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EXCLUSIVE: Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen Video Features Its Al-Quds Brigade, Urges Fighters ‘To Purify Al-Aqsa Of The Jews’
On May 15, 2018, Al-Katai’b, the media arm of Somalia-based pro-Al-Qaeda group Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, released a video featuring the daily routine of the fighters in its Al-Quds Brigade, who live in the Golis Mountains in northern Somalia.
Head Of Libya-Based Jihadi Group Announces Founding Of ‘Forces For The Protection Of Dernah’
On May 11, 2018, Atiyyah Saeed Al-Sha’iri, head of Libya-based jihadi group Shura Council Of The Mujahideen Of Dernah, announced the founding of a new group which includes all the organizations and factions in the city of Dernah.
ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Knife Attack
On May 12, 2018, A’maq, the news agency of the Islamic State (ISIS), reported that the attacker who killed at least one person and wounded four others in Paris, France, was a “soldier of the Islamic State.”
ISIS Claims Attacks On Churches In Indonesia
On May 13, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) A’maq news agency claimed three suicide attacks on churches in Surabaya, Indonesia, saying 11 were killed and at least 41 injured among the church guards and Christian worshippers.(by memri org).

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