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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.
Fernando and BulSU Vice President for External Operations Dr.
Al-Emadi, who is also the Minister of Finance, said external operations continued to achieve a high rate of the group's profits, which amounted to 36% or around QR4bn.
The Islamic State has built up an external operations network with a hub on Libyan soil and spokes connecting it to nodes of Islamic State supporters within the Libyan and Tunisian diaspora in Europe.
Moreover, Payfort said that 34% of Egyptian financial service startups offer their services outside Egypt's borders, putting Egypt in the third ranking after the UAE, in which 44% of startups are also operating outside the borders, and Jordan, where 39% of startups have external operations.
The unit was under the umbrella of the external operations arm of the so-called Islamic State, the Amniyat Amniyat al-Kharji.
The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world, Defence Department stated task force officials as saying.
Asa Hutchinson's deputy chief of staff for external operations. Source: FollowTheMoney.org
Now thought to be based in Libya, the littleknown unit may act as an external operations wing and search for supporters in the West to plan and carry out attacks in the name of ISIS.
The Centigon Fortress Intervention is an armoured 4x4 designed for special forces and specialised intervention units in counter-terrorism and policing operations in Europe and in external operations. The vehicle is designed to accommodate an intervention team of six crew, of which four are located in the rear area.
Azama comes to the Danforth Campus after spending the past two years as the senior associate athletics director for external operations at Columbia University in New York.