Lebanon

Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 26 – April 1, 2015)*

An important event of the week was the conquest of the city of Idlib, in northwestern Syria. The conquest of the city of Idlib is a major blow to the Assad regime and an important achievement for the Al-Nusra Front, which led the campaign over the city. In the important city of Tikrit, the fighting
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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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Senior Hamas figures publicly call for the opening of new fronts in the next campaign against Israel, with an emphasis on carrying out attacks from Lebanese territory

Senior Hamas officials recently emphasized the need to open new fronts against Israel in the next round of fighting, from all the Arab countries bordering on it, including from those that are far from its borders.
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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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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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Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 29 – February 4, 2015)

The main event of the week was a series of combined attacks against Egyptian targets in Al-Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah in northern Sinai. Around 30 soldiers and civilians were killed and a few dozen were wounded. The terrorist attacks were carried out by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the ISIS branch in the Sinai Peninsula.
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