The ICT Database Team is pleased to present a brief overview of the terrorist incidents and counter-terrorist actions that occurred worldwide in February 2015. The incidents covered in this month’s report join the over 35,000 previously-recorded terrorist and counter-terrorist incidents in the ICT database.
This month’s report covers terrorist incidents throughout the world, with special emphasis in Europe. On February 14–15, two people were killed and five police officers were wounded, in two separate but related shooting incidents in Copenhagen, Denmark. The attacker, later identified as Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein was fatally shot by police, following a manhunt and a firefight. El-Hussein pledged allegiance to the IS in particular to IS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, shortly before the attacks.
February 2015 was also marked by terrorist incidents in: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Chad, China, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mali Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia and Yemen.
This month’s report also covers counter-terrorist incidents throughout the world, with particular emphasis on events in Belgium. On February 11, a court in Antwerp, Belgium found a total of 45 members of the Sharia4Belgium group guilty of terror-related offences. Fouad Belkacem the leader of Sharia4Belgium, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.