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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Supporters Launch Online Campaign Calling On Muslims In Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, And Algeria To Start Armed Revolt Against Their Governments On August 20, 2018, Telegram users who support the Islamic State (ISIS) launched an online campaign urging the “brothers in the Islamic Maghreb” to revolt against their governments, take up arms, and fight for […]

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Comments Off

Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Rejects Associated Press Report Accusing Saudi-Led Military Coalition Of ‘Cutting Secret Deals’ With Group’s Fighters In Yemen On August 17, 2018, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a statement rejecting the Associated Press’s (AP) August 7, 2018 investigative report accusing the Saudi-led military coalition of “cutting secret deals” […]

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Middle east events and news

Thursday, August 9, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Publishes Posters Calling For Biological Attacks In The West, One Of Which Depicts San Francisco Over the past week, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group has published a series of posters encouraging biological attacks on Western targets. EXCLUSIVE: New Video From French Fighters In Syria Affiliated With Al-Qaeda Documents The Group’s […]

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Middle east events and news

Thursday, August 9, 2018 Comments Off

Leader Of Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Group For Supporting Islam ‎And Muslims (GSIM) Says France Failed To Achieve Its ‎Objectives In Mali, Urges Muslims With Different ‎Backgrounds, Skills, To Come To Mali On July 27, 2018, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Group For Supporting Islam And Muslims (GSIM) released a nine-minute video of its leader Iyad Ag Ghali in which he […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, July 30, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Calls For Biological Attacks In West On June 20, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet circulated a video titled “Bio Terror” calling on ISIS operatives in the West to carry out biological attacks there. Several days earlier the outlet distributed a poster bearing a similar caption. EXCLUSIVE: Turkish News Site: […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, July 30, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Claims Toronto Shooting On July 25, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) news agency A’maq quoted a “security source” as saying that the perpetrator of the July 23 shooting in Toronto had acted on behalf of the group. Afghan Taliban: ‘Illegitimate Foreign Occupiers Should… Unconditionally Withdraw’ On July 22, 2018, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: On Telegram, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Fatwa Justifies Killing Of Civilians In Martyrdom Attacks June 28, 2018, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (“Movement of the Pakistani Taliban,” TTP) released a video on Telegram in which a fatwa (“Islamic decree”) was issued in response to a question on civilian casualties in suicide attacks by the mujahideen. EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Claims Killing Of 80 People Including Top Intelligence Official In Attack On Election Rally In Pakistan On July 13, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a statement claiming that one of its fighters had detonated his suicide vest at an election rally in the city of Mastung in Baluchistan, Pakistan, and killed 80 people […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Comments Off

Reports: Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Fighting Intensely Against ISIS In Bayda, Yemen In the several days before July 18, 2018, multiple news outlets reported that the Yemen-based jihadi group Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula has been fighting intensely against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Qaifa governate in Al-Bayda province of Yemen. Iranian […]

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Middle east events and news

Friday, July 13, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Weekly Claims Attack On U.S. Troops In Syria A report in Issue 137 of ISIS’s weekly Al-Naba’, circulated online on June 29, 2018, claims that on June 20 ISIS fighters targeted a U.S. military Humvee on a main road in the town of Al-Hasakah with a large IED, killing three U.S. troops. Taliban Reports […]

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Middle east events and news

Friday, July 13, 2018 Comments Off

Afghan Taliban: ‘The Remarks Of NATO Secretary General Prove That This Jihad Is Not An Intra-Afghan War’ On June 23, 2018, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) released on its English-language website a statement in response to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s argument that peace in Afghanistan can only be achieved in the […]

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BACK TO FOUR FLAGS … AND MORE?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Comments Off

The Kurds: POST-DAESH and beyond   Not long ago, developments in the Middle East seemed to bring closer to reality the idea of a Kurdish state entity, with Kurdish influence increasing due to their military successes against Daesh and in the context of the prolonged conflicts in Iraq and Syria. However, the Middle East is […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, June 25, 2018 Comments Off

Al-Arabiya: Libyan Army Arrests Leading Al-Qaeda Member Abu Sufyan Bin Qumu, Suspected of Involvement In The Attack On U.S. Consulate In Benghazi On June 17, 2018, the Al-Arabiya website reported that according to “a senior military source” Libyan armed forces arrested a leading member of Al-Qaeda (AQ), Abu Sufyan Bin Qumu, on June 16, 2018, […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, June 25, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Telegram Users Advocate Using Social Media To Encourage Lone Wolf Attacks On The World Cup As part of ISIS supporters’ ongoing incitement to target the World Cup games that open today (June 14, 2018) in Russia, the pro-ISIS Telegram channel “Ready-Made Tweet Lovers” posted a message calling to perpetrate lone wolf attacks at […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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