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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On February 16 and 18, 2020, new unofficial photographs and a video of ISIS fighters in the Philippines were published on a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) channel.
On February 26, 2020, an Islamic State (ISIS) supporter shared a poster in French on an ISIS channel, showing a French national police car and text which threatens the lives of policemen and urges supporters in France to attack them.
Platform: YouTube, Twitter, Telegram
On February 22, 2020, the Islamic State (ISIS) in its Khurasan Province released a statement claiming that its fighters had attacked the U.S.'s Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan using three Grad missiles.
On February 22, 2020, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet, which claims to represent ISIS fighters in India, released the first issue of a new magazine.
In recent weeks the Islamic State (ISIS), and media outlets affiliated with the organization, have stepped up threats to India and highlighted attacks against targets in India carried out by ISIS operatives.
On February 26, 2020, the spokesman for Somali jihadi group Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, delivered a speech in the Somali language directed at the Somali-Muslim population in Kenya's North Eastern Province.
On February 24, 2020, the media arm of the Somalia-based Al-Qaeda-affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (Al-Shabab) released a statement eulogizing the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Qasim Al-Rimi and welcoming the appointment of its new leader Khalid Batarfi.
Several days following the acknowledgement by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) of its leader's death in a recent U.S. airstrike, Al-Qaeda affiliated groups and media outlets continued to issue statements lauding Qasim Al-Rimi.
On February 16, 2020, a website and a Twitter account associated with a prominent Salafi-jihadi ideologue posted a three-page essay discussing whether it is acceptable for jihadi factions fighting in Syria to receive backing from Turkey.
On February 23, 2020, the official media outlet of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video featuring an audio message, on its channels.
On February 23, 2020, the media arm of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), released a video stressing the group's determination to continue fighting in Syria "to defend Islam" and expressing its aspiration to follow the Taliban's example, which it praised for fighting its enemy for 18 years.
According to an Urdu daily, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) has convinced the United States to "agree on ending the Ghani government" – referring to the elected government of President Ashraf Ghani.