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Edited by Paul Burke, Doaa’ Elnakhala and Seumas Miller

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Anthony Davis

This chapter examines the genesis and evolution of terrorism in a country which today has become a tragic byword for mass-casualty slaughter of civilians. It discusses how terrorism in Afghanistan has emerged, including the tactics used by the Taliban and the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP).

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Paul Burke

The 9/11 attacks brought Al-Qa’eda (AQ) to the forefront of international terrorism. With highly developed capabilities in recruitment, financing and training, AQ expanded its numbers, ambition and capability and was successful in propagating its aims and ideology, until it was itself replaced in prominence by the so-called Islamic State (IS).

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Edited by Paul Burke, Doaa’ Elnakhala and Seumas Miller

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Global Jihadist Terrorism

Terrorist Groups, Zones of Armed Conflict and National Counter-Terrorism Strategies

Edited by Paul Burke, Doaa’ Elnakhala and Seumas Miller

This insightful book provides a unified repository of information on jihadist terrorism. Offering an integrated treatment of terrorist groups, zones of armed conflict and counter-terrorism responses from liberal democratic states, it presents fresh empirical perspectives on the origins and progression of conflict, and contemporary global measures to combat terrorist activity.
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Doaa’ Elnakhala

Since its creation, Hamas has become increasingly influential through its military attacks against Israel and its well-fare network. Hamas identifies the liberation of Palestine and the establishment of an Islamic state as its main goals. This chapter also covers issues like Hamas’s organizational structure, training and recruitment methods, financing, and tactics.

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Paul Burke, Doaa’ Elnakhala and Seumas Miller

This volume seeks to provide a single, unified, relatively comprehensive, repository of information on jihadist terrorism by offering three sets of integrated essay on, firstly, four key jihadist terrorist organisations, (AQ, IS, Hamas and Lashkar-e-Taiba), secondly, four zones of armed conflict involving these terrorist groups, (Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Israel-Palestine), and, thirdly, the counter-terrorist responses of five key liberal democratic states, (US, UK, France, India and Israel). The resulting reference work is one suitable for use by researchers and students in terrorism studies, by policymakers, security personnel and others requiring, in particular, a comparative knowledge of counter-terrorism measures across a range of liberal democracies, and by journalists, members of the educated public and others desiring to possess a general understanding of jihadist terrorism and what is being done to combat it.

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Paul Burke

The invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to a deadly conflict that began as a resistance effort targeting the Allied ground forces, but morphed into a multi-faceted, complex conflict. It involved many protagonists including neighbouring states and regional actors, operating in a fluid environment of shifting alliances, in this proxy battleground.

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Anthony Davis

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is widely known for its three-day terrorist rampage through Mumbai. LeT has depended for much of its military capability on its umbilical relationship with Pakistan’s military and its Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI). LeT balances two core missions: a commitment to globalised jihad, and “dawa”, a reformist missionary drive.

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Doaa’ Elnakhala

The terrorist threat emanates from both internal and external terrorist operatives. Radicalisation has been also on a remarkable rise. This chapter also examines the most important counter-terrorism laws and institutions. Despite heavy reliance on suppression, the French strategy also has preventive elements. Finally, this chapter summarizes the French counter-terrorism tactics.