Syria

Foreign fighters from various countries and regions in Asia, fighting against the Syrian regime, most of them in organizations affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad

This study examines the foreign fighters from various countries and regions in Asia fighting against the Syrian regime. The study shows that most of the foreign fighters from Asia are fighting in the ranks of organizations affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad.
Read more...

Hezbollah’s Involvement in the Civil War in Syria

Hezbollah regards the takeover of Yabrud as a security and morale-boosting achievement, costing the organization relatively few losses.
Read more...

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 12 – 18, 2014)

This past week terrorist events focused on the latest round of escalation in Israel’s south, the most serious since Operation Pillar of Defense (November 2012). A massive barrage of rockets and mortar shells was fired, mostly by the PIJ. This past week Mahmoud Abbas met with Barack Obama in the White House. Spokesmen for Mahmoud
Read more...

Shi’ite Foreign Fighters in Syria

This study examines the presence of Shi’ite foreign fighters operating in support of the Syrian regime. Their numbers are increasing, and in our assessment today there are at least 7,000-8,000, including several thousand Hezbollah fighters.
Read more...

Sheikh Sami al-Uraydi: Portrait of a Jordanian cleric who serves as a senior religious authority for the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch.

Sheikh Dr. Sami al-Uraydi, aka Abu Mahmud al-Shami, is a Jordanian cleric and a senior religious authority of the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria.
Read more...

The Al-Nusra Front recently carried out a suicide bombing attack in Aleppo, using a British foreign fighter.

The Al-Nusra Front recently carried out a suicide bombing attack in Aleppo, using a British foreign fighter. Using foreign fighters for suicide bombing attacks is a widespread Al-Nusra Front modus operandi.
Read more...