Archive for the ‘Special Analysis’ Category

Middle east events and news

Monday, June 18, 2018 Comments Off

Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Sheikhs Killed In Airstrike In Libya On June 10, 2018, several sources reported the deaths of three prominent Al-Qaeda-affiliated sheikhs – in a Libyan military airstrike on their homes in Derna, Libya. Afghan Taliban Urge U.S. ‘To Directly Negotiate’ With Them On June 3, 2018, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) issued […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, June 18, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi Scholar Issues Fatwa Granting Uyghurs Permission To Wage Jihad In Syria Instead Of Fighting Locally In ChinaOn June 6, 2018, Sawt Al-Islam, the media arm of the Syria-based and pro-Al-Qaeda jihadi group the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), released a new issue of its Islamic Turkestan magazine, which included a fatwa granting the Uyghur […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle East events and news

Monday, June 4, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Supporters On Telegram Call For Attacks On A Stadium In The Netherlands On May 29, 2018, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram users distributed messages urging potential lone attackers to target the Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht, Netherlands. Infographic In ISIS Weekly Al-Naba’ Praises Recent Attacks ‎In Indonesia, Philippines‎ Issue 133 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle East Events and news

Monday, June 4, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Joulani Visits Men On Front Lines In Syrian Desert On May 30, 2018, supporters of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) distributed photos of the group’s leader, Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani, visiting his men in Al-Badiyah [the Syrian desert]. EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Supporters Rationalize Agreement With Syrian Regime To Withdraw From Southern Damascus On May 21, 2018, a […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

RUSSIA’S POSITION IN SYRIA

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Comments Off

At the beginning of May, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited Russian leader Vladimir Putin at his summer residence in Sochi, on the Black Sea, for talks about the Syrian conflict, a meeting which had not been announced in advance. During the meeting, Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying that after the Syrian regime’s military successes, […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Supporters Threaten FIFA President And Putin As part of the Islamic State (ISIS) campaign of daily threats against the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Russia from mid-June to mid-July, pro-ISIS media outlets have released several new digitally-created posters. Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (HSM) Leader Accuses Parliament Of ‘Handing Over’ Somalia’s Wealth To […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Reports Of Infighting Between Local And Foreign ISIS ‎Fighters In Deir Al-Zour, Syria, Including Calls To Appoint ‎New ‘Caliph’ Amid Unknown Fate Of Al-Baghdadi In recent weeks, a number of Syrian news websites reported deadly clashes in eastern Deir Al-Zour province, Syria, between Iraqi and Syrian Islamic State (ISIS) fighters loyal to the group’s […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Senior Iranian Official: ‘The Palestinian Resistance Will Not Permit The Survival Of The U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem’ On May 18, 2018, senior Iranian official Hossein Amir Abdullahian, special assistant to Iranian Majlis speaker Ali Larijani, issued a veiled threat to the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. EXCLUSIVE: Supporters Of Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

SITUATION ASSESSMENT: EGYPT

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off

Egypt’s battle against DAESH is in full swing with Operation Sinai 2018, begun February 9. An attack on April 14 against an army camp in central Sinai, in which eight Egyptian soldiers were killed, demonstrated that DAESH retains operational capabilities in the Sinai Peninsula. However, the death, on April 18, of Nasser Abu Zaqoul, the […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

