The Global Jihad

Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 11-17, 2023)

This week, ISIS’s activity around the world has moderately increased. The hotspots of activity were in Syria, Iraq, and Africa. Syria: In Damascus, ISIS operatives detonated an IED against a police car. Three policemen were killed. Iraq: ISIS carried out four attacks this week, killing six members of the Iraqi security forces. Nigeria: ISIS continued its intensive activity against targets of the Nigerian army and the forces of the African Coalition (MNJTF). Democratic Republic of the Congo: ISIS continued its activity against Christian residents near the border with Uganda. Burkina Faso: Militants, apparently Al-Qaeda or ISIS operatives, killed at least 33 civilians and set their property on fire. Somalia: Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab executed dozens of ISIS operatives detained by it.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 24 – May 3, 2023)

This week, ISIS carried out relatively low-scale activity around the world. The focus of the activity was on Africa.A US-led Global Coalition force, supported by the Kurdish SDF forces, detained a senior ISIS commander north of Al-Raqqah. The US Army reported an airstrike against a senior Al-Qaeda operative in northwestern Syria. In Nigeria: ISIS continued its activity against Nigerian army targets and against local residents in the northeast of the country. In Congo ISIS continued its activity against Christian residents in the northeast of the country. At least seven residents were killed. Three people, two of them Jews and a Tunisian security guard, were killed in an attack carried out at the entrance to a synagogue on the island of Djerba in Tunisia . So far, no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it may have been an Islamic-motivated attack. The editorial of ISIS’s Al-Naba weekly stressed ISIS’s weakness in the Arab region alongside its expansion on the African continent, noting that Africans have replaced the Arabs as successors of the path of jihad.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 24 – May 3, 2023)

ISIS’s activity around the world this week took place on a medium-low scale. The focus of its activity was on Africa. Al-Qaeda’s activity in Mali continued to be high. Turkish President announced that ISIS leader Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi had been killed in northwestern Syria as part of an operation by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization. The information has not been confirmed by other sources and has not been addressed by ISIS at this time. In the Deir ez-Zor-al-Mayadeen region, several attacks were carried out against the Kurdish SDF forces. In Nigeria: ISIS continued its intensive activity in northeastern Nigeria, mainly against Nigerian army targets. Al-Qaeda’s central leadership called on Muslims around the world to help its operatives to achieve “true independence from Jewish-Crusader control.”
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 4-19, 2023)

During the past few days, ISIS has carried out moderate activity around the world. In the region of Deir ez-Zor-al-Mayadeen in Syria, several attacks were carried out against the Kurdish SDF forces. A Syrian officer was killed north of Daraa. In Somalia, the Army announced that it had managed to liberate additional villages controlled Al-Shabaab. In Mali An Al-Qaeda-affiliated source announced that the organization was responsible for the attack in which the chief of staff of the army of Mali’s transitional government was killed.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 4-19, 2023)

During the past two weeks, there has been a moderate increase in ISIS’s activity around the world. The organization’s centers of activity were in Syria, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It should be noted that these two weeks occurred during the month of Ramadan, when the organization tends to dramatically increase its activity. In ISIS continues its activity in the desert region against truffle collectors and security personnel guarding them. In Nigeria ISIS continued to carry out attacks in northeastern and even expanded its activity to other areas. In Burkina Faso Terrorist operatives killed 44 people in two villages. The editorial of ISIS’s weekly Al-Naba dealt with Iranian and Hezbollah involvement in the Jerusalem issue, calling on Sunni Muslims not to cooperate with them.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 30 – April 3, 2023)

This week, ISIS continued its relatively moderate activity around the world. Its center of activity was in Nigeria. In Syria ISIS operatives attacked the headquarters of the Kurdish internal security forces in southwest Al-Hasakah. In Iraq ISIS operatives carried out a number of attacks against security forces. Five wanted ISIS operatives were arrested in the provinces of Baghdad and Salah al-Din. In Nigeria ISIS continued to carry out attacks mainly against security forces in the northeast of the country.
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