ISIS

Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 22-28, 2023)

This week, there was a decline in ISIS’s activity around the world. The organization’s activity focused on Africa. In Syria Four policemen were killed in a shooting attack targeting a vehicle they were traveling in northwest of Daraa. A Syrian army brigadier general was ambushed and killed. Russian Air Force planes carried out extensive airstrikes against rebel targets in the rebel enclave of Idlib. Dozens of fatalities were reported. The Iraqi Army Spokesman noted that ISIS had lost 99 percent of its power in. In Somalia Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab detonated two car bombs against bases of the Somali army and the African Union troops. Seven soldiers were killed. The editorial of ISIS’s weekly Al-Naba deals with the importance of pilgrimage in Islam (Hajj) while criticizing the rulers of Saudi Arabia.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 15-21, 2023)

ISIS’s activity around the world continued to focus on Africa. The main incident this week was an ISIS attack on a high school in the city of Mpondwe in southwestern Uganda, in which 41 people were murdered, mostly children, and several others were abducted. There was an increase in ISIS’s activity in Syria. A total of 37 ISIS operatives escaped from a prison in Ras al-’Ayn in northern Syria, 25 of whom have not been apprehended yet. Three Syrian soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in the explosion of an IED apparently planted by ISIS in the Homs region. Five soldiers or fighters of the forces supporting the Syrian army were killed and seven others were wounded in the explosion of an IED in a bus northwest of Deir ez-Zor. The findings of a UN report indicate the strengthening of Al-Qaeda and ISIS in the country.The editorial of ISIS’s weekly deals with the meeting of the Global Coalition against ISIS, held in Saudi Arabia
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 8-14, 2023)

According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the struggle against ISIS has had many successes but it is not yet over In Afghanistan An ISIS operative carried out a suicide bombing attack at a mosque. Fifteen people were killed and 50 were wounded .In Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ISIS continued its activity against security forces and Christian civilians. A UN special investigation team on ISIS (UNITAD) reported to the UN
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 1-7, 2023)

The decline in ISIS’s activity around the world continues. The organization’s activity focused on Africa. In Syria: The United States and Turkey imposed sanctions on a senior operative of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated HTS. In Nigeria ISIS continued its high-intensity activity against the Nigerian army in the northeast of the country. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo ISIS continued its activity against Christian residents. In Afghanistan a car bomb was detonated against a vehicle carrying a Taliban deputy governor of a province.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 25-31, 2023)

This week, there was a decline in ISIS’s activity around the world. The hotspot of the organization’s activity was in Africa. In Syria ISIS killed four fighters of the forces supporting the Syrian army in the desert area in two different attacks. A Russian colonel was killed by HTS artillery fire on the outskirts of Latakia. In Nigeria: ISIS continued its activity against the Nigerian army in the northeast of the country, albeit on a smaller scale than in recent weeks. In Congo: ISIS continued its activity against Christian residents near the Ugandan border. The editorial of ISIS’s weekly Al-Naba stresses that Syria's return to the Arab League is not surprising “since he is no different from the other tyrants in that organization.” The writer calls on Muslims in Syria to adhere to the path of jihad and not to rely on “the Arab dictators” to rescue them.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 18-24, 2023)

The moderate increase in ISIS’s activity around the world continued this week. The hotspot of activity was in Africa. In Syria: ISIS carried out several attacks against the Syrian army and the forces supporting it in the desert region. In Lebanon A senior Al-Qaeda operative who was responsible for establishing the organization’s cells in Lebanon was detained northeast of Tripoli. A senior ISIS operative was detained in the Sidon area. In Nigeria ISIS continued its high-intensity activity against the Nigerian army in the northeast of the country. The main incident was the detonation of a car bomb.
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