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June 13, 2024 Special Announcements No. 1489

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekly: June 8-15, 2024

June 13, 2024
Special Announcements No. 1489

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: Following Israel's Hostage Rescue Operation In Nuseirat And U.S. Sanctions On Lion's Den Group, Palestinian Factions Threaten To 'Surprise' America, Israel And Attack U.S. Forces Operating On Gaza Coast

On June 7 and 8, 2024, two armed Palestinian factions – the Hamas-aligned Palestine Resistance Committees (PRC) in the Gaza Strip and the Lion's Den group based in Nablus – threatened to "surprise" the United States and Israel and to target American forces deployed on the humanitarian pier established by the U.S. on the Gaza coast.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Popular Front For The Liberation Of Palestine (PFLP): IDF Campaign 'Desperate Attempt' To Curb 'Growing' Resistance In West Bank; Israeli Settlements, Infrastructure 'Legitimate Targets' For People, Militants

In recent days, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has issued press releases condemning the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) campaign in areas near Jenin, West Bank, and calling for an uprising in the West Bank and all Palestinian territories as the only means to "deter" and "stop the war of genocide against Palestinians."

 

EXCLUSIVE: For The First Time, Lebanese Hizbullah Claims Firing Air Defense Missiles At Israeli Aircraft; Using 'Falaq-2' Rockets In Attack On Israel

On June 6, 2024, Lebanese Hizbullah issued a statement claiming that earlier that day, "the Islamic Resistance's mujahideen fired air defense missiles at enemy warplanes which were infringing on our airspace and broke the sound barrier in an attempt to frighten children, forcing them to withdraw over the border."

 

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Poster Threatens Drone Attack On 2024 Paris Olympics

On June 6, 2024, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet released an English-language poster on Telegram threatening an attack on the 2024 Summer Olympics, scheduled to be held in Paris between July 26 and August 11.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Posters By Pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Media Group Threaten Attacks In London, Paris

On June 8, 2024, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet published a poster showing a masked ISIS militant standing against the background of London's Big Ben and a burning bus.

 

Houthi Military Maneuver Simulates Attacking American, British, and Israeli Targets, Including Storming Israeli Towns And Capturing Soldiers

On June 8, 2024, Houthi forces conducted a military maneuver which simulated attacks on American, British, and Israeli targets.

 

Yemen's Ansar Allah Houthi Movement Claims Dismantling U.S.-Run Spy Ring In Yemen; Releases Posters Identifying U.S. Intelligence Officers

On June 10, 2024, the Houthis' Security and Intelligence Services announced in a televised statement that it had dismantled an espionage network working on behalf of American and Israeli intelligence in Yemen.

 

Yemen's Ansar Allah Houthi Movement Officials Celebrate Dismantling Of Alleged U.S.-Run Spy Ring In Yemen As Strategic Security Achievement, Demonstration Of Yemen's 'Significant Role In The Equation Of Conflict With Zionism And U.S. Hegemony'

On June 10, 2024, Yemen's Ansar Allah Houthi Movement announced in a statement aired on the Houthi-owned Al-Masirah TV that it had dismantled an espionage network working on behalf of American and Israeli intelligence in Yemen.

 

Houthi Ansar Allah Movement Claims Three Attacks Against British Destroyer In Red Sea, Two Commercial Ships In Arabian Sea

On June 9, 2024, Yahya Sare'e, the armed forces spokesman of Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi Ansar Allah Movement, released an official statement in Arabic and English claiming responsibility for three attacks on military and commercial ships, framing them as retaliation for Israel’s previous-day "massacre" in Gaza’s Nuseirat refugee camp during a mission to rescue four hostages.

 

Houthi Ansar Allah Movement, Islamic Resistance In Iraq Again Claim Joint Attacks On Israeli Port Cities; Houthis Claim Causing Leak Threatening Commercial Ship In Red Sea

On June 12, 2024, Yahya Sare'e, armed forces spokesman of Yemen's Iran-backed Ansar Allah movement (the Houthis), issued a statement claiming an attack on a Greek-owned commercial ship in the Red Sea, as well as two operations carried out in cooperation with the Iran-backed Islamic Resistance in Iraq targeting Israeli port cities.

 

Head Of Yemen's Ansar Allah (Houthis) Supreme Revolutionary Committee Calls Videos Of USS Eisenhower 'Worthless'; Suggests Journalists Visit Vessel For Accurate Reporting

On June 5, 2024, Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, the Head of Yemen's Iran-backed Ansar Allah (Houthi) Supreme Revolutionary Committee published a post on his accounts on Telegram and X (formerly Twitter) repeating statements calling for the release of video footage to prove that the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower had not been hit in the recent Houthi missile attacks.

 

Houthi Ansar Allah Movement Claims 'Joint' Drone Attacks Against Israeli Port With Iraqi Islamic Resistance: 'Israel Should Expect Further Joint Operations In Upcoming Phase'

On June 6, 2024, Houthi Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare'e issued a statement claiming responsibility for drone attacks targeting two ships docked in the Israeli port of Haifa, and a third one en route to the port.

