The Global Jihad / Al-Qaeda

Abu Muhammad al-Julani, head of the Al-Nusra Front, the branch of Al-Qaeda in Syria, gave a rare interview in which he tried to show pragmatism without abandoning the organization's extreme jihadist nature and objectives

Issued on 05/01/2014 Type Article
On December 10, 2013, Abu Muhammad al-Julani, head of the Al-Nusra Front (the branch of Al-Qaeda in Syria), gave a rare, 52-minute interview to Al-Jazeera, which gave him an exceptional platform to put forth his positions.
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Foreign Fighters in Syria

Issued on 01/01/2014 Type Article
This past year saw a marked increase in the involvement of foreigners in the fighting against the Syrian regime. Most join Al-Qaeda- and global jihad-affiliated organizations, gain military experience, and undergo radicalization and jihadization. They are liable to import continue terrorist and subversive activities to their countries of origin when they return
(the "Afghanistan model").
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The rebels in Syria include a few dozen operatives from the Salafist-jihadi organizations in the Gaza Strip.

Issued on 08/12/2013 Type Article
The rebels in Syria include a few dozen operatives from the Salafist-jihadi organizations in the Gaza Strip. Their number is increasing. Upon their return to the Gaza Strip, they are liable to become a hotbed of terrorism and subversion against Israel, Egypt and even the Hamas de-facto government
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 27 – December 3, 2013)

Issued on 03/12/2013 Type Article
This past week Israel's southern border was quiet. In Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem Palestinian popular resistance riots continued. In the region of Yata the Israeli security forces killed three Palestinian terrorist operatives belonging to a Salafist-jihadi network during the attempt to detain them.
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Operatives from the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, together with other rebel organizations, have taken over the large oil field in Deir ez-Zor

Issued on 03/12/2013 Type Article
Operatives from the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, together with other rebel organizations, have taken over the large oil field in Deir ez-Zor, after taking over essential government infrastructures in northern and eastern Syria
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Mass-casualty double suicide bombing attack carried out at the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

Issued on 27/11/2013 Type Article
It revealed the growing operative capabilities of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a branch of Al-Qaeda in Lebanon, and indicated the trickle of the Sunni-Shi'ite confrontation from Syria to Lebanon.
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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.