While the cases outlined above point to an early interest in striking the West, it appears the Islamic State only truly institutionalized and invested in an external operations
wing in the second half of 2014, (16) leading to its first large-scale and centrally directed action in Europe with the "Verviers" plot.
The open source evidence that has surfaced so far suggests an Islamic State external operations
network has been built up with a hub on Libyan soil and spokes connecting it to nodes of Islamic State supporters within North African, and specifically Libyan and Tunisian, diasporas in France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and other European countries.
The official said Adnani's roles as propaganda chief and director of external operations
had become "indistinguishable" because the group uses its online messages to recruit fighters and provide instruction and inspiration for attacks.
Summary: Daesh (ISIS) spokesman and head of external operations
Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, one of the group's longest-serving and most prominent leaders, has been killed in Aleppo province in Syria, the group said Tuesday, threatening to avenge his death.
These organizations understand that sustainability presents a long-term business opportunity, demonstrate sustainable practices within their internal and external operations
, and show sustainability leadership within industry.
During a restricted meeting of the Defense Council convened to discuss France's external operations
, Hollande took stock of France's fight against IS in Syria and Iraq.
Sujan was an external operations
planner and a United Kingdom educated computer systems engineer.
Dewa seeks to adopt the highest levels of quality and safety in its internal processes and external operations
," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of Dewa.
A US official briefed on intelligence matters said Abaaoud was a key figure in an Islamic State external operations
cell that US intelligence agencies have been tracking for months.
Al-Nasr moved funds from donors in the Gulf region into Iraq and then to al-Qaida leaders from Pakistan to Syria; he organized and maintained routes for new recruits to travel from Pakistan to Syria through Turkey; and he assisted al-Qaida's external operations
in the West, the statement said.
CORVALLIS - Zack Lassiter has been appointed deputy athletic director for external operations
at Oregon State, incoming Vice President and Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury announced Monday.
His death will degrade and disrupt ongoing external operations
of al-Qaida against the United States and its allies and partners," said Davis, who heads the Defense Department's press operations.