 

Statement By Iran-Backed 'Islamic Resistance In Iraq' Confirms June 6 Attacks Against Israeli Port Coordinated, Executed Jointly With Yemen's Houthi Ansar Allah Movement

On June 6, 2024, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an Iran-backed joint operations group of Iraqi militias, published a statement claiming drone attacks on targets on the Port of Haifa, in Israel's north.

 

Iran-Backed Islamic Resistance In Iraq Claims Drone Attacks Against 'Vital' Sites In Israel's Eilat, Haifa, 'Military Target' In Golan Heights

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an Iran-backed joint operations group of Iraqi militias, published three statements claiming responsibility for drone attacks on targets in Israel's southernmost city of Eilat, and in the country's northern city of Haifa and the Golan Heights.

 

Article In 'Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula' (AQAP) Magazine, By Deceased Son Of Sayf Al-'Adl, Presents Ongoing Damage Caused By 9/11 As Proof Of Jihad's Effectiveness

On June 5, 2024, Al-Malahem, an official media outlet of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), published Issue 18 of its Sada Al-Malahem (Echo of Epics) periodical magazine.

 

Al-Qaeda Affiliate GSIM Documents Fighters' Activities In Military Camp In Northern Mali

On June 12, 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 photoset documenting its operatives undergoing military training in northern Mali's desert region of Kidal.

 

Al-Qaeda Affiliate Al-Shabab Claims Killing 59 Somali Forces In Assault On Military Bases In Central Somalia

On June 8, 2024, the Shahada News Agency, the media arm of Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia, Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (Al-Shabab), published an Arabic-language article reporting a same-day assault by the group on military bases of Somali special forces and government militias in Ceeldheer, in Somalia's Galgudud province.

 

In Latest Issue Of Its Urdu-Language Journal 'Nawa-i-Ghazwa-e-Hind,' Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) Praises Hamas Attacks In Israel: 'What We Need To Do Is To Open Different Fronts Against The Enemy So That... They Are Trapped In A Guerrilla War'

In the latest issue of "Nawa-i-Ghazwa-e-Hind ("The Voice of The Battle of India"), a monthly Urdu-language magazine published by Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the group praises the Hamas attacks in Israel, says that the United States and Israel are the enemies of  Muslims, and advocates guerrilla war against Israel.

 

Poster By Al-Qaeda Supporter Exhorts Muslims To Avenge Honor Of Muhammad, Al-Aqsa, Following Israeli Jerusalem Day Flag March

On June 6, 2024, a prolific Al-Qaeda supporter released a poster calling on Muslims to take action to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Prophet Muhammad, rather than remain silent as Jews "defile" the former and "curse" the latter.

 

Al-Qaeda Affiliate Al-Shabab Claims Killing Four Christians In Eastern Kenya, Executions Of Four 'Spies' For U.S. Intelligence And Somali Government

On June 9, 2024, the Shahada News Agency, the media arm of Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia, Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (Al-Shabab), published a statement claiming responsibility for the deaths of four Christians in an Al-Shabab "high-quality operation" on the outskirts of Dadab, in Kenya's eastern Garissa county.

 

In Facebook Posts, Islamic State Pakistan Province Promotes Jihad, Advocates Killing Of Jews, Warns Americans: 'Oh Unbelievers, You Failed In Stopping Your Filthy Leaders From Shedding The Blood Of Muslims In Palestine, Syria'; 'Listen! Nothing Is More Dear To Us Than Your Blood Which Can Douse The Fire Of Our Revenge'

In recent months, the Pakistan branch of the Islamic State (ISIS) has been using Facebook to spread its jihadi messages against mushrikeen ("polytheists"), advocating the killing of Jews, and promoting jihad and qital ("fighting to kill") against unbelievers.

 

Islamic State Weekly Editorial Stresses Importance Of Waging Jihad Despite Hardships

On June 6, 2024, the Islamic State (ISIS) released issue 446 of its weekly newsletter, Al-Naba'. The issue's feature article stressed the importance of waging jihad despite setbacks and hardships.

 

Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP): We Killed 'Over 60 Christians By Beheading' In Northeastern Democratic Republic Of Congo Beni Area

In recent days, the Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) has published statements claiming several attacks on Christian civilians in the Beni and Ituri regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), killing scores, several of them by beheading, and burning property.

 

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Documents 'Preaching Efforts' To Muslim Villagers In Northeastern Nigeria

On June 8, 2024, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) published a photoset documenting "preaching efforts" by the group in Nigeria's Borno state. The photos show ISWAP operatives seated in chairs, lecturing to local Muslims seated on the ground, and distributing written materials.

 

Pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram Channel Celebrates Death Of Senior Army Officers In Syrian Desert, Claims Regime Forces' Campaign 'Will Be Last' Before ISIS 'Victory'

In recent days, local news from the Syrian desert areas in Homs governorate reported that the Syrian regime forces and allied formations, supported by Russian warplanes, prepare for the launch of a large-scale military campaign searching for Islamic State (ISIS) cells in the Syrian desert.

