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The Jihadi Websites Monitoring Group at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism presents periodical insights on the latest significant issues discussed in Jihadi forums. The review covers a broad range of fields and presents trends in the dialogue between Jihadi activists and supporters. It examines new Jihadi publications as well as traditional news sources, and includes: leaders' statements, Jihadi magazines, interesting correspondence which stimulated dialogue, specific threats and clues regarding attacks, predicted future activity and more.


Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Absence – A Sign of Retreat from his Position?

06/07/2015 | by JWMG Team
One of the issues presenting a challenge for terrorism investigators concerns Ayman al-Zawahiri’s influence on the path of global jihad in light of the increasing erosion of Al-Qaeda’s power. The growing rift between Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS), the assassinations of senior Al-Qaeda figures in the organization – most recently, Sheikh Nasser al-Wahayshi in June 2015 – and the defection of Al-Qaeda members to the IS, underlie the weakening of the organization
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Targeted Killings of Senior Al-Qaeda Operatives (January-June 2015): Effects and Consequences

21/06/2015 | by JWMG Team

Over recent months, we have witnessed several targeted killings of senior operatives of global jihad organizations throughout the world, the most recent of which were pillars of Al-Qaeda: Abu Basir Naser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and Mukhtar Belmukhtar, a senior commander of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

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Threats to attack American and French bases and ports in the Persian Gulf

23/02/2015 | by JWMG Team

Since the coalition offensive led by the United States against the “Islamic State” (IS) began, threats made by IS to attack American targets have significantly increased. On 21 February 2015 a member of Al-Minbar jihadi Forum, which supports IS, published an online post under the title “Four Famous Military Bases of the Crusader Occupation in the Emirates: Information and Pictures”. The online post provided information concerning military bases of Western countries and central ports in the Persian Gulf in order to include them as possible targets of future attacks.

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The Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis Terrorist Attack on the Israel-Egypt Border (2011)

28/09/2014 | by JWMG Team
On August 18, 2011 a terrorist attack was carried out on the Israel-Egypt border in which several Israeli vehicles were attacked on Highway 12 and clashes broke out with IDF forces. Eight people were killed in the attack and 40 others were injured. 
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AZAN Magazine – Profile Analysis

23/09/2014 | by JWMG Team

AZAN is an English-language magazine that covers various jihadist-related topics and is published by the Taliban in Pakistan. The Taliban in Pakistan, otherwise known by its full name, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (“Taliban Movement of Pakistan”), is a jihadist group that was founded in 2007 as a result of the merger of 13 Pakistani militant groups into one umbrella organization. Today, the organization is led by the Islamist, Maulana Fazlullah, and its operations are focused on two main areas: terrorist attacks against the government of Pakistan and the enforcement of shari’a in areas under its control.

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