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 April 5, 2019, Al-Qaeda released the first issue of its Arabic-language magazine on its Telegram channel.
An article in the first issue of an Al-Qaeda Arabic-language magazine published on Telegram on April 5, 2019, claims that the September 11 attacks caused severe long-term damage to the U.S. economy, and encourages Muslims to study its weak spots to continue Osama bin Laden's work to destroy it.
On April 8, 2019, a pro-Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Telegram channel published a poster announcing that registration was open for children.
On April 9, 2019, the Al-Qaeda media outlet the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), released an Arabic-language version of a video from the Uyghur jihadi group the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), titled Allah Called them the Ansar [Supporters].
On April 8, 2019, an audio speech of Zakir Musa, the emir of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH), was released on Telegram.
On April 10, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group published a eulogy of Abu Abd Al-Aziz Al-Kanadi, a Canadian ISIS media operative.
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On April 6, 2019, a group of English-speaking jihadis in Syria who are active on Telegram announced the launch of a project to consolidate their media efforts.
On April 5, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group, released a video calling on Muslims living in the West to take advantage of the various demonstrations in different Western countries to carry out attacks against the "unbelievers."
On April 9, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a statement claiming that one of its fighters had carried out a martyrdom operation against a joint military convoy of SDF and international coalition forces as part of the recently launched campaign "Avenging Syria Raids."
On April 9, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed that its fighters carried out attacks in Libya, Egypt, and Niger in support of its Syria Province. According to ISIS, these attacks are part of the "Avenging Syria Raids," which is likely the group's response to its recent defeat in the town of Baghouz, Syria.
On April 10, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) in West Africa released a statement claiming responsibility for an attack on a border control building in the city of Diffa, Niger saying that four fighters had carried out a deep-strike operation using light and medium weapons as well as grenades.
On April 7, 2019, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Jama'at Nusrat Al-Islam Wal-Muslimin (The Group for Support of Islam and Muslims – GSIM) claimed responsibility, through its official media outlet, for an April 2, 2019, attack on a vehicle belonging to French forces in Mali.
On April 4, 2019, Al-Andalus, the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released an audio statement featuring Abu 'Ubaydah Yousuf Al-'Annabi, the head of the organization's Council of Notables, declaring the group's support for the uprising in Algeria and urging Algerians to continue protesting until the entire regime is ousted and shari'a is implemented.
On March 28, 2019, several pro-Al-Qaeda Telegram channels promoted a recently created website, which provides a repository of Al-Qaeda and pro-Al-Qaeda content.
On April 5, 2019, Al-Qaeda published the first issue of its new Arabic-language online magazine One Ummah.
On April 7, 2019, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan – the Taliban organization currently engaged in talks with the United States – issued a statement clarifying that its meeting with a delegation of Afghan leaders in mid-April is not to be taken as an engagement with the Afghan government.
On April 9-10, 2019, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) issued two statements rejecting a move by the Afghan government to call a loya jirga, a grand assembly of Afghan elders and tribal chieftains, to discuss the future of Afghanistan.