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 August 8, 2018, Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham's (HTS) Ibaa' News Agency reported that an "unknown" group had attacked the Shayrat Airbase, which is located in eastern Homs, Syria, using drones.
For a group like the Islamic State (ISIS), which views itself as the sole authority in the Islamic world, and its leader as the only legitimate Muslim leader worldwide, dissent is no small matter.
On August 5, 2018, a Telegram channel associated with Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), the Pakistan-backed jihadi organization active in Jammu & Kashmir, posted a photo, graphically cut in the shape of India, showing a crowd of people holding Islamic flags.
Al-Ikhwa ("The Brothers") is a charity group active on Telegram that supports Syrian rebels and their families.
Al-Sadaqah is an "independent charity organization" that appeared online in November 2017.
On August 5, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group released a poster providing the names of several high-ranking ISIS personalities it alleges have deserted from the jihadi organization.
On August 6, 2018, A'maq, the news agency of the Islamic State (ISIS), released a video showing a man who claimed to be a former member of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) declaring that he had joined ISIS after witnessing AQAP's collaboration with the Yemeni army.
On August 2, 2018, the international media outlet of the Islamic State (ISIS), Al-Hayat Media Center, released a video titled "Harvest of the Soldiers," which is presented as the first issue of a new template for weekly video reports providing the group's operational statistics.
On August 4, 2018, a group of Islamic State (ISIS) supporters active on Telegram in Urdu and English who call themselves "Nida-e Haq," released a poster titled "Security Precautions," which presents a list of information and communication safety measures to be implemented by jihadi fighters and supporters.
On August 7, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) hacker group claimed responsibility for defacing a Belgian website as part of its global hacking efforts against enemies of ISIS.
On August 7, 2018, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) hacker group known as United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) announced on its Telegram channel the launch of a campaign targeting Indonesia, beginning with a short video clip threatening the Indonesian government, and posting screenshots of apparently successfully hacked Indonesian Facebook accounts.
On August 7, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel that posts in English, Indonesian, and Arabic, shared the personal information, including the name, date of birth, and photograph, of three Indonesian soldiers, implying that they should be targeted by ISIS operatives. The three individuals singled out are members of the Indonesian Army and Marine Corps.
On August 6, 2018, the Telegram channel of the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) tech group Electronic Horizon Foundation (EHF) posted a message warning users not to browse a website, saying it was a potential phishing scheme.
On August 1, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group released a poster on its Telegram channel threatening to attack the Kremlin.
On August 6, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) Khorasan Province released a pictorial report showing the graduation ceremony of a training camp in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.
On August 4, 2018, a Telegram channel, dedicated to sharing Salafi-jihadi religious material announced that it is seeking a video editor to volunteer for a new project which will post edited clips of preaching by the Palestinian-American Salafi cleric Ahmad Musa Jibril.
On August 2, 2018, Al-Qaeda media wing Al-Sahab released the second part of the tenth episode of "The Islamic Spring" lecture series by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri.
On August 6, 2018, a pro-Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Telegram channel published photos of HTS leader Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani meeting with people, including tribal leaders, in northern Syria.
An article published on August 5, 2018, on the website of the London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadeed media outlet, reported a split between factions of the Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) jihadi group.
On August 5, 2018, Sham Al-Ribat, the media arm of Syria-based pro-Al-Qaeda jihadi group Hurras Al-Din, published photos showing the group's fighters undergoing military training and fighting the Syrian army near the village of Jurin, Syria.
On August 1, 2018, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization in the country) released a statement accusing the U.S. and Afghan forces of raiding educational and other institutions in Afghanistan, thereby violating the rules of war.