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April Today in Terrorism

April 16, 1996: Ibn al-Khattab leads Chechen massacre of Russian soldiers

On this day in 1996, Ibn al-Khattab led an ambush against a convoy of Russian troops in the mountains near Yaryshmardy, Chechnya killing more than 100 troops though some put the numbers in the several hundreds.

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Quick Hits Video

Quick Hits 158 – Are we losing our ability to label terrorism accurately?

Terrorism has been around for a long time but we have been especially captivated by it since 9/11.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 15, 1902: Assassination of Russian Minister of the Interior

On this day in 1902, the Russian Minister of the Interior, Dmitry Sergeyevich Sipyagin, was assassinated by a 20-year-old Socialist Revolutionary (read: anarchist) named Stepan Balmashov.

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Perspectives

Why is Canada so obsessed with so little terrorism?

For a land which sees so little terrorism our media and ‘national security experts’ appear to think – and react – differently.

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Canadian Intelligence Eh! Podcast

Lorcán Owens – Is a return to ‘The Troubles’ in Ireland in the cards?

Episode 89 – Phil Gurski talks with Irish analyst Lorcan Owens on the potential for future violence on the Emerald Isle.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 14, 2004: Taliban executes supporters of Afghan president

On this day in 2004, seven people, including at least three government employees, were executed by suspected Taliban terrorists near the Pakistan border in Afghanistan.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 13, 2016: Terrorist bomb fruit and vegetable market in Iraq

On this day in 2016, a bomb exploded near the Rasheed fruits and vegetables market in southern Baghdad killing one person and injuring five others. The attack was not claimed by any group in particular and the perpetrators remain unknown.

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Lessons on Terrorism Video

Are Tom Clancy-inspired terrorist games realistic?

How accurate is it to real counter terrorism ops?

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April Today in Terrorism

April 12, 1985: Multiple terrorist groups claim attack on Madrid restaurant

On this day in 1985 a bomb exploded at at El Descanso-La Casa de las Costillas, a popular restaurant in Madrid, bringing the three-story building down on about 200 diners and employees.

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Perspectives

What can we actually ‘predict’ when it comes to terrorism?

Our obsession with future-casting on all matters, including terrorist trends, may be understandable but that does not make it viable.