The Global Jihad

Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 23-29, 2015)

This week, fighting continued in Iraq between ISIS and the Iraqi Army and Shiite militias in the Sunni province of Al-Anbar (the cities of Ramadi and Al-Baghdadi). In Syria’s Idlib province, the Al-Nusra Front and its allies managed to take over the town of Jisr al-Shughur, about 45 km southwest of Idlib, near the road
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 16-22, 2015)

ISIS continues its efforts to establish its presence in the northern and southern outskirts of Damascus. In the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp, clashes continue between. In Iraq, fighting continues in the refinery compound in the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad. There are additional indications that Turkish authorities have stepped up their counterterrorism measures against jihadi
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 2-15, 2015)

In early April 2015, an ISIS force comprising an estimated 1,000 operatives attacked the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp on the southern outskirts of Damascus. In the city of Tikrit, Iraq, ISIS suffered its worst defeat since its series of victories in June 2014. The coalition of rebels headed by the Al-Nusra Front (Jaysh al-Fatah), which took
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 1 – 14, 2015)

These past two weeks Israel’s south remained quiet. In Samaria there were two stabbings at IDF roadblocks. In Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem stones were thrown at Israeli vehicles. The Israel Security Agency recently exposed a Hamas cell that planned to carry out a shooting attack targeting IDF soldiers at a roadblock at the entrance to
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Pragmatic cooperation between enemies

Pragmatic cooperation between enemies: the Syrian regime and ISIS maintain tacit understandings about operating oil and gas fields and marketing their products.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 26 – April 1, 2015)*

An important event of the week was the conquest of the city of Idlib, in northwestern Syria. The conquest of the city of Idlib is a major blow to the Assad regime and an important achievement for the Al-Nusra Front, which led the campaign over the city. In the important city of Tikrit, the fighting
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