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June 7, 2024 Special Announcements No. 1487

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekly: June 1-8, 2024

June 7, 2024
Special Announcements No. 1487

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 jttmsubs@memri.org with "Membership" in the subject line.)

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EXCLUSIVE: Gaza-Based Student Group Linked To Popular Front For The Liberation Of Palestine (PFLP) Calls For 'Revolutionary Escalation Of Global Student Intifada For Palestine': 'Besiege The White House'

On May 29, 2024, a Gaza-based organization issued a statement titled, "It Is Time for Revolutionary Escalation of the Global Student Intifada for Palestine: A Call from the Palestinian Student Movement in the Gaza Strip."

 

EXCLUSIVE: Poster By Pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Media Group Vows 'More Terror', Threatens White House

On May 23, 2024, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet published a poster on a pro-ISIS archive and fundraising organization, threatening terrorist attacks in the United States.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Houthi Ansar Allah Movement Claims Second Attack In 24 Hours Against U.S. Aircraft Carrier USS Eisenhower, As Well As Attacks Against An American Destroyer And Commercial Ships That Violated The "Ban" On Entering The Ports Of "Occupied Palestine"

On June 1, 2024, the Houthi Ansar Allah movement in Yemen claimed responsibility for a missile and drone attack against the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Red Sea. This is the second Houthi attack against the ship in 24 hours.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Al-Qaeda Media Group Celebrates Stabbing Of Anti-Islam Activist In Germany; Praises Attacks In London, Egypt, Turkey, Jerusalem

On June 5, 2024, a pro-Al-Qaeda media group launched a new Telegram bot.

 

Ahead Of Cricket World Cup In New York, Islamic State Pakistan Province Issues Poster Threatening Lone Wolf Attacks On Americans: 'Our Martyrdom Seekers Live Amongst You Like Silent Hunters'

On May 30, 2024, the media arm of Islamic State Pakistan Province, Nashir Pakistan, released a poster threatening lone wolf attacks on Americans. The poster came as the latest in a series of posters which have threatened the T20 Cricket World Cup in Long Island, New York, which will be held from June 3 – 12, 2024.

 

Hamas's Military Wing, 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, Promotes List Of Official Channels, New Account On X Platform

On May 31, 2024, the official Telegram channel of Hamas's military wing, 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, shared links to its official channels on Telegram as well as link to its new account on X, formerly Twitter.

 

Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah Photographed With Iran's Acting Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani In Meeting To Discuss Growing Conflict, Proposed Solutions

On June 4, 2024, Al-Ahad News, a news website linked to Lebanese Hizbullah, published a photograph of a meeting between Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah and Ali Bagheri Kani, acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran's Islamic Republic.

 

Senior Palestinian "Jihadi Commander" To Pro-Hizbullah Lebanese Daily Al-Akhbar: Hamas In Gaza Can Continue Holding On For A Long Time, Has "Surprises That The Enemy And Its Allies Cannot Imagine"

On June 5, 2024, the pro-Hizbullah Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar published an article written by its Editor-in-Chief Ibrahim Al-Amin containing an interview with an unnamed "senior jihadi commander in the Palestinian resistance."

 

Houthi Ansar Allah Movement Claims Missile Attack Against U.S. Aircraft Carrier in Red Sea

On May 31, 2024, Houthi Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare'e delivered a statement claiming responsibility for the targeting of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in response to U.S. airstrikes on multiple targets in Yemen's Sanaa, Al-Hudaydah, and Ta'iz governorates.

 

Houthi Ansar Allah Movement Claims Attack On Israeli Military Target In Eilat Using New Self-Manufactured 'Palestine' Ballistic Missile

On June 3, 2024, Yahya Sare'e, the armed forces spokesman of Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi Ansar Allah Movement, claimed responsibility for an attack on a "military target of the Israeli enemy" in the city of Eilat in southern Israel, with a new ballistic missile called "Palestine" which "is being revealed today by the Yemeni Armed Forces for the first time." Sare'e added that the attack "has successfully achieved is objective."

 

Houthi Ansar Allah Movement Officials Celebrate Claims Of Attacks On Aircraft Carrier 'USS Eisenhower,' Urge Other Countries To Target American Aircraft Carriers In Event Of U.S. 'Aggression' Against Them

On May 31 and June 1, 2024, Yemen's Iran-backed Ansar Allah movement (the Houthis) claimed responsibility for missile and drone attacks on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, stationed in the Red Sea, in retaliation for "American-British aggression" consisting of multiple airstrikes in Houthi territory.

