International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Effects of the Australian Jihadists Training on Conducting Successful Terrorists Offensive
Lit.Col Emad Al-hammadin

The Australian jihadist is becoming obvious among the western terrorists in conflict zones. Training of terrorist is considered as the most important phase in the radicalizing process and in preparing to future operations. In pursuing this mission, most of terrorists have been caught or arrested as it needs more than idea and thoughts to conduct terror offensive. This study examines the training process of the Australian jihadists through distinguishing between two generations. The first generation is the terrorists who train with foreign organization (FTO) and acquire skills and knowledge. The second is the so called home-grown terrorists who never travel to terrorists camps or trained with (FTO). The latter is mostly radicalized and trained through internet and social media. The importance of studying such topic is came from the need to determine the lethality of any terrorists attack depending on the training of its perpetrators. It argues that terrorists who trained with FTO have the capability to stage a big scale attack than self -trained terrorists. The findings of this study suggests that law enforcements should track the training of terrorists and build database of trained terrorists as possible future attacks perpetrators.

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