Al-Qaeda

Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 22-28, 2016)

The city of Aleppo is now under full control of the Syrian forces, with the assistance of a Russian Military Police battalion which arrived in the city. This week, there were no significant changes in the fighting in Mosul’s eastern neighborhoods. The perpetrator of the vehicular attack in the Christmas Market in Berlin was discovered
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 14-20, 2016)

This past week news focused on UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which dealt mainly with the issue of the Israeli settlements, over which there is broad international consensus. The resolution was regarded by the Palestinians as a significant achievement and “historic victory,” and was supported by the entire spectrum of Palestinians. On the ground nothing
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 15-21, 2016)

Two mass-casualty terrorist attacks, in Jordan and Germany, were the most prominent this week. In Germany, twelve people were killed in a vehicular attack at a Christmas market in downtown Berlin. In Jordan, ten people (civilians and security personnel) were killed. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks. This week, civilians and rebel organization operatives were
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The Repercussions of Losing the Sirte Region on ISIS’s Position in Libya and the Nature of the Islamic State (Preliminary Assessment)

On December 5, 2016, after battles which lasted for seven months, the takeover of Sirte, ISIS’s “capital” in Libya (and a prominent stronghold in the entire North Africa), was finally completed. Faiz al-Saraj, the head of the Presidential Council of Libya’s Government of National Accord, officially announced on December 17 the termination of military activity
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Spotlight on Iran* (December 4 – 18, 2016)

Iran welcomed the fall of the Syrian city of Aleppo to the forces of President Bashar Assad. The deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) declared the liberation of Aleppo was the first step in the victory of “the army of Islam” against the West, and said he hoped that in the near
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Following the campaign for Mosul, ISIS has been highly motivated to carry out terrorist attacks around the globe.

Following the campaign for Mosul, ISIS has been highly motivated to carry out terrorist attacks around the globe. Despite several “successes,” so far ISIS has not succeeded in creating a chain reaction of attacks that would detract attention from its growing difficulties in Iraq and Syria.
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