THE ESCALATION OF THE ISRAEL – SYRIA/LEBANON CONFLICT

Monday, May 21, 2018 Comments Off

The May 10 exchange of missiles on the Syrian-Israeli border is already seen as making the Golan Heights an operational theater in the Syrian conflict. Before the operation, Israeli officials began warning of an impending Iranian attack from inside Syria. Within hours of the ensuing fight, an Israeli army spokesman announced that the elite “Quds […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, May 21, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Group Warns Defectors They Will Be Pursued And Punished, Warns About Presence Of Spies Among ISIS Fighters A pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group active on Telegram whose focus is the production of material for foreign ISIS fighters, released four new infographic posters in English and Arabic that provide operational security warnings. Pro-ISIS Media Outlets […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, May 21, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen Video Features Its Al-Quds Brigade, Urges Fighters ‘To Purify Al-Aqsa Of The Jews’ On May 15, 2018, Al-Katai’b, the media arm of Somalia-based pro-Al-Qaeda group Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, released a video featuring the daily routine of the fighters in its Al-Quds Brigade, who live in the Golis Mountains in northern Somalia. Head Of […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, May 21, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Commanders Captured In Iraqi-U.S. Operation Talk Of Internal Conflicts Within ISIS, Low Morale, Meetings With Abu Bakr Al-BaghdadiInterviews with the five senior ISIS militants captured by the Iraqi military following a sting operation involving U.S. forces were broadcast by Al-Iraqiya TV on May 9. Saddam Omar Hussein Al-Jamal, a top ISIS commander in […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Friday, May 18, 2018 Comments Off

Lebanese Political Analyst: Abbas’s Antisemitic Speech Harmed Palestinian Cause, Played Into Netanyahu’s Hands In his May 5, 2018 column in the daily Al-Hayat, senior Lebanese journalist, critic and political analyst Hazem Saghiya responded to Palestinian President Mahmoud ‘Abbas’s antisemitic speech at the Palestinian National Council on April 30, 2018. Saghiya wrote that the speech had […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

The Gulf crisis

Monday, May 14, 2018 Comments Off

The 11-month old Gulf crisis is continuing and it has not been included as a topic on the agenda of the recent meeting of the Arab League states. Most analysts and diplomats in the region agree that the trade and diplomatic embargo on Qatar initiated by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates was to […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, May 14, 2018 Comments Off

Jihadi Telegram Channel Expresses Loyalty To Osama Bin Laden: ‘From The Blood-Soaked Mountains Of Kashmir, We Pledge To Follow Your Blessed Path’ A jihadi channel on Telegram that supports the Kashmiri jihadi group and Al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) has expressed loyalty to the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Jihadi Telegram Channel Shares […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, May 14, 2018 Comments Off

Iraq: Senior ISIS Leader Reveals Role In ISIS, Meeting With Al-Baghdadi On May 2, 2018, Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council released information from the confession of senior Islamic State (ISIS) leader Isma’il al-’Ithawi. The Council disclosed that Al-’Ithawi was arrested in Turkey several months ago in coordination with Iraqi intelligence and extradited to Iraq. ISIS Claims […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, May 14, 2018 Comments Off

Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Threatens To Target French, Western Companies In Sahel Region And North Africa, Warns Muslims To Stay Away To Avoid Harm On May 8, 2018, the media arm of Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a statement threatening to target Western and particularly French companies in North Africa and […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, May 7, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Media Group Opens Facebook Page On April 30, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group active on Telegram, opened a Facebook account. The Al-Muhajireen Foundation, which was apparently formed in early March. Leader Of Al-Qaeda Affiliate Al-Shabab Urges Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) To Intensify Its Operations, Calls On Yemeni Tribes To Support […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, May 7, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Media Group Shares New Poster Threatening Spain On May 1, 2018, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group Muharir Al-Ansar published and shared a poster on its Telegram channel that threatens Spain. The poster was redistributed through several Telegram groups of ISIS supporters. Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Shares Image Of ISIS Flag ‎Flying Over Roman Colosseum, […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, May 7, 2018 Comments Off

Article In ISIS Magazine Urges Followers In The West: Do Not Be Dissuaded From Plotting Attacks By Alleged Abilities Of Western Intelligence In Issue 128 of its official weekly magazine, Al-Naba, published on April 19, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) published the fifth article in its series about Operations Security (OPSEC) titled “Be Careful.” ISIS […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Comments Off

Ceasefire Agreement Between Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham And Jabhat Tahrir Syria On April 24, 2018, following months of fighting, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Jabhat Tahrir Syria (JTS), and the Suqour Al-Sham Brigades signed a ceasefire agreement. The Importance Of Jihad On The Oceans In The Eyes Of Prophet Muhammad The Urdu-language weekly Haftroza Al-Qalam recently ran […]

