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Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun

In well over a dozen countries, evidence has emerged that jihadists who trained or fought in Syria are engaging in terrorist activities in their home countries and elsewhere.


Palestinian terror groups launch dozens of rockets and mortars at Israel

Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed to have fired 130 rockets and mortars. Israeli officials said the figure was only 60, however. At least three of the rockets fired yesterday were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.


Israeli navy intercepts Iranian weapons shipment headed for Gaza

Today's operation marks at least the fourth time since 2002 that Israel has publicly announced that its forces had intercepted a sea-based Iranian weapons smuggling attempt.


Tourist bus targeted in latest Sinai attack, at least 3 killed

The exact cause of the explosion has yet to be determined, and the attack has thus far gone unclaimed. After the attack, authorities closed the Taba border crossing between Israel and Egypt.


Saudi MSC in Jerusalem fighter fought in Libya, sought to join 'mujahideen' in Somalia

Saudi national Adi Saleh Abdullah al Fudhayli al Hadhli, who died in June 2012 in an attack against Israel, had originally sought to join the "mujahideen" in Somalia. In 2011, he traveled to Libya to fight in the Libyan civil war.


US designates Deputy Secretary-General of Palestinian Islamic Jihad

In its designation, the State Department noted that Iran is a key backer of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In addition, the State Department noted the increase in cooperation between PIJ and Hamas.


Israel busts 'global jihad' terror cell planning attacks, including against US Embassy

The three operatives were reportedly recruited by a Gaza-based terrorists who claimed to work for al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri. News of the recent arrests comes about two months after Israel security forces killed three Salafi jihadists near Hebron.


Yahya Ayyash Brigades takes credit for rocket attack against Israel

The group, which is named after a famous Hamas bombmaker, took credit for a recent attack around the time of the funeral of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. Top jihadists, including an Abdullah Azzam Brigades official, have promoted the claim.


Ansar Jerusalem releases video of assassination attempt on Egypt's interior minister

Almost two months after claiming responsibility for the Sept. 5 assassination attempt on Egyptian interior minister Mohammed Ibrahim, the Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Jerusalem released video detailing the attack. The bomber was reportedly trained in a camp run by Muhammed Jamal al Kashef.


Number of Gaza terror groups possess Strela 2 MANPADS

Recent photos and video from the Gaza Strip provide clear evidence that Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups are in the possession of Strela 2 (SA-7 Grail) MANPADS. Israeli officials have previously warned that Palestinian terror groups were benefiting from the looting of weapon stockpiles in Libya.


Sinai jihadists accuse Egyptian army of lying about operations, praise Sinai 'mujahideen'

A new statement by al Salafiyya al Jihadiyya denied the existence of al Qaeda in the Sinai as an organization, and accused the Egyptian army of lying about recent operations. The group noted the alleged arrest of Adel Mohammed Ibrahim and recent airstrikes, which Egyptian authorities claimed had killed at least eight militants.


Israeli Air Force strikes south of Beirut in response to rocket fire

Overnight the IAF carried out a strike on a "terror site" located south of Beirut. The strike comes a day after four rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel, in an attack claimed by the Abdullah Azzam Brigades.


Treasury designates 4 members of Hezbollah's leadership

The Treasury Department issued designations against four Hezbollah operatives for their role in a variety of terror activities across the Middle East. At least one of those designated is a member of Hezbollah's Political Council.


Report provides insight on Israeli view of Salafi jihadists in Sinai

Israeli intelligence agencies differ over the number of Salafi jihadists operating in the Egyptian Sinai, but they recognize a serious threat. One group, Gaza-based Jaish al Islam, is reportedly offering training camps for global jihadists.


MSC in Jerusalem claims rocket attack on Eilat

The MSC in Jerusalem has taken responsibility for a rocket attack on Eilat just days after four members of the Salafi jihadist group Ansar Jerusalem were killed in the Sinai.


Ansar Jerusalem and MSC in Jerusalem comment on death of jihadists in Sinai

Sinai-based Ansar Jerusalem has announced that four of its fighters were killed as they were preparing to fire rockets toward Israel yesterday. It still not entirely clear whether Egyptian or Israeli authorities were responsible for the strike that killed the jihadists.


5 jihadists reportedly killed in Sinai, source unclear

Reports that an Israeli drone targeted and killed five jihadists in the Sinai have been strenuously denied by the Egyptian army, while Israeli officials refuse to comment.


MSC in Jerusalem praises slain member in new video

Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal ITMC Poster - Journey of Martyrdom.jpgA new video praising Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal, a well-known jihadist in the Gaza Strip, was released by the Ibn Taymiyyah Media Center to jihadist forums. Masshal, who was killed in April by the Israeli Air Force, is celebrated for his role in supporting jihadist groups in Gaza.


Salafi jihadists claim that Israeli drones are operating over Sinai

Al Salafiyya al Jihadiyya in Sinai released a statement detailing alleged "crimes" committed by the Egyptian army in recent weeks. The statement also claimed that the army is allowing Israeli drones to operate over the Sinai.


Names of Hezbollah terrorists linked to Burgas attack released

Burgas Hezbollah Suspects - Meliad Farah & Hassan El Hajj Hassan.jpgBulgarian authorities today revealed the names and photos of two Hezbollah operatives believed to have been part of the Burgas terror attack last July. The two men are thought to be living in southern Lebanon.
 
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