TSG IntelBrief Quoted on Yahoo News: Attacks Challenge ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorist Theory
January 20, 2015

Attacks Challenge ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorist Theory

Yahoo News


Paris (AFP) – The attacks in Paris and the radical Islamist cell dismantled in Brussels have challenged the idea of the “lone wolf” terrorist who works alone, without the help of a jihadist organisation, analysts say…

The Soufan Group, a New York think tank, said a better term for “lone wolves” would be “known wolves“, given how many are already known to Western intelligence agencies before they strike.

“These individuals, acting alone or in small groups … have been on the radar of various agencies and organisations, highlighting the difficulty of effectively monitoring and managing people at the nexus of criminality and terrorism,” it said in a report this week…


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