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: On Telegram, Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) Spokesman Rejects UN Role In Kashmir: ‘The UN Is The International Government Of Oppressors, Infidels, And Tyrants’ On April 16, 2018, a jihadi Telegram channel shared a video of an interview with Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) spokesman Ustad Usama Mehmood, in which he answered […]

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, April 23, 2018 Comments Off

Poster Threatening French Forces In Paris And Mali Shared By French-Language Al-Qaeda Media On April 17, 2018, Al-Kifah Media, which translates Al-Qaeda material into French, distributed a poster calling for the targeting of French soldiers deployed in Paris and in Timbuktu, Mali. ISIS Sinai Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack On Egyptian Army Base On April […]

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, April 23, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Jihadis React To U.S.-Led Strike On Syria Chemical Sites The joint strike by the U.S., U.K., and France on three targets in Syria on April 14, 2018, was received by jihadis with contempt, especially toward the U.S., which led the effort. Jihadis stressed the ineffectiveness of the attack and urged their coreligionists, particularly those […]

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, April 16, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Supporters Threaten Putin, Russia, And The 2018 World Cup Between March 31, 2018 and April 7, 2018, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters on Telegram shared several new posters in English, Arabic, and Russian, threatening terror attacks on Russian soil, and specifically targeting the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia during the summer. […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, April 16, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Urges Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Fighters To Repent And Join Its Ranks On April 11, 2018, the media office of the Islamic State (ISIS) province in Damascus, Syria, released a video urging the fighters of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) to repent from the “acts of unbelief” it accused them of committing and calling on […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, April 16, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Group Publishes Article Urging Muslims In The West To Carry Out Attacks In Their Countries On April 7, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel published a brief article in Arabic titled “Increasing Motivation to Attack the Nations.” EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Group Urges Operatives To Maintain Security Awareness So As Not To Be Captured […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Comments Off

Article In ISIS Weekly Al-Naba’ Praises Attack In Trèbes, ‎France, Notes Impact Of ‘Lone Wolf’ Operations Issue 125 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly Al-Naba’, released online on March 29, 2018, praised the March 23 terrorist attack in the town of Trèbes in southern France. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed four, and […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Gaining Strength In Somalia Against the backdrop of the losses taken by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, there have in recent months been indications that the organization’s peripheral branches are growing stronger, for example, in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Libya. Official ISIS media bodies are covering them more intensely, and the […]

This was posted under category: Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, April 2, 2018 Comments Off

Days After Father’s Appointment As Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Paytm Employee Joins Kashmiri Jihadi Group Hizbul Mujahideen Just days after Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai took over as interim chairman of separatist Kashmiri group Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH), his son joined the Pakistan-backed jihadi group Hizbul Mujahideen. On March 19, 2018, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai replaced Syed Ali Shah Geelani as chairman […]

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Monday, April 2, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Leader Condemns Infighting Between Jihadi Groups In Syria, Says It Will Lead To Distrust In Jihad On March 27, 2018, Al-Andalus, the media arm of Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released an audio recording in which the group’s leader Abu Mus’ab Abd Al-Wadoud condemned the infighting between […]

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Saturday, March 31, 2018 Comments Off

Al-Qaeda Fighters In Syria Call To Establish Al-Qaeda Branch In Russia And Call On Muslims To Attack Targets There On March 6, 2018, in a message posted on a Telegram channel, Al-Qaeda fighters in Syria addressed Muslims in Russia and called on Al-Qaeda leader Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri to support the creation of an Al-Qaeda group […]

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Saturday, March 31, 2018 Comments Off

Saudi Court Begins Trial Of Six ISIS Members Accused Of Planning To Kill Foreigners From U.S., Denmark, And France On March 15, 2018, the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported that a court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, had begun hearing the case of six Saudi members of the Islamic State (ISIS) accused of shooting at […]

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Special Analysis

Middle east events and news

Saturday, March 31, 2018 Comments Off

Terrorists Have Been Using Bitcoin For Four Years, So What’s The Surprise? As the value of Bitcoin has reached new highs, there has been a major increase in attention to it, including news articles and TV specials – along with concern from governments worldwide that terrorist groups are using digital wallets to send and receive […]

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Special Analysis