ISIS

Spotlight on Global Jihad (August 4-10, 2021)


This week, there was an increase in the scope of ISIS activity around the globe. The epicenter of ISIS activity was Afghanistan. In The Sinai Peninsula: The Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union carried out searches in the central Sinai Peninsula, killing four ISIS operatives and capturing others. In Syria: ISIS attacked Syrian soldiers and fighters of the forces supporting it in the desert region after several weeks of inactivity in the region.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 21-27, 2022)

This week has witnessed an increase in ISIS’s activity in Syria and Iraq and a decrease in its activity in West Africa and Afghanistan. A report published by the United Nations states that Al-Qaeda will position itself in the long term as the most prominent terrorist organization in the world In the Sinai Peninsula: There has been an increase in ISIS’s activity against the Egyptian security forces. In Africa 14 policemen and three civilians were killed in an attack carried out by the Al-Shabaab organization in southern Ethiopia.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 14-20, 2022)

There was a decline in the scope of ISIS’s activity around the globe this week. Africa continued to be the epicenter of its activity. In Sinai Peninsula Six ISIS operatives were killed in a joint operation by the Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union. Africa: ISIS continued its attacks against military and villages in the north of the country. Following US President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel and Saudi Arabia, ISIS’s Al-Naba weekly published statements made previously by ISIS Spokesman Abu Umar al-Muhajir, attacking Arab countries for signing agreements with Israel.
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Break-in to Kuje Prison in Nigeria: another ISIS activity to liberate prisoners

On the night of July 5, 2022, ISIS operatives attacked Kuje Prison, southwest of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. Most of the prisoners were liberated in the break-in stage Breaking into prisons to liberate its own prisoners is a known ISIS modus operandi. The break-in to the prison has demonstrated that ISIS’s West Africa Province is capable of carrying out complex actions .
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 7-13, 2022)

According to an Iraqi security source, a new ISIS leader (khalifah) has been appointed. In Syria, US forces carried out a targeted killing of ISIS’s commander in Syria and his deputy, near the Syrian-Turkish border. In Nigeria, ISIS operatives broke into Kuje Prison southwest of the capital Abuja, liberating hundreds of inmates.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 30 – July 6, 2022)

This week, ISIS’s activity focused on Syria, Sinai, Afghanistan and Africa. The Sinai Peninsula: The Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union continued to attack ISIS’s infrastructure in western Rafah and the Bir al-Abd region.
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ISIS

ISIS is a relatively new Salafist-jihadi Islamic terrorist organization. ISIS is part of a radical Islamist movement that was established around a decade ago as a branch of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. During the course of the fighting against the United States, ISIS established itself in the Sunni areas of western Iraq. During the civil war in Syria, ISIS expanded to Syrian territory as well. In June 2014, ISIS recorded impressive achievements, culminating in the takeover of the city of Mosul, Iraq, the takeover of Al-Raqqah in Syria, and the announcement of the establishment of the Caliphate State (the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria).

ISIS has branches (provinces) in the Sinai Peninsula, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Africa and elsewhere. These branches are inspired by ISIS. ISIS carries out terrorist attacks against the forces fighting against it, as well as terrorist attacks outside Syria and Iraq. In addition to fighting against its many enemies in Iraq and Syria, ISIS carries out terrorist attacks abroad, either directly by its operatives, or by instigating its supporters to carry out terrorist attacks in the countries where they live (“ISIS-inspired attacks”). ISIS has carried out several noteworthy attacks in cities in Western Europe, Turkey, the Sinai Peninsula, and Russia. In September 2014, the United States announced the establishment of a coalition for the war against ISIS. The US-led Coalition forces assist the Iraqi army and local forces in Syria through air support, sending experts, and providing weapons and training. In the wake of the war against ISIS, the organization has begun to lose its bases in Syria and Iraq, including the large cities of Mosul and Al-Raqqah.

ISIS places considerable emphasis on propaganda and has established extensive and professional media outlets that use Western tools and images to disseminate its messages. ISIS’s messages are disseminated around the world, trying to offer new meaning to isolated, alienated young Muslims.