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ISIS Supporters On Telegram Call For Attacks On A Stadium In The Netherlands On May 29, 2018, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram users distributed messages urging potential lone attackers to target the Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht, Netherlands. Infographic In ISIS Weekly Al-Naba’ Praises Recent Attacks ‎In Indonesia, Philippines‎ Issue 133 of …

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EXCLUSIVE: Al-Joulani Visits Men On Front Lines In Syrian Desert On May 30, 2018, supporters of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) distributed photos of the group’s leader, Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani, visiting his men in Al-Badiyah [the Syrian desert]. EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Supporters Rationalize Agreement With Syrian Regime To Withdraw From Southern Damascus …

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RUSSIA’S POSITION IN SYRIA

At the beginning of May, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited Russian leader Vladimir Putin at his summer residence in Sochi, on the Black Sea, for talks about the Syrian conflict, a meeting which had not been announced in advance. During the meeting, Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying that after …

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ISIS Supporters Threaten FIFA President And Putin As part of the Islamic State (ISIS) campaign of daily threats against the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Russia from mid-June to mid-July, pro-ISIS media outlets have released several new digitally-created posters. Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (HSM) Leader Accuses Parliament Of …

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EXCLUSIVE: Reports Of Infighting Between Local And Foreign ISIS ‎Fighters In Deir Al-Zour, Syria, Including Calls To Appoint ‎New ‘Caliph’ Amid Unknown Fate Of Al-Baghdadi In recent weeks, a number of Syrian news websites reported deadly clashes in eastern Deir Al-Zour province, Syria, between Iraqi and Syrian Islamic State (ISIS) …

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EXCLUSIVE: Senior Iranian Official: ‘The Palestinian Resistance Will Not Permit The Survival Of The U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem’ On May 18, 2018, senior Iranian official Hossein Amir Abdullahian, special assistant to Iranian Majlis speaker Ali Larijani, issued a veiled threat to the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. EXCLUSIVE: Supporters Of Al-Qaeda …

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SITUATION ASSESSMENT: EGYPT

Egypt’s battle against DAESH is in full swing with Operation Sinai 2018, begun February 9. An attack on April 14 against an army camp in central Sinai, in which eight Egyptian soldiers were killed, demonstrated that DAESH retains operational capabilities in the Sinai Peninsula. However, the death, on April 18, …

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THE ESCALATION OF THE ISRAEL – SYRIA/LEBANON CONFLICT

The May 10 exchange of missiles on the Syrian-Israeli border is already seen as making the Golan Heights an operational theater in the Syrian conflict. Before the operation, Israeli officials began warning of an impending Iranian attack from inside Syria. Within hours of the ensuing fight, an Israeli army spokesman …

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Pro-ISIS Group Warns Defectors They Will Be Pursued And Punished, Warns About Presence Of Spies Among ISIS Fighters A pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group active on Telegram whose focus is the production of material for foreign ISIS fighters, released four new infographic posters in English and Arabic that provide operational …

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EXCLUSIVE: Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen Video Features Its Al-Quds Brigade, Urges Fighters ‘To Purify Al-Aqsa Of The Jews’ On May 15, 2018, Al-Katai’b, the media arm of Somalia-based pro-Al-Qaeda group Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, released a video featuring the daily routine of the fighters in its Al-Quds Brigade, who live in the Golis Mountains …

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