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 November 16, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet released a poster and two short video clips in English on Telegram, offering operational advice to ISIS fighters, and operatives in the West.
Telegram channels run by Islamic State (ISIS) media operatives and supporters have recently shared messages in French, English, and Arabic inciting Muslims in the West to carry out attacks in the West. One of the posts specifically urges prisoners in France, Belgium, and other countries to attack their guards.
On November 17, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media foundation released a poster on Telegram threatening Americans with attacks.
On November 19, 2019, Quraysh Media, a prolific pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet, released a poster on Telegram calling for targeting gas stations, gas tanker trucks, and oil pipelines.
On November 12, 2019, Ebaa' News Agency published an editorial written by Sheikh Yahya Bin Taher Al-Farghali, an Egyptian member of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham's (HTS) Shura and Shari'a councils, in which he calls on jihadis to use new methods to ensure independent dissemination of information, including launching a television satellite at some point.
On November 14, 2019, prominent Jordanian Salafi-jihadi cleric Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi took to Twitter to announce that he is returning to the social media platform after his Telegram channel was deleted.
On November 14, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Yemen, Wilayat Al-Yaman ("Yemen Province"), released on Telegram a set of photos documenting the graduation of two groups of "Caliphate soldiers" from a military course in Al-Bayda.
On November 19, 2019, the Islamic State's (ISIS) "West Africa Province" released on Telegram a set of photos and a short video documenting its fighters' November 1 attack on a military base in Indelimane in the Menaka region of northeast Mali, close to the border with Niger.
On November 20, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) in West Africa released a statement saying that its fighters had ambushed a Malian army patrol, killing 30 soldiers and wounding 30 others.
The Islamic State (ISIS) published photos on the Telegram channel of its media arm showing fighters from Iraq and Libya, on November 14 and 15, 2019, respectively, swearing allegiance to the newly announced ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi Al-Qurashi.
On November 18, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) published photos on the Telegram channel of its media arm showing fighters from Wilayat Al-'Iraq ("Iraq Province") swearing allegiance to the newly announced ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi Al-Qurashi.
On November 19, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) published four photos on the Telegram channel of its media arm showing fighters from Wilayat Al-'Iraq ("Iraq Province") swearing allegiance to the recently announced ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi Al-Qurashi.
On November 18, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel, shared dozens of U.S. military documents including guides on infantry drills, various gun manuals, survival guides, guides on rifle marksmanship, and others with the aim of helping to enhance the skills and abilities of the mujahideen.
Platform: Facebook, Telegram
On November 17, 2019, the official media outlet of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Hurras Al-Din published a series of photographs depicting a group of new recruits to Hurras Al-Din who completed a military course in a training camp.
On November 18, 2019, Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia, claimed that on Sunday, November 17, 2019, its fighters took control of the town of Gacan Maroodi, in the area of Yubbe near Erigavo, the capital of Sanaag Province in northern Somalia.
In recent days, the Group for Support of Islam and the Muslims (GSIM) claimed responsibility for two large-scale operations in Mali and Burkina Faso. The group tied the operations, which targeted the local government in each country, to an ongoing effort against France.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) recently organized a graduation ceremony and sports event in the Siyad Gerd district of Afghanistan's Parwan province.