Egypt: EgyptAir Hijacker in Custody, Crisis Averted

The person who hijacked EgyptAir flight, diverting it to Cyprus was arrested earlier today. The passengers and crew were released unharmed. The motives of the hijacker are unknown. In our earlier assessment, we estimated the incident to have been the work of Islamic...

Egypt: 15 Soldiers Killed by IS in Suicide Attack in North Sinai

Islamic State’s affiliate in Egypt known as the Sinai Province, claimed responsibility for an attack Saturday on Al-Safa checkpoint near the city of Arish, North Sinai that killed 15 soldiers and officers. The Sinai Province said it perpetrated a suicide operation...

Fighting the PKK and Islamic State, Turkey Gets Attacked Again

A few hours ago, Istiklal Avenue in the heart of Istanbul was hit by a suicide bomb that killed five people.  Scores were injured. This is the second attach in a few days, following the one in Ankara that claimed some 37 victims. Among those wounded in Istanbul are a...

Nigeria Weekly Security Digest: Week Ending Feb 28, 2016

For the period of February 22, 2016 to February 28, 2016, there were 46 critical incidents in Nigeria, resulting in 362 deaths, 291 wounded, and 7 arrests. The vast majority of the deaths comes from one incident and that is the killing of 300 villagers in Benue by...

Algeria Weekly Security & Stability Digest. Week ending March 2, 2016

The manhunt and chasing of insurgents and their supporters remained front and center this week in Algeria. Given the sustained counter-terrorism campaign, there were no incidents categorized as terrorism this week. However, defense-related activity has, once again,...
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