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ISIS Claims Church Attack In Cairo
On December 29, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) published a statement claiming responsibility for the church attack the same day in Cairo, Egypt. At least eight people were killed in the attack when gunmen opened fire on the Mar Mina Coptic Church in Cairo’s southern neighborhood of Helwan.
Pro-ISIS Media Group: Target Christians, The War Is Not Political, It Is Between ‘Crusaders’ And Muslims
On December 30, 2017, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Ashhad Media Foundation published a document penned by a writer who goes by the nickname Abu Moaaz Al-Shammari titled: “O Muslim: You Have the Opportunity to Revenge, So Take It.”
Al-Qaeda Supporters Launch Telegram Channel Aimed At Encouraging Terror Attacks In The U.S.
Elements associated with Al-Qaeda recently launched a new Telegram channel with the declared aim of encouraging terror attacks inside the U.S. In a post announcing the launch of the channel, the administrators wrote that they intend to do this by posting jihadi materials in English.
TIP Opens Official Media Channel In FrenchOn December 26, 2017, the Uyghur jihadi group Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), which is affiliated with Al-Qaeda and currently fighting alongside Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), opened an official Telegram channel in French. (by memri.org)

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