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On May 9 and 11, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group released two posters in English threatening the U.S. and its military. The first poster, titled Listen Americans and Know, reads: "Listen well Americans and comprehend my words. We shall not forget the blood of our brothers in Iraq. We shall not forget the blood of our brothers in Syria. We shall not forget your infidel alliances against all the Islamic states and the blood shed of Muslims. Beware of my vengeance at the heart of your home land."
EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi Ideologue Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi Condemns ISIS And Syrian Jihadi Factions, Praises Al-Qaeda In The Arabia Peninsula (AQAP), Following ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi's Recent Video Appearance
On May 13, 2019, a media outlet of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), published a seven-page article by jihadi ideologue Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi titled O Allah, I Declare to You my Innocence from Error, condemning the recent video appearance of Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
On May 12, 2019, Syrian rebel journalist Tahir Al-'Umar published a video interview with Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani, the leader of the jihadi group Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS).
EXCLUSIVE: Article On Jihad In Pakistani Daily Marks Anniversary Of Eighth Century Invasion Of India On 10th Of Ramadan: 'The First Shoots Of Islam Grew Also... Due To The Blessings Of Jihad When Muhammad Bin Qasim' Invaded Sindh In 712 CE
The Urdu-language Pakistani daily Roznama Ummat published a two-part article, titled "Jihad," to mark the 10th of Ramadan, which corresponded in 2019 with May 16 in South Asian countries. On the 10th of Ramadan, 712 CE, Islamic military general Muhammad bin Qasim invaded Sindh, then in India but now in Pakistan.
On May 1, 2019, the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council listed Maulana Masood Azhar, the emir of Pakistani jihadi organization Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), as a designated terrorist. Soon after the listing, JeM changed the name of its Urdu-language weekly magazine Haftroza Al-Qalam to Khabarnama Rang-o-Noor and continued with its weekly publication. Maulana Masood Azhar is also known as Mohammed Masood Azhar Alvi.
On May 13, 2019, the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), an Uyghur jihadi group active in Syria, released a 20-minute video titled The Reasons for Victory.
On May 16, 2019, the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), an Uyghur jihadi group active in Syria, released a five-minute video showing the group's shelling of Syrian army positions in the Kurd Mountains with missiles and featuring a fighter stressing the mujahideen's ability to remain steadfast and repel the "unbelievers."
Issue 181 of Al-Naba', the official Islamic State (ISIS) weekly newspaper, published on May 9, 2019, contains the third installment in a series titled The Temporary Capture of Cities as a Modus Operandi of the Mujahideen, which discusses several guerilla warfare tactics commonly employed by ISIS and other jihadi groups.
On May 15, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) posted two statements claiming responsibility for two separate attacks in Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province, under the name Wilayat Pakistan ("Pakistan Province").
On May 10, 2019, the Islamic State's (ISIS) India Province released a statement claiming that its fighters clashed with Indian soldiers using automatic weapons in the Shopian district of Kashmir, India. According to the statement, which ISIS media arm Nasher News posted on Telegram, several soldiers were killed and wounded in the attack.
On May 13, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated Nasher News published several photos documenting the daily life of fighters in Fezzan province, Libya.
On May 9, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) released Issue 181 of its weekly newspaper Al-Naba', which included an "exclusive" report justifying the group's attacks in Qaifa, Yemen, saying that it targeted members and supporters of Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) as well as Yemeni army personnel.
On May 10, 2019, Al-Qaeda released, via its media wing Al-Sahab, a video featuring archival footage of veteran jihadi figure Jalaluddin Haqqani and audio of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri mourning the death of Haqqani, who died in September 2018.
On May 12, 2019, Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen released a 19-minute video clip, titled "The Sanctity of Muslim Blood," featuring Al-Shabab cleric Sheikh Abu 'Abdurahman Mahad Warsame addressing Muslims throughout the world and specifically those in East and Central Africa.
On May 12, 2019, Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen claimed responsibility for killing a Turkish national whom it described as "an officer of the Turkish forces" by blowing up his car in the Hodan area of the Somali capital Mogadishu.
On May 12, 2019, Syria-based Saudi fighter Khattab Al-Otaibi shared a short video on his Instagram account showing a fighter carrying the severed head of a Syrian soldier.
On May 15, 2019, Islamic State (ISIS) supporter Al-Basha'ir wrote on his Telegram channel the following news report: "A stabbing attack targets a Jewish woman in the Swedish city of Helsingborg, leading to her sustaining severe injuries."
Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): American Woman On Facebook Posts Content Featuring Islamist, Jihadi Sheikhs; Writes: 'For Every Action There Is A Reaction And You Reap What You Sew Mr. President'; Mentions Going Gun Shopping
On May 14, 2019, the media arm of the Gaza-based Salafi group Jaish Al-Ummah extended its fundraising campaign to other social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn and urged its followers to promote the campaign using the hashtags "Equip Us" and "Equip A Fighter."
The official Facebook page of Hamas military wing and designated terrorist organization 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades updates followers on the perspective of Hamas leadership and recent military activity around Gaza.
On May 16, 2019, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Electronic Horizons Foundation (EHF), the most prominent pro-ISIS disseminator of cyber security information, announced the launch on the clear web of a new website, which is identical to the website which the group is already operating on the "dark web."
In a May 9, 2019 statement, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) claimed that 720 officials of the Afghan government joined the Taliban in April 2019.