 

Houthi Ansar Allah Movement Claims Drone, Missile Attacks Against Three Commercial Ships In Red, Arabian Seas

On June 5, 2024, Yemen's Iran-backed Ansar Allah movement (the Houthis) claimed responsibility for drone and missile attacks against three commercial ships in the Red and Arabian Seas.

 

4,000 Students Enrolled In Houthi Summer Camps Hold Demonstration Of Combat Skills In Sana'a, Yemen

On June 4, 2024, 4,000 Yemeni students, who were enrolled in Houthi-run summer camps, held a demonstration in Sana'a, Yemen, during which they simulated military maneuvers for high-ranking Houthi officials.

 

Iraqi Hizbullah Brigades Threaten U.S. With Retaliation For American-British Airstrikes On Houthi Targets In Yemen

On May 31, 2024, following American and British attacks on Houthi targets in Yemen on May 30, Iraq's Iran-backed Hizbullah Brigades threatened that "the enemy will receive blows upon blows from us."

 

Iran-Backed Iraqi Militia: Islamic Resistance In Iraq To Launch Third Phase Of Operations, Utilizing 'Advanced Weaponry'

On May 31, 2024, Abu Alaa Al-Walai, leader of the Iran-backed Iraqi Sayyid Al-Shuhada Brigades militia, delivered a statement via video conference at the 33rd Arab National Conference in Beirut, called "Al-Aqsa Flood," the Hamas name for its October 7 surprise attack on Israel. On the same day, a transcription of his speech was posted on Al-Walai's official Telegram channel.

 

Iran-Backed Iraqi Militia Claims Attacks On Haifa, Unusually In Its Own Name, Not As Part Of "Islamic Resistance In Iraq" Umbrella Organization

The Iran-backed militia "Islamic Resistance in Iraq – Saraya Awliya' Al-Dam (The Guardians of Blood Companies)" claimed on May 30, 2024 and again on June 2, 2024, two "double operations" against targets in Haifa, Israel.

 

Heads Of Iran-Backed Iraqi Militias Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haqq And The Babylon Movement Meet In Baghdad To Discuss Country's Political And Security Situation

On May 31, 2024, Qais Al-Khazali, the Secretary-General of the Iran-backed Asa'ib Ahl-Al-Haqq militia, visited the leader of the Babylon Movement, Rayan Al-Kildani, in Baghdad, Iraq.

 

Syrian Pro-Opposition Outlet: Iran-Backed Militias Bring Drones, Anti-Aircraft Missiles To Eastern Syria From Iraq

On June 2, 2024, the Syrian pro-opposition Euphrates Post media outlet reported that according to "exclusive sources," a day earlier, Iran-backed militias had brought five medium-size trucks from Iraq to the city of Al-Bukamal, southeast of Deir Al-Zour, near the Iraqi border in eastern Syria.

 

Iraqi Hizbullah Brigades Spokesman: The American Occupation's "Branches Of Espionage" Must Be Expelled From Iraq; Militia-Linked Telegram Channels Call For Attacks Against American And Pro-Israel Targets In Iraq

On June 3, 2024, Iran-backed Iraqi Hizbullah Brigades militia spokesman Abu Ali Al-Askari called for the boycott and unarmed expulsion of the "branches of espionage" belonging to the American "occupation" located throughout Iraq.

 

Islamic State (ISIS) Suspected Of Shooting At U.S. Embassy In Beirut

On June 5, 2024, Russia's state-controlled Russia Today (RT) international news television network reported that on the same day, three operatives armed with light weapons attacked the U.S. Embassy in Awkar, north of Beirut.

 

Islamic State (ISIS) Syria Province Claims Second SVBIED Attack Against Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) In Less Than Month, Killing And Wounding 15, To Avenge Female Prisoners In Al-Hol Camp

On June 5, 2024, the Islamic State's (ISIS) official A'maq News Agency published a statement reporting that according to "security sources," on June 3, an ISIS suicide bomber perpetrated a Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (SVBIED) attack against a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) training site in the village of Al-'Attalah, in the north of Syria's Deir Al-Zour governorate.

 

Pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Media Group Published Infographic Video Tallying 'Harvest Of Jihad' Of Group's African Branches In Past Five Months

On May 29, 2024, Sarh Al-Khilafah Foundation, a media outlet which supports the Islamic State (ISIS), published a two-minute infographic video which tallied the outcome of operations carried out by the various ISIS branches on the African continent from December 28, 2023, to May 22, 2024.

 

Islamic State (ISIS) Weekly Reports Continued Preaching, Provision Of Medical Care To Muslim Villagers In Northern Mozambique

Issue 445 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly Al-Naba' magazine, released on May 30, 2024, includes an "exclusive" article about the recent activities of the Islamic State Mozambique Province (ISMP) in the country's northern Cabo Delgado Province, describing activities carried out there that ISMP had not previously reported.

