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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA DATABASE#03: 21 JANUARY 2016 Timeline: Taliban attacks in Afghanistan: 2015 (January-June)  –  – 1 January: Transition of power from the NATO-led coalition forces to Afghan National Security forces and the beginning of the NATO-led non-combat Resolute Mission. 1 January: Taliban carry out attack on a team of 200 former Taliban fighters in […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#12: 04 January 2016 Bangladesh’s Ansarullah Bangla Team Surya Valliappan Krishna  – Abstract Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) has emerged as a radical Islamist group with a limited operational objective of targeting secular bloggers in Bangladesh. However, behind its attacks on and killings of these bloggers, is its larger intent of establishing Islamic rule […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#11: 1 DECEMBER 2015 Afghanistan: Reversing Losses? V. Vidya Lakshmi – Abstract Recurrent insurgent attacks and rising civilian fatalities in Afghanistan raise questions on the capacities of ANSF. The US decision to revise the withdrawal plan in the wake of the Kunduz attack has indicated the gaps in the strategic and tactical capacities […]

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Email Tweet  MANTRAYA BRIEF#10: 24 SEPTEMBER 2015 Profile: Mirza Shadaab Beg of Indian Mujahideen Bibhu Prasad Routray & Manoj Kumar Panigrahi – – Mirza Shadaab Beg alias Engineer was born in Raja ka Quila under Kotwali Police circle in Uttar Pradesh state’s Azamgarh district. Son of Mirza Ahatesham Beg, Shadaab pursued engineering prior to his […]

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Email Tweet  MANTRAYA BRIEF#08: 07 AUGUST 2015 Profile: Mohsin Chaudhary of Indian Mujahideen Bibhu Prasad Routray & Manoj Kumar Panigrahi – – Born on 6 November 1980, Mohsin Ismail Chaudhary alias Sayyed is one of the three sons of Ismail Ibrahim Choudhary residing in Manisha Complex in Mitha Nagar area of Kondhwa Khurd in Pune city. […]

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Email Tweet  MANTRAYA BRIEF#07: 30 JUNE 2015 Profile: Amir Reza Khan of Indian Mujahideen Bibhu Prasad Routray & Manoj Kumar Panigrahi – – Born on 5 January 1978, Amir Reza Khan, alias Parvez (also known as Rizwan and Muttaki) was one of the four sons of Ishaque Ali Khan and Hasina residing in Beniapukur’s Mafidal […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#04: 16 APRIL 2015 Bangladesh’s Shaheed Hamja Brigade Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Shaheed Hamja Brigade (SHB) is the newest addition to Bangladesh‘s terror formations. The authorities believe that following the arrest of 25 of its cadres, the outfit has been neutralised. Yet, a number of questions regarding SHB’s nexus with persons and networks […]

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