The Global Jihad

Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 27 – August 2, 2017)

This week, there were no significant changes on the ground in Syria and Iraq. Syria – the campaign for the takeover of Al-Raqqah is still bogged down, in light of the persistent fighting by ISIS operatives. Iraq – the humanitarian situation in Mosul continues to be grave, and most of the residents who fled have
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 26 – August 1, 2017)

After two weeks, the Temple Mount crisis came to an end. Before the afternoon prayers on July 27, 2017, a large number of flag-waving Palestinians broke into the Temple Mount compound and clashed with Israeli security forces. About 50 Palestinians were injured.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 20-26, 2017)

As part of the implementation of the de-escalation agreement, Russian military police arrived in southern Syria to serve as a separation force between the Syrian forces and the rebel organizations. In Al-Raqqah, fighting is proceeding slowly in view of ISIS’s persistent fighting. In the Idlib area, the Headquarters for the Liberation of Al-Sham (formerly the
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Iran’s interests and intent in Iraq and Syria reflected in statements by senior commanders of the Popular Mobilization Committee, the umbrella organization of the Shi’ite militias in Iraq handled by the Iranian Qods Force

Abu-Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Committee, the umbrella organization of the Shi’ite militias in Iraq, recently gave a speech at a conference in Mashhad, Iran.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 13-19, 2017)

After the liberation of Mosul, displaced persons began to return to the city, mainly to its eastern part (which was less affected by the battles). There are serious problems in the city, i.e., a housing shortage and problems with the supply of water and electricity, since many infrastructures have been destroyed. At the same time,
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Spotlight on Iran* (July 2 – 16, 2017)

In a first official Iranian response to the ceasefire in southern Syria brokered by the United States and Russia, Iran’s foreign ministry’s spokesman said the success of the agreement depended on extending it all over Syria. The senior advisor to the speaker of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) met with the Syrian ambassador in Tehran to
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