Al-Qaeda

Spotlight on Iran* (June 6-19, 2016)

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
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 9 – 15, 2016)

This week as well, attacks continued on ISIS’s strongholds in Syria, Iraq and Libya, so far with no significant changes on the ground In the US, a mass-murder terrorist attack was carried out, the most serious attack in its history (49 dead). The attack was carried out by an American citizen from an Afghan family,
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 2 – 8, 2016)

In Syria, the Syrian Army, with Russian air support, launched a military operation in the east, on the route leading from Ithriya to the city of Tabqa. In Iraq, the battle over Fallujah continues, with air support from the US and coalition countries. In Libya, the encirclement of the city of Sirte, a stronghold of
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 25 – June 1, 2016)

On May 30, 2016, the Iraqi forces, led by the counterterrorism force, mounted an attack on the city of Fallujah. ISIS responded to the attack on Fallujah by increasing its terrorist activity and guerrilla warfare. In addition to the military pressure exerted on ISIS’s strongholds in Iraq and Syria, ISIS is under heavy pressure in
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 25 – 31, 2016)

This past week a Palestinian terrorist, in Israeli illegally, carried out a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv, wounding an IDF soldier. At the swearing-in ceremony of newly-appointed Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, both the prime minister and new defense minister expressed their support for the solution of two states for two peoples to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian
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Iranian Participation in the Liberation of Fallujah – Dr. Raz Zimmt

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
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