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September 30, 2021 Special Announcements No. 1111

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekly: September 25 – October 2, 2021

September 30, 2021
Special Announcements No. 1111

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: On Twitter, Taliban Member Touts Group's Improvements In Afghanistan, Offers To Pass Suggestions To Leadership, Mocks Proud Boys 'Afghan Refugee Hunting Permit'

A Taliban member actively promotes the Taliban's goals and progress in both Pashto and English on Twitter. He interacts with Taliban sympathizers from around the world and stated in one exchange that he has the ability to pass suggestions on directly to the Taliban leadership.

 

EXCLUSIVE: In Article Published In Taliban Magazine, Gaza-Based Pro-Al-Qaeda Cleric Discusses Group's Strengths In 'Path Of Liberation'

In an article published in the Taliban's monthly magazine, released in September 2021, a Gaza-based pro-Al-Qaeda cleric listed five strengths of the Taliban in the group's "path of liberation" from the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Booklet Highlights Objectives, Principles; Promises Continued Attacks On U.S. And Its Interests Worldwide In Effort To Cause Exhaustion, Isolationism, Collapse

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On September 26, 2021, Al-Malahem, the media arm of the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), released a booklet highlighting the organization's objectives and principles and acknowledging its affiliation with the Taliban, saying it aims to continue waging war against the U.S. in order to exhaust and ultimately push it toward isolation or collapse.

 

In Second Statement, Leader Of Al-Qaeda Syrian Affiliate Hurras Al-Din Decries 'Unjust' Responses Of HTS Officials To Call For Arbitration To Resolve Disputes, Cites Taliban Founder Mullah Omar's Refusal To Hand Over Bin Laden To U.S.

On September 21, 2021, the leader of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Hurras Al-Din, released a statement expressing his surprise at the "unjust responses" by senior religious officials of Syrian jihadi group Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) to his September 12 call to resolve disputes between HTS and Hurras Al-Din via arbitration.

 

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Three Attacks In The Philippines In September 2021

During September 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for three attacks against the Philippine security forces on Mindanao and Basilan islands.

 

ISIS Weekly Boasts Of ISKP's IED Attacks Against 'Apostate Taliban Militia,' Publishes Infographic Claiming 20 Operations Against Afghan Taliban In Five Days

Issue 305 of Al-Naba', the weekly newspaper of the Islamic State (ISIS), which was published on September 23, 2021, included a report boasting about 14 IED attacks carried out by ISIS's Afghan affiliate, the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), against "the apostate Taliban militia."

 

ISIS Weekly Editorial Tells Media Operatives: Attracting New Recruits, Migrant Fighters Should Be Top Goal

On September 23, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) released Issue 305 of its official Al-Naba' weekly magazine. The new issue included an editorial calling on the group's supporters to redouble their efforts to recruit new jihadis.

 

Coverpage Article In Issue 20 Of ISIS Magazine Sawt Al-Hind Describes Shi'ite Muslims As 'Snakes' And 'Donkeys Of The Jews' Out To Destroy Muslims, Threatens To Eliminate Shi'ites From India And Pakistan

The coverpage article in the latest issue of Sawt Al-Hind ("The Voice of India"), released by supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Indian subcontinent, is devoted to the issue of Shi'ite Muslims, whom Salafi Islamic scholars dismiss theologically as outside the fold of Islam.

 

Article In Issue 20 Of ISIS Magazine Sawt Al-Hind Justifies Killing Of Shi'ites: 'There Is Nothing For Them Except The Sword Or Islam'

An article in the latest issue of Sawt Al-Hind ("The Voice of India"), released by the supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Indian subcontinent, included an article quoting a series of renowned Islamic scholars and companions of Muhammad, and arguing that Shi'ites are unbelievers and that killing them is permitted in Islam.

 

On Telegram, Jihadis Claim Seven ISIS Foreign Inmates Escaped From Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-Administrated Prison In Al-Hasakah

On September 21, 2021, a jihadi Telegram channel reported that seven foreign inmates believed to be affiliated with the Islamic States (ISIS) had escaped a Syrian Democratic force (SDF)-administrated prison in Al-Hasakah, Syria.

 

Pro-ISIS Media Outlets Threaten Further Attacks Against Taliban And U.S., Vow ISIS Will Conquer Afghanistan

Supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) continue to celebrate the suicide bombing at the Kabul international airport, threatening further attacks against the Taliban and the U.S. and vowing to conquer all of Afghanistan.

 

Pro-ISIS British Preacher Announces New Twitter Campaign Calling For Release Of Mullah Krekar

On September 27, 2021, a British pro-Islamic State (ISIS) preacher published a post on his Telegram channel announcing the launch of a Twitter campaign to call for the release of Mullah Krekar, a Sunni Iraqi Kurdish Islamic scholar who founded the jihadi group Ansar Al-Islam, active in northern Iraq, while he had refugee status in Norway.

