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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An editorial published in Issue 207 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly newspaper Al-Naba', released on the official Telegram channel of Nashir News Agency on November 7, 2019, eulogized the late ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and noted that "the life of the caliph of Muslims has ended but his state has not ended nor has the jihad of its soldiers."
On November 5, 2019, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) posted an audio speech delivered by Abu Ubeydah Ahmad Omar, leader of the Somalia-based Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadi group Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (HSM) urging all Muslims and the mujahideen to target American citizens and interests worldwide.
In recent months a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet has released a series of posters titled "Ignite fires," urging the group's followers to set fire to forests in the West as a means of waging jihad.
Al-Qaeda supporters were alarmed by the successful raid carried out by U.S. military Special Forces in northern Syria in late October 2019, in which Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) organization was killed, fearing that it would pave the way for similar raids against Al-Qaeda operatives and leaders.
On November 2, 2019, Al-Malahem, the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), released a video which includes an audio statement by the group's leader Qassim Al-Rimi.
EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): Cincinnati Man With Ties To Ohio State University, University Of Cincinnati Posts Content From Late Yemeni-American Al-Qaeda Leader Anwar Al-'Awlaki, Banned Canadian Salafi Preacher Bilal Phillips
The following information is based on a general overview of a social media account demonstrating engagement with jihadi ideology and clerics.
Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): Toronto Man Mourns ISIS Losses, Posts In Support Of Martyrdom, Quotes Jihadi Clerics On Personal Page; Manages Group Supporting Convicted Terrorists In Canada
The following information is based on a general overview of a social media account demonstrating terror-related activity / sympathies
On November 5, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) published two sets of photos on Telegram showing the group's fighters from ISIS's "Khurasan Province" in Afghanistan swearing allegiance to ISIS's new "caliph" Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi Al-Qurayshi.
On November 2, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) in Sinai and Bangladesh publish photos showing their fighters pledging allegiance to the newly appointed “caliph” Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi Al-Qurayshi.
Following the Islamic State (ISIS) organization's appointment of a new leader, Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi Al-Qurayshi, the official ISIS Nashir News Agency published two sets of photographs on its Telegram channel depicting fighters in Somalia and Pakistan pledging allegiance to the new ISIS ‘caliph’.
On November 4, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) published eight photographs showing the group's fighters from ISIS's Wilayat Al-Yaman ("Yemen Province") in the town of Al-Bayda' swearing allegiance to ISIS's new "caliph" Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi Al-Qurayshi.
On November 6, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) in Tunisia released photos showing a group of masked fighters pledging allegiance to ISIS's newly declared caliph Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi Al-Qurashi.
On November 7, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) published nine photos on the official Telegram channel of ISIS's media arm showing fighters from ISIS's West Africa Province swearing allegiance to the new ISIS "caliph" Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi Al-Qurashi.
November 06, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) in North Baghdad province released a video featuring fighters condemning Sunni tribesmen for collaborating with the Iraqi army and security forces to counter ISIS, and showing executions and beheadings of men accused of spying.
On November 3, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) West Africa Province claimed responsibility for two attacks in northeastern Mali.
Following the claim of responsibility by the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Greater Sahara for two recent attacks in Mali, a pro-ISIS Telegram channel published a post praising the organization and berating the armies of Niger and Mali for fighting against ISIS.
On November 6, 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 their course at a training camp.
On November 1, 2019, Almodon, a Lebanese news website, reported that five wanted individuals had left the Ain Al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp to join others who had previously left to go to Syria, then to Turkey, and then to Europe. According to the report, these individuals are connected to Haytham Al-Sha'bi, the leader of the Jund Al-Sham Palestinian group, who is believed to be inside the camp.
In recent weeks, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) has claimed a series of killings of U.S. soldiers by the Taliban militants in Afghanistan. These claims were published by AlemarahEnglish.com, one of the official websites of the Taliban.
According to a tweet by Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA, or the Taliban organization), a Taliban delegation is set to attend a conference on the resolution of the Afghan conflict in Beijing.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA, or the Taliban organization) held a graduation ceremony for its religious students in Doha, where it operates its political office for the U.S.-Taliban talks.