Syria

Jihad Operatives in France Affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS Carry Out Shooting Attacks Killing 17

Between January 7 and 9, 2015, local jihadist operatives carried out a series of shooting attacks in Paris, including a mass shooting attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, which had long been in the jihadi organizations’ crosshairs (12 killed, ten employees and two policemen), a shooting attack at a Jewish school that was not
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 1-7, 2015)

This week, there were no significant changes in the various combat zones in Iraq and Syria. In November 2014, in the region of Hebron, Israeli security services detained a terrorist squad affiliated with ISIS. ISIS-affiliated media channels continue to call on Muslim communities in the West to carry out terrorist attacks in their native). A
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 24-31, 2014)

The main event of the week was the crash of a Jordanian aircraft in Al-Raqqah and the capture of its pilot by ISIS. Fighting in Iraq and Syria continued in the major battle zones, without significant changes on the ground. A senior Iranian officer in the Revolutionary Guards, who served as advisor to the Iraqi
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 23-17, 2014)

In Syria and Iraq, ISIS continued fighting in the various battle zones. In Iraq, ISIS recorded successes in areas north of Baghdad (the oil city of Baiji, areas south of the city of Samarra) and in the Sunni province of Al-Anbar (in the city of Ramadi, the provincial capital). In Syria, the Kurds were successful
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 10-16, 2014)

One of the main events of the week was an incident in which an armed man (born in Iran, with a criminal record) took people hostage in a café in Sydney, Australia. Fighting in Iraq and Syria continued in the major battle zones without significant changes on the ground.
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Evaluation of the American Campaign against ISIS and Its Chances of Success *

President Obama has set the US the clear, but in ITIC assessment pretentious, goal of destroying ISIS with a comprehensive campaign of several years. By setting the final goal as the destruction of ISIS, he has created high expectations for his and the next administration.
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