Senior AQAP Official Calls For Attacks On U.S., UK, France; Western, Jewish Interests Worldwide Following U.S. Recognition Of Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel

On January 23, 2018, the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al-Malahim, released an 18-minute video message delivered by one of its top leaders, Khaled Batarfi, in which he calls for attacks on U.S. and Jewish interests worldwide, as well as on the interests o...


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Jihadis Share “Rare” Photo Of Osamah Bin Laden’s Son Muhammad

On January 19, 2018, a Telegram channel associated with Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham posted a photo of Muhammad, the son of Osamah bin Laden. The "rare" photo is said to have been taken at the wedding ceremony of his brother, Hamzah, which took place in 2005 while the brothers where in ...


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ISIS Claims To Have Killed U.S. Soldier In Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province

A message issued January 22, 2018 by Al-A'maq, the news agency of the Islamic State (ISIS), claims that the organization killed a U.S. soldier and wounded seven Afghan soldiers in a battle in the Deh Bala area in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province. A second message, issued the same...


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Jihadi Telegram Channel Reviews Tunnel-Boring Machine

In a January 12, 2018 post, the "Military Tactics" Telegram channel,[1] identified with Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), reviews a tunnel-boring machine, presenting photos of it and recommending it as effective and easy to use. The post says: "[This] tool or machine for digging tunne...


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Russian-Speaking ISIS Fighter Announces New “Battalion,” Threatens Terrorist Attacks In Russia In New Video

On January 18, 2018, supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) distributed via Telegram a three-minute video in which an armed, masked man, speaking in Russian, announced the establishment of a new force that will operate for ISIS in Russia, especially in the Caucasus, and threatene...


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ISIS Branch In Mali Claims Responsibility For Killing Of U.S. Special Forces Soldiers In Niger

On January 12, 2018, the Nouakchott News Agency published a communiqué issued by the On January 12, 2018, the Nouakchott News Agency published a communique issued by the Islamic State (ISIS) branch in Mali, the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara[1], led by Adnan Abu Al-Walid Al-...


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Photographs of Osama Bin Laden’s Sons in An Iranian Prison

A Telegram channel run by a person who calls himself 'Iz Al-Din Al-Shihri, who describes himself as "a supporter of the Al-Qaeda organization," published a photograph of three of Osama Bin Laden's sons – Muhammad, Laden, and Hamza in Iran. The photograph was posted on his Telegra...


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Video by Islamic State’s “Al-Baraka Province” Shows Raids On SDF Positions, Attack On Syrian Army Headquarters Allegedly Housing Russian Soldiers

A video released on January 6, 2108 by the Islamic State's (ISIS) "Al-Baraka Province" in Syria documents raids on positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), as well as a car-bomb attack on a Syrian army headquarters in the village of Madhloum, where, according to the video...


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French Jihadis Celebrate Third Anniversary Of Charlie Hebdo Attack

Two Al-Qaeda trained operatives massacred most of the staff at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015, in an act of revenge against its publication of several caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.[1] The attack, which was perceived as justified by many Musl...


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ISIS Continues Incitement Against Christians In Egypt, Urges Members To Kill Civilians Who Stand In Their Way

On December 29, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for an attack on the Mar Mina Coptic church in a southern Cairo suburb, which took the lives of 11 people.[1] The attack followed continued incitement and threats against Christians in Egypt by media operatives...


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TIP Video: Syrian Sunni Cleric Harshly Criticizes Muslims Who Shirk The Fighting In Syria

Through its Voice of Islam media outlet , the Uyghur jihadi organization, the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), published a video on December 31, 2017, entitled "Calling All Syrians." The eleven-minute video features the Syrian Sunni cleric Abu Ahmad Al-Shami harshly rebuking Muslim...


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ISIS Video From Al-Barakah Province Documents Takeover Of Shi’ite Militia Posts On Syrian-Iraqi Border

On December 31, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Al-Barakah (Hasakah) Province published a five-minute video entitled "The Carriers of the Banner." The video documents a takeover by ISIS fighters of Iraqi Shi'ite militia posts at the Tal Safuk border crossing between Iraq an...


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Letter From Hamza Bin Laden To His Family Reveals The Death Of His Son In Unknown Circumstances

On December 31, 2017, a message was disseminated on social media about the death of the grandson of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, who was named after his grandfather. Several hours later, two versions of a letter were posted, both attributed to the father, Hamza Bin Laden, and...


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Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Posts Photo Of Alleged ISIS Supporter In NYC

On December 30, 2017, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) channel on Telegram posted a photo showing a man whose face is covered and blurred, with an ISIS flag logo on his scarf, standing outside the Metropolitan museum in New York City. The authenticity of the photo could not be verified...


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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."[1] The short text calls for Muslims across the...


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ISIS Calls For Terror Attacks During The Holiday Season Designated Targets Include The Pope, Major Western Cities

On December 25, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) branch in Somalia released its first official video entitled "Hunt Them, Oh Monotheists." The eight-minute video in Arabic, Somali, and English, with subtitles in Arabic, was released on Telegram through official ISIS channels. It wa...


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Pro-ISIS Media Group Threatens Holiday Attacks On Western Cities, Disneyland

On December 25, 2017, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group Khattab Foundation released a two-minute video with the title "Our Gifts are Ready." The video features a threat to carry out attacks in major Western cities during the holiday season. The clip opens with a short s...


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Pro-ISIS Media Group Publishes Poster Calling For Attacks On Christians During Holiday Season

On December 25, 2017, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group Khattab Foundation published a poster calling upon ISIS supporters to carry out attacks against Christians during their holidays. The poster features an image of notorious ISIS executioner known as Jihadi John beheading a...


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ISIS Claims Attack On Egyptian Ministers’ Delegation At El Arish Airport

On December 20, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) Sinai Province claimed responsibility for an attack on El Arish airport during a visit to northern Sinai by the Egyptian Minister of Defense and the Minister of the Interior. According to a notice issued by ISIS, an Apache helicopter...


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ISIS: Syrian Desert Will Be “Boiling Cauldron” For Russians, Iranian-Backed Militias

On December 17, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Hayat Media Center released a six-minute video featuring a motivational message to ISIS members delivered by a fighter identified as Abu Al-Abbas Al-Shami. Al-Shami also conveyed a defiant message to the forces supporting the Assa...


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