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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“THE ISLAMIZATION OF EUROPE”: GEOPOLITICAL REFLEXIONS

Monday, April 23, 2018 Comments Off

Several recent events brought to the attention the complex political and social consequences – not only on the continent but also in the geopolitical environment –of the Muslim migration to Europe, a phenomenon that many politicians and analysts call “the Islamization of Europe”. a) The assassination in France, on 23 March 2018, of a 85-year-old […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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SAUDI ARABIA: BEYOND THE INSTITUTIONAL REFORM

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Comments Off

The recent visit in the United Kingdom and the USA of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman brought to the attention the complex recent evolution of Saudi Arabia, especially the economic and social reforms that are bound to influence not only the country itself, but also the region and the world. Mohammed bin Salman […]

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Friday, March 16, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Telegram Channels Recommend Methods Of Lone Wolf Attacks: Arson, Poisoning Food, Derailing Trains On March 4, 2018, several pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channels published advice in Arabic and English for lone-wolf attackers. EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi Official: ISIS Commanders Hiding In Tunnels West Of Mosul The London based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi reports, citing a member […]

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Friday, March 16, 2018 Comments Off

First Issue Of New Al-Qaeda Bulletin Dedicated To Hamas Terrorist Ahmad Jarrar On March 14, 2018, Al-Malahem, the media outlet of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), launched a new bulletin named Madad. The first issue of this bulletin is dedicated to Ahmad Nasr Jarrar, a Hamas terrorist who murdered an Israeli in January 2018 […]

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: With The Establishment Of The ‘Front For The Liberation Of Syria’: Are Rebel Factions In Northern Syria Headed For A Clash? On February 18, 2018, the two armed rebel factions in northern Syria, Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement and Nour Al-Din Al-Zenki, announced their merger under a new umbrella organization, Jabhat Tahrir Suriyya, or the […]

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Releases Video Documenting Deaths Of U.S. Special Forces Soldiers In Niger Ambush On March 4, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) media distributed a video with the title “The Attack of the Brave on the U.S. Army: Tongo Tongo Battle.” The nine-minute video shows footage of an ambush that occurred on October 4, 2017, in […]

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NIGERIA: THREAT ASSESSMENT 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018 Comments Off

Nearly four years after the Chibok attack, from which an estimated 112 of the abducted students are still held hostage, the February 2018 attack against the Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School in the town of Dapchi (Yobe state) by Boko Haram brought again to the attention the situation and the security threats confronting […]

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Monday, February 19, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS-Affiliated Nasher News Announces New ISIS Internet Radio Domain On February 13, 2018, the Telegram channels of the Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated Nasher News published a link to the new domain of the ISIS Internet radio station Al-Bayan. Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Circulates Russian ISIS ‎Android App On January 24, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, February 19, 2018 Comments Off

In Part Eight Of His Message To Egyptians, Al-Qaeda Leader Al-Zawahiri Urges Them To Use Weapons To ‘Eradicate’ Regime, End Agreements With Israel, U.S., And Establish Islamic State On February 14, 2018, Al-Sahab, the media arm of Al-Qaeda, released Part Eight of the audio series “Message Of Hope And Glad Tidings To Our People In […]

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Monday, February 19, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: German Jihadi On Telegram Claims To Be Fighting In New Al-Qaeda Group In Syria – Jund Al-Shariah On February 1, 2018, a newly created Telegram channel began operating. The few posts on the channel indicate that the group behind the channel is part of Al-Qaeda, and that they wish to use this newly created […]

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Monday, February 12, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Nujaba: If The U.S. Doesn’t Withdraw From Iraq, We Will Respond With Guns Abu Wareth Al-Musawi, spokesman for the Iraqi Al-Nujaba movement [Harakat Hezbollah Al-Nujaba], threatened that if the Americans don’t withdraw from Iraq, it will oppose them with arms. EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Dutch Language Media Group Encourages Terror In The West Since January 2018, […]

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