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EXCLUSIVE: New Group Claims Deadly Ambush On Egyptian Security Forces Southwest Of Cairo
On November 3, 2017, a hitherto unknown group that calls itself Ansar Al-Islam publicly claimed responsibility for the largescale ambush against Egyptian security forces which occurred on October 20, 2017, in the Al-Wahat Al-Bahriyyah area (“the Bahriyyah Oasis”) southwest of Cairo.
In New Audio, Osama Bin Laden’s Son Hamza Bin Laden ‎Calls On Muslims To Target Americans To Avenge His ‎Father, Urges Preparations For New Armed Uprising
On November 7, 2017, the Al-Qaeda media wing Al-Sahab released an audio recording by Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, on its Telegram channel. In the recording, titled “Osama… The Fighter Against Invaders And The Inciter of Rebellion Against Tyrants,” Hamza emphasizes his father’s role in igniting the spirit of jihad across the Muslim ummah and in transforming jihad from “the jihad of the elite to the jihad of the ummah.”
Pro-ISIS Kashmiri Group Declares Taliban Members Apostates And Denounces Their Treatment Of Women
On November 4, 2017, the pro-ISIS media project called “Did You Know?” released a 7-minute video with the title “The Deviation of the Taliban,” which argues that members of the Taliban should be considered disbelievers. The video was distributed on the group’s Telegram channel, and is said to be the first episode in a series. The decision to declare that Taliban adherents are apostates clearly places the project in the pro-ISIS and anti-Al-Qaeda camp on the jihadi ideological spectrum.
Iraqi Resistance Elements: The Units “Are Already Prepared To Begin Their Operations” Against The Americans In Iraq
On November 1, 2017, the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar published an article quoting “Iraqi resistance” elements declaring their intent to attack U.S. troops in Iraq, who, according to the article, number between 7,000 and 25,000. (by memri.org)

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