Iraq

Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 13-19, 2019)

In the Idlib region, thefighting continues between the Syrian army and the rebel organizations, led by the Headquarters for the Liberation of Al-Sham. ISIS is concentrating its efforts in the Syrian arena on extensive terrorist and guerrilla activity against the Kurdish SDF forces. In Iraq ISIS continued its terrorist and guerrilla activity in the various provinces, mainly in northern and western Iraq. In ISIS’s various provinces in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the “routine” activity continued.
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Spotlight on Iran (June 2 -16, 2019)

On June 13, two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. Iran rejected the accusations and blamed foreign actors for the attack, which was carried out during a visit of the Japanese prime minister to Tehran. The deputy commander of the IRGC called Iranian presence in Syria “the realization of a divide duty”. During a visit to the Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran, the senior military adviser of the Supreme Leader of Iran called to connect Iran, Iraq and Syria. During the Quds Day speeches in the Gaza Strip, senior Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad Officials thanked Iran for its support for the Palestinians
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 5-12, 2019)

About a month after the start of the Syrian army offensive in the Idlib region, the rebel groups, led by the Headquarters for the Liberation of Al-Sham, mounted a counterattack. In Iraq Terrorist and guerrilla activity continued in the various provinces. The main event of the week in ISIS’s provinces outside Syria and Iraq was an attack by ISIS’s Sinai Province on an Egyptian police checkpoint in southern Al-Arish. The "routine" activity in ISIS’s other provinces around the world continued.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 30 – June 4, 2019)

The Syrian arena: The momentum of the Syrian army’s ground operation in the Idlib area resumed after a week of no progress. This week, ISIS carried out a wave of attacks accompanied by a media campaign entitled the Raids of Attrition. In the Iraqi arena this week, there was an increase in the volume of ISIS’s activity in the various provinces, which was manifested in the activation of IEDs, the detonation of car bombs, targeted killings and sniper fire.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 23-29, 2019)

In the Syrian arena, the Syrian army offensive in the Idlib region appears to have lost momentum. In the Iraqi arena, ISIS’s intensive terror and guerrilla activity in the various provinces continued.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 16-22, 2019)

In the Syrian arena, the Syrian army offensive in the Idlib region continued, with Russian air support. However, on the ground, the Syrian offensive has encountered difficulties in light of the fierce fighting by the rebel organizations. In Iraq and in ISIS’s provinces around the world, “routine” activity continued: in Iraq, activity continued in the form of IEDs being detonated against moving vehicles on the roads
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