Lebanon

Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 14-20, 2015)

ISIS worked this week to establish and strengthen its control over western Iraq and eastern Syria by “cleansing” the “pockets” of Iraqi and Syrian army soldiers. In Syria, ISIS is making an effort to cleanse the “pockets” of the Syrian Army in the Syrian Desert, in the east of the country. The Al-Nusra Front and
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 7-13, 2015)

In the Idlib province, northwestern Syria, battles continue between the Syrian Army and Hezbollah operatives and the Al-Nusra Front and its allies (Jaysh al-Fatah). In Iraq, there have been no significant changes: in the refinery compound in Baiji, ISIS controls most of the area and so far has the upper hand in the fighting against
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 30 – May 6, 2015)

In the Idlib province, fighting continued this week between the Al-Nusra Front and its allies (Jaysh al-Fatah) and the Syrian Army. In Iraq, fighting continued between ISIS and the Iraqi forces in two main arenas: In the Sunni Al-Anbar province, ISIS’s stronghold, ISIS continues its efforts to take control of the city of Ramadi, the
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 23-29, 2015)

This week, fighting continued in Iraq between ISIS and the Iraqi Army and Shiite militias in the Sunni province of Al-Anbar (the cities of Ramadi and Al-Baghdadi). In Syria’s Idlib province, the Al-Nusra Front and its allies managed to take over the town of Jisr al-Shughur, about 45 km southwest of Idlib, near the road
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 16-22, 2015)

ISIS continues its efforts to establish its presence in the northern and southern outskirts of Damascus. In the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp, clashes continue between. In Iraq, fighting continues in the refinery compound in the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad. There are additional indications that Turkish authorities have stepped up their counterterrorism measures against jihadi
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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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