Al-Qaeda

In the second part of the interview granted by Abu Muhammad al-Julani

In the second part of the interview granted by Abu Muhammad al-Julani, he strongly attacks ISIS and refutes the rumors about his organization’s intention to break away from Al-Qaeda, saying that the Iranians aspire to dominate the Middle East and reestablish the Persian Empire*
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 4-10, 2015)

In Syria, ISIS continued its momentum of achievements in several battle zones. In Iraq, there were no significant developments this week. In Libya, the operatives of ISIS’s branch are expanding their areas of control and influence.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 3 – 9, 2015)

This past week terrorist events focused on the two instances of rocket fire targeting the Ashqelon region and other locations in the western Negev. Israel reiterated its policy of considering Hamas responsible for all rocket fire from the Gaza Strip (although Israel is aware it has been carried out by rogue terrorist organizations and that
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 28 – June 3, 2015)

ISIS continued to consolidate its control over the region of Palmyra and the Syrian Desert, after taking over the city. At the same time, ISIS mounted a military operation in the northern Aleppo province, taking over several cities, including the town of Soran, and came close to the Bab al-Salameh crossing, one of the eight
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Al-Nusra Front Leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani said in an interview that his organization’s overall goal was overthrowing and replacing the Syrian regime with an Islamic regime

Al-Nusra Front Leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani said in an interview that his organization’s overall goal was overthrowing and replacing the Syrian regime with an Islamic regime. He elaborated its military achievements, especially in the region of Idlib. Prominent were his attempts to represent his organization as pragmatic and different from ISIS.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 21-27, 2015)

This week ISIS again focused on establishing and broadening its control over eastern Syria and western Iraq. The fall of the city of Ramadi raised doubts among the American leadership about the competence of the Iraqi Army
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