July 6, 2019 Special Announcements No. 784

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekend Summary

July 6, 2019
Special Announcements No. 784

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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EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): D.C.-Area Rapper And Drug Dealer Expresses Support For ISIS Online And In Court; Pondered Attack While Working At Sports Stadiums Including Nationals Park, FedExField, And Capital One Arena

Platform: Facebook, Instagram


EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Video From Its Khurasan Province Threatens Attacks Against All Democracies

On June 29, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) Khurasan Province released the latest instalment in the recently launched ISIS video series And the [Best] Outcome is for the Righteous, showing various local fighters renewing their pledge of allegiance to organization leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.


EXCLUSIVE: Conflict Erupts Within Al-Qaeda's Syrian Affiliate; Dissenting Clerics Killed In U.S. Airstrike

On July 1, 2019, it was reported that an airstrike by the U.S.-led Global Coalition to Defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) on the Rif Al-Muhandiseen area southwest of Aleppo had targeted a number of clerics from Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, Hurras Al-Din.


EXCLUSIVE: In Its First Newsletter, ISIS's Wilayah Al-Hind Warns: "Line Of Control [Dividing Kashmir] Will Be Destroyed Just Like It Was Destroyed In Iraq And Syria"

Jundul Khilafah Hind, a branch of the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, has published the first issue of a newsletter called The Voice, dated Shawwal 1440, corresponding to June 2019.


EXCLUSIVE: Houthi Mufti Accuses U.N. World Food Programme Of Spying For U.S, Israel, U.K., And France And Of Sending Coordinates Of Houthi Fighters' Locations To Enemies

On June 21, 2019, Yemen Mufti Shamseddine Sharafeddine, who is affiliated with the Houthis, accused the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) of serving as an "intelligence tool" for the U.S. Israel, France, and the U.K., adding that its officials in Yemen send coordinates of Houthi fighters' locations to their enemies.


ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Army Camp In Philippines, Releases Photo Of Attackers

On June 28, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) in South Asia releases a statement claiming responsibility for today's attack on a military camp in southern Sulu province in the Philippines.


Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Posts Video With Image Of A Man, Says He Will Cause World-Blasting "Calamity"

On July 2, 2019, a pro-ISIS Telegram channel published a video that included a jihadi nasheed and an out-of-focus image of a smiling man holding up a cellphone.


ISIS Claims Responsibility For Killing Of Police Officer In Chechnya

On July 1, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Caucasus released a statement claiming responsibility for today's killing of a police officer in Achkhoy-Martanovsky District in Chechnya.


Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Threatens US, China, Iran And Russia

On June 26 and 27, 2019, a pro-ISIS media foundation released two new posters threatening the US, China, and Russia.


Posters By ISIS Supporters Praise Tunis Suicide Bombings, Threaten Further Attacks

Supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) released several posters celebrating the double suicide attacks that took place on June 27, 2019, in the city of Tunis, for which ISIS claimed responsibility. The posters also threaten further attacks in Tunis and urge Tunisian Muslims to wage jihad against the country's regime.


Pro-ISIS Channel Warns Fighters About Smugglers Collaborating With Syrian Regime

On June 30, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group published a poster in Arabic and English on its Telegram channel warning ISIS members to exercise caution when dealing with smugglers and saying that the Assad regime has traced phone calls between smugglers and jihadi fighters.


On WhatsApp, Ansar Al-Din Front Announces Recruitment Drive – But Rejects Female Applicant

On June 26, 2019, the recruitment department of the human resources division of Ansar Al-Din Front, an Al-Qaeda affiliate active in Syria, announced, in a poster published on a channel on Telegram, that it was offering six courses preparing enrollees for joining the Front.


ISIS Militant Killed, Another Arrested In Kashmir Valley Following Clashes With Lashkar-e-Taiba; Funeral Attended By ISIS Militants

An Islamic State in Jammu & Kashmir (ISJK) militant was killed and another wounded and arrested in clashes between ISJK and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Anantnag district of Kashmir valley, Kashmiri media reported.


Al-Qaeda's Syrian Affiliate Condemns U.S. Airstrike, Denies That Target Was Training Facility

On July 1, 2019, the official media outlet of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Hurras Al-Din released a statement from the organization's general command condemning the previous day's airstrike southwest of Aleppo by the U.S.-led Global Coalition to Defeat the Islamic State (ISIS), which killed several of the group's clerics and fighters.


Syrian Rebel Group Recruits Personnel And Donations Via WhatsApp And Twitter

In recent days, and against the backdrop of the military campaign in Idlib, a Syrian rebel group has launched a recruitment and fundraising drive.


Indian Media Reports: Number Of Young Kashmiris Joining Militant Groups Has Risen Every Year Since 2013

According to a report published by an Indian TV channel, in 2013 only 16 young Kashmiris took up arms, but that figure rose to 53 in 2014, 66 in 2015, 88 in 2016, 124 in 2017, and 214 in 2018, while the number of young Kashmiris who have joined militant groups in the first six months of this year is 50.


Islamic Emirate Warns Afghan Media Networks Against Anti-Jihad Broadcasts

The Military Affairs Commission of the Islamic Emirate (the Taliban organization) has warned Afghan media networks to cease anti-jihad broadcasting or face retaliation from Taliban fighters.

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