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The Three Phases of Jihadism

... Afghanistan, and they were unable to create a strong Sunni jihad base in Iraq after the US invasion due to Iranian/Shia and US retaliation . Al Qaeda fails, but the movement lives on. Andrey Kortunov, Michel Duclos: Four Dreadful Scenarios for Tomorrow’s Syria and What We Can Do To Avoid Them The third phase of Jihadism is conducted under the initiative of two ideologues and tacticians who share the same given name, Abu Musab al-Suri and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Abu Musab al-Suri was a Syrian Muslim brother ...


Can the Idlib Memorandum Freeze the Conflict?

... the “intractables,” many of whom are foreigners who may make their presence known once again in the event of a fresh exacerbation. And in case of failure, they plan to leave the country and continue their subversive activities in other regions. Al-Qaeda The “Syrian” part of the HTS is ready to gradually transition to the moderate opposition camp. Should the group continue to fragment, its radical wing is ready for a rapprochement with their former partners who had split from the HTS when it declared it ...


Post-ISIS and Future Jihadist Threats

... that al-Qaeda still holds its own structures in Maghreb, Sahel, Yemen, and Somalia. After the collapse of the ISIS caliphate, al-Qaeda will be forced to redefine its strategy and start new forms of terrorist activities. 7. Children of ISIS fighters. Children ... ... one of the biggest threats for the future . It should be noted that many insurgents travelled with their children to Iraqi and Syrian territories controlled by ISIS. Additionally, a lot of women married local militants and gave birth. The children were ...


Divisions within the Global Jihad

... die postponement of the destruction of the “distant enemy,” whether that be Israel or the United States, while the interests of Iraq's Sunni and their fight against Nouri al-Maliki’s Shia government came to the fore [2] . Events in Syria have become a catalyst for a direct clash of interests between al-Qaeda, the traditional power center of the global jihad movement, and ISIS, which is gathering momentum. Most of those who left Iraq rushed into Syria, where the “Islamization” of the revolution was well underway. The loss of foreign fighters ...


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