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EXCLUSIVE: ISIS In Libya Threatens U.S., Italy, France; Encourages Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi
A 17-minute video released September 24, 2017 by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya’s Al-Barqa (Cyrenaica) Province documents the organization’s activities in the desert regions of eastern Libya, focusing on raids and suicide attacks on checkpoints and other military facilities of the Eastern Libya government forces. The video, titled “But They Never Lost Assurance Due to What Afflicted Them” (Quran 3:146), was distributed by the ISIS-affiliated media outlet Nasher News.
ISIS In Khurasan Says It Timed Deep Strike Operation Against Kabul Airport To Coincide With U.S. Defense Sec’y James Mattis Visit, Releases Photo Of Fighters
On September 27, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) in Khurasan Province released a statement claiming it had timed a deep strike operation targeting Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan to coincide with the visit to Afghanistan of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis.
Al-Qaeda Calls Upon The Muslim Brotherhood To Unite In Jihad
On September 26, 2017, Al-Qaeda’s media company Al-Sahab released its Issue 17 bulletin titled “Shaykh Mehdi Akif in Allah’s Protection,” calling for Al-Qaeda to unite ranks with the Muslim Brotherhood and bridge the gap between their viewpoints, while upholding the principles of jihad, rejecting peaceful solutions, and abandoning the attempt to establish Islamic rule through democratic elections.
EXCLUSIVE: Video Footage Of Melbourne Train Station, Sydney Subway Station With Threat, Australian Mall Posted On Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel
On September 28, 2017, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel circulated three videos featuring locations in Australia as potential targets for terror attacks. The first video shows the Flinders St. train station in Melbourne, captioned “Security Detail Flinders St. Train station” and nearly three minutes long. The second video’s caption reads: “Security detail Sydney Town Hall Subway.”
(by memri.org)

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