The West

Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 23-29 , 2022)

This week, the scope of ISIS’s activity around the globe was relatively limited. Most of the activity took place in Syria, the Sinai Peninsula and Africa. The Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union continued to operate in the region west of Rafah. Syria: The US army announced that it had killed a senior member of Hurras al-Din (the Guardians of Religion Organization), an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria.
Read more...

Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 16-22, 2022)

This week, most of ISIS’s activity was carried out in Syria, Sinai, Afghanistan and Africa. The Sinai Peninsula: The Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union continued to mop up the region west of Rafah and the Sheikh Zuweid region from the presence of ISIS operatives. Syria: A Global Coalition force detained a senior ISIS official in Syria near the border with Turkey. Afghanistan: ISIS claimed responsibility for a combined attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul.
Read more...

Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 2-8, 2022)

Decrease in the volume of ISIS activity around the globe. As part of the lessons learned following the terrorist attacks in Beersheba and Hadera, the Israeli security forces will monitor dozens of Israeli Arabs convicted of supporting ISIS who are due to be released from prison in the near future. The Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union continued to mop up the area west of Rafah and the Sheikh Zuweid India: Al-Qaeda is threatening to carry out suicide bombing attacks in light of statements by senior Indian government officials against the Prophet Muhammad.
Read more...

Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 5-11, 2022)

This week, there was a downtrend in ISIS activity around the globe in light of the end of its campaign of vengeance, which began on April 17, 2022, and ended on May 2, 2022. Syria: ISIS continued its attacks against the SDF (Kurdish) forces and the Syrian army. Iraq: There was a drop in the number of attacks in the wake of the end of the campaign of vengeance. Afghanistan: Operatives of ISIS's Khorasan Province fired rockets at a Tajikistan army headquarters near the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border. Africa: ISIS has announced a new province, the Mozambique Province. Speaking in a video marking the 11th anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death, Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said that since the events of September 11, 2001, the United States has been in a decline and its weakness has made Ukraine easy prey for Russia. A new Al-Qaeda magazine has been issued in Sudan, encouraging readers to join its ranks.
Read more...

Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 27 – May 4, 2022)

This week, ISIS continued its intensive activity around the globe as part of its campaign of vengeance that began on April 17, 2022. Syria: ISIS continued its attacks against the Kurdish forces (SDF), the Syrian army, and the forces supporting it. Iraq: There was an increase in the number of attacks, most of which took the form of IED detonation and shooting. The Sinai Peninsula: Clashes continued between ISIS and Egyptian security forces. Israel: An indictment was filed against two brothers from the village of Muawiyah (in Wadi Ara) who pledged allegiance to ISIS and planned to join it. Afghanistan: ISIS claimed responsibility for three attacks.
Read more...

Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 7-13, 2022)

Syria: This past week there was relatively little activity. ISIS operatives focused on the desert region, where they attacked positions of the militias supporting the Syrian regime. Iraq: ISIS operatives abducted a number of civilians and conducted economic terrorist activity. The Sinai Peninsula: Several civilians were abducted, and it can be assumed their abductors were ISIS operatives. Africa: ISIS's West Africa Province continued activities at a relatively high level of intensity. Afghanistan: ISIS operatives continued activities against Taliban forces, but at relatively low intensity.  India: ISIS joined the protest against the government's law banning the hijab in government educational institutions. The battle for hearts and minds: The lead article in al-Nabā’, ISIS's weekly magazine, was devoted to criticism of the Muslim Brotherhood movement's positive position regarding the nascent Israeli-Turkish bilateral relations, and of Israeli President Isaac Herzog's visit to Turkey.
Read more...