Spotlight on Global Jihad (September 3-9, 2015)

Issued on 09/09/2015 Type Article
This week as well, the fighting in Syria focused on the rural area north of Aleppo, which is allegedly intended to become an “ISIS-free” buffer zone. ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front are putting pressure on the military airbases of the Syrian Air Force in the various provinces, in order to challenge the regime’s ability to support its ground forces.

Spotlight on Iran (August 23 – September 6, 2015)

Issued on 06/09/2015 Type Article
The commander of the IRGC said Iran would continue to support the "resistance front. Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC's Qods Force, reviewed regional. Naim Qassem, Hezbollah's deputy secretary general, said Hezbollah was proud of its relations with Iran.

Spotlight on Iran (August 9 – 23, 2015)

Issued on 23/08/2015 Type Article
A conference of the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly was held in Tehran. Senior officials of the Iranian regime used the platform to stress Iran's commitment to supporting its regional allies even in the post nuclear-agreement era, including the provision of weapons. The Iranian foreign minister visited Syria and Lebanon, emphasizing Iran's support of Syria and Hezbollah. There has been extensive media coverage of the crisis in Iran-Hamas relations in the wake of Khaled Mashaal's visit to Saudi Arabia.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (August 13-19, 2015)

Issued on 19/08/2015 Type Article
This week as well, the fighting in Syria was concentrated to the north and east of Aleppo In the various battle zones in Iraq, ISIS deployed suicide bombers and car bombs against the Iraqi security forces and the Shiite population. ISIS’s branch in Libya is gradually establishing itself around the important coastal city of Sirte, north-central Libya.

Spotlight on Iran (July 26 – August 9, 2015)

Issued on 09/08/2015 Type Article
Several Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed in Syria and Iraq. The Supreme Leader's representative in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Qods Force said that anyone killed defending Syria deserved to be rewarded more than Iran-Iraq War martyrs. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah noted Iran's commitment to the organization, even after the signing of the nuclear agreement

Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 23-29, 2015)

Issued on 29/07/2015 Type Article
Some ten months after the opening of the US-led campaign against ISIS, this week there has been a possible fundamental change in Turkey’s policy. From ISIS’s perspective, the Turkish activity along the border and the widespread wave of detentions may impede ISIS’s supply routes and make it more difficult for foreign fighters to join ISIS. In the main areas of fighting in Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Libya, there were no significant changes on the ground this week.
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