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The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan clarified that it would not announce a cease fire with the U.S. and denied media reports on its existence. It also promised to take all necessary steps to ensure Afghanistan’s interests on the military and political levels.
Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s leader, addressed at length theological and Islamic law issues revolving heresy in Islam, the denouncement of Allah and straying from the way of Islam. Per him, this phenomenon has been in existence all throughout history and its modern era manifestation may be found in human legislation rather than a divine one.
Sheikh Abu Ubaydah Yusuf Al-Anabi, the head of the council of dignitaries of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) calls the Algerians to continue their popular uprising against the regime in order to topple the regime in light of the of the upcoming elections. Per him, the elections are just a ploy to pacify the protestors and solidify the regime’s control. Further, Algeria is at a historic crossroads that needs to becapitalized to build a better future for Algeria. He also recommended to the protestors to form an oversight committee to assist with the success of their revolution.
Al-Shabab al-Mujahidin, the al-Qaeda extension in Somalia, claimed responsibility on an attack on a bus in eastern Kenya that, per them, carried intelligence agents and government officials. Per them, the attack meant to send a message to the Kenyan government that its Christian residents will not be safe as long as they keep conquering Muslin lands and oppress Muslims.
Hurras al-Din, the al-Qaeda extension in Syria, eulogized sheikh Bilal Kharissat AKA Abu Khadija al-Muhajir al-Urduni, a senior member and a prominent writer in al-Bayan media outlet identified with it. ISIS announced the launch of a campaign titled “the Revenge Raid of the Two Sheikhs” to mark the embarkment on a wave of revenge attacks for the elimination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Abu Hasan al-Muhajir.
Abu Muhamad al-Julani, leader of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, stresses that the revolution forces are determinedto continue their struggle and liberate Syria from the Russian-Iranian occupation. On that note he praisedthe hits on remote enemy targets such as airfields.
This article is part of the RED-Alert project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation Programme under grant agreement No 740688.