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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The following information is based on a general overview of a social media account demonstrating terror-related activity / sympathies
Type of account: Jihadi supporter currently in Mexico, who claims to be fleeing U.S. authorities for tax evasion
In Issue 128 of its official weekly magazine, Al-Naba, published on April 19, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) published the fifth article in its series about Operations Security (OPSEC) titled "Be Careful."
On May 2, 2018, the Islamic State's (ISIS) A'maq news agency claimed responsibility for a knife attack on two policemen in the city of Neftekamsk, Russia.
On April 29, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media channel on Telegram shared a post in Arabic and in English providing religious justification for lone operatives to carry out attacks in the West.
On April 26, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet published a digitally created poster on Telegram showing a man sitting in a mass transit system, holding a knife.
Type of account: Jihadi supporter, probably Indian, writing in English.
On May 1, 2018, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group Muharir Al-Ansar published and shared a poster on its Telegram channel that threatens Spain. The poster was redistributed through several Telegram groups of ISIS supporters.
On April 27, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel forwarded an image of the Roman Colosseum with the ISIS flag flying over it.
An editorial in Issue 129 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly Al-Naba', which was released online on April 27, 2018, lashed out at Hurras Al-Din, the recently established pro-Al-Qaeda organization in Syria.
On April 27, 2018, the media office of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Damascus released a video condemning rebel groups and urging their fighters to repent and join ISIS's ranks.
On April 30, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group active on Telegram, opened a Facebook account. The Al-Muhajireen Foundation, which was apparently formed in early March.
ISIS supporters recently promoted a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) website that comprises a large repository of official and unofficial ISIS content dating back to 2016, including videos, audios, magazines, booklets, ISIS apps, and nasheeds (songs).
On May 1, 2018, Al-Kataib, the media arm of the pro-Al-Qaeda Somalia-based jihadi group Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, released a video statement in which the group's commander Abu Ubaidah Ahmad Omar urged Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to intensify its attacks and calling on Yemeni tribes to support them.
On April 29, 2018, two organizations considered supporters of Al-Qaeda (AQ), Hurras Al-Din and Ansar Al-Tawhid, announced the establishment of the "Alliance for the Support of Islam (Hilf Nusrat Al-Islam)."
On April 26, 2018, Sham Al-Ribat Media Foundation released a statement on its official Telegram channel announcing its launch as a new media group "to support Islam and the Muslims and highlight the bravery of the mujahideen in Syria."
On April 29, 2018, in a statement issued by a group calling itself "The Wounded Men of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS)" the forces fighting the Assad regime are urged to unite and prepare in every possible way to defend themselves against the regime's soldiers.
On April 29, 2018, the Uyghur jihad group Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) released Part 25 in its video series "Lovers Of Paradise."
A jihadi Telegram channel shared an article from an Urdu monthly magazine published by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization).
On April 26, 2018, Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization), posted on Twitter the following images of Taliban fighters preparing for the Al-Khandaq Jihadi Operations.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization that ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001) released the following statement claiming it carried out 300 attacks in the first three days of its Al-Khandaq Operations.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) released Issue 73 of its Urdu-language monthly magazine Shariat.
The top headline of a news report from a recent issue of a Pakistani weekly, a screenshot from which is given below, reads: "The Koran contains reasoned answers against all doubts being spread against jihad..."