Eyes on Jihadism. Monitoring Jihadist Propaganda #30
From 24 to 30 April
A weekly newsletter that collects the main propaganda of Jihadist organizations and groups, from 24 to 30 April in one publication.
Propaganda will be divided into individual organizations:
In the case of al-Qaeda (AQ) and the Islamic State (IS), central leadership and official branches and provinces will be included.
In the case of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the propaganda of HTS, those of the Liwa/Brigades belonging to its circle, and those relating to the Syrian Salvation Government (SSG) governing the areas under HTS control will be published.
Later, a section will be devoted to groups that are integrated into the Liwa of HTS but publish independent propaganda.
This will be followed by groups aligned with HTS (operationally and militarily, they coordinate with the “al-Fateh al-Mubin Operations Room” of HTS or they respect the policies of HTS), but not integrated with it.
Then there will be the independent groups, i.e. those that even though they have alliances and close relations with other jihadist groups, have independent operations and propaganda.
Finally, there will be the Jihadist tactical groups.
This issue features all the main propaganda material from:
(AQAP, JNIM, Al-Shabaab);
Islamic State (IS):
(1 issue al-Naba, official IS material, Pro-IS Materials)
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS):
(Brigade/Liwa and the SSG)
Jihadist groups integrated into Liwa HTS but with independent propaganda:
(Tavhid vo Jihad Uzbek);
Jihadist groups aligned with HTS:
(Ansar al-Tawhid, Ahrar al-Sham)
Independent Jihadist groups:
(Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), Ansar al-Islam, Tehreek-e-Jihad-e-Pakistan (TJP).
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) issued three statements and six photos to claim several attacks, some multiple and simultaneous, as part of the “Arrows of Truth” campaign, conducted in the al-Baqira and al-Mahfad areas of Abyan governorate, with IEDs and mortar fire against the “Security Belt Force”, the elite wing of the STC, and the 3rd Battalion “Abyan Delta Belt”, aligned STC. Yemen.
Al-Malahem Media, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), released an 18-minute video entitled: “Allah does not fix the work of the corrupt”, whose speaker is AQAP leader Khalid Batarfi.
The video capitalises on the recent Saudi-Houthi talks (and the Iranian-Saudi agreement) by presenting al-Qaeda as the only true defender of the Sunnis in Yemen. Batarfi argues that the rise of the Houthis would have been stopped long ago if Saudi Arabia and the UAE had not gone into the country militarily for their own economic and geopolitical interests.
Batarfi criticises the Houthis, the Yemen Presidential Council, the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and its affiliated forces.
The al Qaeda emir stated that influence in Yemen is divided between two camps, the first of which is the camp supported by the Arab coalition, and the other is the Iranian-backed camp represented by the Houthi group, considering that the latter group has deceived people with death slogans to America and Israel, but has not carried out a single attack against American and Israeli interests. The video ends with Batarfi urging the local population to join the jihad led by AQAP.