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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The U.S. presidential inauguration ceremonies for Joe Biden sparked online reactions from jihadis and Islamists.
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On January 23, 2021, the Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen announced that it had attacked and destroyed a "hostile aerial target" that was proceeding in the direction of Riyadh.
On January 26, 2021, a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq reported an alleged attack targeting Riyadh.
On January 27, 2021, a newly founded Iran-backed militia in Iraq shared on its Telegram channel a poster expressing its intention to attack the Burj Khalifa (Khalifa Tower) in the United Arab Emirates.
On January 27, 2021 a Telegram channel affiliated with pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias in Iraq published a video clip declaring Saudi Arabia responsible for the terror attacks perpetrated in Iraq over the past several years, and vowing revenge.
For the past four years, MEMRI JTTM has documented the Facebook profile and pro-ISIS ideology of a jihadi supporter who claims to reside in Washington state.
On January 21, 2021, Issue 270 of the official weekly newspaper of the Islamic State (ISIS), published a second infographic detailing the group's jailbreaks in various provinces, including in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Central Africa, East Asia, and Khurasan.
On January 21, 2021, the official weekly paper of the Islamic State (ISIS) published an infographic detailing the operations carried out by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in both Nigeria and Niger during January 13-18.
ISIS Editorial Warns Against U.S.-Sponsored Deal Between Assad Regime, Syrian Democratic Forces, 'Sahwat'; Says It Contradicts Shari'a, Keeps Assad In Power, Subjects Rebels to Command Of Syria Military Forces
On January 22, 2021 the Islamic State (ISIS) released its weekly newspaper. The issue contained an editorial commenting on the political future of the rebel factions in Syria, amid speculation that the international community is considering holding talks with the Syrian regime to end the armed conflict in the country.
On January 25, 2021, the Islamic State's (ISIS) official media outlet published an infographic on its Rocket.Chat detailing the attacks perpetrated by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in Nigeria in 2020.
The latest of the Islamic State (ISIS) magazine Sawt Al-Hind sees Islam's victory in America's defeat, vows to fight against the apostate rulers of Pakistan, and identifies two Iranian-backed armed groups in Syria.
On January 24, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet shared a poster on Telegram announcing a training course in basic design for the group's supporters.
On January 25, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet released a which encouraged followers to extend their support to the group's newly launched social media campaign to free prisoners.
In the days following the Islamic State's [ISIS] declaration of responsibility for the January 21, 2021 double suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, ISIS supporters and pro-ISIS media groups on Telegram published posters, videos, and audio recordings celebrating the attack.
On December 24, 2020, a pro-Al-Qaeda media outlet shared on the Al-Qaeda-operated Rocket.Chat the English version of a magazine aimed at lone wolf jihadis in the West.
On January 28, 2021, a pro-Al-Qaeda media outlet released a poster condemning the January 21, 2021 Baghdad bombing for which the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility, saying it targeted "Muslims".
On January 23, 2021, a pro-Al-Qaeda outlet published photos showing Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters greeting a member of the group who had been freed from the custody of the "Houthi Rafidites" (a pejorative term for Shi'ites).
On January 28, 2021, a Syrian opposition website, published a report claiming that the Lebanese Hizbullah recently opened a recruitment office in Syria.
On January 24, 2021, the official media outlet of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate released a 21-minute video documenting the group's raid on a Russian base in Syria on New Year's Eve.
On January 23, 2021, Syrian jihadi group Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) published a series of photographs depicting the group's leader, Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani, meeting with representatives of several IDP camps.
Following a statement from Russia's Federal Security Services (FSB) regarding the alleged thwarting of an attack in the Russian republic of Bashkiria planned by a man who, according to the statement, was recruited by Syrian rebel group Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), HTS published a statement in response denying any involvement in such a plot.
On January 25, 2021, a Syria-based jihadi militant group claimed killing a Turkish soldier at a Turkish base near Idlib, Syria.
In reaction to the January 25, 2021 decision of the Ministry of Interior of the Syrian Salvation Government, which is linked with Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), declaring that all gun shops in Idlib are to shut down, Syria-based jihadis, including supporters of Al-Qaeda, have launched multiple hashtags on Telegram and Twitter to condemn the decision and urge locals to resist it.
On January 22, 2021, an Iran-backed militia in Iraq shared two posts on its Telegram channel indicating that it is preparing to launch a new attack on U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq.