Iran

Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 16 - 22, 2016)

Issued on 22/06/2016 Type Article
This week as well, attacks on major cities controlled by ISIS in Syria, Iraq and Libya continued. On these three fronts, ISIS now faces the possibility of losing outposts of considerable importance in both military terms and in terms of public relations. In order to alleviate the severe pressure that ISIS is under, and in light of the major impact of the terrorist attacks in the US and France, ISIS has launched a media campaign calling on Muslims worldwide to carry out terrorist attacks.
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Spotlight on Iran* (June 6-19, 2016)

Issued on 19/06/2016 Type Article
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps suffered heavy losses in Syria.
Ali-Akbar Velayati, international advisor to the supreme leader, said the political-military balance in Syria was changing in favor of the Syrian government and its allies. The Iranian foreign minister said that Qassem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC's Qods Force, was currently in Iraq acting as a military advisor. Iran condemned the shooting attack in Orlando, Florida, without mentioning it had occurred in a gay nightclub.
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Spotlight on Iran (May 22 – June 5, 2016)

Issued on 05/06/2016 Type Article
Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' (IRGC) Qods Force, speaking at a conference of Iranian clerics in Qom held on May 23, 2016, said that without Iran's support for the Syrian regime, ISIS would today control all of Syria. Hossein-Amir Abdollahian, deputy foreign minister for Arab-African affairs, said Iran was determined to continue its "advisory" mission for the regional struggle against terrorism and regarded its support as vital for regional security and political stability.
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Iranian Participation in the Liberation of Fallujah - Dr. Raz Zimmt

Issued on 30/05/2016 Type Article
On May 22, 2016, Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi announced the beginning of a campaign to liberate the city of Fallujah from ISIS. Fallujah, located 54 kilometers (about 33.5 miles) west of Baghdad, is the most important stronghold still held by ISIS in the Sunni Anbar Province (western Iraq). The campaign is being carried out by the Iraqi security forces with the participation of Shi'ite and Sunni militias, and with American support.
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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 Iran (April 24 – May 8, 2016)*

Issued on 08/05/2016 Type Article
The deputy chief of staff of the Iranian army said the deployment of regular Iranian army forces to Syria had been authorized by the supreme leader and would continue as long as needed. At least fifteen additional Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed in Syria during the past two weeks. Most of them died fighting in the recent fierce battles south of the Syrian city of Aleppo. During the battles the Syrian rebels took control of the village of Khan Tuman, southwest of the city. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appointed Hojjat-ul-Islam Tabataba'I Ashkazari as his personal representative in Syria.
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