Syria

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 14 – 20, 2014)

Issued on 20/05/2014 Type Article
In Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, Nakba Day passed without exceptional incidents, with the exception of a violent clash near the Ofer jail where two teen-aged Palestinians were killed while confronting Israeli security forces. Mahmoud Abbas met with American Secretary of State John Kerry. According to a State Department spokesperson, Kerry told Mahmoud Abbas that the United States would not be able to support the internal Palestinian reconciliation unless Hamas "foreswore military operations" against Israel and publicly recognized its right to exist.
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Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center studies and bulletins dealing with the growing strength of Al-Qaeda and the global jihad in Syria

Issued on 14/05/2014 Type Article
Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center studies and bulletins dealing with the growing strength of Al-Qaeda and the global jihad in Syria and the resulting regional and international threats (September 2013 – May 2014)
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The Phenomenon of Foreign Fighters from the Arab World in the Syrian Civil War

Issued on 13/05/2014 Type Article
The Phenomenon of Foreign Fighters from the Arab World in the Syrian Civil War, Most of Them Fighting in the Ranks of Organizations Affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the Global Jihad
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Involvement of Operatives Who Returned from Syria in the Terrorist Campaign against the Egyptian Regime

Issued on 05/05/2014 Type Article
e course of the Syrian civil war several hundred Egyptian foreign fighters have joined the ranks of the rebels (out of a total of more than 5,000 foreign fighters from various Arab countries).
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Foreign fighters from various countries and regions in Asia, fighting against the Syrian regime, most of them in organizations affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad

Issued on 15/04/2014 Type Article
This study examines the foreign fighters from various countries and regions in Asia fighting against the Syrian regime. The study shows that most of the foreign fighters from Asia are fighting in the ranks of organizations affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad.
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Hezbollah's Involvement in the Civil War in Syria

Issued on 10/04/2014 Type Article
Hezbollah regards the takeover of Yabrud as a security and morale-boosting achievement, costing the organization relatively few losses.
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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.