Al Muhajirun, a group promoting itself as the “representative face” of foreign fighters from various jihadi factions in Syria, released a video featuring a European fighter condemning Western society and urging Muslims there to immigrate to Islamic countries to freely practice their religion.
The Tawhid wal Jihad Brigade, an Uzbek group within Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Syria, released a training camp video featuring the religious and military education given to its fighters.
In the final installment of his open-interview, Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) called for unity among Muslims and non-Muslims, discussed suicide operations and an Islamic government, and deemed the Islamic State (IS) a “cancer” that one must “completely eliminate.”
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video report on the destruction of the Great Mosque of Nuri and its Hadba’ minaret in Mosul, maintaining its claim that the two iconic structures were destroyed by American airstrikes and not bombs of its fighters.
Nearly two weeks after launching a financial campaign to equip its fighters, the Gaza-based Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) released a video of a fighter appealing to Muslims to contribute.
The Afghan Taliban released a video focusing on the various military training camps it operates in Afghanistan, and promoting jihad as integral for Muslims’ salvation and its preparation as a “divine obligation”.
Jihadists released the second issue of Haqiqa magazine, focusing on Muslim imprisonment and migration to Syria.
The second issue was released on June 21, 2017, roughly four months after the release of the first issue.
Differing from Haqiqa’s first issue, which compiled content from other jihadi media groups, the second issue appeared to feature original content. Prison-focused articles discussed a supposed Guantanamo Bay guard’s conversion to Islam, Syria’s “hellhole” Sednaya Prison, and a poem on imprisonment by an “anonymous brother.”
Migration-related articles in the issue focused on Syria. One, entitled, “Going home at Last,” quoted “Abu Muhammad,” whom the article claimed “is planning to make Hijrah,” as stating:
The acceptance of many Disbelievers declined as the signs of my faith became apparent. It’s not hidden from anyone today how difficult life in the West has become for Muslims. All you have to do is open the news. Even some of those, who don’t believe in Hijrah and striving in Allah’s path, have begun to consider migrating.
Another article, “A Word of Advice before Leaving,” stressed the need to receive verification from contacts in Syria prior to migration. It stated:
Please don’t make the mistake to just go on your own without tazkiyah [verification]. At best you will be abused and deceived by those who are after your money. At worst, you will be captured, jailed, tortured or even shot on sight.
The issue also featured part two of a biography of killed Dutch Nusra Front (NF) fighter “Abu Jandal,” the first installment of which featured in issue one of Haqiqa. Written by his brother, the article narrated that after suffering an injury from an explosion, he was eventually taken to a hospital in Turkey, where he died three days later.
The Haqiqa issue also featured graphics attributed to the pro-AQ Green Bird Media, and promoted the social media accounts of “Life in Syria,” a media group run by jihadists in Syria.
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The Afghan Taliban released a second video of two professors kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016, American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, pleading with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Donald Trump to “have mercy” and negotiate for a prisoner swap.
‘Amaq News Agency released a video documenting the use of the Islamic State’s (IS) currency in markets in Deir al-Zour, Syria, two years after the announcement of its minting and eventual circulation.
Al-Kata’ib Foundation, the media wing of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, published a set of 32 photos from the June 8, 2017, raid on the Af Urur military base in the Puntland State of Somalia.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi spoke on the recent inclusion of “scholars” and “preachers” on lists of terrorists, arguing this is evidence of an alleged U.S.-led war on Islam.
In a relatively new development for the group, and demonstrating its heightened interest in its media efforts, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video of its attack one day prior on a Yemeni army camp in Hadramawt.
Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, the spokesman for the Islamic State (IS), called on lone wolves in America, Australia, Europe, and Russia to emulate those who came before them and attack, and rallied fighters to persevere amidst the trials of war and multitude of enemies in a speech issued for Ramadan.
Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) condemned the recent Manchester and London attacks, and explained why he joined—and later left—the Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) former Syrian affiliate.
The Gaza-based Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) launched a financial campaign dubbed “Contribute to Us Even with an Arrow” to equip its fighters, and released a video for this purpose.
‘Amaq News Agency released a video report on the past 21 days of the battle between Islamic State (IS) fighters and Philippine security forces in the city of Marawi, including a clip of the gunshot execution of six Christians.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi condemned the reception by Saudi leaders for U.S. President Donald Trump, remarking that it demonstrates their lack of religiosity and morals, and urged Yemeni tribes to battle any U.S. military presence on the ground.
The Islamic State (IS) media affiliate Furat Media released a posthumous video of a Chechen suicide bomber urging his fellow countrymen to execute lone-wolf attacks and operations similar to that which he will undertake.
Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri promoted the unity of Muslims regardless of nationality in an audio speech rallying them to oppose a unified enemy.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video “message” from the five fighters who carried out the June 7, 2017, attack in the Iranian capital, Tehran threatening further attacks in the country.