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Jihadism specialist; Editorial Lead/team manager @BBC Monitoring (https://t.co/KJJy0cZuHR) Views are mine.

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#ISIS gloats... https://t.co/jh6VIqbwbU @gordoncorera Looking forward to it!Our team @BBCMonitoring continues to closely watch and report, providing context and expert info about the sourcesMeanwhile, IS supporters continue their online hashtag campaign titled "Revenge for the Chaste [women]", in support… https://t.co/5yO0m8bD1nIn addition to yesterday's claim of allegedly freeing some women from Kurdish forces in Raqqa, IS also released a v… https://t.co/2eaHTFe2su#ISIS's weekly paper Naba features an image of the IS Katyusha rockets that allegedly targeted a US base in Shaddad… https://t.co/vxEL1Vfh0I
10/18
2019
@surajlakhani @galwaygrrl I do too! 🙈 @MichaelSSmithII Of course! :) @MichaelSSmithII 🤣Two years after ISIS lost Raqqa, the city looks set to change hands again as Syrian forces approach. Special report… https://t.co/HEsjN99yiS
Retweeted by Mina Al-Lami“at the fate” not “and the fate”! 🤦🏽‍♀️Meanwhile, al-Qaeda branches release coordinated messages threatening to escalate attacks against Western interests… https://t.co/rFCT4QzmSnExactly 2 years ago today, the Islamic State group lost the city of Raqqa - the de facto capital of its so-called c… https://t.co/doeCIItgGG
Retweeted by Mina Al-LamiIS gloats and the fate of Kurdish forces in the latest editorial of its weekly paper al-Naba. Talks about allies b… https://t.co/LVROqrD6W9Today is the second anniversary of #ISIS's loss of #Raqqa. What has it been up since then? Here's a quick recap. https://t.co/Pn2AR49pom @DD6320 Thanks for your comment. I put "PKK" in quotes specifically because I'm quoting the IS statement, and not a… https://t.co/2W2AGaRJOxOn the anniversary of losing Raqqa, #ISIS claims for the first time freeing imprisoned women whom it said were held… https://t.co/SNbVTAQnpU @Bizzles14 And you could be right and the pause is linked to the protests in some way. Let's wait and see if there… https://t.co/jQWUuAOVhj @Bizzles14 I wasn't suggesting they shifted resources from Iraq to Syria to exploit the Turkish operation, given as… https://t.co/2CDLEb6r2E @Bizzles14 Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and taking the time to condense them in a few characters. It… https://t.co/vSiJwegkBu @Bizzles14 But of course I don’t claim to know for sure why IS attacks in Iraq dropped this month. Busy in Syria? (… https://t.co/lVOJWhqZd4 @Bizzles14 IS wasn’t going to “galvanize popular support” nor would its attacks have linked the protests to ISIS be… https://t.co/rvFh6OwQ2o @Bizzles14 IS normally operates in Sunni-majority provinces in Iraq (Diyala, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Anbar) & occasio… https://t.co/dDxtJ7QCwa @Bizzles14 IS typically takes advantage of unrest, including protests, to hit the government and forces while they’… https://t.co/aNaMO4IWqh @Bizzles14 Sorry for late reply. It's been a busy week. I thought of your theory and as I said you make a good poin… https://t.co/djPeVQtoL8
10/17
2019
A shameless promotion of my Raqqa anniversary piece from last year. Hope I manage to write something today! https://t.co/BNRp0BziPvA day ahead of the second anniversary of #ISIS's loss of #Raqqa in Syria, some news reports suggest that Syrian gov… https://t.co/wX5ISx98HE
10/16
2019
@Bizzles14 Thanks! Good points. I’ll reply later today. @brodycmcdonald It was a brief claim of a relatively small attack. IS said it targeted with an IED a “PKK” vehicle… https://t.co/bY4lEZIyf7
10/15
2019
#ISIS attacks in Iraq fall dramatically as militants focus on Syria amid ongoing Turkish operation against Kurdish… https://t.co/Km3MgskoP0
Retweeted by Mina Al-Lami#ISIS steps up attacks against Kurdish forces in Syria in a bid to exploit the Turkish operation (unlocked piece)… https://t.co/DGEsMPwXRT @sommervilletv Thank you @sommervilletv and team for your incredibly important workWatch: Amira, Heba and Hamza's story, on an extraordinary day in NE Syria. We'll update you when we know more, ther… https://t.co/u96x9T6dvM
