The Global Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 3 – 9, 2015)

This past week terrorist events focused on the two instances of rocket fire targeting the Ashqelon region and other locations in the western Negev. Israel reiterated its policy of considering Hamas responsible for all rocket fire from the Gaza Strip (although Israel is aware it has been carried out by rogue terrorist organizations and that
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 28 – June 3, 2015)

ISIS continued to consolidate its control over the region of Palmyra and the Syrian Desert, after taking over the city. At the same time, ISIS mounted a military operation in the northern Aleppo province, taking over several cities, including the town of Soran, and came close to the Bab al-Salameh crossing, one of the eight
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Al-Nusra Front Leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani said in an interview that his organization’s overall goal was overthrowing and replacing the Syrian regime with an Islamic regime

Al-Nusra Front Leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani said in an interview that his organization’s overall goal was overthrowing and replacing the Syrian regime with an Islamic regime. He elaborated its military achievements, especially in the region of Idlib. Prominent were his attempts to represent his organization as pragmatic and different from ISIS.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 21-27, 2015)

This week ISIS again focused on establishing and broadening its control over eastern Syria and western Iraq. The fall of the city of Ramadi raised doubts among the American leadership about the competence of the Iraqi Army
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 14-20, 2015)

ISIS worked this week to establish and strengthen its control over western Iraq and eastern Syria by “cleansing” the “pockets” of Iraqi and Syrian army soldiers. In Syria, ISIS is making an effort to cleanse the “pockets” of the Syrian Army in the Syrian Desert, in the east of the country. The Al-Nusra Front and
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 7-13, 2015)

In the Idlib province, northwestern Syria, battles continue between the Syrian Army and Hezbollah operatives and the Al-Nusra Front and its allies (Jaysh al-Fatah). In Iraq, there have been no significant changes: in the refinery compound in Baiji, ISIS controls most of the area and so far has the upper hand in the fighting against
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