Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) Video Documents Artillery ‎Firing On Syrian Military East Of Hama, Syria ‎

On December 14, 2017, the Uyghur jihadi group Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) released a two-minute video on its Telegram channel documenting the shelling of Syrian forces in the rural eastern parts of Hama province, Syria.[1] Two days earlier, TIP had released several photos sh...


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Al-Shahab Video Documents September Attack On Somali ‎Towns, Freeing Of Prisoners Near Kenyan Border

On December 13, 2017, the Somali-Al-Qaeda branch of Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (HSM) released a video titled "And Be Harsh Against Them – 2," documenting the group's multi-pronged September attack on Somali soldiers in and around the towns of Beled Hawo and Ceelwaaq in western Somal...


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ISIS Khorasan Pictorial Report Shows Manufacture Of ‎Small-Sized IEDs ‎

On December 11, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) Khorasan province published a pictorial report showing the manufacture of small-sized IEDs in the province. The report was released on ISIS's outlets on Telegram, and was initially hosted on the text- and image-sharing website Justpa...


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ISIS Al-Furat Video Documents Battle Over Syrian City ‎Albu Kamal, Highlights Iranian Regional Ambitions

On December 11, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Furat Province released a video documenting some of the group's battles over the Syrian city of Albu Kamal, near the Iraqi border. The video presents ISIS as a guardian of Sunnis that is fighting the collective nations of "unbelie...


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ISIS’s Al-Naba’ Weekly Downplays Trump’s Statement On ‎Jerusalem, Lashes Out At Public Outcry

An editorial in Issue 109 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly Al-Naba', released online on December 8, 2017, lashed out at the public outcry that followed President Trump's December 6 address in which he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In the editorial, ISIS questio...


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AQIM Condemns Trump Statement On Jerusalem, Accuses ‎Arab Rulers Of Enablement, Urges Muslims To Support ‎Palestinians

On December 7, 2017, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's address the day before in which he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. AQIM said that Trump made his announcement only after realizing he had t...


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ISIS Supporter On Telegram Promotes Self-Made ‎Steganography And Encryption Tool ‎

An Islamic State (ISIS) supporter who goes by the name Mahed Razzul (@DrAlman) on Telegram has been promoting a tool, possibly developed by Razzul himself or a group of ISIS supporters, to hide and encrypt messages within image files. Steganography is the practice of concealin...


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Pro-ISIS Hacking Entity On Telegram Announces Plans For ‎Anti-U.S. Cyber Campaign

The pro-Islamic State (ISIS) hacking entity Electronic Ghosts Group of the Caliphate announced on December 5, 2017 that it would launch, on December 12, a cyberattack campaign against American targets. The hacking group's first targets, it said, is "the cursed United State." I...


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Pro-ISIS Website Promoted On Telegram, Solicits Donations ‎In Bitcoin

On November 30, 2017, Telegram user abo mosa posted a link to the newest Isdarat website. In recent years, the Isdarat websites have been a main hub for obtaining Islamic State (ISIS) content. The websites are frequently shut down but continue to resurface under different names.[...


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Pro-ISIS ‘United Cyber Caliphate’ Hacking Group ‎Threatens Retaliation For Social Media Suspension Of Pro-‎ISIS Accounts: ‘We Will Delete 100 Of Your Accounts To ‎Every One Of Ours’ That Is Deleted

On November 30, 2017, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) hacking entity United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) published a poster on its Telegram channel threatening retaliation for the removal of ISIS supporters' accounts on social media. In recent weeks, the UCC has boasted about its cyber ...


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Report On Main Russian Forces Facebook Page In Syria: ‎China Will Soon Deploy Two Special Forces Units To Fight ‎Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) In Syria ‎

According to a November 28, 2017, post on the official Facebook page of the Russian forces at Khmeimim airfield near Latakia, Syria,[1] China will soon be deploying special forces to fight the Uyghur jihad group Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) in Syria. According to the post, "S...


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A Look At The Ashhad Media Group’s Efforts To Facilitate ‎The Posting Of Pro-ISIS Content On Facebook ‎

The Ashhad Media group is a known pro-Islamic State (ISIS) entity that operates online. The group operates predominantly on Telegram, where it disseminates pro-ISIS content, coordinates media campaigns, and recruits individuals to join its ranks, among other things. One aspect...


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Pro-ISIS Hacking Group United Cyber Caliphate Publishes ‎Results Of Ongoing Hacking Campaign Targeting ‎Facebook, Instagram

In the last month, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) hacking group United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) began posting the results of a hacking campaign it has been carrying out against numerous Facebook and Instagram accounts. UCC's Telegram channel. The campaign is named after slai...


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Al-Qaeda Releases Two-Part Video By Ayman Al-Zawahiri ‎Commemorating ‘Blind Sheikh’ ‘Omar ‘Abd Al-Rahman, ‎Calling For Muslims To Target The U.S. ‎

On November 17, 2017, the Al-Qaeda media wing Al-Sahab released a video by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri commemorating Sheikh 'Omar 'Abd Al-Rahman (aka the Blind Sheikh). Al-Sahab released the video in two parts on its Telegram channel. The durations of the two parts are 1:15...


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ISIS Announces New Domain For Internet Radio Station ‎Featuring New Interface And New Back-End Website ‎

On November 11, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated Nasher News Telegram outlets published a link to ISIS's new Internet radio station Al-Bayan. Nasher News Telegram channel promoting new Al-Bayan domain. Since 2015, Al-Bayan has used numerous domains that were eith...


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Pro-ISIS Tech Body Publishes Updated Repository For ‎Information On Cyber Security, Encryption

On November 9, 2017, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) tech body Electronic Horizon Foundation (EHF) posted a link on its Telegram channel to its most updated repository of tech-related topics.[1] The repository is divided into two parts. The first part comprises tech-related t...


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In New Audio, Osama Bin Laden’s Son Hamza Bin Laden ‎Calls On Muslims To Target Americans To Avenge His ‎Father, Urges Preparations For New Armed Uprising ‎

On November 7, 2017, the Al-Qaeda media wing Al-Sahab released an audio recording by Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, on its Telegram channel.[1] In the recording, titled "Osama... The Fighter Against Invaders And The Inciter of Rebellion Against Tyrants," Hamza empha...


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Pro-ISIS Tech Group Promotes Account On ‎Decentralized ‎Encrypted Chat App Riot.im, Publishes App Tutorial In ‎English ‎

On November 5, 2017, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) tech entity Electronic Horizon Foundation (EHF) posted a link to its channel on Riot.im, which is a decentralized and encrypted chat platform based on Matrix, a decentralized open standard communication platform.[1] The link to...


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ISIS Affiliate In Syria Khalid Bin Al-Walid Army Prints Its ‎Own School Books, Runs Children’s School ‎

On November 2, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated Nasher News Telegram outlets published a pictorial report documenting some of the Khalid bin Al-Walid Army education department's activities in Syria. The report shows Khalid bin Al-Walid Army printing its own school boo...


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Pro-ISIS Tech Body Electronic Horizon Foundation (EHF) ‎Publishes Tutorial On Encryption Utility VeraCrypt On ‎Telegram

On October 14, 2017, the Telegram channel of the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) technical body Electronic Horizon Foundation (EHF) published a tutorial on installing and using VeraCrypt, an open-source disc encryption utility. The tutorial includes a step-by-step guide to downlo...


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