The Global Jihad

American aerial attack on senior operatives of al-Qaeda’s Guardians of Religion in Idlib: Initial overview and assessment

On June 30, 2019, American planes attacked senior operatives of a jihadist organization called Guardians of Religion (Hurras al-Din), affiliated al-Qaeda branch. Reportedly the operatives were in a training facility northeast of Idlib (about nine miles southwest of Aleppo).
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 20-26, 2019)

The Syrian army’s ground offensive against the rebel organizations, which has been going on for nearly two months, is still bogged down. The Iraqi arena: ISIS’s main event was a suicide bombing attack in a Shiite mosque in east Baghdad (10 killed and 30 wounded). In ISIS’s various provinces in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, routine activity continues. ISIS recently released videos filmed by its operatives in the various provinces. In these videos, the operatives are seen renewing their pledge of allegiance to ISIS leader
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 13-19, 2019)

In the Idlib region, thefighting continues between the Syrian army and the rebel organizations, led by the Headquarters for the Liberation of Al-Sham. ISIS is concentrating its efforts in the Syrian arena on extensive terrorist and guerrilla activity against the Kurdish SDF forces. In Iraq ISIS continued its terrorist and guerrilla activity in the various provinces, mainly in northern and western Iraq. In ISIS’s various provinces in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the “routine” activity continued.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 5-12, 2019)

About a month after the start of the Syrian army offensive in the Idlib region, the rebel groups, led by the Headquarters for the Liberation of Al-Sham, mounted a counterattack. In Iraq Terrorist and guerrilla activity continued in the various provinces. The main event of the week in ISIS’s provinces outside Syria and Iraq was an attack by ISIS’s Sinai Province on an Egyptian police checkpoint in southern Al-Arish. The "routine" activity in ISIS’s other provinces around the world continued.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 30 – June 4, 2019)

The Syrian arena: The momentum of the Syrian army’s ground operation in the Idlib area resumed after a week of no progress. This week, ISIS carried out a wave of attacks accompanied by a media campaign entitled the Raids of Attrition. In the Iraqi arena this week, there was an increase in the volume of ISIS’s activity in the various provinces, which was manifested in the activation of IEDs, the detonation of car bombs, targeted killings and sniper fire.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 23-29, 2019)

In the Syrian arena, the Syrian army offensive in the Idlib region appears to have lost momentum. In the Iraqi arena, ISIS’s intensive terror and guerrilla activity in the various provinces continued.
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