Weekly Updates

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.
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Spotlight on Iran (June 9, 2022 – June 23, 2022)

Following the strike on the International Airport of Damascus , the Iranian minister of foreign affairs spoke to his Syrian counterpart and condemned the strike, which has been attributed to Israel. On June 13, two Iranian oil tankers carrying about two million barrels of oil docked at a port along the Syrian coast. The Iraqi minister of foreign affairs voiced extraordinary criticism of Iran’s meddling in Iraq’s domestic affairs.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 15-21, 2022)

This past week the Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. During an IDF activity in Jenin three Palestinians who shot at the forces were killed. On June 18, 2022, after two months of relative quiet, a rocket was fired from the northern Gaza Strip at the southern coastal city of Ashqelon. In response Israeli aircraft attacked several Hamas military-terrorist sites, including a new Hamas surveillance post in the northern Gaza Strip near the Israeli community of Netiv HaAsara. The military-terrorist wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) held a broad exercise in the Gaza Strip which included rocket fire.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 8-15, 2022)

The relatively low level of ISIS activity around the world continued. Most of the activity focused on the Sinai Peninsula and Africa. This week, the Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union continued to mop up the region west of Rafah and the Sheikh Zuweid region Syria: clashes between Kurdish SDF and ISIS forces resumed in Deir ez-Zor-Al-Mayadeen, Al-Hasakah and Al-Raqqah. Africa: ISIS continued to operate at relatively high intensity in Nigeria, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 100 civilians were killed in northern Burkina Faso, near the border with Niger, apparently by elements affiliated with ISIS or Al-Qaeda.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 8-14, 2022)

This past week the Israeli security forces continued operating in Judea and Samaria to detain Palestinians suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. During an Israeli security force activity in Halhul, a Palestinian who attacked the soldiers was killed. On June 11, 2022, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) operative from Ya'bad died. A conference was held in al-Bireh regarding the historical status quo of al-Aqsa mosque and other Islamic sites in Jerusalem. The commission appointed by the UN Human Rights Council after Operation Guardian of the Walls issued its first report. Most of the claims were unilaterally directed against Israel. . The Palestinian Authority (PA) foreign ministry and Hamas welcomed the findings.
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Spotlight on Terrorism: Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (May 29 – June 11, 2022)

Members of the Lebanese Parliament elected Nabih Berri, from theontinue as speaker of the Parliament. The Iranian embassy in Lebanon and Hezbollah's civilian institutions marked the anniversary of Khomeini's death. There has been popular unrest targeting UNRWA in some of the refugee camps. Opponents of the Syrian regime issued an increasing number reports about the presence of Iranian militias in Syria near the Jordanian borde.
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