The Global Jihad

Spotlight on Iran* (March 12 – 26, 2017)

The political deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) rejected reports that Iran was planning to construct a naval base in Latakia, Syria. Mahmoud Alavi, Iranian minister of intelligence, said Iran had sent equipment to Syria to collect information about terrorists operating in the country. Iran strongly condemned the Israeli attack in Syria
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 16-22, 2017)

The main focus of the fighting in Syria this week was an attack on several neighborhoods in eastern Damascus by the rebel organizations. While ISIS is becoming weaker and is on the strategic defensive, Fateh al-Sham Front, the rival jihadi organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda, is becoming stronger and is participating in offensive initiatives in Damascus,
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 15 – 21, 2017)

In Judea and Samaria, popular terrorism continues. A Palestinian woman carried out a vehicular attack at the Gush Etzion Junction. Two rockets were fired into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip. The Israel Security Agency revealed that in February 2017 Israeli security forces had detained Muhammad Murtaja, head of the Gaza Strip branch of the
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 9-15, 2017)

The pressure on ISIS in Iraq and Syria is increasing: In Mosul, the Iraqi forces continue to expand their control in the west of the city. In Al-Raqqah, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with US support, continue to cleanse the area to the north and east of the city. In the area east of Aleppo,
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 2-8, 2017)

The Syrian Army, with Russian support, completed the liberation of the city After the liberation of the city of Al-Bab from ISIS by the Free Syrian Army, attention has shifted to the city of Manbij, In Iraq, the Iraqi security forces continued to strengthen and expand their control in west Mosul.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (February 23-March 1, 2017)

In the second week of the campaign over west Mosul, the Iraqi forces took over the airport to the south of the city, as well as a nearby military base. The military pressure exerted on ISIS in Syria has also increased. After the takeover of Al-Bab, Turkey apparently intends to complete its takeover of the
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