ISIS

Spotlight on Global Jihad (August 13-19, 2015)

This week as well, the fighting in Syria was concentrated to the north and east of Aleppo In the various battle zones in Iraq, ISIS deployed suicide bombers and car bombs against the Iraqi security forces and the Shiite population. ISIS’s branch in Libya is gradually establishing itself around the important coastal city of Sirte,
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 12-18, 2015)

This past week terrorist events focused on three stabbing attacks against Israeli security forces at roadblocks. Sporadic rocket fire continues from the Gaza Strip. The administrative detainee Muhammad Allaan, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) operative, lost consciousness after a hunger strike of 59 days.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (August 6-12, 2015)

The battles in Syria this week focused on the rural area north of Aleppo, in light of Turkey’s intention to create a buffer zone free of ISIS along the Syrian-Turkish border. ISIS continues to invest effort and resources in the battle for hearts and minds.
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Spotlight on Iran (July 26 – August 9, 2015)

Several Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed in Syria and Iraq. The Supreme Leader’s representative in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Qods Force said that anyone killed defending Syria deserved to be rewarded more than Iran-Iraq War martyrs. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah noted Iran’s commitment to the organization, even after the
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 30 – August 5, 2015)

According to reports this week, the city Al-Hasakah in northeastern Syria has been liberated from ISIS by the Kurdish forces, with US and coalition air support. The Al-Nusra Front announced that its operatives had captured a number of operatives who had been trained in Jordan by the United States and subsequently entered Syria. There were
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 28 – August 4, 2015)

This past week events focused on the murder of a Palestinian baby and the injuring of three of his family member in a firebombing attack in the village of Duma (near Nablus). The Palestinian Authority blamed the government of Israel, accusing it of responsibility for the attack and announcing it would take a number of
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