ISIS

Updated security recommendations issued by ISIS to operatives traveling to Syria

Updated security recommendations issued by ISIS to operatives traveling to Syria are designed to address preventive measures by European countries and Turkey. However, the flow of foreign fighters still continues.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 12-18, 2015)

The Iraqi Army and Shiite militias continued to attack the city of Tikrit and the entire Salah al-Din province (north of Baghdad. ISIS continues its effort to capture pockets of resistance in the Al-Anbar province, west of Baghdad, a stronghold of its power. This week ISIS officially accepted the pledge of allegiance by Boko Haram
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The Iranian terrorist threat

The Iranian terrorist threat: the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for 2015 does not mention Iran and Hezbollah, which were previously presented as a major source of terrorism.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 5-11, 2015)

An Iraqi military force numbering tens of thousands of soldiers continues its large-scale attack, with Iranian involvement, with the goal of capturing the city of Tikrit. In Syria, Muhammad Musallam from East Jerusalem’s Beit Hanina neighborhood was executed. ISIS published a booklet containing guidelines for the foreign fighters who join its ranks.
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Spotlight on the Global Jihad (February 26 – March 4, 2015)

In early March 2015, the Iraqi Army launched an offensive to recapture the important city of Tikrit. Battles are still raging. According to US Army sources, the attack on the city of Mosul, scheduled for the spring of 2015, has been postponed for several months. In the province of Al-Hasakah, northeastern Syria, Kurdish forces (YPG)
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The International Coalition Campaign against ISIS – Initial Analysis* (First Six Months)

On September 10, 2014, American President Barack Obama announced the launching of a comprehensive campaign against ISIS aimed to “degrade and ultimately destroy” it. The campaign strategy had several aspects: intensive airstrikes in Syria and Iraq; strengthening local forces in Syria and Iraq (the Iraqi army, the Kurdish forces, the so-called moderate Syrian rebel organizations);
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