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 July 21, 2019, the Gaza-based Hamas' military wing 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, or simply Al-Qassam Brigades, launched a Facebook page titled "Tala'i' Al-Tahrir [Liberation Vanguards]" a day after its previous Facebook page was blocked.
On July 16, 2019, Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham's (HTS) news agency posted a video showing HTS's "Salvation Government" returning an Iraqi Yazidi child, named Hokar, to his family.
On July 16, 2019, a Saudi jihadi cleric based in the rebel-controlled area in Syria and one of the organizers of the trench- and tunnel-digging campaign published a poster offering "Multiple Secure Methods" for Muslims worldwide to send money to the mujahideen in Syria.
In recent days, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram users have published several posts as part of an effort to increase engagement with jihad via Twitter, asserting that the exclusive use of the Telegram platform to promote jihad is very limiting.
On July 14, 2019, the Algerian Ministry of Defense published a statement on the arrest of five terrorists suspected of planning to attack Algerian anti-government protestors who have been demonstrating weekly for the past six months.
On July 21, 2019, an Al-Qaeda supporter published an essay on his Telegram channel urging reconciliation among opposing jihadi factions in Syria.
On July 25, 2019, an official media outlet of an Al-Qaeda (AQ)-affiliated organization released a communique claiming responsibility for the July 22 attack on a French military base in Gao, Mali.
On July 23, 2019, the Somali Al-Qaeda affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (HSM) released a seven-minute video titled "Disperse With Them Those Who Follow Them (13)" (Quran 8:57).
On July 24, 2019, the Somalia-based jihadi group Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attempted assassination of James Swan, the United Nations special envoy to Somalia.
On July 20, 2019, the branch of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Somalia published an approximately five-minute video on its Telegram channel titled "And The [Best] Outcome Is For The Righteous."
In recent days, the Islamic State (ISIS) carried out attacks against the Egyptian Armed Forces in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, highlighting an upsurge in the group's intensified operations there.
On July 19, 2019, Al-Talee'ah, a media outlet of the Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), announced on its Telegram channel that operative Huzaifa Al Bakistani had been killed in Afghanistan in a "Crusader drone strike" on July 18.
On July 24, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) in Central Africa released a video featuring a masked man condemning Muslims for being divided and showing groups of fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mozambique reciting the oath of fealty to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
On July 23, 2019, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Taqwa Media Foundation released an 11-minute video.
On July 16, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet released an 11-minute video. The video features archival messages from late ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad Al-'Adnani and leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi promising that despite the organization's setbacks and losses, ISIS will inevitably attain victory against its enemies.
On July 25, 2019, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channels operating under the name "Lone Wolves," shared a poster originally published by the media outlet and Telegram channel "Greenb1rds," on July 12, 2019, showing London Bridge exploding.
On July 22, 2019, Al-Basha'ir news, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel, published a short video featuring six children, five boys and a little girl, vowing to "step on the heads of the apostates one by one," referring to members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and saying that they would retake the areas that used to be under ISIS control.
On July 21, 2019, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters on Telegram distributed an open letter in Arabic from members of the organization who are imprisoned in jails run by the Kurdish U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria.
On July 23, 2019, Ebaa', the news agency of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), published an article offering tips on computer data security including the use of encryption software, strong passwords, and deleting data using "wiping" programs.
A Telegram channel belonging to a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group warns that every smartphone poses a security risk, and recommends choosing a phone that runs on the Lineage operating system if it is absolutely necessary to own one.
On July 17, 2019, a Syria-based Saudi jihadi cleric posted on his Telegram channel a fatwa prohibiting the use of apps that generate an altered photo of a person.
On July 24, 2019, the media arm of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), an Uyghur jihadi organization fighting alongside groups associated with Al-Qaeda in Syria, released a video featuring a nasheed ("Islamic song") applauding TIP fighters for waging jihad, "carrying the Quran in one hand and their weapon in the other," and "always seeking martyrdom."
A Telegram channel named after Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), a Pakistani jihadi organization known for systematically killing Shi'ite Muslims in Pakistan over the past few decades, claims to be the "only central channel of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Pakistan" on Telegram and has recently been posting jihadi messages against the Pakistani government and military.
In a July 22, 2019 statement, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) compared its jihadi fight in Afghanistan with the nationalist movements that fought against the colonial powers of the day across the world during the 19th and 20th centuries.
On July 22, 2019, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) released a statement accusing the American and Afghan forces of committing atrocities against civilians in several provinces of the country.
On July 23, 2019, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) published statements in view of some comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding Afghanistan during his recent meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Washington DC.
According to an Urdu daily report, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) took over a lapis lazuli mine in the country's province of Badakhshan. The mine contains the world's largest deposits of lapis lazuli, a kind of bright blue stone used in jewellery.
The Pakistani wives of former Kashmiri militants, who returned to Indian Kashmir and abandoned terrorism under a rehabilitation program, have demanded that they be granted Indian citizenship or be deported back to Pakistan, according to a Kashmiri news website.