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ISIS Supporters Justify Attack On Egyptian Christians And Threaten More To Come
On November 2, 2018, A’maq, the news agency of the Islamic State (ISIS), reported that the gunmen who attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt today were “fighters of the Islamic State.”
Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Urges Supporters In The West To Perpetrate Lone Wolf Attacks
On October 18, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group published an article urging supporters in the West to carry out lone wolf attacks. The article, titled “In the Very Homes of the Crusaders,” appeared in poster form on Telegram and as an article on Telegraph.
Report: Increased Militant Activity In Areas Of Kashmir Declared ‘Militancy-Free’ In 2015
According to an Indian media report, militant activity has increased recently in areas of the Kashmir Valley that were declared “militancy-free” in 2015.
Slain Kashmiri Jihadi In Audio Recording: Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Of Pakistan Dictates What To Say In Jihadi Videos
An audio recording of slain Kashmiri jihadi Abu Hamas has emerged in which he explains the internal rifts in the jihadi movement in Kashmir and why he distanced himself from Zakir Musa, the emir of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) who was formerly associated with the Pakistani intelligence-backed jihadi group Hizbul Mujahideen (by memri org.)

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