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Al-Qaeda’s Grand Plan for Syria Passes Through Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

CATF Reports Feb. 14, 2017, 3:28pm

The new joint venture between Jabhat Fatah al-Sham and other Syrian rebel groups inherited the Qaedist strategies and resources.

How ‘Lone’ Are Lone Wolves?

CATF Reports Feb. 9, 2017, 4:10pm

Hindsight examination of lone wolf attacks exposes a greater level of Islamic State orchestration than was originally grasped.

U.S. Said to be Considering Terror Label for IRGC

CATF Reports Feb. 9, 2017, 9:59am

U.S. officials claim that a terrorist designation for Iran’s powerful IRGC is under consideration at the White House.

Driven by Peace or Politics? U.N. Delists Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

CATF Reports Feb. 8, 2017, 9:52am

The U.N. just removed infamous Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar from sanctions, triggering mixed reactions about the political underpinnings.

German Footballer Fired Over Links to Radical Islamists

CATF Reports Feb. 2, 2017, 11:18am

German Bundesliga football club just canned its midfielder over links to radical Islamic Salafist factions throughout Germany.

Qatar’s Darfur Initiative Expands Doha’s Strategy but Fails on Peace

CATF Reports Feb. 1, 2017, 2:20pm

Qatar has attempted to act as the primary mediator in negotiations over the future of Darfur, but previous cases point to a country with intentions of playing a role far larger than regional peacemaking.

Trump Backs Strict Enforcement of Iran Deal Amid Cautious Early Relations with GCC

CATF Reports Jan. 31, 2017, 11:03am

Leaders in the GCC appear cautiously hopeful about the future of U.S.-Gulf relations under Trump although uncertainties remain.

The Terrorist Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood Cannot Be Dismissed on Ideological Grounds

CATF Reports Jan. 31, 2017, 10:15am

Designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization appears to be on the agenda for the Trump administration’s first weeks in office. A preliminary investigation by the U.S. State Department could offer a valuable opportunity for a thorough and fresh look into the Muslim Brotherhood’s network and illicit activities in the U.S.

Russia Sets its Political Expansion Sights on Libya

CATF Reports Jan. 26, 2017, 2:52pm

Russia’s recent meeting with the head of the Libyan National Army is a symbolic precursor to Moscow’s ongoing expansion into the Mediterranean.

Infighting Erupts Between Turkey and Qatar Sponsored Groups in Syria: Will JFS Take Over?

CATF Reports Jan. 25, 2017, 4:47pm

Jabhat Fatah al-Sham launched an unprecedented attack against some rebel groups in north-west Syria, allegedly in efforts to further fracture opposition forces involved in the Astana talks.

Closing the Book on the Bin Laden Files: A Strategic Mistake

CATF Reports Jan. 24, 2017, 2:58pm

ODNI released 98 documents in the final cache of files from bin Laden’s compound to be publically released. The public should push to see additional documents to grasp important details on al-Qaeda and the U.S. war on terror.

No Pardon for U.S.-Based Hamas Financiers

CATF Reports Jan. 19, 2017, 2:06pm

Internet campaign petitioners have urged President Obama to pardon five convicted leaders of terrorist financier and now-defunct Holy Land Foundation.

Amid Mounting Pressure, Qatar and Turkey Keep the Lights on for Hamas

CATF Reports Jan. 19, 2017, 12:16pm

While Iran has provided overt military support to Hamas, Qatar, and to a lesser extent Turkey, have quietly shielded the group from some of its most pressing challenges.

Belgian Police Must Start to Assemble the Puzzle Pieces

CATF Reports Jan. 17, 2017, 9:26am

A confidential report prepared by watchdog agency Comité P reveals the failures of Belgium’s security apparatus in identifying terrorist actors.

Terrorists’ Exploitation of Charities at an All Time High in the UK

CATF Reports Jan. 12, 2017, 1:00pm

The UK Charity Commission urges terrorist abuse is the most potentially deadly threat facing charities and has nearly tripled in the past three years.

Qatar Opens its Coffers in Search of Global Influence and Strong Military

CATF Reports Jan. 11, 2017, 2:54pm

Qatar has invested heavily in the U.S., Turkey, Russia and elsewhere in an effort to buy influence far from the battlefields of the Middle Eastern conflicts.

Major Investigation Launched Against Alleged Edinburgh-Based PKK Financiers

CATF Reports Jan. 10, 2017, 1:40pm

UK counterterrorism police launched a major investigation with partner agencies into claims that UK-terrorist designated PKK is receiving financial support from Scotland-based donors.

The European Parliament and Council’s New Year’s Resolution to Foil Illicit Bitcoin Use

CATF Reports Jan. 9, 2017, 2:46pm

The European Parliament and Council just proposed enhanced Bitcoin regulation to hamstring terrorist group’s use of the virtual currency.

Bin Laden’s Heir Blacklisted

CATF Reports Jan. 6, 2017, 3:22pm

Osama bin Laden’s son and possible al-Qaeda heir Hamza was blacklisted yesterday by the U.S. Department of State after threatening attacks on U.S. soil.

Reports of Intelligence Leaks Claim Albanian ISIS Leader and 400 Soldiers Return to Europe

CATF Reports Jan. 4, 2017, 10:48am

Reports have emerged that ISIS leader Lavdrim Muhaxheri and up to 400 ISIS soldiers have made their way to Europe from Syria, but the Kosovo police have rejected these claims.