Syria

Spotlight on Global Jihad (August 20-26, 2015)

Issued on 26/08/2015 Type Article
According to Turkish and Western media reports, the US and Turkey are planning to establish an “ISIS-free” buffer zone north of Aleppo, near the Turkish-Syrian border. ISIS has called for a general mobilization of operatives to travel to Libya and carry out jihad in order to “defend Islam” in Libya.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 19 – 25, 2015)

Issued on 25/08/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the four rockets launched into Israeli territory from the Syrian-controlled central Golan Heights. The IDF Spokesman reported that a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) squad fired the rockets. This past week popular terrorism continued in Judea and Samaria, manifested mainly by Molotov cocktails and stones thrown at Israeli security forces and civilians.
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Spotlight on Iran (August 9 – 23, 2015)

Issued on 23/08/2015 Type Article
A conference of the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly was held in Tehran. Senior officials of the Iranian regime used the platform to stress Iran's commitment to supporting its regional allies even in the post nuclear-agreement era, including the provision of weapons. The Iranian foreign minister visited Syria and Lebanon, emphasizing Iran's support of Syria and Hezbollah. There has been extensive media coverage of the crisis in Iran-Hamas relations in the wake of Khaled Mashaal's visit to Saudi Arabia.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (August 13-19, 2015)

Issued on 19/08/2015 Type Article
This week as well, the fighting in Syria was concentrated to the north and east of Aleppo In the various battle zones in Iraq, ISIS deployed suicide bombers and car bombs against the Iraqi security forces and the Shiite population. ISIS’s branch in Libya is gradually establishing itself around the important coastal city of Sirte, north-central Libya.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (August 6-12, 2015)

Issued on 12/08/2015 Type Article
The battles in Syria this week focused on the rural area north of Aleppo, in light of Turkey’s intention to create a buffer zone free of ISIS along the Syrian-Turkish border. ISIS continues to invest effort and resources in the battle for hearts and minds.
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Spotlight on Iran (July 26 – August 9, 2015)

Issued on 09/08/2015 Type Article
Several Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed in Syria and Iraq. The Supreme Leader's representative in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Qods Force said that anyone killed defending Syria deserved to be rewarded more than Iran-Iraq War martyrs. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah noted Iran's commitment to the organization, even after the signing of the nuclear agreement
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For years Syria has supported the Palestinian terrorist organizations and Hezbollah. Syria is home to the headquarters of many such organizations, including the political bureaus of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, as well as other, smaller organizations which operate from Syria. Not only does Syria provide them with political asylum, it gives them military training, and arms and finances them. The organization heads are protected in Syria and the Syrian regime allows them to hold conventions and conferences in government facilities.
Syria also provides political and material support for Hezbollah, which operates in close conjunction with its ally, Iran. The existence of the ties between Syria and Hezbollah was illustrated by the death of Imad Mughniyeh, commander of Hezbollah operations, which occurred in Damascus, the capital of Syria.
In 1979 the United States State Department designated Syria as a terrorist-sponsoring country.