Near East

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham: External Operations
This report was produced as part of OSAC's Annual Briefing Series. As examined in previous OSAC reporting, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) has established…

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham: The ISIL Factor
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham’s (JFS) strategy and successes in Syria have been impacted by the rapid rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).…

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham: Dissolving External Ties
In July 2016, following months of speculation, designated terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra (aka al-Nusra Front) announced that it had dissolved…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rabat (Morocco), Demonstration in Rabat on November 20
U.S. Mission Morocco has learned through Social Media that a demonstration is planned in Rabat at Bab El Had (the main entrance to the Medina) at…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Algiers (Algeria) Continued Restrictions in…
In light of press reports of continuing counter-terrorism operations in the Constantine area, the U.S. Embassy will continue to restrict Embassy…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Continued Risk of Terrorist…
Due to the continuing risk of terrorist attacks directed or inspired by ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) across the…