The common front of Terrorism

The fronts of the Jihadist war have long been clearly defined and clear.

Al Qaeda on one side with organized attacks and carefully studied,  I.S. with seemingly random attac committed by people who are not technically prepared on the other side.

Direct attacks (Twin Towers, Zaventem Airport) tend to involve heavily the main ​​the terrorist groups. The operational designers have at their disposal a wider range of resources as well as professional training and aspirations that naturally guide their planning to high profile attacks involving highly specialized staff.

Large cities tend to provide a multiplicity of goals for this kind of operations.

In recent years, however, the material performers of the attacks act according to a different pattern.

Attackers and designers are often made by theirself, with limited resources and limited information on the vertices of terrorist organizations, and their first attack is often also the last.

In addition, they tend to have a much more localized view on targeting, instead of considering a multiplicity of goals and selecting those that would maximize the effect, they base decisions on those that are most familiar within.

Objectives that a structurated Terrorist Group could never have considered worthy of an attack, suddenly become interested.
This approach is immediately supported by terrorist group through messages which claim the responsability for the attacks.
The number of IS terrorist attacks outside the war zones ranged from one every 21 days until 2014, to an attack every 10 days in 2015 and every 8 days starting on December 2016.

As a result, the threat of serious attacks in the city has increased, but only 43% of them can be charged to the IS and the remaining can be charged to other forms of terrorism such as anarchy and nationalism.

It is impossible to predict exactly where terrorists will hit in the future, there is no way to know where the future attacks will be.

For the first time in the history of jihadist terrorism, attacks are carried out without geographical limitations.


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