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Senior Research Fellow, @ICSR_Centre | PhDer, @warstudies | Associate/Fellow, @ICCT_TheHague, @CTSC_Project & @I_W_M | charlie.winter@kcl.ac.uk

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“In the past year and a half, #Telegram has also put forth considerable effort to root out the abusers of the platf… https://t.co/cj2uGERHey
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11/22
2019
We are delighted to launch Research Fellow @inna_veleva's latest report, 'The Hashd’s Popular Gambit: Demystifying… https://t.co/yDyL8nVG2C
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11/21
2019
Woah (what an idiot) https://t.co/rBTiHmAdVF
11/13
2019
Turkey warns it will send Islamic State members back to UK even if citizenship revoked. Government controlled repat… https://t.co/2bTox5MwSc
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11/6
2019
@DaveedGR @azelin @Jihadology_Net @DevorahMargolin @Joana_Cook @MMSweeney1109 @glafree @saimumparvez1https://t.co/HmzusAE1Sa
11/4
2019
Wouldn’t be surprised if #IS’s prison-break plans were expedited in the near-term. Not a bad way to smooth transi… https://t.co/wrdmW98nV6
11/1
2019
Of course there's a chance that this is a temporary format to make up for the extra time needed to crank out… https://t.co/GvagSzkodxAnd it's not like it's been a slow news week... https://t.co/QOqzyeSyeeVery interesting (if you're into this kind of thing): The new issue of #IS's newspaper is only 8 pages long. The… https://t.co/dvlIcSQsHbI’d be a bit miffed if I was that Qardash guy I have to sayRegardless of whomever becomes leader of #Daesh, the @Coalition remains steadfast in its commitment to defeating its ideology.
Retweeted by Charlie WinterHundreds of editors right now: "Can you profile the new #ISIS guy for tomorrow?" Hundreds of reporters: ".........."
Retweeted by Charlie Winterlol https://t.co/nAoVF7HdIekind of feels like #IS is trying to say it's up to its eyeballs in Qurashis with this new announcementPretty damn quick turnaround for #IS, I have to say. Obviously, both Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-#Qurashi (the new… https://t.co/fPvrLBMbV5The statement, at seven and a half mins long, is unusually abridged for #IS. Makes sense given the circumstances.Oh and new #IS spokesman (the guy announcing all this): Abu Hamzah al-Qurashi.New #IS leader: Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi.In new statement from #IS, #Baghdadi and #Muhajir both confirmed dead. @MeadOlivia @Hegghammer @haroro_ingram @CraigAWhiteside Thanks! 😎
10/31
2019
there's a few knocking around already - someone's having a field day https://t.co/e2CzGLvq2m
10/30
2019
@AdamHoffm @Hegghammer @haroro_ingram @CraigAWhiteside thanks so much! @rompenni @Hegghammer @haroro_ingram @CraigAWhiteside Thanks much! @Hegghammer @haroro_ingram @CraigAWhiteside We've been very fortunate to have received great feedback from… https://t.co/fsgKpKnDVh‘Three leading jihadism experts have parsed the #ISIS corpus & produced a fascinating guide through the Caliphate’s… https://t.co/21cBZpwInEIn our new article for Perspectives on Terrorism, @NateRosenblatt, @rajanbasra and myself test whether there’s a ca… https://t.co/zR0L4fpj5Y‘Three leading jihadism experts have parsed the #ISIS corpus & produced a fascinating guide through the Caliphate’s… https://t.co/gGYOLtZLQH
Retweeted by Charlie WinterJust a reminder that the Aug 2019 statement attributed to IS media naming Baghdadi’s successor as Abdallah Qardash… https://t.co/Zin5yUiZoF
Retweeted by Charlie Winter @HaidHaid22 @Joana_Cook Kidding, obv - I was doing Oct publications so it missed the cut. @charliewinter @inna_veleva Not to be forgotten is @HaidHaid22 ‘s excellent recent report on offline propaganda https://t.co/j7GOfHNBcE
