Global Jihad

Spotlight on Iran* (May 8 – May 22, 2016)

Issued on 22/05/2016 Type Article
Senior Iranian officials reacted strongly to the rebel attack on Khan Tuman (south of Aleppo, Syria). Senior Iranian officials reacted strongly to the death of senior Hezbollah operative Mustafa Badr al-Din, some of accusing Israel of responsibility for his death. General Ramazan Sharif, IRGC spokesman, said at a press conference that the IRGC was experiencing a growing wave of young volunteers who wanted to be deployed in the fighting in Syria and Iraq.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 11-18, 2016)

Issued on 18/05/2016 Type Article
This week, ISIS suffered two additional blows in the strategically important Iraq-Syria-Jordan tri-border area. The city of Rutba and the Al-Tanf border crossing are of major importance because they control the main route leading from Baghdad to Damascus and Jordan. ISIS, on its part, has increased its terrorist attacks against Shiite targets in Baghdad.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 11-17, 2016)

Issued on 17/05/2016 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on pipe bombs that exploded near the village of Hizma (north of Jerusalem), critically wounding an IDF officer. Nakba Day events in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip were held without exceptional incident.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 5-10, 2016)

Issued on 10/05/2016 Type Article
In Syria, this week’s battles focused on the town of Khan Tuman, located in a mountainous area south of Aleppo, near the main highway between Aleppo and Damascus. At the same time, Russia continued its efforts (supported by the US) to establish a ceasefire in the Aleppo region. In Libya, ISIS’s branch began to apply pressure toward the west of the country, after its failures in the east.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 21 – May 4, 2016)

Issued on 04/05/2016 Type Article
In Syria, the fighting in the city of Aleppo and its northern rural area has escalated over the past two weeks. In Iraq, ISIS increased its terrorist attacks in Baghdad, using suicide bombers. According to reports from Libya, after lengthy battles ISIS has been ousted from the area dominating the city of Derna.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 14-20, 2016)*

Issued on 20/04/2016 Type Article
The ceasefire in Syria entered its eighth week, with the familiar characteristics. The US secretary of state and the Russian foreign minister have reiterated their support for the agreement and stressed the need to maintain it. In Syria, clashes continued between the Syrian Army and its allies on the one hand, and organizations not included in the ceasefire on the other. In Iraq, the Iraqi Army completed its takeover of the city of Hit, located on the banks of the Euphrates River, about 70 km northwest of Ramadi.
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