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Pro-ISIS Media Group Opens Facebook Page
On April 30, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group active on Telegram, opened a Facebook account. The Al-Muhajireen Foundation, which was apparently formed in early March.
Leader Of Al-Qaeda Affiliate Al-Shabab Urges Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) To Intensify Its Operations, Calls On Yemeni Tribes To Support It
On May 1, 2018, Al-Kataib, the media arm of the pro-Al-Qaeda Somalia-based jihadi group Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, released a video statement in which the group’s commander Abu Ubaidah Ahmad Omar urged Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to intensify its attacks and calling on Yemeni tribes to support them.
Pro-Al-Qaeda Group In Syria Launches New Media Group Sham Al-Ribat
On April 26, 2018, Sham Al-Ribat Media Foundation released a statement on its official Telegram channel announcing its launch as a new media group “to support Islam and the Muslims and highlight the bravery of the mujahideen in Syria.”(by memri org).

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