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Additional Information: His Facebook profile lists his hometown as Lansing, Michigan.
In recent days, members of pro-Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Telegram channels have been posting messages of support for HTS from Western countries such as France, Germany, Canada, and Russia.
On March 4, 2018, several pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channels published advice in Arabic and English for lone-wolf attackers.
The London based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi reports, citing a member of the Nineveh Governorate Council, that ISIS commanders are hiding in tunnels in the area west of Mosul, where the terrain makes it difficult to flush them out, and are also hiding in caves, ditches, and woods along the banks of the Tigris river.
On March 6, 2018, Al-Qaeda media wing Al-Sahab released a video recording by the group's leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in which he calls upon Muslims in the "Islamic Maghreb" to rise up against the foreign forces, especially French forces, that are operating in their countries.
On March 4, 2018, the official media agency of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated organization Jama'at Nusrat Al-Islam Wal-Muslimin (The Group for Support of Islam and Muslims – GSIM), Al-Zalaqa news, released a communique on its Telegram channel claiming responsibility for the attacks that occurred in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso, on March 2, 2018.
On March 1, 2018, the Mali-based Al-Qaeda-affiliated organization Jama'at Nusrat Al-Islam Wal-Muslimin (The Group for Support of Islam and Muslims – GSIM), released a one minute video on its Telegram channel showing the French aid worker Sophie Pétronin, who has been held hostage since December 2016.
On March 6, 2018, Sri Lankan authorities declared a state of emergency following Buddhist-led attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses. A Facebook user and a vocal Islamic State (ISIS) supporter living in Sri Lanka has been updating his Facebook friends on the clashes.
On March 1, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel shared a poster in English, Arabic, and Spanish bearing the caption: "Soon in Spain..." The poster called on ISIS supporters to carry out terror attacks in Spain even if they do not have a weapon.
On March 5, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group shared a poster in French on pro-ISIS Telegram channels repeating the words of the late ISIS spokesman Mohammed Al-Adnani: "We want Paris before Rome."
On March 7, 2018, the London-based news website Raialyoum reported that security officials in Jordan are deeply concerned about the presence of at least 2,000 Islamic State (ISIS) fighters in Al-Rukban refugee camp, which is located near the Jordan-Syria border.
On March 8, 2018, the Islamic State's (ISIS) Damascus Province in Syria published a pictorial report showing the amputation of the hand of a man accused of stealing.
On March 7, 2018, the Islamic State's (ISIS) Khorasan Province in Afghanistan released three photos showing officials from its Department Of Care For The Vulnerable Population handing out presents to dozens of orphan boys and girls.
On March 2, 2018, Telegram channels of the Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated Nasher News released several photos reportedly taken by the Islamic State's Salah Al-Din province showing a U.S. surveillance blimp that the group said it had downed east of Tikrit, Iraq.
On March 6, 2018, Jaysh Al-Izza, which operates under the Free Syrian Army, reported that its anti-aircraft company downed a Russian-manufactured drone "with an anti-aircraft [weapon]."
On March 6, 2018, a media outlet of the Uyghur jihadi organization the Turkestani Islamic Party (TIP) published a video called "Album of Rare Photographs No. 12."
On March 1, 2018, the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) posted a statement warning its followers of a fake Telegram channel claiming to be the Arabic version of TIP's media arm Sawt Al-Islam.
One of the websites of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) reported that "fierce protests have taken place against injustice and atrocities by the enemy [i.e. security] forces in Afghanistan's Khost and Ghazni provinces."
The media outlet of Al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar Ghazwatul Hind ("Supporters Of The Battle Of India") posted a message on Telegram warning against fake claims made in the name of the group in the form of posters pasted on walls in the Kashmir valley.
Given below is a roundup of the activities carried out in different districts of Pakistan by jihadi charity Al-Rehmat Trust, an arm of the leading Pakistani jihadi organization Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) headed by Maulana Masood Azhar.
Pakistani jihadi organization Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) is engaged in delivering aid to Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, according to an Urdu weekly magazine.
According to the Pakistan-based Urdu daily Roznama Domel, Mahmud Shah, the chief of jihadi organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for Jammu and Kashmir state of India, has warned Indian agents not to pose as jihadis to collect funds.
After the Taliban gained control of the areas surrounding the Afghan province of Farah, half of the members of the Shura ("Governing Council") of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) have shifted to Farah, according to the Pakistani Urdu daily Roznama Ummat.
About 25 countries participated in a peace and security conference held in Kabul on February 28, 2018. At the conference, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made the following offers to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization that ruled the country from 1996 to 2001) if the group agreed to a ceasefire and recognized the Afghan Constitution.