The Global Jihad

After about four months of fighting ISIS was defeated in the Kurdish city of Kobanî (Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria. It was the worst blow dealt to ISIS since the beginning of the American and coalition campaign against it.

On January 30, 2015, ISIS issued a video in which it admitted, for the first time, that its fighters had retreated from Kobanî (Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria, and that control of the city had been retaken by the Kurdish forces. Two operatives who fought in Kobanî admitted that ISIS forces had retreated from the
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 29 – February 4, 2015)

The main event of the week was a series of combined attacks against Egyptian targets in Al-Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah in northern Sinai. Around 30 soldiers and civilians were killed and a few dozen were wounded. The terrorist attacks were carried out by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the ISIS branch in the Sinai Peninsula.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 28 – February 3, 2015)

On January 28, 2015, Hezbollah carried out a combined anti-tank missile and mortar shell attack on IDF forces in the Har Dov region (the so-called Shebaa Farms) in the eastern sector of south Lebanon. On January 27, 2015, UNRWA announced it had run out of money to rebuild the houses of Gazans damaged in Operation
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 15-21, 2015)

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed formal responsibility for the attack at the editorial offices of the weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.. At the same time, ISIS operatives continued to call on the organization’s supporters in France and the West (via Twitter): “Do all in your power, kill them, slaughter them, burn their cars
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 14-20, 2015)

Israel’s south remains quiet. In Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem violence and terrorism continue, although their intensity has abated somewhat. Ms. Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, announced a preliminary examination would be carried out into the situation in “Palestine” to determine if there was a reasonable basis for
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 8-14, 2015)

This week was marked by a series of terrorist shooting attacks in Paris, directed against the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and Jewish targets. These attacks killed 17 people. In Iraq and Syria, the fighting continued in the known locations, although the intensity of the fighting decreased due to the stormy weather.
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