The Global Jihad / Al-Qaeda

Combined ISIS Suicide Bombing Attacks in the Shi'ite Suburb of South Beirut

Issued on 15/11/2015 Type Article
In the late afternoon on November 12, 2015, ISIS carried out combined suicide bombing attacks in Burj al-Barajneh, the southern Shi'ite Hezbollah-controlled suburb of Beirut. Forty-three people were killed, most of them passersby, and 240 were injured (according to Al-Jazeera, quoting the Lebanese ministry of health). The blasts also destroyed a considerable amount of property (the mayor of Burj al-Barajneh reported that ten buildings collapsed and 55 stores were destroyed). The attacks were carried out by two suicide bombers wearing explosive belts. They blew themselves up near the Al-Rasoul al-A'zam hospital.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 5 – 11, 2015)

Issued on 11/11/2015 Type Article
According to media reports from the battle zones, the Syrian Army’s ground offensive, with Iranian and Russian air support, has been halted. Additional information published in the media reinforces the conclusion that the Russian plane was downed in Sinai as a result of the explosion of an IED, planted on board in Sharm el-Sheikh. In the meantime, ISIS continues to establish its control over the important city of Sirte, in northern Libya.

Spotlight on Iran (October 26 - November 8, 2015)

Issued on 08/11/2015 Type Article
Senior Iranian officials, led by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, repeatedly stressed Iran's commitment to defending the Assad regime. Iran's active participation in the ground offensive in northern Syria continued to claim many Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) victims. Mohammad-Ali Jafari, the IRGC commander, hinted at the existence of a disagreement within the Iranian administration over Bashar Assad's political future. In the meantime

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.

ISIS Campaign Inciting the Murder of Jews Inspired by Palestinian Wave of Terrorism

Issued on 21/10/2015 Type Article
The current wave of Palestinian terrorism in Israel inspired ISIS to wage a propaganda and incitement campaign conducted by its operatives and media. The objective of the campaign, which is accompanied by strong anti-Semitic incitement, is to encourage and broaden the wave of Palestinian terrorism.

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.).
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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.