July 13, 2019 Special Announcements No. 785

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekend Summary

July 13, 2019
Special Announcements No. 785

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: Al-Qaeda Condemns Bahrain Economic Workshop, Reiterates Its Call To Muslims To Target U.S., 'Zionist' Interests

On July 6, 2019, the Al-Qaeda media arm Al-Sahab released a statement on the Bahrain economic workshop, describing it as "treasonous" and calling on Muslims to be prepared to wage jihad and target the U.S. and "Zionist" interests.


EXCLUSIVE: Over 3,500 Families Led By Tribal Elders Join Taliban In Ghor Province, Afghanistan

In a July 6, 2019 statement, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) claimed that more than 3,500 families from 64 villages of the country's Ghor province joined the mujahideen during a ceremony held on July 5.


EXCLUSIVE: Profile Of Radwan Dakkak, Recently Arrested Australian ISIS Member And Prominent Figure In The Online Pro-ISIS Community

On July 2, 2019, Australian authorities arrested Islamic State (ISIS) operatives who had planned terror attacks in the Sydney area.


EXCLUSIVE: Syrian Opposition Website Reveals The Precise Locations In The City Of Al-Bukamal Of Military Outposts And Weapons Storehouses Of Shi'ite Militias Supported By Iran

On July 2, 2019, a Syrian opposition website published a report detailing the locations of the Iraqi and Lebanese Shi'ite militias supported by Iran...


EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi Cleric Launches Campaign To Dig Trenches, Claims To Have Collected $12,300, From Syria, Turkey, And Gulf Countries For Mujahideen

On July 6, 2019, a Syria-based Saudi jihadi cleric wrote a post on his Telegram channel announcing the launch of a campaign to collect money to build fortifications for the mujahideen in northern Syria.


Intensifying Its Attacks In Its Central Africa Province, ISIS Claims Killing Of Three Congolese Soldiers In Kishanga, DRC

On July 10, 2019, the Islamic State's (ISIS) Central Africa Province claimed responsibility for the July 9 killing of three Congolese soldiers in the village of Kishanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack In Mozambique

On July 6, 2019, the official Islamic State (ISIS) A'maq News Agency published a statement claiming responsibility for the July 3 attack in northern Mozambique which targeted an army position.


Video Shows ISIS Libya Province Renewing Allegiance To Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi; Threatening Attacks On Apostates

On July 6, 2019, the Islamic State's (ISIS) Libya Province released the latest installment in its recent video series titled "And the [Best] Outcome is for the Righteous" on Telegram. In the video, local fighters renew their pledge of allegiance to the organization's leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, and threaten to continue attacks against "apostates."


ISIS Weekly Claims June 3 Attack In Tripoli, Lebanon

In Issue 189 of its official weekly Al-Naba' (published July 5, 2019), the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for an attack carried out in Lebanon's Tripoli one month earlier, on June 3, 2019, in which two Lebanese soldiers and two security officers were killed.


Pro-ISIS Group Releases Poster Urging Attacks In Mauritania

On July 9, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) foundation published a poster calling for attacks in Mauritania.


First Video From ISIS's Turkey Province Features Armed Fighters Threatening Turkish President Erdoğan And His Supporters, Vowing To Keep Fighting U.S.

On July 10, 2019, the Islamic State's (ISIS) Turkey Province released its first video, which featured armed fighters threatening Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for "seeking glory [by allying with] the Crusaders," vowing to continue fighting the U.S., and renewing their oath of fealty to the ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.


Posters By ISIS Supporters Threaten US, Western Countries, Christians

On July 6, 2019 Islamic State (ISIS) supporters published several posters threatening the United States, Western countries, and Christians.


Editorial In ISIS Weekly Encourages The Development Of Long-Range Missiles

An editorial published in Issue 189 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly newspaper Al-Naba', released on July 5, 2019, discusses the importance of using missiles and rockets in jihad, and views the development of powerful long-range missiles as vital for ISIS.


Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Publishes Spanish How-To Guide For Stabbing Attacks

On July 5, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group published Spanish translations of previously released ISIS material promoting the use of knives to perpetrate terror attacks.


Telegram Channel Supporting Displaced Female ISIS Members Launches Fundraising Campaign On PayPal, Raises Over €1400

On July 5, 2019, a Telegram channel supporting female ISIS members announced the launch of a campaign to raise funds via PayPal.


Pro-ISIS Group Warns Supporters About Fictitious ISIS Accounts

On July 2, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet released a statement in English warning of fake Telegram channels and suspicious accounts.


After Major Raid On Regime Positions, Al-Qaeda In Syria Relaunches Fundraising Campaign, Provides WhatsApp Number

On July 9, 2019, the Jahizona Campaign, an effort to raise money for the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Incite The Believers operation room in Syria, relaunched its Telegram channel after the previous one, launched in May 2019, was deleted.


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

On July 1, 2019, Sham Al-Ribat, the official media outlet of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, Hurras Al-Din, released a statement from Hurras Al-Din'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.


In Audio Recording, Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) Emir Discusses Recent Fighting Between Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) And ISIS In Kashmir, Proposes Three-Point Agreement Framework

On July 7, 2019, Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH), an affiliate of Al-Qaeda in the Jammu & Kashmir state of India, released an audio recording of its new emir.

Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) Videos Encourage Fighters To Retaliate Against Russian And Assad Regime Attacks

Against the backdrop of the fighting in Idlib, the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), an Uyghur jihadi organization active in Syria, has recently released photographs and videos of its operatives and equipment, including encouraging messages to continue to fight.


Media Arm Of Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) Opens Twitter Account

On July 6, 2019, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Uyghur jihadi group Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) announced on its Telegram channel that its media arm, Sawt Al-Islam, had opened a Twitter account.


Afghan Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid Accuses U.S. Security Firm Blackwater Of Carrying Out Killings In Afghanistan

On July 3, 2019, Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban organization), issued a statement accusing the U.S. security firm Blackwater, now known as Academi, of carrying out killings in Afghanistan.


PM Of Pakistan-Controlled Kashmir Pays Tribute To Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Militant Burhan Wani

Raja Mohammad Farooq Haider Khan, prime minister of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, recently paid tribute to Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani, who became an icon for many young Kashmiris after Indian security forces killed him on July 8, 2016.


Five NGOs Named In Pakistan's Prosecution Of Four Men, Including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Founder Hafiz Saeed, For Terror Financing

In the first week of July 2019, the Pakistani government registered court cases under the country's terror laws against Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who is the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the head of Jamaatud Dawa, and three others for financing terrorist organizations.


Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): Facebook User Shares Content Featuring Jihadi Sheikhs Ahmad Musa Jibril And Suleiman Anwar; Says: 'The Kuffar And Their Kuffr Places Of Shirk Will All Go In Flames'

Platform: Facebook


Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): UK-Based Preacher Connected To London Bridge Attacker Remains Active On YouTube, Twitter, Facebook

Platform: Facebook, YouTube


Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): Facebook Page Posts Content Featuring Jihadi Figures Including Ahmad Musa Jibril, Anwar Al-'Awlaki, Honors Imprisoned Saudi Sheikh Khalid Al-Rashid

Platform: Facebook


Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): Syria-Based Fighter Promotes Jihad On Twitter, Features Children, Urges Muslims To Financially Support Mujahideen

The following information is based on a general overview of a social media account demonstrating terror-related activity / sympathies.

Platform: Twitter

Type of Account: Fighter in Syria


Instagram Account Posts Content From Sheikhs Jibril, Al-'Awlaki; Shares Link To Syria-Based Telegram Fundraising Account

Platforms: Instagram.

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