Magazine By Syria-Based Kurdish Jihadi Group Ansar Al-Islam Encourages Cyberattacks, Gives Tips To Protect Against Drones

March 6, 2024

On March 3, 2024, the official outlet of Kurdish jihadi group Ansar Al-Islam, which is active in the rebel-controlled Idlib region of northwestern Syria, published the second issue of its Al-Ansar Arabic-language magazine, dated February 2024. One article discusses cyberattacks targeting enemy military targets, communications, electric grids, and hacking enemy wireless networks for espionage purposes. Another article provides "tips for dealing with drones." Some tips include camouflaging trenches and the entrances to tunnels and bunkers; creating decoy bunkers; concealing the roads leading to positions at the front; and placing corner reflectors to deflect lasers.

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