ISIS

Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 23 – 29, 2016)

The main event of the week was the mass-killing attack carried out by three suicide bombers at the international airport in Istanbul. On the ground, ISIS continues to suffer blows in the areas under its territorial control in the various arenas. There are two other arenas where ISIS is facing a threat of losing important
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 16 – 22, 2016)

This week as well, attacks on major cities controlled by ISIS in Syria, Iraq and Libya continued. On these three fronts, ISIS now faces the possibility of losing outposts of considerable importance in both military terms and in terms of public relations. In order to alleviate the severe pressure that ISIS is under, and in
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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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