors. Multiple terrorist organizations have issued ominous threats against the games while reports of other threats, … Read More

Olympic Threat: US Warns Airlines About Toothpaste Tube Bomb

February 5, 2014

“The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to U.S. and some foreign airlines traveling to Russia for the Olympic Games to be on the lookout for toothpaste containers, which some intelligence indicates may actually hold ingredients that could … Read More

Congress: Terrorists Changing Tactics Because of NSA Leaks

January 11, 2014

“Terrorists are changing their patterns based on information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, according to a Pentagon report.

‘This report confirms my greatest fears – Snowden’s real acts of betrayal place America’s military men and women at greater … Read More

Osama Bin Laden Avatar Could Recruit Terrorists Online for Centuries

January 8, 2014

“When American and British spies were infiltrating virtual-world games like Second Life and World of Warcraft in a bid to detect real-world terrorists, U.S. intelligence warned that jihadists might create an Osama bin Laden avatar that could ‘preach and issue … Read More

2014 Counterterrorism Calendar

January 3, 2014

The US National Counterterrorism Center is pleased to present the 2014 edition of the Counterterrorism (CT) Calendar. This edition, like others since the Calendar was first published in daily planner format in 2003, contains many features across the full range … Read More

Still out there and growing — al Qaeda on the rebound, experts say

December 28, 2013

“Two years after the end of the Iraq war, the U.S. State Department confirmed this week that it is providing the fragile country with sophisticated weapons and drones. Iraq needs help fighting against a growing and serious threat — al … Read More