The Global Jihad / Al-Qaeda

Offensive against the Syrian City of Manbij May Be the Beginning of a Campaign to Liberate the Area near the Syrian-Turkish Border from ISIS

Issued on 22/06/2016 Type Article
On May 31, 2016, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-dominated military alliance supported by the United States, initiated a campaign to liberate the northern Syrian city of Manbij from ISIS. Manbij lies west of the Euphrates, about 35 kilometers (about 22 miles) south of the Syrian-Turkish border.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 16 - 22, 2016)

Issued on 22/06/2016 Type Article
This week as well, attacks on major cities controlled by ISIS in Syria, Iraq and Libya continued. On these three fronts, ISIS now faces the possibility of losing outposts of considerable importance in both military terms and in terms of public relations. In order to alleviate the severe pressure that ISIS is under, and in light of the major impact of the terrorist attacks in the US and France, ISIS has launched a media campaign calling on Muslims worldwide to carry out terrorist attacks.
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Spotlight on Iran* (June 6-19, 2016)

Issued on 19/06/2016 Type Article
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps suffered heavy losses in Syria.
Ali-Akbar Velayati, international advisor to the supreme leader, said the political-military balance in Syria was changing in favor of the Syrian government and its allies. The Iranian foreign minister said that Qassem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC's Qods Force, was currently in Iraq acting as a military advisor. Iran condemned the shooting attack in Orlando, Florida, without mentioning it had occurred in a gay nightclub.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 9 - 15, 2016)

Issued on 15/06/2016 Type Article
This week as well, attacks continued on ISIS’s strongholds in Syria, Iraq and Libya, so far with no significant changes on the ground In the US, a mass-murder terrorist attack was carried out, the most serious attack in its history (49 dead). The attack was carried out by an American citizen from an Afghan family, who was apparently inspired by ISIS; In France, a senior police officer and his partner were murdered in their home by a radical Islamic operative from a Moroccan family, who was also inspired by ISIS
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 2 - 8, 2016)

Issued on 08/06/2016 Type Article
In Syria, the Syrian Army, with Russian air support, launched a military operation in the east, on the route leading from Ithriya to the city of Tabqa. In Iraq, the battle over Fallujah continues, with air support from the US and coalition countries. In Libya, the encirclement of the city of Sirte, a stronghold of ISIS, is tightening.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 25 – 31, 2016)

Issued on 31/05/2016 Type Article
This past week a Palestinian terrorist, in Israeli illegally, carried out a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv, wounding an IDF soldier. At the swearing-in ceremony of newly-appointed Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, both the prime minister and new defense minister expressed their support for the solution of two states for two peoples to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Information on The Global Jihad / Al-Qaeda
The global jihad is the name given to the international network of Islamist terrorist organizations sharing Al-Qaeda's ideology. The global jihad was established in 1998, and its full name is the "World Islamic Front for Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders." It serves as an umbrella organization for coalitions of terrorist organizations and independent terrorist networks with common ideologies and sharing operational ties.
All the organizations in the global jihad strive to spread Islam and establish Islamic law in all the countries in the world through a jihad against the West and its allies (among them Israel and the pro-Western Arab states). Global jihad organizations advocate a total, uncompromising battle in which the ends justify any and all means. Some of the global jihad networks carry out independent terrorist attacks and others cooperate, at various levels, with Al-Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda is the dominant factor in the global jihad's umbrella organization. It was founded in 1988 in Pakistan, and until his death was led and financed by Osama bin Laden. Ideologically it is based on Salafi Islam, according to which jihad as the personal duty of every Muslim. Al-Qaeda has been behind a series of attacks against the United States, including the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. Osama bin Laden was killed by the United States Army on May 2, 2011. He was succeeded as head of Al-Qaeda by his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, born in Egypt and one of Al-Qaeda's founders.