Al-Qaeda

Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 25 – December 2, 2015)

This week as well, ISIS in Iraq and Syria continued to withstand intensive airstrikes by the US-led coalition and by Russian planes. At the same time, ISIS continues to initiate terrorist attacks outside Syria and Iraq, mainly in order to deter its enemies and ease the pressure on it.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 19 – 25, 2015)

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, this week the French and Belgian security forces carried out intensive security activity (which paralyzed the city of Brussels). The US, Russia and France increased their airstrikes against ISIS targets. A key target of these attacks was the oil infrastructure (oil fields, production facilities and tankers) which are ISIS’s
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Spotlight on Iran (November 8 – 22, 2015)

The Iranian forces continue to suffer heavy losses in the fierce battles being waged in northwestern Syria. During the past two weeks at least 17 more Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed. An IRGC officer was killed in Iraq. Iran would provide $2 million in financial support to the families of terrorists killed
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Abdelhamid Abaaoud, ISIS Terrorist of Belgian Origin Who Orchestrated the Terrorist Attack in Paris (Updated to November 19, 2015)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud (Abu Oud) was a terrorist operative of Belgian origin who headed the network that carried out the terrorist attack in Paris. After the attack he was pursued by the French security forces. On November 18, 2015, French police raided a building in the suburb of St. Denis, north of Paris, where Abaaoud was
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 12 – 18, 2015)

The main events of the week were the shooting and suicide bombing attacks carried out by ISIS in Paris by eight terrorists operating at six different sites. In the meantime, ISIS suffered a few painful failures on the ground: in Iraq, the Kurdish forces liberated the area of Sinjar and cut off the main supply
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ISIS Terrorist Attack in Paris -Initial Overview and Implications -(Updated to November 16, 2015)

On the night of November 13, 2015, ISIS carried out a coordinated terrorist attack in six locations Paris. Three squads carried out the attack, involving eight terrorist operatives. According to Paris Prosecutor François Molins, at least 132 people were killed (of whom 103 have been identified so far). Three hundred fifty-two people were injured, 99
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