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The Liberation of Ramadi: The situation on the ground and significance

On December 28, 2015, after seven days of fighting against ISIS operatives, the Iraqi army, with air support from the United States and the coalition, took over the center of the city of Ramadi where the governmental buildings are located. So far the Iraqi army has apparently taken control most of the city (about 70%-80%).
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 24 – 30, 2015)

After around seven days of fighting, the Iraqi Army took over most of the city of Ramadi. Although the next strategic target of the Iraqi Army, supported by the coalition, is the city of Mosul, ISIS’s territorial base in Iraq, there is still the need to cleanse Al-Ramadi and its surroundings and the whole Al-Anbar
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 10 – 16, 2015)

This week there were no significant military changes on the ground in Syria and Iraq. The most prominent ISIS activity of the past week was a large-scale attack by suicide bombers, carried out with truck/car bombs or explosive belts in Iraq and Syria. This terrorist offensive, which is unusual in scope and carried by dozens
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 3-9, 2015)

This week as well, ISIS in Iraq and Syria continued to withstand intensive airstrikes by the US and Russia, which were joined by Britain as well. This week, there were no significant changes in the various combat zones in Iraq and Syria. In San Bernardino, in the western US, a lethal attack (14 dead, 17
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 25 – December 2, 2015)

This week as well, ISIS in Iraq and Syria continued to withstand intensive airstrikes by the US-led coalition and by Russian planes. At the same time, ISIS continues to initiate terrorist attacks outside Syria and Iraq, mainly in order to deter its enemies and ease the pressure on it.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 19 – 25, 2015)

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, this week the French and Belgian security forces carried out intensive security activity (which paralyzed the city of Brussels). The US, Russia and France increased their airstrikes against ISIS targets. A key target of these attacks was the oil infrastructure (oil fields, production facilities and tankers) which are ISIS’s
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