Recent Friction Points
Sep 27, 2019
September 2019, Ethiopia foils hotel and other public venue attacks planned by al Shabaab –…

Borkena reported on 24 September that Ethiopia foiled hotel and other public venue attacks by al Shabaab and ISIS. Ethiopian authorities arrested at least 12 operatives from both al Shabaab…

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Jul 02, 2019
ISIS’ Leaderless Revolution and the Sri Lanka Attacks

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Jul 02, 2019
Evolution in Islamist insurgency in Asia (Southeast Asia)

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Nov 06, 2018
29 October 2018, Female suicide bomber hits Tunis, Tunisia

Eturbonews reports that, at 1:50 pm on 29 October 2018, a female suicide bomber, most likely Tunisia’s first (Muir Analytics is conducting research to confirm), detonated her explosives on the pedestrian…

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Jun 15, 2018
15 June 2018, Communist war in the Philippines gains momentum; government maintains upper hand for…

The war in the Philippines by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its military wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), has heated up over the last many months,…

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Jan 09, 2018
5 January 2018, Egypt’s insurgency likely to ramp up in 2018

The Islamist jihadist war in Egypt increased in intensity throughout 2017. As many as 11 groups, including al Qaeda and ISIS Wilayat Sinai (“ISIS Sinai State,” or “ISIS Province,”) stepped…

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May 25, 2017
25 May 2017, Post Manchester bombing – threat analytics on recent Islamist attacks on entertainment/hospitality…

ISIS’ attack on the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on 22 May was particularly heinous because it specifically targeted teen and pre-teen girls. It represents some of the most twisted…

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May 23, 2017
23 May 2017, Two stage bombing at major department store, Pattani, Thailand

The Bangkok Post reports that just before 3:00 pm on 9 May 2017, insurgents triggered a two stage bombing, which included a car bomb, at the Big C department store…

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Mar 10, 2017
6 March 2017, ELN violence hinders/halts operations of three major companies in Colombia

As of 6 March 2017, three major corporations in Colombia – Gran Colombia Gold, Occidental Petroleum, and Ecopetrol – have either canceled or put on hold their operations due to…

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Mar 03, 2017
27 February 2017, Indonesian police shut down Bandung terror attack

The Jakarta Globe reports that at 9:00 am on 27 February in Bandung, West Java, a terrorist detonated a bomb next to a park (Pandawa Park,) injuring no one. As…

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Jan 31, 2017
31 January 2017, Indonesia – ISIS to attempt more violence in 2017 in the face…

In the final months of 2016, there was a flurry of ISIS-related activity in Indonesia, including, but not limited to, the following: On 28 August in Medan, Sumatra, a man…

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Dec 19, 2016
28 November 2016, Bombing attempt on US embassy, Philippines, with Jay Heisler

On 28 November 2016 a bomb in a trash bin was found outside the US Embassy in Manila in the Philippines, reports the New York Times. The bomb was comprised…

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Nov 28, 2016
8 November 2016, Kurdistan Workers’ Party actions in London might signal wider conflict, by Jay…

On 8 November, a Turkish mosque in London run by the Turkish Government’s Presidency of Religious Affairs was attacked with windows broken and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) graffiti spray painted…

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Nov 16, 2016
16 November 2016, In-depth analysis of Rohingya insurgency in Myanmar by Michelle Dozier

The Global New Light of Myanmar, a Myanmar government newspaper, reported that on 9 October between 1:00 am - 5:45 am, an estimated 90 insurgents killed nine border guard police…

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Nov 07, 2016
4 November 2016, Terror group specializing in hotel attacks joins ISIS

*Note: because of the criticality of this subject material, it is presented both here and on Muir Analytics' SecureHotel.US website. On 30 October, a group called al-Murabitun (The Sentinels,) which is a…

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Sep 21, 2016
19 September 2016, ISIS-motivated bomber hits in NYC, New Jersey, stabbing in Minnesota claimed by…

Attack 1 Reuters reports that at 9:30 am on 17 September an explosive device detonated in Seaside Park, New Jersey. The device was hidden in a trashcan near the starting…