 

Islamic State (ISIS) Claims Attacks Against Malian And Nigerien Armies, Pro-Government Militias, Wagner Group In Mali, Burkina Faso, And Niger, Killing Over 40

Issue 445 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly Al-Naba' magazine, released on May 30, 2024, included an article in which the ISIS Sahel Province claims responsibility for four previously unclaimed attacks, carried out between May 2 and 25. ISIS also published photos documenting the attacks and their aftermath.

 

Pro-ISIS Military Training Group Distributes Manual For Jihadis On Field Survival, Use Of Natural Elements To Benefit Concealment, Planning, And Execution

On June 3, 2024, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) military training outlet, Al-Saqri Foundation for Military Sciences, published a 38-page PDF document titled: "The Mujahid Guidebook For Survival And Concealment."

 

Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Claim Executions Of 26 Christians In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Nigeria

In early June, 2024, the Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) continued to claim responsibility for attacks on Christian civilians in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In total, 23 were reported executed.

 

WARNING – GRAPHIC: Pro-Islamic State Video Praises Lone Wolf Attacks In West, Features Footage From Attacks In Spain, Switzerland

On June 5, 2024, a supporter of the Islamic State (ISIS) shared a video praising lone wolf attacks in the West.

 

Urdu-Language Document Published By Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP) Accuses Unbelievers Of 'Intellectual Invasion' To Eliminate Islam, Quotes Muhammad: 'The Unbeliever And The One Who Kills Him Will Not Be Together In Hell'

In an Urdu-language booklet, the Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP) says that a crusade has been waged against Muslims for two decades since 9/11, which is depicted on the booklet's cover.

 

Al-Qaeda Affiliate GSIM Claims Military Junta, Wagner Group's Oppression Of Malian People Will Not Break Jihadis' 'Resolve' 'Until Rights Are Restored And Shari'a Is Established'

On May 30, 2024, the Al-Zallaqa Media Foundation, the media arm of Al-Qaeda's affiliate in the African Sahel, Jama'at Nusrat Al-Islam Wal-Muslimeen (the Group for Support of Islam and Muslims – GSIM), published a statement reporting "recurrent aggressions" by the Malian army and the Russian-backed Wagner private military company (PMC) against civilians in the Commune of Tessalit, in Mali's Kidal region.

 

Al-Qaeda Affiliate GSIM Documents Military Training In Desert Of African Sahel

On June 2, 2024, the Al-Zallaqa Media Foundation, the media arm of Al-Qaeda's affiliate in the African Sahel, Jama'at Nusrat Al-Islam Wal-Muslimeen (the Group for Support of Islam and Muslims – GSIM), published a five-minute, 29-second video documenting GSIM operatives undergoing military training at the Ma'sadat Al-Ansar [Lions' Den of the Supporters] training camp in a desert area.

 

Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) Urges Kashmiri Mujahideen To Unite In Jihad To Implement Shari'a, Warns To Trust Only Its Official Media Outlets

On May 31, 2024, Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) released a statement in Urdu and in English versions titled, "Policy Stance of AQS on the Kashmir Jihad."

 

Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Responds To U.S. Embassy In Damascus: Preserve Right Of U.S. Students To Demonstrate; Anti-HTS Clerics Urge Further Demonstrations In Syria; Rebels Say Embassy's Tweet To Them Brings Revolution Back To 'Global' Stage

During the past several weeks, the northwestern Syria's rebel-held area of Idlib and the surrounding region, governed by Syria's main jihadi group, Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), witnessed heightened tensions amid a wave of protests, demanding the removal of HTS's security apparatus, the liberation of all prisoners, and above all – a demand for Al-Joulani to step down.

 

Afghan Taliban Official Website Hails October 7 Attack: 'For The First Time, Israel's Aggressive Policies Came To An End And The Israeli Leadership Began To Think Seriously About Its Defense And Security'

The official Urdu-language website of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA, i.e., the Afghan Taliban) published an article lamenting the failure of the United Nations and the Islamic countries to intervene in Gaza. The article, titled "The Brutality Of The Zionist Regime On Gaza And Rafah And The Criminal Silence Of The World," is written by one Sohaib Samangani.

 

In Speech At Higher Education Ministry In Kabul, Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Hibbatullah Akhundzada Praises Role Of Islamic Religious Scholars In Jihad: 'Non-Muslims Are Saddened At Seeing Us Unified; The Non-Muslim World Wants To Separate Religion And Politics'

Recently, Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Hibbatullah Akhundzada addressed a seminar of Islamic religious scholars organized by the Ministry of Higher Education in Kabul.

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