Spotlight on Terrorism: Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (March 3-17, 2023)
Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 9-15, 2023)
This week, the center of ISIS activity was in Afghanistan, Syria, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the other areas, there was relatively little activity. In Afghanistan An ISIS operative wearing an explosive belt blew himself up at the headquarters of the Balkh province, killing the province governor and two other civilians. In The Democratic Republic of the Congo ISIS operatives killed dozens of Christian citizens in several villages near the border with Uganda. In Nigeria: Dozens of terrorist operatives, apparently from ISIS, attacked and killed 36 fishermen.
Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 8-1...
This past week four terrorist attacks were carried out in Judea, Samaria and inside Israel. The most serious was a shooting attack in Tel Aviv in which three Israeli civilian were wounded. The Israeli security forces’ counterterrorism activities were focused Jenin and Nablus in Samaria; 16 Palestinians were killed, most of them terrorist operatives. A rocket was fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip. An IED exploded near an IDF bulldozer engaged in activities near the border security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership continues diplomatic activity. Fuad al-Shubaki was released from an Israeli prison after serving a term of 17 years for involvement in an attempt to smuggle arms from Iran to the.
Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 2-8, 2023)
ISIS activity around the world moderately increased this week. The main event was a suicide attack in southwest Pakistan in which 10 policemen were killed and 12 others were wounded. In Syria: Eight civilians were killed and over 35 were wounded when a mine, apparently of ISIS, exploded near a truck that was carrying them. Somali security forces killed 200 operatives of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab and took over several areas that were under the organization’s control. Several media foundations affiliated with ISIS, which deal with the translation of the organization’s media materials into different languages, announced that they started operating under one media foundation called “Fursan al-Tarjuma.”
Spotlight on Iran (February 23, 2023 – March 9, 2023)
The Iranian minister of defense met with the Syrian Air Force command in Tehran and discussed ways to bolster military and security cooperation between the two countries. An Iranian parliamentary delegation arrived for a visit in Damascus to express solidarity with Syria following the earthquake. Meanwhile, the 15th Iranian cargo plane carrying humanitarian assistance landed at the Aleppo International Airport. The spokesman of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the pogrom in the town of Hawara south of Nablus.