ISIS

Spotlight on Global Jihad (February 2-8, 2023)

This week, the relatively low level of ISIS activity around the world continued. Turkey arrested a squad of ISIS operatives who planned to carry out attacks against the Swedish and Dutch consulates and against Jewish and Christian targets in Istanbul, In Syria The US-led Global Coalition to fight ISIS, in collaboration with the Kurdish SDF forces, arrested 210 ISIS operatives in Al-Raqqah and Al-Tabqa In Africa: a summit conference was held in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, to coordinate activities against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab. The editorial of ISIS’s Al-Naba weekly called on the organization’s operatives and supporters to kill Jews around the world. At the same time, ISIS continues its campaign calling for the killing of Christians around the world, especially in Europe.
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ISIS calls for attacking Jews around the world

ISIS’s weekly Al-Naba, in its editorial, calls on the organization’s operatives and supporters to carry out terrorist attacks against Jews around the world, especially in Israel and Europe.The article, replete with virulent anti-Semitism, demonizes the Jews and claims that there is an eternal conflict between Muslims and Jews that will continue until the Day of Judgment. Therefore, Muslims must stay away from Jews, fight them, and carry out attacks against them.
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ISIS calls for attacking Christians around the world, especially in Europe

[1] ISIS’s media elements launched an incitement campaign calling for terrorist attacks against Christians around the world. The announcement of the campaign followed the burning of a Quran in Sweden by a Danish-Swedish politician, in protest against Turkey and Islam. [2] Videos and posts calling on the operatives to carry out attacks around the world, especially in Europe, were distributed on social media. It should be noted that in 2022, ISIS operatives did not carry out attacks in Western countries and there were not even attacks inspired by ISIS. [3] The activity of ISIS’s media network is becoming more decentralized than before and that unofficial media arms of the organization’s supporters around the world are playing a more central role at the expense of the organization’s official media network.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 19-25, 2023)

ISIS’s activity around the world continued to be moderate this week. The main event was in Somalia Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab attacked a Somali army. According to the Somali government, over 100 Al-Shabaab operatives were killed as well as six Somali soldiers. The Syrian security forces killed a senior ISIS operative and two of his escorts. A joint US army and SDF force captured a senior ISIS official in eastern Syria.In The Democratic Republic of the Congo – ISIS operatives carried out a shooting attack in a pub in the Beni area, about 50 km west of the border with Uganda. A total of 24 people were killed.
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ISIS in Afghanistan refers to the formation of a new government in Israel, noting that “Palestine” will be liberated through jihad

The Al-Aza’im propaganda arm, which is affiliated with ISIS’s Khorasan devoted the main article of the Voice of Khurasan magazine to an extensive reference to the new government in Israel. The article does not contain a specific threat to the State of Israel but presents ISIS’s position towards the Jews in general and the Palestinian issue in particular.So far, the Israeli-Palestinian issue has hardly been mentioned in the various editions of the magazine,
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 12-18, 2023)

ISIS’s activity around the world continued to be moderate this week. At the center of events A suicide bombing attack was carried out by ISIS near the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul and an IED was set off in a church courtyard in northeastern Congo. The Prime Minister of Egypt and the Chief of Staff made (separate) visits to the Sinai Peninsula. The visits were apparently intended to underscore the Egyptian government’s control over the peninsula after years in which ISIS ruled the region. In Somalia, operatives of Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab detonated several car bombs against security forces.
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