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 February 22, 2019, Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video titled "Dust Of The Battles" documenting various operations against the group's enemies in Yemen.
EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): Native English-Speaking Pro-Al-Qaeda Man, Possibly In Syria, Uses Q&A Social Network 'Curious Cat' To Answer Questions About Jihadi Groups, Traveling To Syria; Tweets About Jihad, Sheikhs Al-'Awlaki And Jibril
Platforms: Twitter, Curious Cat
On February 22, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) released Issue 170 of its weekly newspaper Al-Naba', which includes an editorial claiming that the U.S. has acknowledged that it is unable to defeat ISIS and that ISIS fighters may retake the territory they had lost.
On February 19, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet released on Telegram the second video in the series titled Holding Firm to the Pledge. The video was distributed in Arabic with English subtitles. The first video in the series was released on December 14, 2018.
Following the extraction of the remaining Islamic State (ISIS) fighters from Baghouz, the organization's last territorial stronghold in Syria, a pro-ISIS media outlet released a poster encouraging operatives to continue the fight in the desert. In the poster, Al-Muhajireen, which focuses mostly on the foreign fighters who joined ISIS, also praised Moroccan and European operatives for their determined and steadfast fighting in the area. The poster was published in both Arabic and English versions.
On February 24, 2019, the Syrian news website Deir Ezzour 24 released two news items, each reporting the death of a top Islamic State (ISIS) commander.
On February 26, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet released a eulogy on Telegram for an Iraqi ISIS media operative and fighter.
On February 22, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet released a new music video on Telegram featuring an Arabic nasheed (Islamic religious chant) subtitled in English and Spanish.
In the days leading up to February 25, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) in West Africa claimed responsibility for several attacks in Nigeria, including the launch of several missiles at the airport in the city of Maiduguri, the capital of the state of Borno in northern Nigeria.
On February 26, 2019, a pro-ISIS Telegram channel shared a list of the terms of an alleged agreement between ISIS and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) regarding the fate of the remaining civilians and ISIS members in Al-Baghouz, Syria.
On February 27, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated Nasher News shared links to its channels on Rocket.Chat.
On February 26, 2019, a Syria-based jihadi group comprising Sunni Iranian fighters affiliated with Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), released a pictorial report showing its fighters carrying different kinds of sniper rifles in an unspecified location.
On February 26, 2019, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Group For Support Of Islam And Muslims (GSIM) claimed responsibility for the February 24, 2019 attack on the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Bamako, the capital of Mali, with "with two car bombs and six deep strike commandos."
A prominent Al-Qaeda supporter reported that two senior Al-Qaeda leaders were recently killed in an airstrike in Mali.
On February 22, 2019, a pro-Al-Qaeda media foundation announced that its activities on Telegram would be divided between two channels. The foundation also expressed its intention to begin using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
On February 24, 2019, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channels published posts urging online jihadis to defend ISIS on Facebook and disseminate jihadi materials on Instagram.
On February 26, 2019, Hamas military wing 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, or simply Al-Qassam Brigades, posted links on Telegram to the group's new accounts on social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and the audio-sharing platform SoundCloud.
On February 25, 2019, the Pakistani Urdu-language daily Roznama Ummat reported that one of the key demands set by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) at the three-day talks to be held in Qatar on February 25-28, 2019, is that only Turkey be allowed to train the Afghan security forces as part of any deal on the future of Afghanistan.