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ICT terror reportThe following is a summary and analysis of the terrorist attacks and counter-terrorism operations that occurred during February 2014, as researched and recorded by the ICT Database Team. Among the most important events occurring this February:

  • On February 2, police raided the Musa mosque in Mombasa, Kenya, and arrested more than 100 Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen militants. They also seized an arsenal of weapons.
  • On February 9, an IAF strike killed Abdallah Kharti in Dir al-Balah, a town in the Gaza Strip. Israeli authorities said Kharti was responsible for multiple attacks against Israel.
  • On February 11, a series of crude but viable explosive devices, were sent to army recruitment offices across southeast England. Scotland Yard said the new IRA claimed responsibility for the incidents.
  • On February 12, Naim Abbas, a senior Al-Qaeda-linked militant, was arrested by the Lebanese military and charged with belonging to a terrorist group. He was accused of carrying out two car bombings in Haret Hreik, Lebanon, in January 2014, as well as with the murder and attempted murder of citizens.
  • On February 16, authorities foiled an attempted attack on an oil refinery in Aden, Yemen, and arrested 27 suspected Al-Qaeda operatives. Aden Police Deputy Commissioner, Najeeb al-Mughalas, said the thwarted attack was in the preparation phase.
  • On February 16, a suicide bomber targeted a tourist bus in Taba, Egypt, killing four people, including three South Korean tourists, and injuring 31 others. Ansar Bait al-Maqdas (also known as Supporters of Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • On February 26, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were sentenced in the UK to life imprisonment, with Adebolajo given a full life sentence and Adebowale ordered to serve at least 45 years, for the murder of British soldier, Fusilier Lee Rigby in May 2013.

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Click here for the full ICT Database Report – February 2014, in PDF format.