Spotlight on Global Jihad

Spotlight on Global Jihad (August 27 – September 2, 2015)

The main battle zones in Syria this week: in the area north of Aleppo, which is reportedly intended to form an “ISIS-free” buffer zone, ISIS recorded several local achievements in a number of villages near the border with Turkey; in the areas of Al-Zabadani and Idlib, a second ceasefire agreement collapsed

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.

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

Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 23-29, 2015)

Some ten months after the opening of the US-led campaign against ISIS, this week there has been a possible fundamental change in Turkey’s policy. From ISIS’s perspective, the Turkish activity along the border and the widespread wave of detentions may impede ISIS’s supply routes and make it more difficult for foreign fighters to join ISIS.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 16-22, 2015)

The main event of the week was a suicide bombing attack carried out in Turkey in the town of Suruc, near the Turkish-Syrian border. More than 30 people were killed and many dozens were injured. In the Sinai Peninsula, an anti-tank missile was fired at an Egyptian patrol boat off the coast of Rafah. The

Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 9-15, 2015)

The main event of the week was an IED explosion near the Italian Consulate in Cairo. One man was killed and ten wounded. According to a Twitter account affiliated with the Sinai province of the Islamic Stateclaimed responsibility for the attack. There were no significant developments this week in the battle zones in Syria and

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