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

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The Palestine focus, which is typical of al-Qaeda messaging, is reminiscent of the "new phase" targeting Israel tha… https://t.co/baKAKAs4nW
5/27
2020
https://t.co/AWH2AX1GBjThe latest edition is presented as a "special issue" dedicated to the first anniversary of the "ongoing" al-Qaeda c… https://t.co/LiyJ4uUSjXThe magazine claims the shooter, Saudi military trainee Mohammed Alshamrani, had a post on social media quoting fro… https://t.co/Tj4adkZI81Out of the publication’s 50 pages, 15 are dedicated to the December #Pensacola naval base shooting in Florida, whic… https://t.co/pLGMaikYLr#AlQaeda's releases the fourth issue of its magazine One Nation (One Ummah), with heavy focus on the end goal of “l… https://t.co/BVxSjc8beH
5/25
2020
@NihadJariri I love Ma3mool! I feel it’s trickier to make than klecha! كل عام وانتِ بخير
5/24
2020
@Interna83188062 Actually چاي مخدّر بالهيلAfter 5 hours 😓 https://t.co/7SiAaoLcX9 https://t.co/xuANmU92XX @JennBecks Thank you! @vT7tvQBMyzte1mf Thank you! :)You know that feeling when you start something with enthusiasm & it sounds like a good thing to do with your kids,… https://t.co/mIyX1JH6q3It’s klecha time! #كليچة #EidOur report examines the claim and explains Thabat's previous odd media behaviour, by @alxwrght87 https://t.co/C5l9huCkc0It is not clear if Thabat is referring to al-Qaeda-linked activity or is vaguely, and uncharacteristically, referri… https://t.co/g0gnGhkBSBThabat said the attack took place in early Ramadan, which started on 24 April, in the northern Cabo Delgado provinc… https://t.co/akHLL45aUJPro-al-Qaeda media group Thabat has reported a vague claim for a jihadist attack on the army in #Mozambique, where… https://t.co/QCGm8Ioa0U
5/23
2020
We’ve taken a look at how jihadist comms on # Covid19 have changed over time and between groups. Here are some find… https://t.co/fhKAEybijM
Retweeted by Mina Al-Lamiworth reading 👇 https://t.co/B3BUUbLt23
5/22
2020
THREAD: What we know about detention of key Islamic State (IS) commander in Iraq. https://t.co/2MhuXgYQTg
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5/21
2020
https://t.co/ujn2UQfYkzWhile IS supporters dismissed the significance of Qardash's arrest, they didn't deny that he had held a senior posi… https://t.co/2OdDS6cvRnHis reference to Abdallah Qardash suggests he does not know for sure if he is the current IS leader, or maybe he do… https://t.co/ykpbUFVaK0In an exclusive interview with Al-Arabiya, Abd al-Nasir Qardash says the purported IS leader Abdallah Qardash, "if… https://t.co/pnh6xnHfv5IS supporters have said the news is old and inaccurate. They claim Qardash had been arrested last year by Kurdish… https://t.co/JRMRdDNEUrQardash, not to be confused with the purported incumbent IS leader Abdallah Qardash, was reportedly the head of IS'… https://t.co/aH3XycMKSyOn 20 May, Iraq's state media said the country's intelligence agency has announced the arrest of "Abd al-Nasir Qard… https://t.co/kiCPe4Uhr8Online supporters of #ISIS have sought to downplay the significance of the arrest in Iraq of a top IS figure Abd al… https://t.co/5O3Bc4XHfJ
5/20
2020
https://t.co/XchH5Z7ZDnSays Iraqi troops today are lost given "the rollback" of US support. Also cites the protests in the capital and sou… https://t.co/JbIMPaAqxFIn the editorial of its weekly paper al-Naba, #ISIS tells its militants to exploit the "breakdown of morale" of Ira… https://t.co/dbmNvLq3Ndcorrection: Given the 'precedent', not 'precedence'https://t.co/sIt6jvpM9TGiven the precedence, we had anticipated the start of such a campaign during Ramadan in our analysis: What to expec… https://t.co/eH9TtVhc8NSimilar to last year, IS did not make a dedicated announcement about the start of the latest campaign or its goals… https://t.co/ICJkk4C9jnIS had launched the same campaign this time last Ramadan (final third of the month). The second iteration of the ca… https://t.co/oethHE8BN1The group announced the campaign late on 14 May, which marks the start of the final third of Ramadan - a period per… https://t.co/LR2Vs8MJ55#ISIS has launched the third iteration of its “Raid of Attrition” campaign, using it so far to claim attacks in Ira… https://t.co/4MCcelTQr1
