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On April 6, 2021, a new group thatis part of the Iranian-backed "Islamic Resistance in Iraq," released on its Telegram channel a poster threatening to launch an attack inside the United States.
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The Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) is one of the Islamic State's (ISIS) African affiliates that the global organization and its new leadership use to demonstrate it continues to be relevant and active.
On April 2, 2021, a group of pro-Islamic State (ISIS) hackers shared a video showing the hacking of the servers of a regional port authority in France.
On April 2, 2021, the U.S.-based PBS television network published an article discussing an interview with the leader of Syrian jihadi group Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS).
On March 26, 2021, an article in a weekly magazine published by a pro-Al-Qaeda outlet was authored by the leader of a Gaza-based Salafi group.
The Sri Lankan government recently announced the banning of burqas, a decision motivated by national security concerns.
On April 5, 2021, the U.S. Justice Department reported that a U.S. citizen was arrested after being indicted on charges of "attempting to provide material support and resources" to the Islamic State (ISIS), and that he is scheduled for trial.
On April 4, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet released a poster highlighting recent attacks carried out by the group's fighters against Christian communities in Africa, viewed as an implementation of Allah's rulings, and therefore acceptable.
The Islamic State (ISIS) weekly released on April 1, 2021 focused on the three-day-long attack by the group's Central African branch, the "Islamic State Central Africa Province" (ISCAP) on the strategic town of Palma in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.
On April 1, 2021, the Islamic state (ISIS) released its weekly issue of its newspaper which included an editorial reiterating ISIS's vow to find and kill those who spy against it if they do not repent.
On April 1, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet released a montage video celebrating ISIS's capture of the city of Palma in Mozambique.
On April 5, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet released a poster celebrating the woman who opened fire on the National Police headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 31.
Following an attack carried out March 31, 2021 by a woman at the national police headquarters in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, members of a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram group celebrated the attack.
On April 2, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) group announced the launch of new chat and file-sharing servers.
On April 6, 2021, Ansar Al-Shari'ah, also known as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), released a statement claiming that its fighters carried out a new attack on UAE forces in Yemen.
On April 3, 2021, a new installment was released in a series of messages from the leader of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate in which he urged "those who have remained steadfast," to speak up against the "people of falsehood," saying that doing so is a form of jihad.
On April 1, 2021, a Syria-based Al-Qaeda supporter responded on Telegram the statement by the Muslim Scholars Association (MSA) regarding Sudan's transitional government's intention to separate state and religion as "lacking clarity," saying it should have declared jihad against the government.
On April 3, 2021, Somalia-based Al-Qaeda affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (Al-Shabab) claimed responsibility for four suicide attacks in Mogadishu and its outskirts.
On April 5, 2021, an Al-Shabab-affiliated media outlet published a report and a set of images documenting the April 3, 2021 attack perpetrated by Al-Shabab fighters on a Somali Armed Forces base.
Over the past few days, pro-Al-Qaeda Telegram channels have reported that several foreign fighters were arrested in a campaign launched by the Syrian jihadi group Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) on April 4 to target "independent" mujahideen in Idlib.
On April 6, 2021, a Syria-based Al-Qaeda supporter published two posts on Telegram in which he rejected the argument made by supporters of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) that its leadership is following in the Taliban's footsteps in seeking to have its name removed from the U.S. list of terrorist groups.
On March 29, 2021, Syrian media operatives opposed to Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) reported that the organization killed four people in Idlib by stoning them to death.
On April 6, 2021, an article published on a Telegram channel which supports Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) reviewed the outbreak of the Syrian revolution and its transformation into an armed revolution.
On March 31, 2021, jihadi Telegram channels published a video showing children, called "young cubs," participating in activities at a training camp for elite forces, allegedly run by Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) in Idlib, Syria.
In a March 28, 2021 "statement of clarification" on Telegram, a jihadi group responsible for several attacks in the Idlib area in recent months, reiterates that it is not affiliated with any other jihadi group.
On April 5, 2021, an independent Syrian jihadi cleric posted a claim by an unknown jihadi group taking credit for three recent attacks targeting the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA).
In late March and early April 2021, two Syrian opposition websites reported that arms shipments had been delivered to pro-Iranian militias in eastern Syria.
In recent days, ahead of the Strategic Dialogue between the U.S. and Iraq, scheduled to begin on April 7, 2021, leaders of the pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias in Iraq clarified that they consider the talks to be pointless.
Against the backdrop of the new round of strategic dialogue between the U.S. and Iraq, a joint organ of the pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias in Iraq, threatens "focused and painful attacks" against the U.S. forces in Iraq unless a final deadline is set for their withdrawal.
On April 5, 2021, a Telegram channel affiliated with an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia posted a short video in which the group accused the U.S. of supporting terrorism.
On March 31, 2021, the media outlet of a Gaza-based jihadi group released on its Telegram channel a poster promoting a fundraising campaign.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP, or the Movement of the Pakistani Taliban) has released an audio speech of its leader addressing the people of Waziristan.