The Global Jihad

Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 3-9, 2015)

This week as well, ISIS in Iraq and Syria continued to withstand intensive airstrikes by the US and Russia, which were joined by Britain as well. This week, there were no significant changes in the various combat zones in Iraq and Syria. In San Bernardino, in the western US, a lethal attack (14 dead, 17
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Spotlight on Iran (November 22 – December 6, 2015)

More Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Shi’ite foreign fighters have been killed in Syria. Iran denied reports that Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC’s Qods Force, was wounded in Syria. Iran continues to declare its commitment to Bashar Assad’s Syrian regime. Russian President Putin and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei met and stressed they would
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 25 – December 2, 2015)

This week as well, ISIS in Iraq and Syria continued to withstand intensive airstrikes by the US-led coalition and by Russian planes. At the same time, ISIS continues to initiate terrorist attacks outside Syria and Iraq, mainly in order to deter its enemies and ease the pressure on it.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 19 – 25, 2015)

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, this week the French and Belgian security forces carried out intensive security activity (which paralyzed the city of Brussels). The US, Russia and France increased their airstrikes against ISIS targets. A key target of these attacks was the oil infrastructure (oil fields, production facilities and tankers) which are ISIS’s
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Spotlight on Iran (November 8 – 22, 2015)

The Iranian forces continue to suffer heavy losses in the fierce battles being waged in northwestern Syria. During the past two weeks at least 17 more Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed. An IRGC officer was killed in Iraq. Iran would provide $2 million in financial support to the families of terrorists killed
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Abdelhamid Abaaoud, ISIS Terrorist of Belgian Origin Who Orchestrated the Terrorist Attack in Paris (Updated to November 19, 2015)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud (Abu Oud) was a terrorist operative of Belgian origin who headed the network that carried out the terrorist attack in Paris. After the attack he was pursued by the French security forces. On November 18, 2015, French police raided a building in the suburb of St. Denis, north of Paris, where Abaaoud was
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