Spotlight on Global Jihad

Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 1-7, 2016)

The Libyan Government of National Accord announced that the Sirte had been liberated although sporadic exchanges of fire still continue. In Aleppo, the Syrian forces continued to retake additional neighborhoods, in the southeastern part of the city. No significant progress has been achieved this week in the campaign for Mosul, due to ISIS’s stubborn.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 24-30, 2016)

This week, Syrian Army forces with Russian air support continued to take over neighborhoods held by the rebel organizations in the northern part of east Aleppo. So far, they have taken more than a third of east Aleppo. There were no significant developments in the campaign for Mosul.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 10-16, 2016)

The Iraqi army has taken over some of the eastern neighborhoods of Mosul. The Iraqi army is cleansing the rural area south of Mosul. The Shiite militias continue to advance toward Tal Afar, west of Mosul. ISIS continues its terrorist attacks on Iraqi cities, especially against Shiite targets and against the Iraqi regime. In Aleppo,

Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 3-9, 2016)

ISIS continued its guerrilla warfare and terrorist activity against the attacking forces, and at the same time it carried out mass-casualty terrorist attacks in Tikrit and Samarra, north of Baghdad. On the propaganda level, ISIS stresses the false message that it has the upper hand and that its operatives are victorious in the various battle

Spotlight on Global Jihad (October 28-November 2, 2016)

The Iraqi army, advancing to the city from the south, is running into difficulties due to ISIS’s strong resistance, although it has enjoyed some local achievements. The Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi forces have reached Mosul from the north and the east and have completed cleansing the eastern rural area of the city. The forces

Spotlight on Global Jihad (October 10-27, 2016)

October 17, 2016, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the beginning of a military operation to take over Mosul. The city of Mosul, ISIS’s main stronghold where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate (June 4, 2014), is of symbolic value. The operation is led by the Iraqi army and the Kurdish

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