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A recently-revealed document concerned with religious doctrine penned by an eminent ISIS cleric provides further evidence that the military wing of Hamas has provided significant aid to the ISIS branch in Sinai, Sinai Province. The short document also sheds light on the relationship between the two organizations and on the internal dispute among ISIS members with respect to that relationship. The document augments the knowledge that Hamas supplied weapons, money and logistic support to ISIS in Sinai, and that this was done with the knowledge of the ISIS leadership. At the same time it reveals another aspect of the opposition that the acceptance of assistance aroused among members of ISIS, both those in Sinai and those in leadership roles across the organization. The 11-page document is a religious opinion penned by the cleric Abu Maram Al-Jazairi, one of the most prominent of ISIS clerics, known for his extremist positions. The date when the document titled "A Response to the Correspondence between the Brothers in Sinai and the Apostate Hamas" was composed is unknown, but it is likely that it was written at the height of relations between Hamas and ISIS in Sinai, perhaps sometime during 2015, prior to the crisis between the two organizations in late 2016.
In 2010, the Mleeta Resistance Tourist Landmark museum was opened in Lebanon at a former Hizbullah military base, in an attempt to glorify the organization’s activity against Israel. Various weapons used by Hizbullah during the Second Lebanon War (July 2006) are exhibited at the museum, as well as remnants of Israel Defense Forces ammunition.
According to reports in the Arabic-language media, the second most-senior member of the Islamic State (ISIS) was arrested by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
On November 25, 2018, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet Al-Muhajireen Foundation released a statement in response to media reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and other senior ISIS members are in the area of Hajin, along the Euphrates River in eastern Syria.
On November 26, 2018, an Islamic State (ISIS) media operative shared a message on a pro-ISIS Telegram channel urging supporters in France to exploit the current social unrest in the country.
On November 21, 2018, a French-speaking source on Telegram believed to be close to the Turkish-backed Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) organization, posted several new messages concerning the custody of four-year-old Belgian national, Yasmine Atid.
On November 24, 2018, the special Shari'a committee created when Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and Tandhim Hurras Al-Din (THD) agreed to collaborate to decide the case of the custody of Belgian four-year-old Yasmine Atid, released its decision.
The second issue of the pro-Al-Qaeda Al-Falah magazine, which was released online on November 26, 2018, contains the second installment of an article by Naji Abu Marwan, titled "Al-Qaeda: The Fifth Generation."
Article In Pro-Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Weekly Newspaper Highlights Role Of San Francisco-Based Internet Archive In Maintaining Online Jihadi Archive, Urges Jihadis To Continue Using It
On November 28, 2018, Issue 58 of the pro-Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) newspaper Al-Masra was released online.
On November 28, 2018, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Muhajireen Foundation media outlet published a eulogy for a slain Albanian fighter, Abu Jabir Al-Albani, who had worked in the ISIS Media Diwan.
Supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on pro-ISIS Telegram channels report that Austrian ISIS operative Muhammad Mahmoud, aka Abu Osama Al-Gharib, has been killed in a coalition bombing on a prison operated by the organization's internal security apparatus.
On November 24, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Barakah Province released a video in Arabic on ISIS Telegram channels titled "A Message to the Families of the PKK Prisoners," in which it chastises members of Arab tribes in eastern Syria who joined an alliance with the Kurdish-dominated, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
On November 27, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) group released the first issue of a weekly newspaper called Liwa Al-Ansar, which included calls for Muslims to support ISIS on the internet and by providing weapons and funds.
On November 29, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) released an issue of its weekly newspaper, Al-Naba', which included a report claiming that the group's fighters in Barqah had killed, wounded, and abducted dozens of General Khalifa Haftar's loyalists.
The following information is based on a general overview of a social media account demonstrating terror-related activity / sympathies
In the days leading up to November 27, 2018, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet Al-Saqri Foundation for Military Sciences published three guides for creating and using explosives and weapons intended for lone wolf attackers living in the West.
In the days leading up to November 20, 2018, several pro-Islamic State (ISIS) published posters threatening to attack New York City and behead the "Crusaders" in their homelands.
On November 21, 2018, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Muhajireen Foundation media outlet published a notice on Telegram in Arabic and in English claiming that ISIS fighters who fled the organization's territory and are now imprisoned by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), will be returned to ISIS-controlled territory where they will "meet the fate that Allah bestows on cowards and traitors."
On November 19, 2018, the Jundul Khilafa Kashmir released the fourth issue of its e-magazine.
On November 27, 2018, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Muhajireen Foundation released a warning in Arabic and English saying that members of the Al-Qaeda affiliate Hurras Al-Din are trying to arrest ISIS fighters in Syria.
On November 28, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a poster commemorating an Uyghur fighter identified as Abu Assad Al-Turkestani.
On November 26, 2018, a second issue of the pro-Al-Qaeda magazine was released online.
On November 26, 2018, the pro-Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Telegram channel of Al-Kurdi Tahrir posted two HTS recruitment posters that gave WhatsApp contact numbers.
On November 18, 2018, Haji Abdul Wahab, the emir of the Tablighi Jamaat Pakistan, passed away in Lahore, Pakistan.