July 8, 2021 Special Announcements No. 1075

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekly: July 3 – July 10, 2021

July 8, 2021
Special Announcements No. 1075

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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EXCLUSIVE: Shi'ite Group Claims Responsibility For Three Attacks In Three Days On U.S. Convoys In Iraq

On July 2, and July 4, 2021, an Iraqi group claimed responsibility for three attacks against the American forces in Iraq.


EXCLUSIVE: In Interview With Syria-Based U.S. Reporter Bilal Abdul Kareem, Sister Of U.S. National Abedallah Karram Who Has Been Missing In Syria Since 2019, Wishes Her Brother Is Well, Expresses Hope For His Return To The U.S.

On June 30, 2021, a media outlet run by Syria-based U.S. reporter Bilal Abdul Kareem, published an interview with the sister of a fighter who has been missing in Syria since 2019.


EXCLUSIVE: Syrian Opposition Website: Following Recent Escalation, Militias In Eastern Syria Have Moved Missiles Towards Areas Under U.S. Control

According to by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition website, on July 5, 2021, Iran-backed militias east of Deir Al-Zor moved a large number of surface-to-surface missiles to an area near U.S.-controlled territory.


ISIS In DRC Claims Murders Of Christian Villagers, Burning Of Homes

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On July 5, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed that on July 4, its operatives raided a Christian village in the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


Islamic State Infographic Boasts Of Recent Attacks Across Africa

An infographic published in issue 293 of the Islamic State's (ISIS) Al-Naba' weekly newspaper, released on July 1, 2021 on Telegram, boasted of the operations carried out by ISIS's affiliates across Africa during June 11-30.


ISIS Claims Killing Of Nigerien Soldiers, French Citizen In Clashes Near Diffa, Niger

On July 3, 2021, A'maq, the news agency of the Islamic State (ISIS), reported that eight Nigerien soldiers were killed and wounded and that a French citizen who was abducted had died in clashes with the Nigerien army near Diffa region, southeast of Niger.


ISIS Media Boast Of Successful 'Economic War' With Damage To Iraqi Electric Power Network

On July 1, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) released Issue No. 293 of its weekly Al-Naba' newsletter.


Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP) Claims Three Casualties In IED Attack Near Sikh Temple In Jalalabad, Afghanistan

On July 1, 2021, the Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP) claimed responsibility for a June 30 attack on a store owned by Sikhs near one of their temples in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province.


ISIS Weekly Details The Fall Of Boko Haram And Its Late Leader Abubaker Shekau

The latest issue of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly newsletter Al-Naba, released on July 1, devoted most of its content to the recent developments in the organizations West Africa Province.


Article In Issue 17 Of ISIS Magazine 'Sawt Al-Hind' Calls India The 'Israel of South Asia,' Says: 'Mushrikeen [Polytheists] Of India Are Included Among The Top Countries With The Most Crimes Against Muslims'

An article in the latest issue of the jihadi magazine Sawt Al-Hind ("The Voice of India") compares India with Israel, accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of allowing crimes against Muslims in different regions of India.


ISIS Editorial Praises Recent Merger Of Factions In Its Ranks In West Africa, Says Its Growing Presence And the Political Tension In African Countries Worries 'Crusaders'

On July 1, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) released the weekly issue of its newspaper Al-Naba'.


Jihadi Song In Issue 17 Of ISIS Magazine 'Sawt Al-Hind': 'We Are Slaughtering Kufr [Unbelief] And... Trampling On Skulls And Pulling Out Hearts'

The latest issue of the jihadi magazine Sawt Al-Hind ("The Voice of India") has an English translation of a song aimed at inspiring jihad among the followers of the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Indian subcontinent. The song is titled "In the Path of Allah."


Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): Maldivian-Run Pro-ISIS Facebook Page Promotes Jihad, Celebrates Late ISIS Spokesman Abu Muhammad Al-'Adnani

A Facebook page created in March by a user in the Maldives posts English-language pro-Islamic State (ISIS) content.


Leader of Junud Al-Sham Addresses Syrian People: The Charges Against Us Are False; If We Are Banished From Idlib Our Fate Will Be Sealed

At the end of June 2021, Telegram channels that oppose Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) reported that the organization had summoned the Chechan commander of the Junud Al-Sham group for questioning and ordered him to disband his organization immediately and to leave Idlib.


Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Launches Shelling Campaign Against Regime Forces In Retaliation For Regime Bombings, Releases 'Exclusive' Photo Of HTS Operations Room

On June 29, 2021, the Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) claimed responsibility for the burning several government buildings in a village in a northeastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


Al-Shabab Claims It Caused 70 Casualties Among Turkey- And U.S.-Trained Forces When It Repelled An Assault In Central Somalia

On July 7, 2021, the official media arm of Al-Shabab reported that on July 6, Al-Shabab fighters repelled an attack led by Somali forces in several locations in north-central Somalia.


Al-Qaeda Affiliate In Mali Claims Attacks On French And UN Forces, Including Two Suicide Attacks

On June 2, 2021, the media arm of Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Mali claimed responsibility for three attacks in Mali against French and UN forces. The media arm released the claim on Telegram and on the AQ-operated Rocket.Chat in Arabic and in English.


On Telegram, Iran-Backed Militias In Iraq Claim Responsibility For IED, Drone Attacks On U.S. Targets

On July 6, 2021, a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq reported on an attempted drone attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone, and two IED attacks on U.S. logistics convoys in Iraq.


Telegram Channel Affiliated With Iran-Backed Shi'ite Militias In Iraq Reports Attack On Dubai's Jebel Ali Port, Links Explosion To Saudi-UAE Tension

On July 7, 2021, a Telegram channel affiliated with the Iran-backed Shi'ite militias in Iraq, posted images and videos showing what it claimed was an attack on a port in Dubai, UAE.


New Shi'ite Group Claims Responsibility For Rocket Attack On Ayn Al-Assad Base

During the night on July 6, 2021, an attack was perpetrated on an American military base on the grounds of Erbil International Airport.


Shi'ite Militia Continues To Threaten U.S. Air Traffic In Iraq

On July 2, 2021, Telegram channels supporting the Iran-backed Shi'ite militias in Iraq posted a message relating to the alleged impact of this militia's announcement several days priori saying that it intends to target U.S. aircraft in Iraq.

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