Global Jihad

Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 10-16, 2014)

Issued on 17/12/2014 Type Article
One of the main events of the week was an incident in which an armed took people hostage in a café in Sydney, Australia. perpetrator and ISIS is not clear. Fighting in Iraq and Syria continued in the major battle zones without significant changes on the ground. Worthy of special attention are ISIS’s efforts to expand its sphere of influence to the rural area south of Damascus and to southern Syria.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 1-9, 2014)

Issued on 10/12/2014 Type Article
In Syria and Iraq, the US-led campaign against ISIS continues. In the city of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria, the fighting continues with no decisive victory by either party. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for attacks against the US Embassy and an explosion near the home of the Iranian ambassador in Sana’a, Yemen. An American attempt to rescue Western hostages in Yemen failed and ended with two hostages being killed.
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ISIS: Portrait of a Jihadi Terrorist Organization *

Issued on 26/11/2014 Type Article
This study examines the nature of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), an Islamic Salafist-jihadi terrorist organization founded a decade ago as a branch of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. It established itself during the fighting against the United States in the Sunni regions of western Iraq and spread to eastern and northern Syria during the Syrian civil war.
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ISIS’s public support for the Egyptian jihadi organization Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, encouraging it to escalate the campaign of terror against the Egyptian regime. In turn, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Issued on 12/11/2014 Type Article
ISIS recently expressed explicit support for the Egyptian jihadi organization Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (the supporters of Jerusalem), which heads the terrorist campaign being waged against the Egyptian regime.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 5 – 11, 2014)

Issued on 11/11/2014 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on two stabbing attacks carried out on November 10, one in Tel Aviv and the other in Gush Etzion. Two people were killed in the attacks and four were wounded. So far during November there has been a sharp rise in the number and deadliness of terrorist attacks carried out by Palestinian terrorist operatives. Unrest and violent clashes continue in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 29 – November 4, 2014)

Issued on 04/11/2014 Type Article
In the south of Israel a rocket hit was identified in an open area in the western Negev in response closed the crossings to the Gaza Strip. On November 4, 2014 the crossings were reopened. In Jerusalem on October 28, 2014, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist operative tried to assassinate Yehuda Glick, a right-wing Israeli activist who promotes the right of Jews to visit the Temple Mount. Glick was critically wounded.
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