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 August 12, 2019, a media wing of the Somali Al-Qaeda affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen released a one-hour video titled "Then Fight the Leaders of Disbelief 3 – Part 1," which is the third video in the series.
On August 12, 2019, official Al-Shabab media outlet Shahada News Agency published transcripts of a speech, which was broadcast by Al-Shabab radio station Al-Andalus in the Somali language and delivered by Al-Shabab spokesman Ali Mahmud Rage, aka Ali Dheere, on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha.
Senior Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Official In Eid Al-Adha Message To Algerians: Continue To Oppose Regime Until It Is Overthrown
On August 11, 2019, the Shahada News Agency, the official media outlet of Somalia-based Al-Qaeda affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, published a photo series showing large crowds attending open-air prayers for the Eid Al-Adha holiday organized by Al-Shabab's Islamic Provinces.
A jihadi on Facebook posted on August 6, 2019, that a Facebook user had been "arrested by the KUFAR in America."
On August 12, 2019, the Islamic State's (ISIS) Central Africa Province claimed responsibility for attacking a Christian village and burning the houses of Christians in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado near the border with Tanzania.
On August 14, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a statement saying that a U.S. sergeant was killed, another U.S. soldier was seriously wounded, and several Iraqi soldiers killed or wounded in clashes with the group's fighters in the Kan'us area of Al-Shirqat in Salah Al-Din province, Iraq.
On August 6, 2019, Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) published on Telegram an Urdu-language statement on the topic of "The Martyrdom Of The Leading Jihadi Commander Maulana Abdul Jabbar At The Hand Of Pakistani Intelligence Agencies."
On August 11, 2019, a media group, which is affiliated with Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), released a video that accused ISIS of producing "fake" videos and showed unedited footage of ISIS fighters reshooting scenes for ISIS videos and getting multiple takes of their presentations.
On August 7, 2019, Al-Qaeda's Al-Sahab media wing released a video featuring a speech by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri titled "The Battle of the Hijab." In the video, Al-Zawahiri addresses Muslim women and warns them of the war raging against the Islamic nation that seeks to force them to abandon their religion and hijab ("head covering").
On August 7, 2019, a fundraising effort for the confederation of Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadi factions in Syria was active on Telegram.
On August 6, 2019, Al-Qaeda media arm Al-Sahab released on Telegram a statement, dated July 2019, eulogizing "scholar and mujahid" Sufi Muhammad Al-Swati, the founder of the Malakand-based militant movement Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM, or Movement For Implementation Of The Shari'a Of Muhammad) and applauded his tenacity in advocating for the implementation of the shari'a in Pakistan and supporting jihad against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
On August 10, 2019, Al-Qaeda media arm Al-Sahab released the second issue of an Arabic-language magazine.
On August 14, 2019, the Ebaa News Agency, an official media outlet of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), quoted a "military source" in the Al-Fath Al-Mubin operations room, which is comprised of various rebel factions fighting against the Syrian regime south of Idlib as follows…
On August 9, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a video featuring armed fighters in Bangladesh taking an oath of allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, listing Bangladeshi targets, deeming fighting local Bangladeshi enemies on the same level as fighting Americans and Hindus, and urging Sunni Muslims in India and Bangladesh to join the group and support and shelter its fighters.
On August 9, 2019 a new pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet, released a series of posters in support of the ongoing ISIS military campaign, referred to by ISIS media as "Raid of Attrition."
On August 7, 2019, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channels distributed posters threatening the West.
On August 11, 2019, official Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channels released a 15-minute video from ISIS Al-Khayr Province titled, "Bloody Battle of Attrition."
On August 13, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet distributed a poster on Telegram captioned, "Sydney In Terror – 1 Dead 1 Injured We are Standing," featuring an image of the stabbing attack which occurred in Sydney’s central business district on the same day.
In a message issued ahead of Eid Al-Adha, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, the leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization), stressed the message of jihad against the U.S.-led occupation of Afghanistan. The Islamic Emirate is currently in direct talks with the U.S. in Doha, Qatar.
In an August 5, 2019 statement, titled "Broadening Political Relations of Islamic Emirate," the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) said that it wants better relations with different countries.
Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, emir of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization), may sacrifice 100 camels if the U.S.-Taliban talks end with a signed agreement between the two parties, according to an Urdu daily.
According to an Urdu-language daily, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) has developed a "Plan B" in case the U.S.-Taliban talks, currently underway in the Qatari capital of Doha, fail.
After the Indian government removed Article 370, which gave a special status to Jammu & Kashmir, and turned the conflict-ridden state into a federally-ruled territory, Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization), issued a statement.
A delegation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund visited Uzbekistan, according to a statement issued by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.