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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Several Telegram channels affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS) circulated claims that Ayman Al-Zawahiri, who has served as the top leader of Al-Qaeda since Osama bin Laden's death, died of an illness a month ago in Doha.
On November 17, 2020, a leading pro-Al-Qaeda Telegram channel released a statement announcing that a senior Al-Qaeda official had "attained what he had wished for" after spending nearly 16 years in Iranian prisons.
Following the November 13, 2020 report in The New York Times that Al-Qaeda founder and deputy leader Abdallah Ahmad Abdallah, aka Abu Muhammad Al-Masri, was assassinated three months ago in Tehran, supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) rushed to criticize Al-Qaeda.
On November 17, 2020, Telegram channels affiliated with the Shi'ite militias in Iraq reported a rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad and released videos allegedly showing the attack.
On November 12, 2020, a pro-Al-Qaeda news agency published an exclusive interview with Taliban Pakistan spokesman Muhammad Al-Khurasani, who praised the perpetrators of three recent attacks in France.
On November 12, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a new issue of its weekly newspaper, Al-Naba', with an editorial discussing the U.S. presidential elections and Arab leaders' reactions to its "unresolved" outcome.
On November 13, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) released Issue 260 of its weekly, Al-Naba', with an exclusive interview.
Over the past two days, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters have shared content on Telegram celebrating the November 11, 2020 IED attack on a non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for which the group claimed responsibility on November 12.
Supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Telegram continue to release posters including threats to the U.S., possibly timing their release closely following the recent American elections to garner more media attention.
On November 11, a pro-ISIS Telegram channel published a video clip highlighting the impact of some natural disasters, COVID-19, and civil unrest on the U.S.
On November 17, 2020, an anti-Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Telegram channel published posts celebrating the release of a pro-Al-Qaeda militant from the custody of a Syria-based Uyghur jihadi group.
A November 12, 2020 article reported that the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), an Uyghur jihadi group operating in Syria's rebel-controlled Idlib region, receives its funding exclusively from Syrian jihadi group Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS).
On November 13, 2020, a pro-Al-Qaeda news agency released an issue of its weekly magazine, which summarizes accounts of recent operations carried out by Al-Qaeda's various affiliates worldwide.
On November 15, 2020, a pro-Al-Qaeda media production foundation released the second issue of its magazine.
On November 4, 2020, a new Iraqi Shi'ite group shared a statement on its Telegram channel announcing that members of the group will be splitting into two groups.
On November 17, 2020, an unofficial pro-Al-Qaeda media outlet reported that "Muslims" in Mali's Kidal region attacked a military convoy of French Barkhane forces in retaliation for France's perceived insults to the Prophet Muhammad.
On November 17, 2020, an issue of an Idlib-based monthly jihadi magazine published by a group of Syria-based jihadi clerics was released.