Weekly Updates

Spotlight on Iran (September 15, 2022 – September 29, 2022)

Iran International channel, which is aligned with the Iranian opposition, reported that the strike attributed to Israel, carried out near Damascus targeted the Iran's logistics unit of the Lebanon Corps of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Iran informed its willingness to provide Lebanon with 600,000 tons of fuel over the span of five months. The Iraqi national security adviser met with the deputy commander of the Intelligence Organization of the IRGC and discussed ways to bolster intelligence cooperation between the two nations.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (September 21-15 , 2022)

This week, there was relatively limited ISIS activity around the globe. In spite of the severe blow sustained by the leadership of ISIS’s Sinai Province, the organization continued its activity . ISIS continued to attack the Kurdish forces in the Deir ez-Zor-Al-Mayadeen region In Nigeria, there were clashes between operatives of ISIS’s West Africa Province and Boko Haram operatives. ISIS claimed responsibility for the organization’s activity in Benin.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 14 – 20, 2022)

This past week Palestinians carried out five shooting attacks in Judea and Samaria.. The Israeli security forces increased their counterterrorism activities throughout Judea and Samaria. Members of a Hamas terrorist network were detained in Hebron and Nablus; they were planning mass-casualty attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces. The Palestinian security forces in Nablus detained a senior Hamas terrorist operative; his detention caused riots in Nablus. The Gaza Strip remains relatively quiet.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (September 8-14, 2022)

This week there was a moderate decrease in ISIS’s activity around the globe. There were successful targeted killings in Turkey and Sinai. Turkey: A senior ISIS leader by the name of Bashar Khattab Ghazal al-Sumaidai was detained. He was initially identified as ISIS’s leader. Under interrogation, he admitted that he had held a senior position in ISIS. Several ISIS commanders who were planning an attack in Turkey were also detained. The Sinai Peninsula: Three senior operatives and a number of other operatives in ISIS’s Sinai Province were killed in a counterterrorism operation by the Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union. Syria: ISIS continues to operate against the Kurdish SDF forces in the Deir ez-Zor-Al-Mayadeen region. There were clashes in the Al-Hawl camp in the Al-Hasakah region. In the desert area, ISIS operatives killed three fighters of the Fatemiyoun Brigade. Iraq: A decrease in the scope of ISIS’s activity during the week.
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Spotlight on Iran (September 1, 2022 – September 15, 2022)

The website Nour News, denied the report that Russia demanded the pro-Iranian militias to withdraw from military positions in Syria. Iran denied the claims concerning strikes on Iranian military targets in Syria and claimed that Iran maintains a presence of advisers in Syria, based on the request of the government of Syria. Iranian freight flights to Syria have persisted, despite the repeated strikes on airports in Syria. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad stated in Tehran that the decision to start the last round of conflict with Israel from the Gaza Strip was taken solely by the organization, and Iran was not involved in the decision.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 7 – 13, 2022)

This past week Palestinians carried out three terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria: two shooting attacks (no Israeli casualties) and one attack with a hammer wounding an IDF soldier. A mass-casualty attack was prevented in Tel Aviv. A Palestinian terrorist from Nablus was detained with a submachine gun and two pipe bombs in his possession. A Hamas delegation led by the head of its political bureau arrived in Moscow and met with the Russian foreign minister and his deputy. Mahmoud Abbas will give a speech at the UN General Assembly where he will demand Israel immediately be prevented from continuing its "unilateral measures" and will relate to the Palestinian push for full UN membership.
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