The West

Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 5-11, 2015)

An Iraqi military force numbering tens of thousands of soldiers continues its large-scale attack, with Iranian involvement, with the goal of capturing the city of Tikrit. In Syria, Muhammad Musallam from East Jerusalem’s Beit Hanina neighborhood was executed. ISIS published a booklet containing guidelines for the foreign fighters who join its ranks.
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Spotlight on the Global Jihad (February 26 – March 4, 2015)

In early March 2015, the Iraqi Army launched an offensive to recapture the important city of Tikrit. Battles are still raging. According to US Army sources, the attack on the city of Mosul, scheduled for the spring of 2015, has been postponed for several months. In the province of Al-Hasakah, northeastern Syria, Kurdish forces (YPG)
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The International Coalition Campaign against ISIS – Initial Analysis* (First Six Months)

On September 10, 2014, American President Barack Obama announced the launching of a comprehensive campaign against ISIS aimed to “degrade and ultimately destroy” it. The campaign strategy had several aspects: intensive airstrikes in Syria and Iraq; strengthening local forces in Syria and Iraq (the Iraqi army, the Kurdish forces, the so-called moderate Syrian rebel organizations);
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Spotlight on the Global Jihad (February 12-18, 2015)

The main events this past week were the shooting attacks in Copenhagen, carried out by the same terrorist. In Libya ISIS continues to strengthen its foothold. In a showcase massacre in the “Tripoli province” of the Islamic State in Libya, 21 Egyptian Coptic immigrant workers were abducted and beheaded on a beach. In Syria and
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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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Jihad Operatives in France Affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS Carry Out Shooting Attacks Killing 17

Between January 7 and 9, 2015, local jihadist operatives carried out a series of shooting attacks in Paris, including a mass shooting attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, which had long been in the jihadi organizations’ crosshairs (12 killed, ten employees and two policemen), a shooting attack at a Jewish school that was not
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