5/15
2020
The MA that @amhitchens and I run together, “Terrorism, Security and Soceity,” is still accepting applications. It’… https://t.co/u9shdfDLzD
Retweeted by Mina Al-LamiAs expected #IS does not claim the Kâbul attack in its weekly magazine. It actually ignores the attack and attribut… https://t.co/az7aAiJH0d
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5/14
2020
Some IS supporters who shared mainstream news about the attack sufficed to say it targeted a Médecins sans Frontièr… https://t.co/Rq5wXb7J8r @FollwrOfDeen How about the Nov 2017 attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai that left over 300 people dead, including… https://t.co/TaoecX8dgUThe hospital also happens to be an Shia-dominated area and the Shia are key targets for IS in Afghanistan and elsewhere.The Taliban has rushed to distance itself. If IS does end up claiming it, it will typically spin it to downplay the… https://t.co/kzPkDwGD2i#ISIS is likely behind the attack on a hospital maternity ward in the Afghan capital #Kabul, but so far there's bee… https://t.co/3UIvUAQ6P5Important thread from @AbdirahimS 👇 https://t.co/UvYYSVtT5ZOur team has been detailing these messages: New AQAP message confirms internal feud over espionage… https://t.co/ZFE4PMUjoUAl-Qaeda in Yemen (#AQAP) has finally admitted dealing with internal strife over spies, confirming recent leaks att… https://t.co/c1uiUVhllT
5/13
2020
The bloody rivalry between IS and al-Qaeda is now playing out in Africa’s Sahel region. The latest from @minalami https://t.co/XV9X7UR3E8
Retweeted by Mina Al-Lami @stick631 Thank you!Africa's Sahel becomes latest al-Qaeda-IS battleground https://t.co/eZE7mZYioQ
Retweeted by Mina Al-LamiAfrica's Sahel becomes latest al-Qaeda-IS battleground - my analysis on BBC website https://t.co/INXn7awqiL @MiaMBloom Congrats Mia! I look forward to your/the team's work!
5/11
2020
Analysis: Africa’s Sahel becomes latest al-Qaeda-IS battleground https://t.co/bFJ0RXhPQP by @Minalami interesting a… https://t.co/atqoiHs2qy
Retweeted by Mina Al-LamiThis week's roundup of jihadist reactions and measures regarding Covid-19 (list of reports in the red box). Hope to… https://t.co/ZSMw4jGzWF
5/9
2020
@MrMubinShaikh @CraigAWhiteside Means a lot. Thanks! @MrMubinShaikh I agree Mubin, and of course include myself in this. Always good to stop and reflect and look at imp… https://t.co/zUtClSEIz5
5/8
2020
In the same week it stepped up attacks on security forces in #Iraq, #Isis devotes 6 pages of weekly paper to round… https://t.co/3iHuNdXGGR
Retweeted by Mina Al-LamiIn a separate report on Iraq, IS highlighted its sabotage attacks as part of its “economic war”, listing attacks ta… https://t.co/JgnYdvqHfvIn the latest issue of its weekly paper al-Naba, IS highlighted “local and international” media reports about the i… https://t.co/blmYB7FibdISIS is trying to gain maximum publicity from mainstream media reports and warnings from security officials and obs… https://t.co/4KobVUudcMThe Sahel region is the latest jihadist front to witness IS-al-Qaeda clashes, as the two rivals have locked horns i… https://t.co/CAUowtPk4hIn recent days unconfirmed communique shared by jihadists online suggested that JNIM had rejected an IS ceasefire r… https://t.co/xAFnsFqb3VIS made the revelation in its weekly paper al-Naba, published this evening. It described militants of al-Qaeda’s Sa… https://t.co/2Hi3rg2k6u#ISIS has for the first time revealed it was engaged in fierce clashes with al-Qaeda militants in the Sahel region… https://t.co/3nApGXikGj
5/7
2020
ISIS in Iraq: From Abandoned Villages to the Cities https://t.co/Njv7GvGUy8
Retweeted by Mina Al-Lamihttps://t.co/UKnC4rTA71Featuring analysis from our own @minalami https://t.co/JYubfJTRV7
Retweeted by Mina Al-LamiOur (@BBCMonitoring) weekly roundup of jihadist reactions to Covid-19 - summary of reports unlocked https://t.co/UhOc1wkklHOur new newsletter covers key jihadist messaging, statements and reaction to the #Covid19 pandemic. Read it here:… https://t.co/VQ1FRGPeAQ
