Spotlight on Global Jihad (October 22 –28, 2015)

Issued on 28/10/2015 Type Article
This week as well, the Syrian Army’s ground offensive was concentrated in the rural area south of Aleppo. The attack was directed against the rebel organizations, including ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front. It appears that the Iraqi Army, assisted by Shiite militias, is gradually completing its takeover of the oil city of Baiji, located north of Baghdad, halfway to Mosul. This week, ISIS continued to issue videos calling its supporters to kill Jews. The “innovation” of the week was a video showing a (fairly fluent) Hebrew speaker.

Spotlight on Iran (October 11-25, 2015)

Issued on 25/10/2015 Type Article
Iran increased its forces in Syria to support the Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters in the ground offensive in the northwestern part of the country. Qasem Soleimani, commander to the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force went to Syria to oversee the deployment of the Iranian forces and foreign fighters operating under the aegis of the IRGC. Iran's involvement in the ground offensive in northwest Syria has taken a heavy toll of the IRGC.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (October 15-21, 2015)

Issued on 21/10/2015 Type Article
This week, the Syrian Army, with Iranian and Russian support, continued its attack against the rebel organizations led by the Al-Nusra Front. The battles were concentrated in the rural area south and southwest of Aleppo. In view of the wave of Palestinian terrorism plaguing Israel, ISIS launched a media campaign accompanied by vicious anti-Semitic incitement. The campaign calls for the killing of Jews in various ways (stabbing, burning, poisoning, running over, use of explosives, etc.).

Spotlight on Global Jihad (October 9-15, 2015)

Issued on 14/10/2015 Type Article
The main event of the week was the Syrian Army’s ground attack with Iranian involvement, with the participation of Hezbollah operatives and with Russian air support.
The situation of control on the ground is still unclear. According to initial information, the Syrian Army enjoyed local successes in the rural area north of Hama.
The Syrian Army attack was accompanied by intensive activity on the part of the Russian Air Force (more than 200 airstrikes).

Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani, Senior Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Commander, Killed Near Aleppo, Syria

Issued on 13/10/2015 Type Article
On October 8, 2015, Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani (Abu Wahab), a senior commander in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), was killed in Syria.

Spotlight on Iran (September 24 – October 11, 2015)

Issued on 09/10/2015 Type Article
Official Iranian spokesmen praised the start of Russia's aerial attacks in Syria.
Iran denied a report of an increase in Iranian ground forces in Syria.
The Arab media reported serious disagreements between Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the IRGC Qods Force's commander.
The Arab Coalition forces in Yemen halted an Iranian boat carrying arms for the Shi'ite Houthi rebels.
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Exporting the Islamic Revolution was one of the Iranian revolution's original, basic objectives. Iran seeks regional hegemony and dominance of the Muslim world, and to that end has developed a network of underground organizations and terrorist groups within Islamic (especially Shi'ite) communities in the Middle East and around the world, including Africa, Latin America, Asia and beyond.
As one of Iran's main tools for exporting the revolution, Iran supports countries and organizations using terrorism to attack Israeli, American and Western interests; Iran seeks to destabilize and subvert pro-Western regimes to promote its own interests.
Israeli-Iranian relations had their ups and downs. During the reign of the Shah of Iran the two countries were allied politically. After the revolution and the establishment of the Islamic Republic, Iran revoked its recognition of Israel and ended all official relations with it. Khomeini often publicly expressed his extremist anti-Israeli, anti-Zionist positions even while living in exile. Relations between Iran and Israel became even more strained when Ahmadinejad rose to power in 2005. The regime in Iran repeatedly states its intention of destroying Israel and its policies, which include Holocaust denial, are both anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic.
To implement its anti-Israeli policies Iran has broadened its ties to the terrorist organizations operating against Israel. Iran encourages the terrorist organizations, especially the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, to attack Israel, and finances and arms both organizations. In recent years large shipments of weapons from Iran have been intercepted as they were en route to the Palestinian terrorist organizations.
To promote its regional and global interests and aspirations, Iran is developing military nuclear capabilities and developing long-range missiles and war heads which can reach Israel, the rest of the Middle East and Europe.