GGN Jihadism selects, analyzes and synthesizes weekly the most relevant news about jihadist terrorism, presenting them in few pages, in an organized way, without inaccurate, inconsistent and confusing data, so that the reader can, after a quick reading, detect perspectives and trends.
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1) Four Israelis were killed and two women were wounded in ISIS-inspired attack in the southern city of Be’er Sheva, near a shopping mall, in Southern Israel, police said. The killing followed the creation of an armed Jewish group that the Arab community wants shut down.
2) The Iraqi intelligence agency announced dismantling an ISIS network of four-members in Saladin, which had carried out many attacks against the civilians and the security forces, and was responsible for providing financial and logistical support for the terrorist organization’s members.
3) The Islamic State and jihadist movements are exploiting the war between Christian “crusaders” in Ukraine – where a military invasion launched by Russia is underway – to regroup and intensify their attacks in Syria and Iraq. In the last period alone, there has been an escalation against the government forces in Damascus and its allies.
4) The Afghan caretaker government has denied claims made by the commander of US Central Command about the presence of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. US Central Command said that there were still thousands of IS fighters in Afghanistan, who were trying to attack the US.
5) Yemen’s Houthi rebels unleashed one of their most intense barrages of drone and missile strikes on Saudi Arabia’s critical energy facilities. It marked a serious escalation of rebel attacks on the kingdom as the war in Yemen rages into its eighth year and peace talks stall.
6) The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of Pakistan said a group of terrorists attempted to infiltrate inside Pakistan from Afghanistan in Hassan Khel, North Waziristan district.
7) US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, confirmed that he will travel to Morocco next May to chair the meeting of the Global Coalition against Daesh. This coalition was founded in 2014 and made up of more than 80 countries and international organizations. Despite the elimination of the self-proclaimed caliphate by Daesh in Syria or Iraq, the terrorist organisation has not yet been completely eradicated.
8) Some 7,000 members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist organization and Boko Haram surrendered in northeastern Nigeria in the past one week, local media reported.
9) Indonesia and the Philippines agreed to bolster counter-terrorism cooperation through intelligence sharing for handling terrorism at bilateral, regional, and international levels. “During the pandemic, the terrorist group makes propaganda, recruitment, and fund raising in cyberspace and sets the target of online audiences” they stated.