The Global Jihad

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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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 23-29, 2023)

This week, ISIS continued its relatively moderate activity around the world. Its center of activity was in Nigeria. In Syria, ISIS operatives continue to attack people who collect truffle mushrooms in the desert region. In Nigeria ISIS continued to carry out attacks mainly against security forces in the northeast of the country. The Nigerian army continued its counterterrorism activity. Dozens of ISIS operatives were killed. In Afghanistan, at least six people were killed in an ISIS suicide attack near the Foreign Ministry building in Kabul.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 16-22, 2023)

This week there was a decrease in the scope of ISIS activity around the world. In Afghanistan An IED was activated against a vehicle carrying the governor of the Sherzad region.Two Syrian soldiers were killed by gunfire, apparently by ISIS operatives, in the Palmyra Desert. In The Democratic Republic of the Congo An ISIS attack was carried out for the first time in the area of the town of Lubero. According to ISIS, it is an expansion of the organization’s activity outside the areas of Beni and Ituri, in the northeast of Congo. According to the findings of the Global Terrorism Index summing up 2022, which was published in Australia, ISIS is the deadliest terrorist organization.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 15-21, 2023)

This past week Palestinian terrorists carried out two attacks in Judea and Samaria. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities, focusing on Jenin, four Palestinians were killed. On March 18, 2023 a rocket was launched into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip. A Hamas delegation headed by Musa Abu Marzouq visited Moscow and met with the Russian deputy foreign minister. A Hamas delegation headed by Isma'il Haniyeh visited Algeria. Saleh al-'Arouri, deputy head of Hamas' political bureau, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Ziyad al-Nakhalah met in Lebanon with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. In preparation for the Muslim religious month of Ramadan, Israel announced a series measures to ease conditions for the Palestinian population.
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