ISIS

Spotlight on Iran (December 20, 2015 – January 3, 2016)

Iran condemned the killing of Samir Kuntar near Damascus, calling it “governmental terrorism” carried out by the “Zionist regime.” Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) forces in Syria continue to suffer heavy losses. Senior Iranian officials continue denying reports that the IRGC is reducing its numbers in Syria, stressing Iran’s commitment to support the Syrian
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 24 – 30, 2015)

After around seven days of fighting, the Iraqi Army took over most of the city of Ramadi. Although the next strategic target of the Iraqi Army, supported by the coalition, is the city of Mosul, ISIS’s territorial base in Iraq, there is still the need to cleanse Al-Ramadi and its surroundings and the whole Al-Anbar
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 23 – 29, 2015)

This past week the current Palestinian terrorist campaign continued with stabbing and vehicular attacks in Judea, Samaria and the city of Jerusalem (which remains a focal point for stabbing attacks). Notable this past week was the exposure of a large Hamas terrorist network in the region of Abu Dis (near Jerusalem), handled and directed by
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 17 – 23, 2015)

On December 22, 2015, the Iraqi Army, assisted by Shiite militias and Sunni tribesmen, and with air support from the US-led coalition, began a military attack to liberate the city of Ramadi. If the Iraqi forces manage to liberate the city of Ramadi, it will be the most notable setback suffered by ISIS in Iraq
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 10 – 16, 2015)

This week there were no significant military changes on the ground in Syria and Iraq. The most prominent ISIS activity of the past week was a large-scale attack by suicide bombers, carried out with truck/car bombs or explosive belts in Iraq and Syria. This terrorist offensive, which is unusual in scope and carried by dozens
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 3-9, 2015)

This week as well, ISIS in Iraq and Syria continued to withstand intensive airstrikes by the US and Russia, which were joined by Britain as well. This week, there were no significant changes in the various combat zones in Iraq and Syria. In San Bernardino, in the western US, a lethal attack (14 dead, 17
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