Weekly Updates

Spotlight on Global Jihad (February 1-7, 2018)

The Syrian forces continued their campaign to take over the Idlib Province, the most significant stronghold of the rebel organizations headed by the Headquarters for the Liberation of Al-Sham. A Russian Sukhoi 25 plane was shot down in the area of Idlib. In the area between Albukamal and Deir ez-Zor, east of the Euphrates River, ISIS is conducting intensive guerrilla activity against the SDF forces.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 31 – February 6, 2018)

This past week terrorist events focused on the murder of an Israeli civilian, Itamar Ben-Gal, at the entrance to the city of Ariel. In the village of al-Yamoun (northern Samaria) the Israeli security forces killed Ahmed Nasr Jarar, a senior operative in the squad responsible for the shooting attack that killed Rabbi Raziel Shevah (January 9, 2018). This past week two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip fell in Israeli territory.
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Spotlight on Iran (January 21 – February 4, 2018)

Tehran is clearly concerned about the intention of the United States administration to maintain an American armed force in the region in the day after the final defeat of the Islamic State. The statement made by the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, following his meeting with the Russian President Putin about Iran’s activities in Syria and Lebanon gained widespread coverage in Iranian media.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 25-31, 2018)

In Syria, the fighting continued in the various arenas. In the area of the Abu Ad-Duhur military airbase, clashes continued between the Syrian forces and operatives of the Headquarters for the Liberation of Al-Sham and ISIS (separately). In eastern Syria, ISIS continues to wage guerrilla warfare against the Kurdish-dominated SDF forces east of the Euphrates River, north of Albukamal. In Afghanistan, intensive terror and guerrilla activity continues on the part of ISIS's Khorasan Province and the Taliban.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 18 – 30, 2018)

This past week in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip demonstrations and riots continued. One rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, the first in four weeks. In Samaria there were two notable incidents: the detention of a uniformed Palestinian who tried to enter the community of Itamar and the discovery of a chain of 11 IEDs north of Tulkarm. In the Gaza Strip the hardships of the population increase.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 18-24, 2018)

Turkey and the rebels sponsored by it launched a military operation against a Kurdish enclave in Ifrin, in northwestern Syria The operation is directed against the Kurdish force (YPG). This week, the Syrian forces took over the Abu al-Duhur military airbase south of Aleppo. In eastern Syria, ISIS continues to carry out intensive attacks against the Kurdish SDF forces east of the Euphrates River.
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