Third Issue Of Pro-Al-Qaeda English-Language Magazine ‘Al-Haqiqa’

On February 1, 2018, the third issue of the pro-Al-Qaeda English-language magazine, Al-Haqiqa, [The Truth] was published on a new official Al-Haqiqa Telegram channel.[1] The issue was distributed on numerous pro-Al-Qaeda channels on Telegram. The first issue of the magazine was r…

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Profile Of Top French Jihadi Ideologue: Scholar, Religious Authority, Media Operative, And A Leader Of The Extremist Faction Within ISIS

On January 10, 2018, the press office of the YPG, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units militia, released a video of French jihadi Thomas Barnouin,[1] who has been held by the YPG since he was captured, along with six other French nationals, on December 17, 2017. The video, 9:42 …

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Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): French Al-Qaeda Fighter In Syria Active On Facebook, Telegram, YouTube

The following information is based on a general overview of a social media account demonstrating terror-related activity / sympathies

Platforms: Facebook; Telegram; YouTube

Type of account: French Fighter in Syria

Account name(s): Abu Al Bara (a.k.a Mohammed Kevin). [1]

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Al-Qaeda Affiliated French Fighter In Syria: Ongoing Calls For European Muslims To Join The Jihad

On December 18, 2017, a French fighter in Syria who is affiliated with Al-Qaeda shared a five-minute audio message that he recorded, calling on Muslims in France and Europe to embark upon jihad to defend Islam and the Muslims. The message, posted on YouTube,[1] was shared on a pr…

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TIP Opens Official Media Channel In French

On 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.[1] The channel shares all official TIP material and translate…

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ISIS Claims Its German Suicide Bomber Attacked Kurdish Forces In Syria

On December 31, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Barakah (Hasakah) Province claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on Kurdish forces in Syria, reporting that it was perpetrated by a fighter of German origin, as indicated by his name, Abu Amar Al-Almani.[1] No picture of the…

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Gruesome ISIS Music Video In French Presents Apocalyptic Vision Of The ISIS Eternal War On Disbelief

On December 31, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Hayat Media Center released a four-minute music video of a French language nasheed, or Islamic a cappella song. The video was distributed through official media channels on Telegram.[i] Nasheeds are an important and powerful tool …

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Jihadis In Kashmir Pledge Allegiance To ISIS, Denounce Pakistani-Backed Separatists

On December 25, 2017, a group of jihadi fighters in Kashmir published a video on Telegram through their media outlet Al-Qaraar.[1] The 14-minute video confirms rumors that a group of fighters in Kashmir have pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and joined the Islamic State …

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Pro-ISIS Poster Threatens Terror In Paris, Promises Bloodshed During Holidays

As part of the recent wave of messages by ISIS supporters threatening terror during the holidays, a Telegram channel dedicated to sharing pro-ISIS posters and images distributed a new graphic poster threatening Paris. The poster shows an armed ISIS fighter carrying a bomb looking…

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Pro-ISIS Hackers: US Is Our First Target, Russia The Next; We Have Declared Global Electronic War

On December 16, 2017, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) hacker group Caliphate Cyber Ghosts (CCG) posted a 10-minute video on Telegram titled “And Sit in Wait for Them at Every Place of Ambush.”[1] The video delivers a threatening message to the U.S. and all other members of the anti-…

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Foreign Fighter In Syria Reports Successful Social Media Fundraising To Improve Conditions In The Trenches

On December 16, 2017, the Al-Sadaqah organization,[1] which raises money for mujahideen fighters in Syria, posted a one-minute clip on Telegram featuring a foreign fighter in a trench. The fighter takes the viewer on a tour of what he describes as a frontline position where condi…

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Jihadi Group In Tunisia Linked To AQIM Kills One Soldier, Wounds Six

On December 12, 2017 the ‘Uqba Bin Nafi’ Battalion, associated with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), claimed responsibility for a December 11, 2017 IED attack on Tunisian soldiers in the mountainous area of Sha’nabi, near Kasserine, a hotspot of jihadi insurgency. Accordin…

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Pro-ISIS Poster Threatens NYC Police Commissioner

On December 13, 2017, the pro-ISIS media outlet Fursan media released a poster featuring New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill dressed in an orange jump suit kneeling next to a masked jihadi fighter armed with a knife.[1] The poster shows a NYC street in the backgrou…

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