According to specialist “Jihadist monitoring” company, Site Monitoring – there have been calls amongst the jihadist community to strike maritime targets.
The jihadists have called for attacks on oil tankers, particularly those in waters around the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa. According to sources there have even been a host of suggestions on how to carry out the attacks.
Similar details were found in Al Qaeda records recovered when Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistan compound was raided by US Forces. It appears that shipping remains an attractive target for terrorist groups.