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Sep 07, 2016
2 September 2016, ISIS attacks Davao, Philippines – a new front is opened

At around 10:30 pm on Friday, 2 September, an explosive device detonated at a night market in Davao city, the Philippines, killing 14 and wounding 68, say multiple reports (The…

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Aug 29, 2016
12 August 2016, 24 bombs in 7 provinces in Thailand

Between 10-14 August, terrorists deployed 24 bombs in seven mid-south provinces in Thailand. Fifteen bombs exploded, and another nine failed to detonate. At least six devices were the incendiary type…

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Jul 25, 2016
25 July 2016, American Enterprise Institute’s Michael Rubin analyzes the coup in Turkey

Here, AEI's Michael Rubin puts forth an even handed and thoughtful analysis of the coup in Turkey. Rubin's piece, titled, "What happened in Turkey? And what comes next?," suggests several possibilities…

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Jul 12, 2016
7 July 2016, After multiple attempts, ISIS finally carries out attack in Malaysia

ISIS was finally able to carry out a successful attack in Malaysia on 28 June 2016. At 2:15 am, two ISIS agents threw a grenade at the Movida Kitchen+Terrace @ Changkat in…

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Jul 04, 2016
3 July 2016, ISIS attacks restaurant in Bangladesh, murder hostages on the heels of multiple,…

At 8:45 pm on 1 July in Dhaka, Bangladesh, reports CNN, eight or nine ISIS terrorists raided the Holey Artisan Bakery, initially killing several people and then taking more than…

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Mar 24, 2016
22 March 2016, More religious murders, arrests in Bangladesh, Islamists radicals the main suspects

The Daily Mail reports that on 22 March, suspected Islamist militants in Kurigram town ambushed and hacked to death 68-year-old Hossain Ali, a Christian convert since 1999. Ali was on…

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Feb 11, 2016
10 February 2016, Bomb in Cameroon, Boko Haram suspected

AfricaNews.com reports that two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives at a funeral in Nguetchéwé in northern Cameroon on 10 February. The blasts killed eight and wounded 45. Using northern…

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Jan 20, 2016
14 January 2016, ISIS attacks Jakarta, Indonesia – police rapidly deploy

On 14 January, four ISIS fighters attacked several targets in Jakarta, reports CNN. The attackers concentrated their efforts in the area of the intersection of Thamrin Street and Jalan K.H.…

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Jan 15, 2016
12 January 2016, ISIS attacks Istanbul, Turkey

The government of Turkey has blamed ISIS for a 12 January suicide bombing in Istanbul, reports the BBC. The attack happened in the center of a tourist area near the…

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Dec 26, 2015
25 December 2015, Bagmara town, Bangladesh heats up with Islamist violence

  On 25 December, The Tribune (of India) reports that a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a mosque in Bagmara town, 250 km northwest of Dhaka, wounding 10. The bomber had…

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Nov 28, 2015
23 November 2015, “Saudi Arabia braces for ISIS” in INTERSEC; The Journal of International Security

Muir Analytics' CEO presents the company's latest threat intelligence RE: ISIS in Saudi Arabia in INTERSEC magazine. Saudi Arabia braces for ISIS Jeff Moore investigates the growing influence of ISIS…

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Oct 10, 2015
10 October 2015, Ankara, Turkey – bomb at peace rally kills an estimated 86, wounds…

Kurds and their supporters were at a 14,000-person rally (est) in Ankara, peacefully calling for an end to violence between Kurds and the government when a bomb (or two) exploded,…

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Sep 03, 2015
3 September 2015, al Shabaab ISSUES THREAT WARNING ON HOTELS, BEACH AREAS

This post was also published on the SecureHotel.US website. The Somalia-based insurgent group al Shabaab issued the following warning on 2 September: “Let Muslims avoid going to the hotels where…

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Aug 24, 2015
17 August 2015, Bangkok bombing kills as many as 21, wounds over 120

