The Global Jihad / Al-Qaeda

Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 16-22, 2015)

Issued on 22/04/2015 Type Article
ISIS continues its efforts to establish its presence in the northern and southern outskirts of Damascus. In the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp, clashes continue between. In Iraq, fighting continues in the refinery compound in the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad. There are additional indications that Turkish authorities have stepped up their counterterrorism measures against jihadi operatives who enter their territory in order to join ISIS.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 2-15, 2015)

Issued on 15/04/2015 Type Article
In early April 2015, an ISIS force comprising an estimated 1,000 operatives attacked the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp on the southern outskirts of Damascus. In the city of Tikrit, Iraq, ISIS suffered its worst defeat since its series of victories in June 2014. The coalition of rebels headed by the Al-Nusra Front (Jaysh al-Fatah), which took over the city of Idlib in northwest Syria, is preparing to establish a governmental apparatus in the city.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 1 – 14, 2015)

Issued on 14/04/2015 Type Article
These past two weeks Israel's south remained quiet. In Samaria there were two stabbings at IDF roadblocks. In Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem stones were thrown at Israeli vehicles. The Israel Security Agency recently exposed a Hamas cell that planned to carry out a shooting attack targeting IDF soldiers at a roadblock at the entrance to Jerusalem near Abu Dis. On April 1, 2015, the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC) formally announced the Palestinians were the 123rd State Party to the Rome Statute, the ICC's founding treaty.
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Pragmatic cooperation between enemies

Issued on 07/04/2015 Type Article
Pragmatic cooperation between enemies: the Syrian regime and ISIS maintain tacit understandings about operating oil and gas fields and marketing their products.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 26 – April 1, 2015)*

Issued on 01/04/2015 Type Article
An important event of the week was the conquest of the city of Idlib, in northwestern Syria. The conquest of the city of Idlib is a major blow to the Assad regime and an important achievement for the Al-Nusra Front, which led the campaign over the city. In the important city of Tikrit, the fighting is drawing to a close. This week, the US began to support the battle for Tikrit with airstrikes, after the Shiite militias evacuated the front.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 19-25, 2015)

Issued on 25/03/2015 Type Article
In the city of Tikrit and its environs, fighting continues between the Iraqi Army and Shiite militias, and ISIS. In Tunisia, several armed men carried out a mass terrorist attack in the Bardo National Museum, near the parliament building in the capital, Tunis In Yemen, simultaneous attacks were carried out in three mosques in the capital, Sanaa, and in the northern city of Saada.
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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.