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 June 13, 2018, an audio message was released on Telegram by Mufti Abu Dhar Azzam, who is affiliated with Al-Qaeda and related groups.
On June 14, 2018, a Telegram channel that highlights the plight of Uyghur Muslims in East Turkestan (western China) reported that Chinese authorities have begun expelling journalists and foreigners from the region.
In October 2017, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channels launched a campaign of incitement and threats against FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.
As part of ISIS supporters' ongoing incitement to target the World Cup games that open today (June 14, 2018) in Russia, the pro-ISIS Telegram channel "Ready-Made Tweet Lovers" posted a message calling to perpetrate lone wolf attacks at the games.
On June 19, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group on Telegram shared two posters urging lone-wolf jihadis to attack the stadiums hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup in multiple cities in Russia.
On June 14, 2018, a Telegram channel that supports the Islamic State (ISIS) published posters threatening Russian cities and teams participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
On June 20, 2018, a pro-Islamic state (ISIS) Telegram channel released an English-language poster encouraging ISIS supporters to "kill the citizens of Crusader nations wherever you find them."
On June 16, 2018, Syrian jihadi sheikh Abd Al-Razzaq Al-Mahdi issued a fatwa saying that watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup on television is impermissible because of the role the host nation of Russia is playing in Syria.
On May 6, 2018, a pro-ISIS Telegram channel published links to several websites and to a blog, all of which share news and doctrine published by the Islamic State (ISIS).
On June 15, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) Damascus province issued a communiqué announcing that it now controls the desert area of Al-Suwayda (northeast of the city of Al-Suwayda).
On June 11, 2018, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters posted a link to a new website that is a repository of ISIS content dating back to 2016.
On June 13, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in southwestern Syria, Jaysh Khalid Bin Al-Walid (JKBW), released a video urging local militias to repent and join JKBW's forces before it is too late.
On June 17, 2018, the Al-Arabiya website reported that according to "a senior military source" Libyan armed forces arrested a leading member of Al-Qaeda (AQ), Abu Sufyan Bin Qumu, on June 16, 2018, during a raid on one of the last strongholds of the extremist groups in Derna.
On June 13, 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 video showing French aid worker Sophie Pétronin, who has been held hostage since December 2016, and the Columbian nun Gloria Cecilia Narvaez, who was kidnapped in Mali in February 2017.
On June 17, 2018, Al-Kata'ib, the media outlet for Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, released the sixth installment in a video series titled "No Protection Except by Eeman (Belief) or Aman (Covenant of Security)."
On June 16, 2018, Sham Al-Ribat, the media outlet of the pro Al-Qaeda Hurras Al-Din organization in Syria, released an eleven-minute video promoting Hurras Al-Din activity and urging Muslims to join the jihad in Syria.
On June 13, 2018, the Ansarullah Brigades, a coalition of rebel factions established recently in rural Idlib, Syria, published a video showing its fighters going through military training.
The Da'wah (Preaching) and Guidance Office of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) ran a Ramadan campaign in the areas of northern Syria under the organization's control.
On June 19, 2018, a recruitment poster for Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) in the Quneitra area was published on Telegram.
On June 20, 2018, the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, which is close to Hizbullah and the Syrian regime, published an article about the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) reporting that the party is changing its priorities from jihad in Syria to jihad in other arenas, particularly in East Asia.
Maulana Asim Umar, emir of Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), issued a message of felicitation celebrating Eid Al-Fitr on June 16, 2018.
On June 19, 2018, an English translation of a statement by Maulana Masood Azhar, the Pakistan-based emir of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), was shared on a pro-JeM Telegram channel.
On June 17, 2018, after the end of the three-day conditional ceasefire on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, which was celebrated on June 16, 2018, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) issued a six-point statement.
Mumbai is the financial metropolis of India and the capital of the western state of Maharashtra. In 2014, before Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi declared himself the Emir-ul-Momineen ("Leader of the Muslims") heading the Islamic State (ISIS), four young Muslims from the city had migrated to Iraq and Syria and joined his jihadi organization.