 

Article In Issue 36 Of ISKP Magazine 'Voice Of Khurasan' Slams Afghan Taliban For Abandoning Implementation Of Shari'a In Afghanistan, For Befriending Unbeliever Countries Like U.S., China, Russia, Israel, India

A lead article in an English-language monthly magazine published by a media outlet linked to the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) accuses the Afghan Taliban of waging jihad against America and NATO forces for two decades but after victory in Kabul going back on the need for implementing shari'a in Afghanistan.

 

Issue 31 Of ISKP's Pashtu-Language Magazine 'Khurasan Ghag': Shi'ites Are Jews' First Line Of Defense; They Aid Crusaders' Invasion Of Sunni States To Later Take Control

The latest issue of Khurasan Ghag, the Pashtu-language magazine of the Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP), has several articles warning of attacks against companies, institutions, and people who help the Afghan Taliban government, and saying that Shi'ites are the first line of defense for Jews and are the allies of unbelievers in wars against Sunni Islamic states.

 

Anti-Islamic State (ISIS) Media Outlet Posts Letter To ISIS Caliph By Woman In Al-Hol Camp, Requesting He Vet Those Representing Internees

On June 5, 2024, an anti-Islamic State (ISIS) channel on an Al-Qaeda-operated posted a photo allegedly showing a woman in the Al-Hol camp in eastern Syria, run by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), holding a handwritten letter addressed to ISIS caliph Abu Al-Hafs Al-Hashemi Al-Qurashi.

 

Hizb-ut-Tahrir Afghanistan Calls On Muslim Soldiers To Fight Israel: 'Oh Soldiers in the Muslim Armies... Initiate The Move, Yourselves, And Allah Is With You And The Ummah Will Follow You'

On May 22, 2024, Hizb-ut-Tahrir Afghanistan published a Pashtu-language statement saying it is painful that the West, especially America, is leading the rulers of the Islamic countries, and called upon the soldiers in the armies of these countries to fight against Israel.

 

Hizb-ut-Tahrir Afghanistan Criticizes Afghan Taliban For Failing To Introduce Shari'a-Based Education System

On June 5, 2024, Hizb-ut-Tahrir Afghanistan published a statement accusing the Afghan Taliban government of implementing an education system that is not compatible with shari'a and is forcing Afghan youth to leave the country.

 

Hizb-ut-Tahrir Afghanistan Accuses Afghan Taliban Of Crackdown On Its Members: 'Advocating For The Suppressed Muslims Of Palestine Is Not Only Prohibited In The Islamic Land [Of Afghanistan] But Is Also Rewarded With Prison'

Over the past year and more, Afghan Taliban government has cracked down on the activities of Hizb-ut-Tahrir Afghanistan, including arrests in the past few months.

 

In Pashtu-Language Article, Hizb-ut-Tahrir Afghanistan Questions Recognition Of Palestinian State By Norway, Spain, And Ireland: 'Palestine Is The Land Of Islam And The Islamic Ummah, And Jewish Rule And Government Cannot Be Established In Even An Inch Of The Land'

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On May 28, 2024, Hizb-ut-Tahrir Afghanistan released its weekly Pashtu-language article titled, "Is It Beneficial To Recognize Palestine By Some Countries?" The article says that Palestine is fundamentally the land of Islam and the Islamic Ummah, and a Jewish rule cannot be legitimately established there.

 

Hizb-ut-Tahrir Afghanistan: Doha 3 Meeting On Afghanistan Is Neo-Colonialism; 'When The Great Powers Happen To Be Unable To Achieve Their Goals Through The Military And War, They Redirect Their Efforts To Activating Political Processes'

Ahead of the June 30-July 1, 2024, Doha meeting on Afghanistan, Hizb-ut-Tahrir Afghanistan has released a statement opposing any move by the Afghan Taliban government to attend the event and arguing that such events are neo-colonialism.

 

Hizb-ut-Tahrir Afghanistan Calls On Muslim Soldiers To Fight Israel: 'Oh Soldiers in the Muslim Armies... Initiate The Move, Yourselves, And Allah Is With You And The Ummah Will Follow You'

On May 22, 2024, Hizb-ut-Tahrir Afghanistan published a Pashtu-language statement saying it is painful that the West, especially America, is leading the rulers of the Islamic countries, and called upon the soldiers in the armies of these countries to fight against Israel.

 

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) Use Of Urdu- And Pashtu-Language Podcasts To Publicize Its Attacks, Promote Its Narrative In Pakistan, Afghanistan

In recent years, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been using Urdu- and Pashtu-language podcasts to share reports of its attacks and policy statements, to advance its narrative, and to generally reach the masses in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.

 

Afghan Islamic Cleric Sheikh Abdul Sami Ghaznavi Praises Hamas Attacks In Israel, Calls For Jihad Against Jews: 'Jews Definitely Do Not Have The Right To Live... The Main Solution Is [The Way] Of Sahabah [Companions Of Muhammad] And After That That Of Caliphs, Which Is War And Jihad'

The following report is now a complimentary offering from MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here.

On May 27, 2024. a pro-Afghan Taliban account posted a short, Pashtu-language video of a former Afghan Taliban official and currently an Islamic religious teacher at a madrassa in Kabul.

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