Al-Qaeda

Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 30 – April 5, 2017)

The pressure on ISIS in Iraq and Syria is increasing: Following the takeover of the Tabqa Dam and the airfield to its south, SDF forces operating with American support advanced to the city of Tabqa. After several weeks of fighting, the Syrian forces took over the town of Deir Hafer. Fighting in west Mosul continues
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 23-29, 2017)

In Al-Raqqah and Mosul, ISIS continues to lose territory and undergoes increasing pressure. In Al-Raqqah:, the SDF forces, with US support, took over the Tabqa Dam, which supplies electricity and water to most of the residents in the Euphrates Basin. In Mosul: The attacking forces continue to take over neighborhoods in the center of Mosul’s
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 22 – 28, 2017)

In Judea and Samaria popular terrorism continues. This past week a Palestinian tried to stab a soldier and a female civilian south of Nablus. In the Gaza Strip a senior Hamas operative in the West Bank headquarters of Hamas’ military wing was shot at close range and killed. Hamas rushed to accuse Israel of killing
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Spotlight on Iran* (March 12 – 26, 2017)

The political deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) rejected reports that Iran was planning to construct a naval base in Latakia, Syria. Mahmoud Alavi, Iranian minister of intelligence, said Iran had sent equipment to Syria to collect information about terrorists operating in the country. Iran strongly condemned the Israeli attack in Syria
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 16-22, 2017)

The main focus of the fighting in Syria this week was an attack on several neighborhoods in eastern Damascus by the rebel organizations. While ISIS is becoming weaker and is on the strategic defensive, Fateh al-Sham Front, the rival jihadi organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda, is becoming stronger and is participating in offensive initiatives in Damascus,
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 15 – 21, 2017)

In Judea and Samaria, popular terrorism continues. A Palestinian woman carried out a vehicular attack at the Gush Etzion Junction. Two rockets were fired into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip. The Israel Security Agency revealed that in February 2017 Israeli security forces had detained Muhammad Murtaja, head of the Gaza Strip branch of the
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