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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On January 23, 2018, a media group affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS) published an article in which the writer downplayed the group's defeat in Iraq and Syria and vowed that it will reemerge and destroy the "thrones of the infidels" everywhere.
A Danish Islamic State (ISIS) supporter posts pro-ISIS content online as well as photos of guns that he says he owns. He has also offered to reactivate the disabled Instagram accounts of fellow extremists.
On January 24, 2018, a Twitter account, which states that it belongs to a researcher focusing on jihadi movements, announced that the Islamic State (ISIS) branch in Mali had released a video documenting its deadly October 2017 attack against U.S. soldiers in neighboring Niger.
A Telegram channel recently shared an interview with the former deputy emir of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Afghanistan, who has left the group and re-joined the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization).
On January 22, 2018, the Sunni Shield Foundation, a media company affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS), published Issue 7 of its Al-Anfal newspaper featuring an article encouraging lone wolves to use the poison ricin in combination with knives or explosives in their attacks.
In a new document, a militant from Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has declared the Pakistani military "an apostate army" formed by the British.
On January 15, 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report revealing that the Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen movement was forcefully recruiting boys aged 9-15 in Somalia.
Afghan media reported: "Recently, [Afghan] security forces in Kunduz province discovered a four-month infant with explosive materials in his clothes. The implacable terrorists intended under the cover of the infant to transfer the explosive to Kunduz city and commit another inhumane crime once again..."
On January 23, 2018, the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al-Malahim, released an 18-minute video message delivered by one of its top leaders, Khaled Batarfi, in which he calls for attacks on U.S. and Jewish interests worldwide, as well as on the interests of the UK, France, and other Western countries.
On January 24, 2018, the Yemen-based Ansar Al-Sharia Correspondent media group in Al-Baydaa province released a video showing members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) attacking several Houthi positions and seizing their weapons and ammunition.
On January 19, 2018, a Telegram channel associated with Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham posted a photo of Muhammad, the son of Osama bin Laden.
On January 18, 2018, Al-Sahab, the media arm of Al-Qaeda, released Part Four of a video series featuring Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, accusing the founder of Saudi Arabia, the late King Abd Al-Aziz, of betraying the Muslims by signing a number of agreements with Britain.
On January 24, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a combined attack on several targets in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, including a British NGO, a Swedish NGO and a government building.
On January 23, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) man returned to Instagram with his 121st account.
On January 23, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Furat Province released a video featuring a group of ISIS fighters who had lost limbs and sustained other serious injuries during battle.
A message issued January 22, 2018 by Al-A'maq, the news agency of the Islamic State (ISIS), claims that the organization killed a U.S. soldier and wounded seven Afghan soldiers in a battle in the Deh Bala area in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.
On January 20, 2018, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters on Facebook circulated an update on Umm Bara, an Australian woman who had been charged with being a member of the Islamic State and is now serving a prison sentence.
A 13-minute video titled "Ways of Peace and Safety," released January 20, 2018 by the Islamic State's (ISIS) Al-Khayr province (on the Syria-Iraq border), features several Kazakh fighters who deliver messages to Muslims in general and Kazakh Muslims in particular.
On January 19, a Washington D.C.-based Islamic State (ISIS) supporter asked on Facebook if anyone knew where he could find "Light Revelation" videos.
While tough battles are currently being fought between the rebel factions and the Syrian regime, mainly in northern Syria, last week several of these factions launched campaigns to recruit new fighters, as well as aid, and support for the fighters. Those interested were asked to make contact via several Whatsapp accounts.
In a January 12, 2018 post, the "Military Tactics" Telegram channel, identified with Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), reviews a tunnel-boring machine, presenting photos of it and recommending it as effective and easy to use.
The Uyghur jihadi group in Syria, Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), released a one-minute video clip showing the targeting of a bulldozer with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) on January 20, 2018. The video was posted on YouTube and official TIP Telegram channels.
On January 19, 2018, the Al-Sadaqah organization asked users on its Telegram channel to donate to the group using bitcoin automated teller machines (ATMs) that are located in many countries around the world.
Shamsher Khan, deputy emir of the Pakistan-backed anti-India jihadi organization Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), has said that "Kashmiri youths are ready to fight against India shoulder to shoulder with the Pakistan Army," according to the Urdu-language daily Roznama Siasat.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) has released a new video of its jihadi activities in the Nesh district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province.
Below are screenshots of tweets by Afghan media group Khaama that include photos and details of jihadi activities in Afghanistan.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) has criticized the United States for "seeking the extension war" in Afghanistan.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban organization) has claimed that five of its martyrdom-seeking fighters carried out an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel of Kabul on the night of Saturday, January 20.
Given below are screenshots from video clips posted on Twitter in 2018 by one of the official spokesmen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization).
Zabihullah Mujahid, one of the spokesmen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization), has responded to media reports that U.S. President Donald Trump will send 700 more American troops to Afghanistan. Using his account on Telegram, Zabihullah Mujahid issued the following statement.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) has constructed and inaugurated a township complete with a residential complex, hotels, healthcare centers, and other facilities, according to an Afghan news website.