Saudi Arabia has released its first ever list of terrorist organizations, which includes both domestic and external groups. The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria and the Al-Nusra Front, who are both fighting in Syria, were included in the list, as was the Muslim Brotherhood, a decision which garnered praise from the current Egyptian government. The Saudi Interior Ministry also set a 15-day deadline for Saudi nationals fighting abroad to return to the Gulf kingdom, or face consequences ranging from 3-20 years in prison. Continue reading
The following is a statement released by Egyptian terrorist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem), in which they claimed responsibility for a string of terror attacks in Greater Cairo this week.
The United States government has classified Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. Boko Haram, which seeks to implement Shari’a law in northern Nigeria, has carried out attacks resulting in thousands of deaths in the country, and is allegedly tied to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).