 

Senior Official Of Al-Qaeda Syrian Affiliate Hurras Al-Din Sami Al-'Uraydi Says Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Resorted To Distraction To Avoid Hurras Al-Din's Call For Arbitration By Neutral Shari'a Court

On September 29, 2021, the former leader of the Syria-based Al-Qaeda affiliate Hurras Al-Din, who is now its senior religious official, released a statement accusing Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) of resorting to distraction to avoid Hurras Al-Din's call for arbitration to resolve the dispute between the two groups.

 

Gaza-Based Jihadi Cleric Calls On Hurras Al-Din To Disregard Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham's (HTS) Flaws, Which He Downplays, And Join HTS's Operation Room

On September 28, 2021, a Gaza-based jihadi cleric published a post on his Telegram channel downplaying Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham's (HTS) flaws and calling on Hurras Al-Din, Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, to disregard those flaws and join its operation room, to which HTS and other Syrian rebel factions belong.

 

Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Shari'a Council Officially Rejects Arbitration Call By Hurras Al-Din Leader, Accuses Him Of Legitimizing Violence Against HTS

On September 15, 2021, a message by the leader of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Hurras Al-Din, was published on Telegram, repeating the call for Syrian jihadi group Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) to resolve its ongoing disputes with Hurras Al-Din via the arbitration of a shari'a court.

 

Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) Releases Weekly Newsletter Video Highlighting World Events, Including U.S. Defense Partnership With Australia, UK

On September 24, 2021, the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), an Uyghur jihadi faction based in Syria, released a new issue of its weekly visual newsletter, which discussed events related to the U.S., China, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Kashmir, and France.

 

Syrian Opposition Website: Pro-Iranian Shi'ite Militia Creates Ammunition Workshop In Eastern Syria

On September 29, 2021, a Syrian opposition website reported that an Afghan Shi'ite militia supported by Iran established a workshop for the production of rocket launchers and ammunition in the rural area of eastern Syria, in an effort to obviate the need for logistic support convoys.

 

Syrian Opposition Website: In Advance Of Impending Campaign In Idlib, HTS Develops Attack Drones And Anti-Aircraft Missiles

On September 26, 2021, the website of a pro-Syrian opposition media outlet reported that Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) is developing weapons and increasing its operatives' level of preparedness, in advance of a probable attack on Idlib by the regime and its allies.

 

Houthis Share Information On Senior Al-Qaeda In the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Members In Al-Bayda' Governorate, Including Russian National

On September 27, 2021, a weekly magazine of the Yemen-based Houthi Ansar Allah movement published a report highlighting the security operation against Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) carried out in Al-Bayda' province, Yemen, in July 2021.

 

Delegation Of Palestinian Clerics From Gaza, Lebanon, Syria Visits Hizbullah Brigades In Iraq

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A delegation of Palestinian clerics from Gaza, South Lebanon and Syria has been visiting Iraq in the recent days to attend the “Call of Al-Aqsa Procession”, organized by the Iraqi "Call of Al-Aqsa" (Nida' Al-Aqsa) organization.

 

New Shi'ite Group In Iraq Threatens Those Who Promote Normalizing Ties With Israel: We Have Military, Cyber Capacities To Track Your Wicked Moves

On September 29, 2021, a new group that appears to be affiliated with Iran-backed Shi'ite militias in Iraq, shared its first statement on Telegram, threatening to kill those who promote the normalization of diplomatic ties with Israel.

 

Following Erbil Conference Discussing Normalization With Israel, Shi'ite Militias In Iraq Accuse Kurdistan Leader Of Being Israeli Puppet

On September 24, 2021, a conference aimed at discussing normalizing relations with Israel as part of the Abraham Accords was hosted in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq.

 

Iran-Backed Iraqi Militias In Response To Normalization Conference In Erbil: We Will Attack Israeli, American Targets In Kurdistan; Punish Conference Participants, Kurdish Authorities

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On September 24, 2021, some 300 Iraqi notables, both Sunnis and Shi'ites, held a conference in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, calling for Iraq to join the Abraham Accords and establish diplomatic ties with Israel.

 

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Claims Attacks In Pakistan's Tribal and Settled Districts

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (the Movement of Pakistani Taliban, TTP) claimed several attacks between September 21-26, 2021.

 

Video Of Kashmiri Woman Urging Afghan Taliban To Intervene In Kashmir: 'Oh You, The Ghazis Who Inflicted Defeat On The U.S... How Long Should We Wait For Your Arrival'

On September 24, 2021, a pro-jihadi media outlet released a video message allegedly from a Kashmiri woman urging the Afghan Taliban to intervene in Kashmir and help the people there.

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