Spotlight on Global Jihad

Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 12-18, 2017)

Fighting continues in Syria, although the ceasefire is formally still in force. Confrontations in two sites were prominent this week: in the area of Wadi Barada, northwest of Damascus. In Deir ez-Zor, in eastern Syria. In Iraq, the Iraqi Army managed to take over neighborhoods along the Tigris River and the Mosul University, in the


הפסקת האש בסוריה ממשיכה עדיין להתקיים למעט כמה מוקדים, שבהם נמשכת הלחימה. במוצול נחלו הכוחות העיראקיים הצלחות. דאעש ממשיך לקרוא לתומכיו ברחבי העולם לבצע פיגועים.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 29, 2016-January 4, 2017)

This week, the ceasefire worked out by Russia and Turkey entered into effect in Syria. The ceasefire was intended as a preparatory stage for the talks on a political settlement which are due to be held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The Fateh al-Sham Front and ISIS are not included in the ceasefire, which

Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 22-28, 2016)

The city of Aleppo is now under full control of the Syrian forces, with the assistance of a Russian Military Police battalion which arrived in the city. This week, there were no significant changes in the fighting in Mosul’s eastern neighborhoods. The perpetrator of the vehicular attack in the Christmas Market in Berlin was discovered

Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 15-21, 2016)

Two mass-casualty terrorist attacks, in Jordan and Germany, were the most prominent this week. In Germany, twelve people were killed in a vehicular attack at a Christmas market in downtown Berlin. In Jordan, ten people (civilians and security personnel) were killed. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks. This week, civilians and rebel organization operatives were

Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 8-14, 2016)

The Syrian forces, with Russian air support, are gradually completing the takeover of east Aleppo from the rebel organizations. The rebel forces collapsed, even though they are still holding on to a small territory in the middle of the city.

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