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 April 30, 2018, the family of Wissam Bin Hamid, the military commander of the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (Majlis Shura Thuwwar Benghazi) announced that he was killed in a drone attack more than a year ago.
On May 1, 2018, an apparently German-speaking jihad fighter, currently in Syria, and likely a member of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), solicited donations on his English and German Telegram accounts.
On May 4, 2018, Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham's (HTS) Ibaa' News Agency announced the launch of a new website to host its content.
On May 8, 2018, the media arm of Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a statement threatening to target Western and particularly French companies in North Africa and the Sahel region and urging Muslims to stay away from these targets to avoid being harmed.
On May 3, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet distributed a poster on its Telegram channel threatening Spain and its prime minister.
On May 5, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet distributed a poster on Telegram entitled "Be Patient America," warning that the war is not over and ISIS will be victorious.
Type of Account: Jihad supporter and preacher from Nigeria writing on Facebook in English. According to information on his account he visited the U.S. in 2015 and 2016.
On May 3, 2018, an Islamic State (ISIS) French-language media outlet published two new posters on Telegram threatening the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The competition, to be held this summer in Russia, has been repeatedly threatened by ISIS and pro-ISIS media groups, most notably through posters. An-Nur is currently one of the most prolific official ISIS media outlets.
On May 2, 2018, Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council released information from the confession of senior Islamic State (ISIS) leader Isma'il al-'Ithawi. The Council disclosed that Al-'Ithawi was arrested in Turkey several months ago in coordination with Iraqi intelligence and extradited to Iraq.
On May 3, 2018, an Islamic State (ISIS) French-language media outlet released a poster featuring a well-known French ISIS fighter that suggests he was killed in action.
In Issue 130 of Al-Naba', the weekly newspaper of the Islamic State (ISIS), the group claimed that its soldiers had killed and wounded nearly 40 people in multiple attacks targeting rallies and voting centers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya in response to calls made by ISIS spokesman Abu Al-Hassan Al-Muhajir.
On May 6, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) A'maq news agency reported that the gunman who injured three Russian intelligence officers in the city of Nizhny Novgorod on May 5, 2018, was acting on behalf of ISIS.
On May 9, 2018, Al-Abd Al-Faqeer, a media group affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS), released a poster on Telegram depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin dead with his face covered in blood laying on the ground in an orange jumpsuit next to a tank and two ISIS fighters.
On May 4, a channel on Telegram posted a threat to churches in Egypt, as well as to the Egyptian government.
On May 7, 2018, a media group that supports the Islamic State (ISIS) launched a campaign on Telegram urging the "monotheists" to kill Egyptian President Abd El-Fatah El-Sisi as well as several Egyptian soldiers and an intelligence officer.
On April 30, 2018, MEMRI JTTM published a report reviewing a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) website, which had a large repository of ISIS content.
On May 6, 2018, Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) released a two-minute video titled "Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention: A Weapon Born Under Siege" through its Ebaa news agency.
On May 9, 2018, Free Syrian Army-affiliated rebel group Jaysh Al-'Izza published photos from a graduation ceremony held in Syria for its "special forces."
A jihadi channel on Telegram that supports the Kashmiri jihadi group and Al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) has expressed loyalty to the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
A jihadi channel on Telegram has called for attacking photojournalists who cover funerals of jihadis in Kashmir and take photos of their relatives. The following is a message posted by it on Telegram: "At the funerals of our beloved mujahideen, many journalists come to cover and report it. However, we see that photojournalists most of the time take pictures of our sisters and mothers, so that their photos can fetch them a good price."
On May 6, 2018, a professor from Kashmir University was among five militants killed by Indian security forces during an armed clash in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir state.
Excerpts are given below from a statement issued by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) on how to end corruption in Afghan government institutions.
A jihadi Telegram channel shared an article from an Urdu-language magazine published by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization). It alleges that the U.S. and Afghan forces are supporting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Afghanistan.
On May 9, 2018, the website of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) said that in Faryab province, the "mujahideen have overrun Balcheragh district administration center and other surrounding installations last night [May 8] following intense gunfight of heavy and light arms."
In a statement, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization in the country) claimed successes during the first ten days of its Al-Khandaq jihadi operations.