Retweeted by Mina Al-Lamicorrection: IS only claimed three attacks in Iraq in Oct so far, not two. Apologies, one small claim on 4 Oct slipped my attention.Spelling correction: Deir al-Zour, not al-Zoyr (when will Twitter allow us to edit?!)So the significant drop in IS attacks in Iraq can be understood in the context of IS wanting to exploit the opportu… https://t.co/h63jlD0nCGAs for rhetoric, the jihadist group is highlighting its alleged efforts to free and avenge IS-linked prisoners in E… https://t.co/DWlU2espgY3) In terms of choice of targets in Syria, IS is clearly trying to take advantage of the Turkish operation against… https://t.co/LCsLEYCP8D3) In Syria, IS has been striking in areas where it rarely attacks, such as Kurdish-controlled areas Qamishli and M… https://t.co/FaaRx9vtQk2) This month IS so far has focused most of its attacks in Syria, particularly against the Kurdish-led SDF in the e… https://t.co/kQj82ifSyvThis is VERY unusual because Iraq mostly tops the list in terms of countries where IS claims most attacks, accordin… https://t.co/lLswjC7JAjThread: Some observations from IS activity in Oct. 1) the group hasn’t claimed an attack in Iraq since 4 Oct. In fa… https://t.co/1OmGo8EsNP
10/14
2019
Fukku al-Asirat was launched in Jan and at the time was strongly endorsed by high-profile al-Qaeda supporters and c… https://t.co/CvVCgvP0uEMeanwhile, some IS supporters caution against trusting such unofficial support groups, recalling IS’s recent warnin… https://t.co/kYUsOFzGiKThe pro-al-Qaeda outfit Fukku al-Asirat (Free the female prisoners) is urging women who escaped Kurdish-run detenti… https://t.co/gplNQJFlBSIt’s clear that the western strategy of using north eastern Syria as a holding pen for jihadists and their families… https://t.co/IGM35NY9Ty
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10/13
2019
IS declares a new campaign of attacks across #Syria, capitalising on the Turkish incursion without explicitly sayin… https://t.co/L4Aq40TtnJ
Retweeted by Mina Al-LamiRecent IS activity in relation to Syria: https://t.co/X5FuPGtdHk
Retweeted by Mina Al-LamiThe jihadist group is clearly trying to capitalise on events in northern Syria - taking advantage of Kurds being di… https://t.co/wkTeMKT5q8After claiming to have killed an “investigator” in Raqqa & 2 SDF “agents” in Deir al-Zour, IS yesterday claimed the… https://t.co/iZoWRGwyreIS has notably stepped up its actions & rhetoric in relation to IS-linked prisoners held at camps in NE Syria https://t.co/k1iAmzfzHh
10/12
2019
.@Jihadology_Net Articles of the Week – 10/5-10/11 https://t.co/1LNTNNMv3w Featuring @citizen_LJ @alex_elwickhttps://t.co/ttltIufjYQ
Retweeted by Mina Al-LamiIS has claimed killing an “[SDF] investigator” in Raqqa & two men in Deir al-Zour who allegedly handed over IS-link… https://t.co/FHzEjWXSZk
10/11
2019
Finally, worth noting that jihadists are not one big happy family and that their positions widely vary on key issue… https://t.co/j8miH1ffXcIS may well comment on the development via its weekly newspaper al-Naba, which comes out Thursday evenings. It migh… https://t.co/Y4nvI5ELaFMembers and supporters of al-Qaeda in Syria don’t like Turkey as they suspect the government is pursuing a project… https://t.co/wCefP8O2GMOn the other hand, I saw at least one “pragmatic” prominent jihadist figure argue it was better for Turkey to take… https://t.co/OdDhmaKgN8Meanwhile, IS has claimed responsibility for yesterday’s deadly attacks against the Kurdish-led SDF forces in Raqq… https://t.co/MwMsyl3RPnSome have been talking about “the opportunities” the new conflict presents to free IS-linked prisoners in detention campsAnother position, voiced esp by IS supporters, has been to gloat at what they say is the US’s “using and then disca… https://t.co/vRJR4HE6oGThey consider such conflict to benefit jihadists in two ways: it “weakens” the anti-jihadist forces and distracts t… https://t.co/F6aNLFJ4JJTherefore, the position of #ISIS & #alQaeda supporters has been mostly this: they pray that the two forces (Turkey… https://t.co/Z7hIk9CcKISo far, jihadists haven’t offered a huge amount of comments simply because they consider both sides (Turkey and Kur… https://t.co/nPQYE6jTPAThread: How are jihadists reacting to the Turkish operation in northern Syria and the US’s position on the matter? Read on. @YousifHashimi Sorry to hear about that Yousif. Hope you managed to access eventually
10/9
2019
@azelin Thank you Aaron! :)This is a great opportunity to join the Jihadist Media Team led by Mina at @BBCMonitoring. https://t.co/UtbDY2YhGX https://t.co/xdzdq7FDG1
