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Turkey: Erdoğan’s International Juggling Circus

Thursday, October 4, 2018 Comments Off

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Chinese President Xi Jinping are discussing more trade — and in their local currencies, rebuffing the dollar.  As of now, Turkey sees the United States as an ungrateful ally and Russia is Turkey’s new love affair. For Erdoğan, it is still “Russia time.”  Germany needs Turkey’s […]

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EU: Politicizing the Internet

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Comments Off

 Even before such EU-wide legislation, similar ostensible “anti-terror legislation” in France, for example, is being used as a political tool against political opponents and to limit unwanted free speech.  In France, simply spreading information about ISIS atrocities is now considered “incitement to terrorism”. It is this kind of legislation, it seems, that the […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Military Parade In Ahvaz, Iran On September 22, 2018, A’maq, the news agency for the Islamic State (ISIS), published a report saying that ISIS fighters had carried out a commando attack using light weapons on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, killing or injuring 100 people. ISIS In Kirkuk, […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Comments Off

Al-Qaeda Releases Video With Sheikh Hussam Abu Al-Ra’uf Condemning Pakistani Army’s Operations Against Mujahideen, Including Foreigners In Waziristan, And Refuting Allegations Linking Group To Indian Intelligence On September 24, 2018, Al-Sahab, the media arm of Al-Qaeda released a video featuring the voice of Al-Qaeda sheikh Hussam Abd Al-Ra’uf condemning the Pakistani army on the fourth […]

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The Palestinians’ Three No’s: What They Mean

Thursday, September 27, 2018 Comments Off

 When Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad talk about “paying a political price,” they are referring to demands that the Palestinian terrorist groups lay down their weapons, halt terrorist attacks on Israel, and abandon their dream of eliminating Israel. These are terms, of course, to which no Palestinian terrorist group could ever afford to agree. […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Video Praises Attacks In The West And Calls For More On September 16, 2018, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet Al-Abd Al-Faqir Media Foundation released a new, short video clip titled “Harvest of the Lone Lions.” Infographic In ISIS Weekly Provides Instructions For Lone Operatives The latest edition of Al-Naba’, the weekly news bulletin […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): UK-Based Disciple Of Anjem Choudary Active On Facebook, Reportedly Arrested; Facebook Friends Include Numerous Prominent Western Jihadis Involved In Terrorist Attacks A UK-based British jihad supporter posts prolifically on Facebook. He has over 1,700 Facebook friends. According to his Facebook profile, he is based in Luton; many […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, September 17, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Media Group Warns ISIS Members Not To Leave ‎Group’s Territory In Syria To Join ‘Apostate-Controlled’ ‎Areas On September 5, 2018, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Muhajireen Foundation media outlet published on its Telegram channel a poster warning ISIS fighters not to leave ISIS-controlled territories in Syria to go to “apostate-controlled” areas, that is, areas controlled […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, September 17, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Ansar Al-Shari’a, A New Syria-Based Jihadi Group On July 29, 2018, a group calling itself Ansar Al-Shari’a opened a Telegram ‎channel and posted its formation ‎charter. The group hints that it was formed in response to the retreat of the mujahideen from their previously ‎held territories in various places in Syria and due to […]

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Hungary Defiant in the Face of EU Censure

Friday, September 14, 2018 Comments Off

The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the European Union’s “fundamental values.” The EU has accused the Hungarian government of attacks against the media, minorities and the rule of law. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has denied the charges, and said they are a retaliation for […]

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Turkey’s Latest Power Grab a Naval Base in Cyprus?

Friday, September 14, 2018 Comments Off

Turkey’s Naval Forces Command has “submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stating that Turkey should establish a naval base in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,” according to Turkey’s strongly pro-Erdogan daily, Yeni Safak, which recently endorsed the proposal for the base in an article entitled, “Why Turkey should establish a naval […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Publishes Manuals For Preparing Homemade Poisons In recent weeks, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet has released a series of manuals on its Telegram channel titled “Kill them Silently,” which explain how to prepare homemade poisons. ISIS Threatens To Target Sunni Tribes In Iraq For Collaborating With Iraqi Government To Fight ISIS […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Battle For Influence In Idlib, Northern Syria In recent months, tensions have risen between the Islamic State (ISIS) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) in Syria’s Idlib area, most of which is controlled by HTS. Both organizations have killed rival fighters and commanders, there have been numerous mutual arrests, executions, […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off

Poster On Pro-ISIS Channels Shows ISIS Flag Flying On The Temple Mount In Jerusalem On August 27, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel published a digitally created poster of the Temple Mount depicting an ISIS flag flying from the Dome of the Rock and Israeli flags in flames. ‎ Afghan Taliban Delegation Visits Indonesia, […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Syria-Based Egyptian Jihadi Sheikh: There Are Thousands Of Foreign Fighters In Idlib – Including Americans And Europeans, As Well As Young Girls Who Wish To Carry Out Martyrdom Operations On July 27, 2018, a jihadi Telegram channel posted a video of a sermon by Syria-based Egyptian jihadi sheikh Abu Al-Yaqthan Al-Masri, in which he […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Report: Palestinian Refugee Fighters Are Returning To ‎Lebanon From Syria According to an August 20, 2018 report in a London-based daily, an unknown number of Palestinian refugee men, who had fought alongside Syria-based jihadi organization Jabhat Al-Nusra, the predecessor to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), in Syria, have returned to Lebanon. Al-Sahab Releases Video Featuring […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Comments Off

Two Syrian Rebel Factions Announce Their Decision To ‎Join Pro-Al-Qaeda Group Hurras Al-Din On August 20, 2018, pro-Al-Qaeda Telegram account Al-Muhajir Al-Khurasani posted two statements, one by the Jund Al-Sham Brigades and one by the Fursan Al-Iman Brigades, announcing that the groups were joining Syrian pro-Al-Qaeda organization Hurras Al-Din. HTS Leader Al-Joulani In Eid Al-Adha […]

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Middle east events and news

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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Middle east events and news

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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