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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Tablighi Jamaat, a revivalist Islamic movement across South Asia, is caught in a crisis of leadership.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) recently published the latest issue of its Urdu-language magazine Shariat, which is the only such magazine published by the Media and Cultural Commission of the Islamic Emirate.
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On January 23, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) in Somalia released a video commemorating dozens of the group's "martyred" fighters and showing a Somali-Canadian physician urging Muslim physicians to join the Islamic State.
On January 23, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet released a two-and-a-half minute video clip about the ISIS claim of responsibility for the bombing of a building in Magnitagorsk, Russia.
Following recent Islamic State (ISIS) attacks on U.S. forces ISIS supporters published posters on Telegram praising the actions and threatening and denigrating Americans.
Issue 165 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly Al-Naba', released on January 17, 2019, focuses on the suicide attack that took place the previous day in Manbij, Syria, resulting in U.S. and Kurdish casualties, including the deaths of at least four Americans.
On January 21, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) published a statement claiming responsibility for a suicide attack on a joint U.S. and Kurdish force in the city of Al-Shaddadi, Al-Hasaka, Syria. ISIS said the attack killed and wounded over 13 people, including "elements from the Crusader American forces."
On January 24, 2019, A'maq, the news agency of Islamic State (ISIS), reported that ISIS fighters had killed and wounded four Christians in the city of Bosaso in eastern Somalia.
A Telegram channel posts information about foreign fighters, many of whom are Westerners, who have allegedly left the Islamic State (ISIS) to join rival jihadi factions in Syria.
On January 13, 2019, a telegram channel, which publishes information about defecting Islamic State (ISIS) fighters, many of whom are Westerners, said that a French ISIS fighter named Abu 'Ali Al-Faransi had defected from ISIS to join Hurras Al-Din in Syria.
On January 21, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet published an Arabic poster on its Telegram channel praising the heroism of a French fighter. The poster is vague as to Al-Faransi's fate and may be read as either a eulogy or as motivational propaganda.
On January 17, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed that its fighters in Caucasus Province had blown up a ten-story apartment building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk, killing more than 39 people and wounding dozens more.
On January 17, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a statement saying that one of its Uyghur fighters had carried out a "martyrdom" operation against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria.
On January 21, 2019, Al-Andalus, the official media outlet of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released a 37-minute video message from Algerian AQIM commander Abu 'Ubaydah Yousuf Al-'Annabi.
On January 20, 2019, the official media outlet of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated organization released a communique on its Telegram channel in which it claimed responsibility for the attack on the same day on the MINUSMA base in Aguelhok (northern Mali), in which 10 UN peacekeepers were killed, and at least 25 others wounded, which it perpetrated while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on an official state visit to Chad.
On January 24, 2019, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Bayan Islamic Media Foundation released on Telegram a fundraising poster soliciting donations to help provide media operatives in Syria with electronic and technological equipment
On January 14, 2019, an official Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) media outlet published a 23-minute video clip of an interview with HTS leader Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani.
On January 10, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet issued a warning to foreign ISIS members about the intention of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) to hand over captured foreign fighters to Turkey.
On January 20, 2019 the official media outlet of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) reported that the jihadi group had executed twelve members of an Islamic State (ISIS) cell who were accused of "making takfir on Muslims [i.e. declaring them apostates] and killing them."
On January 17, 2019, Hamas military wing 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades announced on its Telegram channel the resumption of its WhatsApp activity following the suspension of some of its admins.
Supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Kashmir have released Issue 1 of Volume 2 of an online magazine.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) has released a report on civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2018.