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On April 29, 2021, an ISIS supporter on Rocket.Chat published a poster claiming that ISIS will carry out kidnapping operations in addition to the bombings and shootings it uses against its enemies.
EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): On Facebook, U.S. Pro-ISIS Man Prays For Release From Prison Of Man Who Detonated Pipe Bomb Under Times Square, Praises Al-Qaeda Gunmen Who Attacked Charlie Hebdo Offices
A U.S.-based jihadi is vocal about his pro-Islamic State (ISIS) views and praises jihadis who perpetrated attacks in the U.S. and in France.
On April 26, 2021, the Islamic State's (ISIS) Iraq province claimed that its fighters had planted explosives and detonated them on an electrical transmission tower in Iraq.
On April 24, 2021, the Islamic State's Wilayat Al-Hind, or India Province, claimed responsibility for an April 23 attack on an Indian police barracks in Jammu and Kashmir.
An article in Issue 283 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly details the recent ISIS assassination of a senior Afghan Taliban commander in Pakistan.
On April 24, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a raid on a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) position in Aleppo Province, Syria.
Issue 283 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly included an article describing how ISIS fighters repelled a Russian air assault in the desert in Syria's Homs Governorate.
On April 27, 2021, the Islamic State's (ISIS) West Africa Province (ISWAP) published a report via the official ISIS news agency stating that on Sunday April 25, 2021, the group had conducted a large-scale raid on Nigerian army positions.
On April 27, 2021, Islamic State (ISIS) West Africa Province (ISWAP) released a set of images documenting the Sunday April 25, 2021 large-scale raid on Nigerian Army.
On April 25, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) West Africa Province (ISWAP) published a communique reporting that the organization's fighters had attacked and taken control of a town in Yobe State, Nigeria.
On April 25, 2021, the Islamic State's Central Africa Province (ISCAP) released on Telegram several images documenting its April 24 attack on three Congolese army barracks.
On April 23, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) released issue no. 283 of its newspaper, which included an editorial titled "From Baghdad to Africa," highlighting the recent activities of ISIS fighters in Africa and the expansion of the Caliphate beyond Iraq.
On April 25, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) Khurasan Province claimed the killing of an Afghan "polytheist sorcerer" in his home in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.
On April 21, 2021, the Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP) claimed responsibility for killing four Afghan Shi'ites on the road in western Afghanistan, and for the bombing of a vehicle belonging to an Afghan Member of Parliament in the city of Jalalabad.
On April 27, 2021, supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Telegram celebrated media reports that an April 26 armed ambush killed two Spanish journalists and an Irish citizen in Burkina Faso.
On April 28, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet released a video urging supporters and fighters to free female prisoners held in Syria's refugee camps.
An article in Issue 15 of the English-language jihadi magazine Sawt Al-Hind ("The Voice of India") criticizes the Maldivian military's relations with the U.S. and India.
The latest issue of the jihadi magazine Sawt Al-Hind ("The Voice of India"), published by ISIS supporters in India, targets the American military's relationship with the Maldives's security forces, declaring the entire Maldivian government to be apostate.
A U.S.-based Facebook user publishes jihadi posts glorifying martyrdom and shares content from Al-Qaeda clerics.
A U.S.-based Facebook user with over 3,000 friends celebrates recent attacks perpetrated by Muslims in the U.S., and supports the call issued by a U.S.-based jihadi imam for the establishment of a Caliphate.
On April 28, 2021, the Somalia-based Al-Qaeda affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (Al-Shabab) claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on the Somali Custodial Corps headquarters in the capital Mogadishu.
On April 14, 2021, a pro-Al-Qaeda media outlet released the second issue of its "Wolves of Manhattan" magazine, which included several articles, among which was the second part of "Wolf Wishes for Encryption," a series of articles about traditional encryption methods lone wolf operatives can use.
Pro-Al-Qaeda Women's Magazine Calls For Supporting Muslims Of Rohingya During Ramadan, Condemns Secularism As 'Diabolic' Means To Thwart Shari'a, Claims France's Proposed Ban On Hijab, Egypt's 'Parade Of Pharaohs' Are Part Of War On Islam
On April 27, 2021, a pro-Al-Qaeda publisher released Issue 19 of the Ibnat Al-Islam ("Daughter of Islam") a women's magazine.
Late on the night of April 21-22, 2021, a man was shot dead outside in Idlib, Syria by Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) security operatives.
On April 21, 2021, several Syrian pro-rebel Telegram channels reported that mujahideen had carried out an inghimasi (commando-style raid behind enemy lines) attack on regime forces south of Idlib.
On April 21, 2021, the Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS)-linked General Security Service (GSS) released a video featuring members of a cell apprehended by the GSS confessing to involvement in the recent kidnapping and murder of a minister in the HTS-linked Syrian Salvation Government.
On April 26, 2021, a pro-Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Telegram channel published a poster announcing that registration is now open for individuals between the 18 and 30 to join the General Administration of Border Guards. According to the announcement, in addition to the age requirement, applicants must also be healthy, physically fit, fully devoted to work, and must pass the course tests.
On April 27, 2021, a jihadi group claimed it had carried out an IED detonation on a Turkish military convoy in the southern countryside of Idlib.
On April 22, 2021, the media arm of the jihadi group Ansar Al-Islam, which is operating in Syria and Iraq, released on Telegram the second part of a video series documenting the group's attacks against the Syrian regime.
Late at night on April 22, 2021, three rockets fell in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport.
On April 24, 2021, a fire broke out in a hospital in Baghdad due to an explosion in the oxygen tanks used for the treatment of Coronavirus patients.
On April 27, 2021, a group affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq released a statement on Telegram offering condolences to the dozens of victims of a recent fire in a hospital in Baghdad.