ISIS goes global: Mapping ISIS attacks around the world - CNN
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, In , ISIL was estimated to have an annual budget of more than US$1 billion and a force of more than 30, fighters. they could end up having profound policy implications for the relationship between us and Ankara". ISIS is a powerful terrorist militant group that has seized control of large The U.S. invasion of Iraq began in , and the aim of al Qaeda in Iraq December , San Bernardino Attack: A married couple opened fire at the. The U.S.-led coalition began bombing the Islamic State – also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh – after the group Connect with The Islamists.
It can be difficult to divine the precise role that international terrorists play in this or that attack. For example, the person who killed four U. Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in July was "motivated by foreign terrorist organization propaganda," FBI Director James Comey said, though he added that it's hard to say which terrorist group motivated the killer.
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It also can be hard to get precise information about some attacks, but it's clear the deadly tentacles of ISIS have spread quickly from the terrorist group's epicenter in Iraq and Syria to points around the globe. Here's a look at terrorist attacks outside Iraq and Syria believed to have been inspired or conducted by ISIS or its regional affiliates, along with context about the known connections to ISIS: It also included a picture of Rouleau-Couture in the magazine.
The attack is believed to have been inspired by ISIS. Two others, including a security guard, are injured. October 23, -- A man with a hatchet attacks four police officers in New York. Police said the attacker, a U. May 3, -- Two men open fire outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in a Dallas suburb. The gunmen, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, wound a security guard before police shoot and kill them.
Simpson linked himself to ISIS in a tweet posted before the attack, according to a federal law enforcement source. The keynote speaker at the event was right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who was on an al Qaeda hit list.
At least one of the gunmen appeared to have been in contact with an ISIS operative in Syria via social media. ISIS claimed responsibility, describing the attackers as "soldiers of the caliphate," according to the Institute for the Study of War.
Americans In ISIS: Some 300 Tried To Join, 12 Have Returned To U.S.
One percent of foreign fighters The or so Americans account for about 1 percent of the estimated 30, foreign fighters who joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The George Washington University team scoured online material, reviewed court records, spoke with government officials and interviewed some of those who returned to the U.UB: Bahagi ng grand mosque, hinukay ng mga Maute-ISIS na dating nagtago roon
Still, the report could account for just over a third of those who tried or succeeded in joining radical Islamist groups. The report was able to document 64 individuals who did reach Syria or Iraq. High school friends describe him as kind of a geek," Hughes said. He traveled to Syria inand U. A dozen return to the U.
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Of the 12 Americans who returned, nine were arrested and remain in custody, the report said. Two others are known to law enforcement, but have not been detained, it added. The 12th man went back to Syria a second time and carried out a suicide bombing, the report said.
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While no American has returned and carried out an attack, one man, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud of Ohio, planned to do so. He was among a small number of Americans to join al-Nusra in Syria, an extremist group linked to al-Qaida. One of his commanders sent him back to Ohio with orders to attack a U. Mohamud returned to Ohio inand was arrested the following year.
He pleaded guilty to plotting the attacks and last month was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
But his case is not included in the report.