The Global Jihad

Spotlight on Iran (June 13 – 28, 2015)

Iran rejected the American State Department’s annual report on terrorism. Hossein Hamedani, a senior IRGC official, described Syria as “Iran’s strategic depth,” and claimed the objective of Syria’s enemies was to ensure Israel’s security through decreasing Iran’s regional influence and weakening Hezbollah. Three Iranian fighters were killed when a mine exploded on the Damascus-Daraa road
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 18-24, 2015)

The Kurdish forces, which took over the city of Tal Abyad near the Turkish border, are working to expand their area of control and force out the ISIS operatives. In and around the Druze village of Khader, in the northern Syrian Golan Heights, fighting continued between the rebel forces, including the Al-Nusra Front, and the
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 11-17, 2015)

This week, the Kurdish forces managed to capture the city of Tal Abyad, northern Syria (near the Turkish border). The Druze population living in the area of Al-Suwayda, southern Syria, is under twofold pressure by jihadi organizations. The Druze population in the northern Syrian Golan Heights (in the region of the village of Khader) fear
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 10-16, 2015)

This past week another rocket was fired at Israeli territory, falling inside the Gaza Strip. This past week there was a rise in the number of Molotov cocktails and stones thrown at Israeli security forces and Israeli transportation.
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In the second part of the interview granted by Abu Muhammad al-Julani

In the second part of the interview granted by Abu Muhammad al-Julani, he strongly attacks ISIS and refutes the rumors about his organization’s intention to break away from Al-Qaeda, saying that the Iranians aspire to dominate the Middle East and reestablish the Persian Empire*
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 4-10, 2015)

In Syria, ISIS continued its momentum of achievements in several battle zones. In Iraq, there were no significant developments this week. In Libya, the operatives of ISIS’s branch are expanding their areas of control and influence.
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