Weekly Updates

Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 29 – December 5, 2018)

In the Idlib area, clashes continued, mainly between the Syrian army and the jihadi organizations. In eastern Syria, the fighting continued between the SDF and ISIS. In Iraq, the Iraqi National Intelligence Service (INIS) captured Jamal al-Mashhadani, a senior ISIS operative who had held a number of senior positions in Iraq and Syria, and served, inter alia, as governor of the North Baghdad Province and the Kirkuk Province.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 28 – December 4, 2018)

On December 4, 2018, Operation Northern Shield began along Israel's border with Lebanon. Its objective is to expose and neutralize Hezbollah terrorist attack tunnels penetrating from Lebanon into Israeli territory. This past week a "return march" and a mini-flotilla were held along the Gaza-Israeli border without exceptional violence towards the IDF. The United States has proposed a UN resolution condemning Hamas and other terrorist organizations for rocket fire at Israel, and using resources meant for the population for their military buildup.
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Spotlight on Iran (November 18 – December 2, 2018)

The 32nd annual Islamic Unity Conference was held in Tehran and attended by Iranian senior officials and representatives from about 100 countries. According to Syrian sources cited in the newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat, Iran recently stepped up its efforts to recruit Syrian citizens into pro-Iranian militias operating in northeastern Syria. Iran continues to exert effort to cement its economic foothold in Iraq.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 22-28, 2018)

In the Idlib area and west Aleppo, incidents continued between the Syrian army and the rebel organizations. The Syrian regime accused the Headquarters for the Liberation of Al-Sham of firing the shells and utilized the incident for a smear campaign against the rebel organization. ISIS’s provinces around the world continue to initiate attacks.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 21 – November 27, 2018)

The past week Hamas continued to supervise reducing the level of violence at the weekly events There were no exceptional clashes with the IDF and no use was made of incendiary kites and balloons. Before the talks in Cairo, Musa Abu Marzouq, a member of Hamas' political bureau, was interviewed by the al-Andalou News Agency. He presented the main concepts for the talks in Cairo. Events in Judea and Samaria focused on a vehicular attack north of Hebron (a form of popular terrorism).
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 15-21, 2018)

The scope of incidents between the Syrian army and the rebel organizations, particularly the Headquarters for the Liberation of Al-Sham and other jihadi organizations, continues to increase in the Idlib area, including in the demilitarized zone. In eastern Syria, a number of Coalition airstrikes were carried out this week against ISIS targets in the Hajin area (ISIS’s stronghold north of Albukamal).
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