Retweeted by Mina Al-Lami @LunaSafwan Hi Luna. Job is based in London and applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Tasks cannot be p… https://t.co/L9gjUwWrbG...based in main BBC building in central London. Applicants must have the right to work in the UKhttps://t.co/ljPJjxIMgqWe're looking for a super qualified researcher to join our team. Must be fluent in Arabic & really into research &… https://t.co/3HhPbxHhG2
10/8
2019
My analysis of the 15 videos #ISIS released between Jun and Sep as part of a coordinated media campaign to prove it… https://t.co/MS9zvmdYLj @nadim_farhad Finally, published. (in case of interest) https://t.co/DZWp0HusR6Analysing the key messages within a major new video campaign from #ISIS - the latest from @Minalami https://t.co/LjA7Og73jo
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10/7
2019
How I miss our old office! https://t.co/RM9HrkyAjyThis in turn prompts acts of violence against protesters by security forces. We've seen some of that already happen… https://t.co/otDQfNpsRTWhile such protests are more credible than ones led by political parties/agendas (some with regional backers), thei… https://t.co/Sac2EekGAlDisinformation increases at times of unrest & internet/info restrictions. While the internet was down in most parts… https://t.co/7jeGayoZzkThe current protests in Iraq differ from previous ones in that they are more organic, spontaneous and leaderless. Y… https://t.co/Q00NEWWOvM
10/4
2019
Today we published two stories on the previously unknown jihadist group Humat al-Tawhid: one profiling it, examinin… https://t.co/NAUKoqerYqOur team is publishing a profile about this group, or what we know about it so far from its own output since early… https://t.co/Wz6J36jifvInteresting claim. So far no prominent jihadist group or supporters have been observed to share this claim or earli… https://t.co/7VLn2nzQlD @rcallimachi Absolutely beautiful!
10/1
2019
@nadim_farhad Thanks a lot! Of course I am! Aiming to publish on Tue and will share it here.IS in Libya has typically not commented on news of two US air strikes on its militants on 19 & 24 Sept. Group has b… https://t.co/AfCjkTJSN6
Retweeted by Mina Al-LamiHey, they beat me to it! I was due to publish my analysis of the 15 videos yesterday! https://t.co/M5Ym2agLym
9/28
2019
Both IS and it’s jihadist rival al-Qaeda have been trying to exploit communal tensions between farmers and herders… https://t.co/2zG0qVR0XjThe editorial features a still from an execution vid IS released earlier this week showing the killing of two “Chri… https://t.co/fyY36nr107In the editorial of its weekly paper al-Naba, IS turns up the volume of threat against Christians in Nigeria, playi… https://t.co/EsD69CFxo5
9/26
2019
@sommervilletv @BBCMonitoring 😊Was honoured to share a panel with @sommervilletv this morning talking Syria, jihad, ISIS, al-Qaeda and the fate of… https://t.co/yhg9Ly3Qan
9/24
2019
Judy King @BBCMonitoring on how AI has helped them overcome the challenges of monitoring traditional broadcasting c… https://t.co/tzxIqi7vI7
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9/21
2019
5) IS is clearly reversing its past silence on the subject of its imprisoned members/families, esp women, and wants… https://t.co/mjgNo2PHFf4) When IS started inciting lone actor attacks in the West in 2014 (and later), it also stressed that attackers mus… https://t.co/gqXwQvitlz3) But al-Naba goes a step further and incites followers who cannot reach prisons to instead target “infidels” they… https://t.co/FIMkQkGhXL2) The editorial also reiterates Baghdadi’s call on fighters to avenge prisoners even if they cannot directly free… https://t.co/L3KBn7ERPx1) The editorial of IS’s weekly newspaper al-Naba echoes al-Baghdadi’s recent message on IS-linked prisoners, sayin… https://t.co/asQoCgbVqB @M_A_Golden @LorandBodo This is from our Jihadism page on the BBC Monitoring website. https://t.co/cLjpondlel Unfor… https://t.co/Ckyg1D6odOAnother report focused on the handwritten notes allegedly from female IS supporters in east Syria camps responding… https://t.co/NPDCg076g2The latest report focused on the security warnings by pro-IS tech outfits Horizons & Bank al-Ansar of the dangers o… https://t.co/Ivp0FKSyH2
9/19
2019

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