The Global Jihad

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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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 19-25, 2015)

In the city of Tikrit and its environs, fighting continues between the Iraqi Army and Shiite militias, and ISIS. In Tunisia, several armed men carried out a mass terrorist attack in the Bardo National Museum, near the parliament building in the capital, Tunis In Yemen, simultaneous attacks were carried out in three mosques in the
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Updated security recommendations issued by ISIS to operatives traveling to Syria

Updated security recommendations issued by ISIS to operatives traveling to Syria are designed to address preventive measures by European countries and Turkey. However, the flow of foreign fighters still continues.
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