On Monday, 17 August at 6:55 pm, an IED exploded at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, which is on the corner of Phloen Chit and Ratchadamri Roads. It is a bustling…

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Aug 18, 2015
18 August 2015, Muir’s CEO published in The Diplomat on the 17 August Bangkok Bombing

What Do We Know About Bangkok’s Deadly Blast? An initial analysis based on the evidence we have so far. The Diplomat 18 August 2015 On August 17, at least one…

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Aug 11, 2015
7 August 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Blogger murdered

For the fifth time since 2013, and for the fourth time this year, Islamist jihadist militants in Bangladesh attacked and killed a secular blogger, reports Fox News. In this case,…

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Jul 29, 2015
28 July 2015, US Citizen Arrested in ISIS Bomb Plot

The FBI announced the arrest of Harlem Suarez (aka, Almlak Benitez) yesterday, 28 July, for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction - a home made bomb - against beachgoers in…

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Jul 16, 2015
15 July 2015, Possible terror attack on French chemical plant; potentially more attacks to follow,…

UPI reports that the explosions at the Berre-l'Etang refinery complex at 3am, France time, were done on purpose (crime for sure, terrorism suspected) and might have been initiated by electronic devices. Investigators are…

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Jun 24, 2015
June 2015

CEO publishes “America’s New Strategic Reality: Irregular World War,” in Small Wars Journal.

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Jun 24, 2015
April 2015

CEO briefs, the Thai Club of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, on “Thai Counterinsurgency – an Update,” Washington, DC.

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Jun 24, 2015
January 2015

CEO publishes, "Hotel terror attacks inspire need for actuary data," with Tim Hill in PropertyCasualty360.    

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Nov 25, 2014
September 2014

CEO publishes, “IS Inspires Southeast Asian Terrorists - Implications for the Region and the US,” with United Press International's "The Outside View."

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Nov 25, 2014
June 2014

CEO publishes “Strategic Failure in Iraq: The Potential Impact,” with United Press International's "The Outside View."

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Nov 25, 2014
May 2014

CEO publishes “Dangerous Checkmate Scenario Developing in the South China Sea,” with United Press International's "The Outside View."

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Nov 25, 2014
January 2014

CEO publishes “Thailand’s Southern Insurgency Turns up the Heat,” with United Press International's "The Outside View."

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Jan 08, 2014
December 2013

CEO publishes "Yemen's wars intensify" with United Press International's "The Outside View."

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Nov 30, 2013
November 2013

CEO publishes “Typhoon Underscores Hard Security Truths in SE Asia,” with United Press International's "The Outside View."

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Oct 09, 2013
October 2013

CEO publishes “The al-Shabaab Westgate Raid - A Forewarning,” with United Press International's "The Outside View."

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Sep 09, 2013
September 2013

CEO publishes, “The War in Egypt is on,” with United Press International's "The Outside View."

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Jul 02, 2013
2 July 2013

CEO published, “Thailand’s War in the South Carries On, Peace Talks in Doubt,” in Small Wars Journal.

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Apr 02, 2013
2 April 2013

CEO gives brief, “South China Sea Threat Analysis,” to the Energy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore.

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Mar 28, 2013
28 March 2013

CEO gives corporate threat brief, “Myanmar - Insurgent Threats to Investing,” to the Myanmar Investment Task Force, American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore. Further reading: Time - Inside the Kachin war against…

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Feb 07, 2013
31 January 2013

The CEO of Muir Analytics gives a talk to the US ASEAN Business Council’s Defense and Security Working Group on the friction in the South China Sea.

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Feb 03, 2013
16 – 18 January 2013, Algeria, Tigantourine Gas Plant Attack

View Tigantourine Compound in a larger map 16-18 January, Algeria: at 5:45 am on the 16th, the Signed-in-Blood Battalion (SBB) terror group raided the Tigantourine gas plant compound in the…

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Jan 29, 2013
October 2012

Muir Analytics' CEO was quoted by Homeland Security Today in the article, "When Drones Go Rogue," concerning America's enemies using drone technology.

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