The Global Jihad

Shi’ite Foreign Fighters in Syria

This study examines the presence of Shi’ite foreign fighters operating in support of the Syrian regime. Their numbers are increasing, and in our assessment today there are at least 7,000-8,000, including several thousand Hezbollah fighters.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 5 –11, 2014)

This past week events centered on the Israeli interception of the commercial vessel Klos-C, dispatched by Iran. No rocket hits were identified in Israeli’s south this past week. In Judea and Samaria “popular resistance” violence continued.
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Violence and Terrorism in Judea and Samaria, 2013: Data, Characteristics and Trends

In 2013 there was a significant increase in the scope of violence and terrorism in Judea, Samaria and the Jerusalem area. According to data from the Israel Security Agency (ISA), in 2013 there were 1,271 terrorist attacks, as compared with 578 in 2012 (a year in which violence and terrorism also increased).
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Sheikh Sami al-Uraydi: Portrait of a Jordanian cleric who serves as a senior religious authority for the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch.

Sheikh Dr. Sami al-Uraydi, aka Abu Mahmud al-Shami, is a Jordanian cleric and a senior religious authority of the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria.
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The Al-Nusra Front recently carried out a suicide bombing attack in Aleppo, using a British foreign fighter.

The Al-Nusra Front recently carried out a suicide bombing attack in Aleppo, using a British foreign fighter. Using foreign fighters for suicide bombing attacks is a widespread Al-Nusra Front modus operandi.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 12 – 18, 2014)

This past week rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory continued. In Judea and Samaria violent “popular resistance” attacks continued. On February 16, 2014, there was an explosion on a tourist bus a few dozen yards from the Taba terminal on the Egyptian side of the border.
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