ISIS

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’s Sikh temple attack and its implications

On June 18, 2022, ISIS’s Khorasan Province carried out a combined attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul and a Taliban member were killed. According to ISIS’s claim of responsibility, the attack was carried out as an act of defense of the honor of Muhammad, and an act of vengeance against the “Sikh and Hindu infidels” due to offensive statements by senior officials in India’s ruling party against the Prophet of Islam. The attack on the Sikh temple is was intended to portray the organization as the “protector of Islam”
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 16-22, 2022)

This week, most of ISIS’s activity was carried out in Syria, Sinai, Afghanistan and Africa. The Sinai Peninsula: The Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union continued to mop up the region west of Rafah and the Sheikh Zuweid region from the presence of ISIS operatives. Syria: A Global Coalition force detained a senior ISIS official in Syria near the border with Turkey. Afghanistan: ISIS claimed responsibility for a combined attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul.
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