Thursday, July 2, 2015
EGYPTIANS. Cairo TV reported that, on 2 July, the Egyptian Armed Forces continued military operations against militants in North Sinai, killing 23. The militants staged a tactical retreat. “We are in a real state of war” according to the Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb.
The army also escalated its media campaign by posting photos of dead IS fighters on its Facebook page. The 43 photos received 57,000 likes by the end of the day.
AFGHANISTAN. The Taliban claimed exclusive legitimacy to the Afghan jihad and warned IS not to interfere in a letter on 16 June. It was in response to IS expansion into Taliban’s areas.
Abdol Rahim Moslemdust, the IS chief in Afghanistan, declared that the Taliban is fighting for Pakistani Intelligence and IS has declared jihad against them. He warned of death to anyone who is against IS.
LEBANON. On Tuesday, the Lebanese Army and Hezbollah blunted an Al-Nusra Front attack east of Lebanon according to Al-Manar TV. Hezbollah shelled Al-Nusra fighters in Al-Khayl valley, Majar valley killing many.
SYRIA. Kurdish fighters and Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters have “encircled” the IS stronghold of Jarablus in the Aleppo Governorate of northern Syria on 2 July.
IRAQ. Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces, backed by coalition air strikes, repelled two IS attacks in near Mosul on 2 July.
With all the bad news; IS needs a diversion to redirect the media. The 4th of July provides a juicy target for IS leadership on the ropes.
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–Peter J. Schifferle PhD, Lt Colonel.(ret) Professor, School of Advanced Military Studies U.S. Army.
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