Retweeted by Charlie Winter @HaidHaid22 @Joana_Cook Nah we can and should forget that(Also, be on look out for some (more) excellent research on what’s next for #Iraq’s #Hashd from @inna_veleva. I bel… https://t.co/KGUShBfwG5And all of this is from just the last three weeks! Hats off @ICSR_Centre colleagues.5. @rajanbasra, @FlorenceKeen and @CrawfordBlyth on #Halle and what it tells us about global white supremacy: https://t.co/wBM3JHQpTR4. @GinaAVale on the complicated status of #alHol camp: https://t.co/sKpBzuL4DB3. @ShirazMaher on the long-term implications of the #Trump-#Turkey-#Syria debacle: https://t.co/8GaZrGClzO2. @inga_kris on the strategic importance of #Libya’s all-too-often overlooked #Fezzan region: https://t.co/imQ62nh4UgICSR has been churning out great research of late. 1. @Joana_Cook on the evolution of #AQAP governance in #Yemen:… https://t.co/jnPp1zjRqG
10/29
2019
1. Notes on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's apparent death in Syria's Idlib province: • THREAD •
Retweeted by Charlie Winter @GlobalMedia_ lol as if that's gonna happenNicely put https://t.co/Z5dlX4IGooYou can argue the political playing field is shifting in their direction again, but I don’t know anyone on the outs… https://t.co/hkfu41K7Lw
Retweeted by Charlie WinterAt the end of the day, leadership removal matters more if you actually degrade leadership. The bench matters. ISI l… https://t.co/PIn8UsoKeD
Retweeted by Charlie WinterTHREAD: A few early thoughts on ABB’s killing. First, it’s a really big deal. He was a symbolic leader, but also dr… https://t.co/4Emm5Qsv50
Retweeted by Charlie WinterIn case anyone was wondering, #IS's radio silence on #Baghdadi and/or #Muhajir persists. It's still just business… https://t.co/EFek2Fp2LVMyself, @DevorahMargolin and @Joana_Cook on the need to take action regarding the 10,000s of "#IS" women and childr… https://t.co/72lTq1DkDX @SquizzRadical thanks! @MENA_Conflict @caro_vina @mharoldpage @NatetheIrate @faysalitani @aaronstein1 @Elizrael @RashaAlAqeedihttps://t.co/2LefZD2JXl“Thousands of women and a whole generation of children appear to have been written off by their governments as a lo… https://t.co/b3YWm9yflZ
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10/28
2019
@brianfishman @azelin @AlexMello02 @CalibreObscura These replies are Twitter at its best @CalibreObscura @azelin Yep I totally agree with you here. It’ll be v interesting to see how this filters down through/across the org.Oh to be an #IS propagandist today https://t.co/wHrgrbInVQAs @azelin just noted, #IS has been here before (well, ish). In 2010, #ISI’s two top leaders Abu Umar & Abu Hamza w… https://t.co/JrxJZ06A5dIf both #Baghdadi & #Muhajir have indeed been killed in same 24-hour period, god knows what this means for #IS. My… https://t.co/Hey7TB9R0pIf the below is true, I stand corrected. #SDF commander-in-chief has just announced that Abul Hasan al-Muhajir—… https://t.co/u4MkKLzwHW(10. Also important to keep in mind that #IS has neither confirmed nor denied the reports of #Baghdadi’s death. I’d… https://t.co/6ZDlVkBJNx9. All that being said, it’s important to keep in mind that #IS will have been planning for this just as it had bee… https://t.co/BD1SiSwGpu8. Sadly, because of the disaster that is #Trump and #Turkey, the #US and its allies are in no position to up the a… https://t.co/4wefkrgV6F7. So, if #IS was vulnerable before, it is most certainly vulnerable now. In coming days/weeks/months, it’ll be rus… https://t.co/FNOvkmujOy6. Even if this doesn’t spell the operational end of #IS, it is still a serious blow—and it couldn’t have come at a… https://t.co/N8hyWzDns25. Jihadi groups are more likely to survive through decapitation when they have strong bureaucracies in place. Few… https://t.co/d7oIadJJ2q4. In terms of its strategic impact: The data on decapitation strikes show, fairly conclusively, that organisations… https://t.co/riT1YFdfKD3. With that in mind, it is entirely feasible that #Baghdadi’s death could impact operationally on #IS in the short… https://t.co/rtfydF05PZ2. In terms of its tactical implications: Lots (too much?) has been made of how #Baghdadi is nothing more than a fi… https://t.co/TTnavW1TOk1. The death of Abu Bakr al-#Baghdadi is a big problem for #IS, but not for the reasons you might think.
