Interesting Article: " UN counter-terrorism chief urges continued vigilance against ‘real’ ongoing threat " by UN News. 12 January 2021. An interesting article mentioned that despite important strikes against terrorism over the past two decades, including in bringing perpetrators to justice and disrupting additional attacks, countries cannot afford to let down their guard. The COVID-19 pandemic has only amplified the need for action, as terrorists take advantage of the crisis to exploit new technologies and linkages with organized crime groups. The threat has become even more difficult to prevent, with low-cost, low-tech attacks against soft targets by so called lone wolves. Would you like to know more?
Interesting article: " Rockets hit near US Embassy in Iraq ahead of Soleimani anniversary " by AP. DW.com. December 12, 2020. The US Embassy in the Baghdad Green Zone was targeted in a rocket attack. Iraqi security officials told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the embassy's C-RAM defense system shot down the rockets in midair, causing minor damage to a residential complex and parked cars. There were no reports of casualties. The attack took place two weeks ahead of the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, which was directed by Washington. Sunday's attack was the third apparent violation of a truce agreed in October by Western and Iraqi authorities with hardline and pro-Iran groups. The Trump administration has accused Iran of being behind a recent spate of attacks on US interests in the country and has warned Baghdad that it will close its embassy unless Iraq can get the attacks under control. Would you l