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December 2, 2016 No.
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Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekend Summary

The following are some of this week's reports from the MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Project, which translates and analyzes content from sources monitored around the clock, among them the most important jihadi websites and blogs. (To view these reports in full, you must be a paying member of the JTTM; for membership information, send an email to [email protected] with "Membership" in the subject line.)

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EXCLUSIVE: Telegram Channel Urges ISIS Supporters To Emulate OSU Attacker

A pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel urged its followers to emulate the perpetrator of the terror attack at Ohio State University, Abd Al-Razzak Ali Artan.

 

EXCLUSIVE: British Jaysh Fath Al-Sham Fighter Chronicles Battle Experience In Syria

On November 12, the Jaysh Fath Al-Sham-affiliated Telegram channel "Fursan Al-Sham Media" released an article by a British fighter named Abu Salman Al-Britani. 

 

EXCLUSIVE: On Twitter, Pro-Jihad French Girls Pray For Martyrdom, Issue Threats

In the last few days, two young Salafi-jihadi French girls have expressed violent and suicidal messages on Twitter.

 

ISIS French Media Outlet Urges Supporters To Attack With Trucks, Participate In 'Media War'

On November 29, 2016 the An-Nur Media Center, an official French-language Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet, released a poster calling for Muslims in France to stage another vehicular attack like the July 14, 2016 attack in Nice. 

 

Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Promises Imminent Attacks On U.S. Soil

On November 28, 2016, the pro-ISIS Telegram channel al-Huda Media Foundation posted two posters promising attacks on US soil. The posters are in English and Arabic, and show jihad fighters attacking New York City.

 

ISIS' A'maq News Agency: Ohio State University Attacker Is 'A Soldier Of The Islamic State'

On November 29, 2016, ISIS' A'maq News Agency reported that Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who carried out a car and knife attack on the Ohio State University campus on November 28, 2016, was "a soldier of the Islamic State."

 

ISIS Video In French Calls Upon Muslims In West, Russia To Continue Attacks

On November 26, 2016 the Islamic State (ISIS) released a video in French entitled "In their footsteps." The video, some 16 minutes long and accompanied by Arabic subtitles, was circulated by the organization's media organ Furat via Telegram, Twitter, Google Plus and Facebook. 

 

ISIS Weekly Highlights Activity Of Death Squads In Yemen

The recent issue of the ISIS weekly Al-Naba featured a detailed article on ISIS death squads operating in the Aden-Abyan Province in Yemen.

 

Al-Quds Al-Arabi: Al-Qaeda Leadership Furious At Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani For Severing Ties With Movement

According to a November 24, 2016 report in the Qatari-owned, London-based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Al-Qaeda's leadership in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region has sent a furious letter to the Jabhat Fath Al-Sham (JFS) organization in Syria (previously known as Jabhat Al-Nusra). 

 

French Jihad Group In Syria Announces Death Of Its Emir's Wife, Who Served As The Group's Doctor

On November 22, 2016, Firqat Al-Ghuraba ("the Foreigners' Division"), whose members are French jihadis fighting in Syria, posted on Twitter a communiqué in French in which it announced the death of Fatimata, the wife of its commander, Omar Diaby, aka Omar Omsen.

 

Al-Qaeda Claims Two Attacks On French And UN Forces In Mali

On November 29, 2016 the Murabitun battalion of Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for an attack on a base of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) that occurred the same day near the airport of Gao, Mali.

 

Pro-ISIS Telegram Suggests Android Apps Offering Anonymity, Security

The pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram group, created November 25, 2016, recommends apps which will help maintain users' security, for example, by avoiding detection from authorities on various social media platforms.

 

Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) Warns Of Counterfeit Telegram Channel

On November 28, 2016, the Telegram channel of the Uyghur jihad group Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) posted a warning about a counterfeit Telegram channel.