10/27
2019
@AmarAmarasingam @ColinPClarke @Joana_Cook you're such a badass amar
10/24
2019
New @OUPAcademic volume featuring S. Baele, K. Boyd, T. Coan, @KurtBraddock @charliewinter @b_rottweilerUCLhttps://t.co/gCkyP4mLlb
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10/23
2019
63. As for official comms and day-to-day activities, back to normal operational simmer—just the one attack claimed… https://t.co/9HlGZmqZPn62. Interestingly, one #IS|er did pick up on #UK decision to repatriate orphans. “This means they aren’t taking bac… https://t.co/Ee8DpauLwg61. On the forums, much of the urgency around leaving has gone—for now at least. There is still an obvious appetite… https://t.co/5hhD62eIqc60. 21 Oct: Two of #IS’s key IDP forums came back online yesterday. Tenor of conversation has again changed gear. S… https://t.co/f0u0Avs2nX59. Interestingly, there was no Bayan Radio bulletin yesterday. They usually come daily. I wonder if someone (… https://t.co/gVSftl4gXN58. 19 Oct: Conspicuous silence on #Syria from both #IS (aside from a single ghanimah pic from #Busayrah) and most… https://t.co/cR6hPWQ44u57. As an aside, #IS|ers in al Hol have been throwing shade on the Fikku al-Asirat campaign, which @ajaltamimi inte… https://t.co/yoxOVVPGBj56. What with that and earlier reports from other #IS|ers that services have now resumed in al Hol, it seems that t… https://t.co/VpE7rETBrp55. The above is an interesting (and, quite frankly, surprising) indication of the tone of current discussions arou… https://t.co/SeV7DE9Uvy54. Meanwhile, unofficial #IS comms have been stressing that #FSA and #Assad regime prisons are just as bad as thos… https://t.co/lq21knnjk953. Besides al-Naba’, #IS also published a video showing its fighters executing a man accused of handing female #IShttps://t.co/8D7YQ6TFY352. Elsewhere in this week’s issue of al-Naba’, #IS reports on the various activities it’s deployed “to avenge the… https://t.co/9hJA31OCIT51. 18 Oct: As expected, the editorial of #IS’s newspaper focuses on northern #Syria. It hits all the talking point… https://t.co/aqxluRmIq850. To be taken with a big pinch of salt until further (/any) evidence emerges.49. 17 Oct: #IS has claimed it stormed an #SDF position about 90km south of #AinIssa, freeing "a number of kidnappe… https://t.co/0HvOagsJpo48. In any case, I’m still keeping a close eye on al Hol. And, given the clock’s ticking when it comes to regime se… https://t.co/xHc8fdiLur47. Either way, I’d expect #IS’s radio silence on #Turkey’s incursion to break sometime soon. There’s only so long… https://t.co/ILRTMKNTSP46. This could be due to an operational refit presaging another major uptick in #IS ops, or it could simply be a re… https://t.co/sYBm00t4Lv45. Interestingly, the character of #IS’s activities has reverted to type—away from the spectaculars it deployed im… https://t.co/4i7hyGTvtz44. Whatever the case, #IS has been lying low the last couple of days. After claiming 7 attacks in NE #Syria on Mon… https://t.co/dSzFRVBU8x43. Online, #IS’s radio silence on #Turkey’s incursion into #Syria and the #SDF’s deal with #Damascus is deafening.… https://t.co/u8pRdze8go42. 16 Oct: Quick update on #IS’s response to northern #Syria developments. Not much is clear, but reports of a sus… https://t.co/WRPypst2Ad41. Next few days, my eyes are firmly on al Hol.40. I’m a bit surprised by the tone of this letter to be honest. Given the tenor of #Baghdadi’s last statement, I w… https://t.co/o03WlKJ5IL39. “...If you do not, we will slaughter you. There is no one to protect you and we are everywhere.” Interesting im… https://t.co/pGAPXcfgzN38. Also, #IS officials have been distributing a letter to communities in vicinity of camps. It essentially says, “… https://t.co/zXJ91OJwsA37. Other #IS|ers—along with #IS itself—have been issuing warnings against corrupt smugglers looking to extort fema… https://t.co/KLPwGmsLap36. Based on how precipitously it fell, #IS|ers have been encouraging families in al Hol (which is a much bigger ca… https://t.co/0GkXLEZxFs35. On the camps: #AinIssa’s collapse, which reportedly led to some 800 #IS supporters escaping, has been met with… https://t.co/qJzwBDsIjz34. As an aside, it would be a disaster if #Assad gets his hands on those 1000s of #IS detainees. In the short-term… https://t.co/3Aw3dU5MBX33. On the prisons: No change since my last comments, though there will perhaps be more urgency to act now that #SAA is moving in.32. Crucially, this chaos is all being cast as a new opportunity. #IS|ers going so far as to describe it as a “seco… https://t.co/gVVDexpDdS31. The undertone to #IS|ers’ discussions on this is that it demonstrates their enemies’ fundamental fragility whil… https://t.co/9M0MfM7WMZ
10/21
2019

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