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Operations, Plots & Attacks

Learn more about specific terrorist operations, plots, and attacks through the case studies, profiles, and lessons learned articles that we have produced.

Major Reports

Allied and Lethal: Islamic State Khorasan’s Network and Organizational Capacity in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Boko Haram Beyond the Headlines: Analyses of Africa’s Enduring Insurgency
Targeted Terror: The Suicide Bombers of al-Shabaab
Exploding Stereotypes: The Unexpected Operational And Demographic Characteristics of Boko Haram’s Suicide Bombers
The Fight Goes On: The Islamic State’s Continuing Military Efforts in Liberated Cities
Doku Umarov, Founder of the Caucasus Emirate: From Secularism to Jihadism (Jihadi Bios Project)
Beware of Imitators: Al-Qa`ida through the Lens of its Confidential Secretary
Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined?
The Failure of Jihad in Saudi Arabia
Deadly Vanguards

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