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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 25 – June 1, 2016)

On May 30, 2016, the Iraqi forces, led by the counterterrorism force, mounted an attack on the city of Fallujah. ISIS responded to the attack on Fallujah by increasing its terrorist activity and guerrilla warfare. In addition to the military pressure exerted on ISIS’s strongholds in Iraq and Syria, ISIS is under heavy pressure in
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 19-25, 2016)

ISIS continues to face military pressure in Iraq and Syria: In Iraq, a campaign for the liberation of Fallujah has begun. ISIS’s response to the pressure it is facing is to increase its terrorist attacks and guerrilla warfare in Syria and Iraq. With the approach of the month of Ramadan, ISIS mounted an extensive propaganda
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 11-18, 2016)

This week, ISIS suffered two additional blows in the strategically important Iraq-Syria-Jordan tri-border area. The city of Rutba and the Al-Tanf border crossing are of major importance because they control the main route leading from Baghdad to Damascus and Jordan. ISIS, on its part, has increased its terrorist attacks against Shiite targets in Baghdad.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 4 – 10, 2016)

This past week the IDF exposed another attack tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip extending into Israeli territory. This past week Palestinian terrorists carried out a stabbing attack in Jerusalem (two elderly women were injured) and a vehicular attack near the village of Dolev, northwest of Ramallah (three soldiers injured).
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 5-10, 2016)

In Syria, this week’s battles focused on the town of Khan Tuman, located in a mountainous area south of Aleppo, near the main highway between Aleppo and Damascus. At the same time, Russia continued its efforts (supported by the US) to establish a ceasefire in the Aleppo region. In Libya, ISIS’s branch began to apply
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 21 – May 4, 2016)

In Syria, the fighting in the city of Aleppo and its northern rural area has escalated over the past two weeks. In Iraq, ISIS increased its terrorist attacks in Baghdad, using suicide bombers. According to reports from Libya, after lengthy battles ISIS has been ousted from the area dominating the city of Derna.
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