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The National Interest, October 30, 2016

Maldives has sent more terrorists per capita than any other country in the world to fight with extremist groups in Syria and Iraq.
 
A popular tourist destination could be sliding into Islamist terrorism following its departure from the British Commonwealth, according to regional experts.

November 3, 2016
Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2016

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—A Pakistani militant group said it cooperated with Islamic State to carry out a deadly nighttime attack on a police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta, demonstrating how the group based in Iraq and Syria can operate in new territory.

October 26, 2016
Reuters, August 3, 2016

When Bangladeshi authorities last month released the names of 261 men who have gone missing from their families, in an attempt to find militants hidden in this country of 160 million people, at the very end of the list was "Jilani alias Abu Zidal".
He was not in Bangladesh. The young man, an engineering school dropout, travelled to Syria last year to fight for Islamic State. In April, IS announced he was blown to bits during battle by a 23-millimeter gun, the sort used to shoot down aircraft. 

August 8, 2016
Terrorism Monitor (Jamestown Foundation), June 24, 2016

After months denying the existence of transnational jihadist groups on its soil in the face of a violent campaign against secular and progressive forces, Bangladeshi authorities appear to have woken up to the reality of extremist militancy.
 

June 30, 2016
CTC Sentinel (West Point, US)

Abstract: Despite government denials, Bangladesh has increasingly become fertile ground for al-Qa`ida and the Islamic State.

June 30, 2016
Terrorism Monitor (Jamestown Foundation), April 29, 2016

A series of arrests this year in India has highlighted how India has been unable to escape its overtures as Islamic State (IS) continues its attempts to expand its geographical and online reach beyond Iraq and Syria.

May 6, 2016
The Global Intelligence, Spring 2016
April 29, 2016
Militant Leadership Monitor: February 2016

Muhammad Shafi Armar: From Indian Mujahideen to Islamic State Recruiter

Animesh Roul ( Militant Leadership Monitor)

April 29, 2016
Terrorism Monitor (Jamestown Foundation), Vol 15 ( 4), February 19, 2016

It is increasingly evident that each time the relations between India and Pakistan improve, India-focused jihadist groups from across the Pakistani border attempt to disrupt it with attacks in the Indian states of Kashmir, Punjab, and elsewhere. The inevitable aim of these is to upset the possibility of amicable dialogue between these two populous and nuclear-armed nations. 
 

March 9, 2016
The Global Intelligence, Winter 2016

TWO ENEMIES ARE BETTER THAN ONE: "Differences between Al-Qaeda and ISIS will be key to their defeat" : JANUARY 4, 2016
 Animesh Roul / The Global Intelligence 

January 30, 2016
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