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ISIS Media Group Urges Muslims In The West To Kill Their Neighbors
On June 29, 2017, the Nasher News Agency, a group that distributes Islamic State (ISIS) publications and materials, posted calls on its Telegram channels urging ISIS supporters living in the West to carry out attacks on private homes and kill their neighbors. The posts appear to have been written in Arabic and translated into English.
Pro-ISIS Poster Campaign Calls For Attacks In The West
On June 24, 2017, the pro-ISIS media group Al-Wa’ad Foundation posted a series of posters threatening and calling for attacks in the West. The posters present a common message and four of them show IEDs placed in various locations. The images were shared with two hashtags.

Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) Releases Ramadan Nasheed ‎Video Showing Uyghur Fighters In Syria
On June 22, 2017, the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) released a nasheed titled “Ramadan” on its Telegram channel. The nasheed, sung in Uyghur and accompanied by Arabic subtitles, highlights the various virtues of the holy month while footage of Uyghur fighters in Syria play in the background.
In Eid Message, Taliban Leader Warns That Continuing Western Presence In Afghanistan Will Destabilize Entire Region
On June 23, 2017, Taliban leader Sheikh-ul-Hadith Hibatullah Akhundzada delivered an Eid message that was published on the Taliban’s English-language website. In the message, Akhundzada warns that the continuing presence of Western forces in Afghanistan will destabilize the entire region: “Those who attacked Afghanistan under the name of maintaining security have themselves destabilized the whole region. The more they insist on maintaining the presence of their forces here or want surge of their forces, the more the regional sensitive against them will intensify. This will lead to instability of the entire region including Afghanistan.” Also in the message, Akhundzada touches on the current diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other countries in the region: “Similarly, we are deeply upset (saddened) by the recent row between Qatar and a number of other Arab countries. We urge the brotherly Arab countries to resolve their internal issues.” Akhundzada also encourages militants to continue waging jihad against their enemies; however, he urges that fighters use extreme caution, and try their utmost to prevent any civilian casualties.
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