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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

La Familia

April 26, 2014

La Familia emerged as a vigilante group in the 1990s, but only solidified a regional presence in 2004, when it merged efforts with the Gulf Cartel to muscle out the Sinaloa Cartel and Milenio Cartel – once leaders in methamphetamine … Read More

Jund Ansar Allah

April 26, 2014

Jund Ansar Allah (Knights of God’s Followers) is the first known terrorist organization in the Palestinian territories to be inspired by al Qaeda. The group is reported to have been created in November of 2008. It is not likely to … Read More

The Haqqani Network

April 26, 2014

The Haqqani Network is an independent insurgent group operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Haqqanis belong to the eastern Zadran tribe. They hold major clout on both sides of the Afghan/Pakistan border and act as a “bridge” between Pakistani Taliban … Read More

Los Zetas

April 26, 2014

In the late 1990s, Osiel Cardenas Guillen, former leader of the Gulf Cartel, hired 31 deserters of the Army’s elite Airborne Special Forces Groups (Gafes) as mercenaries for protection, debt collection, securing cocaine trafficking routes known as plazas, discouraging defections … Read More

Beltran-Leyva Cartel

April 26, 2014

The Beltran Leyva Cartel is an illegal drug trafficking organization run by the Beltran Leyva family. The cartel operates along Mexico’s Pacific west coast with a base of operations in Michoacan and Guerrero states. Until the January 2008 arrest of … Read More

Baluchistan Liberation United Front (BLUF)

April 26, 2014

This group, like most separatist groups in Baluchistan, are demanding greater political and economic rights for the ethnic Baluch people. BLUF believes that the central government in Islamabad is exploiting the mineral, oil, and gas resources in Baluchistan. BLUF is … Read More

Sect of Revolutionaries

April 26, 2014

Sect of Revolutionaries (SR) is a radical leftist organization that was formed in wake of the shooting death of Greek teenager Alexander Grigoropoulos by a police officer. The group seeks to influence government by targeting police officers in sporadic, organized, … Read More

Animal Rights Militia

April 26, 2014

A splinter group of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), the Animal Rights Militia (ARM) is an extremist animal rights organization that exists in name only. The name, along with “Justice Department,” is used by animal rights activists who are willing … Read More