ATbar Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums - The First Half of July 2012

Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums - The First Half of July 2012

06/08/2012 | by JMG Desk  

This report summarizes notable events discussed on Jihadi Web forums during the first half of July 2012. Following are the main points covered in the report:

• The deputy consul in Aden, who is being held captive by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), appeals for a second time to the Saudi authorities to release Muslim women prisoners, in exchange for his release.
• The Al-Nusrah Front takes responsibility for a series of terrorist attacks against the Syrian regime’s security forces.
• Ansar Al-Din publishes a new propaganda video of its battles against its enemies in the Azawad region of Mali.
• A new Nigerian Salafi-jihadist group, Jamat Ansar Al-Muslimin fi Bilad Sudan [Supporters of the Muslims in the Land of Sudan], officially declares its establishment.
• Boku Haram takes responsibility for a July 8, 2012 terrorist attack against Christians and Nigerian security forces in Plateau State, Nigeria, in which 22 Christians, two of them Nigerian MPs, are killed.
• Jihadist Web forums highlight the plight of Muslims in Myanmar (formerly Burma), who are being persecuted and exiled by the Myanmar authorities. They call for jihad in Myanmar.
• Reports abound that Abu Hafs Al-Mauritani, the former mufti of Al-Qaeda, has been released from the prison in Mauritania to which he was extradited after ten years in an Iranian prison.
• Jihadmin, a new Turkish-language jihadist Web forum, is launched.

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