The Global Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 17-13, 2014)

A rocket hit was identified in Israel’s south, the third since the end of Operation Protective Edge. On December 17, 2014, Jordan proposed a draft version of a Palestinian resolution to the UN Security Council calling for a peace arrangement and the end of the (Israeli) occupation of the Palestinian territories before 2017. On December
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 10-16, 2014)

One of the main events of the week was an incident in which an armed man (born in Iran, with a criminal record) took people hostage in a café in Sydney, Australia. Fighting in Iraq and Syria continued in the major battle zones without significant changes on the ground.
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Evaluation of the American Campaign against ISIS and Its Chances of Success *

President Obama has set the US the clear, but in ITIC assessment pretentious, goal of destroying ISIS with a comprehensive campaign of several years. By setting the final goal as the destruction of ISIS, he has created high expectations for his and the next administration.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 1-9, 2014)

In Syria and Iraq, the US-led campaign against ISIS continues. In the city of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria, the fighting continues with no decisive victory by either party. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for attacks against the US Embassy and an explosion near the home of the Iranian ambassador in
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ISIS: Portrait of a Jihadi Terrorist Organization

This study examines the nature of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), an Islamic Salafist-jihadi terrorist organization founded a decade ago as a branch of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. It established itself during the fighting against the United States in the Sunni regions of western Iraq and spread to eastern and northern Syria
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ISIS’s public support for the Egyptian jihadi organization Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, encouraging it to escalate the campaign of terror against the Egyptian regime. In turn, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

ISIS recently expressed explicit support for the Egyptian jihadi organization Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (the supporters of Jerusalem), which heads the terrorist campaign being waged against the Egyptian regime.
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