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5/6
2020
In their recent “documentary”, Isis spends nearly an hour to undermine rivals al-Qaeda. Accuses them of supporting… https://t.co/mb5PFXKxIR
Retweeted by Mina Al-Lamihttps://t.co/31tUTYQ3C5Brief analysis from me embedded in this BBC report https://t.co/WWchXbJp11
5/5
2020
While such "revelations" by IS supporters are not new and some were shared in Feb, they have resurfaced with seemin… https://t.co/hd9MOeXjHaThe purported dissidents accuse AQAP leadership of being paranoid about spies and imprisoning and killing jihadists… https://t.co/8MTSTBWBddBefore IS's recent "documentary-style video" trying to undermine its Yemen rival AQAP, IS supporters had been shari… https://t.co/dgTvIumBAnPretty rich of supporters of IS, whose leader Abu Ibarahim al-Qurashi hasn't personally delivered a message or made… https://t.co/0IgfUGpyJHThey referred to how in Feb AQAP released a vid msg from its leader al-Raymi days after he was reported to have die… https://t.co/B6KBEtnGDgThey also drew parallels with how the deaths of leaders in Yemen and Afghanistan had been handled in the past.They speculated that al-Qaeda had deliberately put out this "new" material (the English translation) "to win time"… https://t.co/BMsguIq8kAThe supporters also speculated that senior al-Qaeda official Say al-Adel, last known to have been in Iran, was now… https://t.co/VzWHigs6PiIS supporters highlight that al-Zawahiri has failed to personally comment on recent key events, such as the US-Tali… https://t.co/rLpNJ6ESrjISIS supporters online speculate that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is either ill and incapacitated or dead, fo… https://t.co/6LXanwejMv @Weissenberg7 @BokoWatch Yeah, high-profile pro-AQ media groups Thabat and al-Hijra had promoted the "AQIM" eulogy, now said to be fake.
4/29
2020
Islamic State linked media groups repurpose old Al Bayan Radio youth series in new text format in honor of #Ramadanhttps://t.co/k4r3PHorTu
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4/27
2020
This year the group may exploit Ramadan to declare a new military campaign in areas where it operates, as it did la… https://t.co/9iLnCz0SCBJihadists consider Ramadan "a month of conquests" and an opportunity for heightened jihadist attacks. This is becau… https://t.co/EteBrQ51quISIS, which sees the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to make jihadist gains, is likely to consider this Ramadan… https://t.co/5xJ7W0UHZzIS's late leader al-Baghdadi delivered 2 key messages in Ramadan 2014 soon after being declared "Caliph" on 29 June… https://t.co/9C5Ec5XGZ0It remains to be seen if the mysterious IS leader, Abu Ibrahim al-Qurashi, will deliver a message this Ramadan. He… https://t.co/EEYDVF7B8DIn the editorial of its weekly paper al-Naba, #ISIS marks the anniversary of its "Caliphate" declaration, which fal… https://t.co/Dk1QNbj8nC
4/24
2020
THREAD: Has Covid-19 impacted jihadist activities? https://t.co/OxDcMUyJgD
Retweeted by Mina Al-LamiOur piece from last Friday. It draws on data we collect from jihadist groups about their activities around the worl… https://t.co/AngvPluZdz
4/21
2020
@ShireenQudosi yes, here's the link: https://t.co/lNUgVdwtvA you can request a trial.What I found interesting, and worrying, is that in Tunisia authorities said they foiled a plot by an "extremist" wh… https://t.co/96Zme5JveoOur weekly round up on jihadist reaction to Covid-19 (list of reports on right-hand) https://t.co/u2uNSjJBYo"While the arson attack is relatively unremarkable, it nevertheless marks a significant development in IS's efforts… https://t.co/BUZ8PIvXG9"While IS sometimes uses al-Naba to claim significant attacks, most of these are late claims of responsibility. IS… https://t.co/Do1FyGBwWz"Instead of relaying the news in a separate claim, the group chose to report it on the eighth page of its weekly ne… https://t.co/0JFJmH7JaiA bit of context, media observation and specifics of the IS Maldives claim in our latest report. I selected some qu… https://t.co/U3uO1bNJdO
4/17
2020

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