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Ranked in the Top 250 #Terrorism Experts,Top 500 #Maghreb. Managing Director of GlobalStrat, a #Security & GeoPolitical Risk firm for Governments & Corporations
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17 Jan
Being in #Berlin while the preparations for the #Libya Peace Conference were under way, I gave an interview to the excellent @SumangaliS @dwnews about the possible outcomes of Sunday's meeting plus the assessment o the players including #IslamicState. bit.ly/2tsa7q9
@SumangaliS @dwnews My Two cents on #BerlinConference on #Libya:
1- Interesting that a major player, #Morocco, was not invited, while it was instrumental in the accords of #Skhirat.
2- Invited though: #Tunisia, #Algeria and #Qatar, countries favourable to the #GNA. bit.ly/30ET4gA
3- Like in #Moscow, the two #Libya-n parties the #GNA #Serraj & the #LNA #Haftar did NOT meet in #Berlin. Last time they met in an international-sponsored conference was in #France under the leadership of President #Macron.
4- Telling that the photo-op did not include any Libyans
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31 Dec 19
#Iran may be overplaying its hand in #Iraq by using its proxies openly attacking the #US. The slight goodwill that President #Trump showed about getting a deal with Iran might be waning quickly...
This could be one of the biggest nights in the fight against terrorism, if confirmed that the #US was able to kill at the same time the #Iran-ian terror master Qassem #Soleimani and the head of the Kataeb #Hezbollah militia in #Iraq. reut.rs/39AnDs7
#Iraq-i TV confirming the death of #Iran's Qassem #Soleimani. Still has to be 100% confirmed but nonetheless the #US's resolve in dealing now swiftly with #Iran and its proxies in #Iraq is admirable.
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2 Jul 18
A terror attack in #Paris against the #Iran-ian main opposition group the #MEK was foiled. Attack due to take place during their conference whose speakers included Rudy #Guilani.The 2 arrested terrorists were a couple of Iranian origin living in Belgium bit.ly/2MJbZir
The Belgian couple was arrested in #Brussels a few hours before the attack was to take place at a conference attended by 25,000 people. Police found in their car 500 g of #TATP and detonators. 2 accomplices were arrested in #France and #Germany, including an #Iran-ian diplomat.
The Iranian diplomat based at the Iranian embassy is allegedly a member of Iran secret services and reportedly provided the explosives to the couple in #Luxembourg. The #US intelligences services also allegedly provided #Belgium, #France and #Germany with actionable info.
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29 May 18
A man shot dead two police officers in the center of the eastern #Belgian city of #Liege on Tuesday and was himself shot dead after having taken a woman hostage, bit.ly/2L1Au9s
According to #Belgian paper @ladh, the murderer in #Liege #Belgium reportedly yelled "Allahu Akbar" when shooting down dead 2 policemen and a passersby bit.ly/2sntmMX
The jihadist behind the terror attack in #Liege #Belgium, Benjamin Herman, that killed 3 was a radicalised inmate that was freed yesterday from jail. bit.ly/2IRkmL2
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27 Apr 18
#Russia-n mercenaries are now showing up everywhere in #Africa: one country in particular is the #CAR where Russians are also providing weapons. Also present in the #Niger Delta of #Nigeria actually helping the rebels that target the western oil companies. bit.ly/2KkU0OD
Fascinating story on how #Russia entered the #CAR. It was blocking a delivery of weapons from #France to #Bangui so #Macron told CAR President to go and convince Russia to unblock the sale. Instead Russia saw an opportunity to sell its own weapons to CAR. bit.ly/2rj8kyH
3 #Russian journalists killed in #CAR while filming #Wagner, the private military firm run by Evgeny #Prigozhin used especially in #Syria, part of #Putin's inner circle. Documentary was part of @tzurrealism, supported by Mikhail #Khodorkovsky.
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