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The Office of Advocacy and Guidance of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) jihadi group in Syria announced the launch of a charity campaign.
Sham Al-Ribat, the media arm of the Syria-based and Al-Qaeda-affiliated group Hurras Al-Din, released a video featuring its leader, a U.S. designated terrorist, stressing the importance of jihad during the month of Ramadan, praising foreign fighters, and urging them to remain steadfast.
In the recent days, Syrian opposition websites have reported that Iran has reinforced its presence in eastern Syria.
On April 24, 2020, on the occasion of Ramadan, a pro-ISIS media outlet, posted a written transcript of an old ISIS Radio program for children.
In a series of Facebook posts about the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, an Algerian ISIS supporter wrote that the pandemic will lead to the collapse of the West and of capitalism, and to the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS), enabling it to gain a foothold in Europe and eventually to conquer Rome.
In its 11th issue, an Idlib-based jihadi monthly magazine published an article discussing the recent measures taken by different countries to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and arguing that despite all the efforts made to contain it, one must eventually realize that nothing can stop it except the will of Allah.
On April 29, 2020, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) issued a statement expressing its "deep concern" regarding the spread of COVID-19 in prisons run by the Afghan government, claiming that dozens of cases have been identified in these prisons so far.
A Massachusetts resident is part of a pro-ISIS Facebook circle and has expressed interest in obtaining access to ISIS videos.
An Albanian jihadi who is a former ISIS supporter, devotes many posts on his Facebook account to criticizing ISIS and its leaders. In one post, he wrote that he wishes he could have killed an ISIS religious advisor and his students with his bare hands. He interacts with other jihadis, including a British jihadi preacher.
The media arm of a Gaza-based jihadi group launched a channel on the Al-Qaeda Rocket.Chat urging Muslims around the world to donate to equip its fighters and support jihad in Palestine during the month of Ramadan.
Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH), an affiliate of Al-Qaeda in the Kashmir Valley, issued a statement sending its greetings to AGH followers, the leadership of the global jihad movement, and to the Muslim ummah on the "martyrdom" of its deputy.
On April 29, 2020, the Mauritanian news website Saharah Media reported that a senior commander for Al-Qaeda in the Sahel, had recently died.
On April 28, 2020, Shahada, the news agency of the Somalia-based Al-Qaeda-affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, or Al-Shabab, published an exclusive Arabic-language report on a Somali-language speech by Al-Shabab spokesman Shaykh Ali Mahmud Raji, aka Ali Dheere, on the coronavirus.
Sawt Al-Islam, the media arm of the Syria-based and Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadi group Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) released a video on its official website saying that the coronavirus pandemic is divine punishment from Allah for China's imprisonment of its Uyghurs minority.
In recent days, tensions have flared up again between Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Hurras Al-Din and Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), the most powerful jihadi faction in rebel-controlled northwestern Syria.
The news agency of the Somalia-based Al-Qaeda-affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, or Al-Shabab, reported on its website that Al-Shabab fighters "begin the month of Ramadan" by carrying out two "martyrdom [i.e., suicide]" attacks on a base housing Ugandan AMISOM forces.
An ISIS weekly included a report detailing the group's operations in an Iraqi city, including a suicide attack on the Iraqi intelligence headquarters.
On April 29, 2020, ISIS in Yemen released a video condemning Al-Qaeda and its branches around the world, accusing them of deviating from the path of jihad following the Arab Spring, and calling on Al-Qaeda fighters to repent and join ISIS.
The pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Ansar Media Foundation released a video which included three clips documenting the recent activities of ISIS fighters in Iraq.
A user of Islamic State (ISIS)-operated Rocket.Chat shared posts reporting two operations by ISIS affiliate East Indonesia Mujahideen aka Mujahideen Indonesia Timur (MIT).
A video released by an ISIS outlet shows the execution of a captured Chadian soldier. The soldier states his name and says a few sentences on his own behalf to the president of Chad, Idris Deby. Subsequently he reads out a message to Deby from his captors.
A user on the Islamic State (ISIS)-operated Rocket.Chat, shared an audio recording allegedly from an ISIS commander in Mali. In the recording, the commander condemns the fighting with an Al-Qaeda-affiliate Group.
The latest issue of a magazine that ISIS supporters in India published online incites Indian Muslims to kill non-Muslims and apostates, i.e., Muslims who have left Islam, and suggests five methods for doing so.
The lead article in the latest issue of a magazine published by Islamic State (ISIS) supporters in India and uploaded to the Internet Archive, calls on Indian Muslims to join ISIS to avenge attacks by Hindus against Muslims in India.