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Le @SecDef confirme la mort de Bilal-al-#Sudani, dirigeant de l'Etat islamique en #Somalie et facilitateur clé du réseau mondial du groupe. Chargé de favoriser la présence de l'EI en #Afrique et de financer les ops.

En #RDC, il était présenté comme point focal des #ADF dans l'EI Image
#RDC/#Terrorisme: Bilal Al Sudani coordonnait ainsi avec Musa #Baluku (chef des #ADF/#ISCAP) et Meddie #Nkalubo alias Punisher (dirigeant important #ADF), des attaques et autres activités d'alignement des #ADF sur la doctrine de l'État Islamique.…
D'autres détails sur les activités terroristes de Al #Sudani en #RDC avec la cellule de l'État Islamique dans ce pays, l'#ADF/#ISCAP

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[THREAD] 1/ In 2022, the Islamic State claimed 2,028 attacks in 24 countries. It carried out large-scale operations in Syria, Nigeria and Afghanistan. Sharp decline in #IS operations in Iraq. Africa was the continent most afflicted, with a sharp increase in attacks at Christians.
2/ Detail about the methodology: I have analysed all the information provided by the Islamic State in the 52 issues of its weekly magazine al-Naba’ (cf. the front page of the issue 369). For every single IS claimed attack, I have analysed the target(s)/weapon(s) used/geolocation.
3/To start with, interestingly, the number of Islamic State’s attacks has dropped consistently since the fall of Baghûz (March 2019), last #IS stronghold in Syria. This is particularly striking in the case of #Syria and #Iraq, where the group is a mere shadow of what it once was.
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#RDC: dans une vidéo de près de 20 minutes intitulée "Une vie de djihad", l'État Islamique met en avant les activités de sa province d'Afrique centrale (#ISCAP) qui est l'#ADF, active à #Beni et #Irumu.

Introduite par des chants en #Arabe et en #Swahili et drapeau #MTM dominant
Dans la vidéo, on voit les visages des enfants récitant le #Coran puis des adultes qui indiquent que leur combat est dédié à la défense de leur religion contre les incrédules de l'@ONU_fr et les chrétiens.

"La vie est un passage et la mort pour la défense de l'islam, du miel" Image
#RDCongo: dans les premières séquences on voit celui qui peut être #Musa_Baluku, responsable des #ADF dirigé une cérémonie d'allégeance au calife. Les combattants déclarent qu'ils sont basés à #Beni, #Butembo et prêts à toute éventualité pour conserver et étendre le règne d'Allah Image
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#ISCAP (#ISIS - Central Africa) released a new video.
It mostly features footages from Democratic Republic of #Congo (#DRC) & shows some of their weapons.

First; rather rare FN FNC and South Korean Daewoo K2 assault rifles can be seen. Both chambered in 5.56x45mm.

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Additionally large quantity of AKM and Type 56 rifles, Bulgarian Arsenal AR rifle, RPG-7 & Type 69 RPG Launchers with PG-7V/Type 69-1 and OG-7V projectiles are frequently used by the militants.

A Chinese Type 85 HMG appears as well.

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Besides the noted weapons above; 7.62x54mmR General-Purpose Machine Guns are also quite common among the militants. The video shows PK/Type 80 machine guns along with a #Bulgarian 🇧🇬 Arsenal MG-1M machine gun.

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1. Time for a status update on #IS.

We’ve been collecting and analysing #IS comms and chatter continuously for the last few years.

This is what the short- (50-day) and long-term (200-day) rolling averages look like for #IS attacks as of 10 October 2022.
2. In #Syria, after a three-fold decline across 2020/21, #IS’s reported activities have been hovering at roughly the same level since last summer.

Note that there was a fleeting surge after the #Ghwayran prison-break, but nothing sustained.

See tweet #12 for caveat.
3. In #Iraq, #IS’s network is seemingly in a similar place.

These days, less than half as many attacks are being reported on average compared with this time in 2020 and 2021.

See tweet #12 for caveat.
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NEW: Just released @UN report warns of "heightened threats emerging" from #ISIS #alQaida affiliated groups worldwide

"This is especially true in parts of West and East #Africa" per the report, based on member state intelligence
In West/East #Africa, affiliates of #ISIS #alQaida "can boast gains in supporters and territory under threat, as well as growing capabilities in fundraising & weapons, for example, in the use of drones" per the @UN report
#ISIS in #Syria "has evolved into an entrenched insurgency, exploiting weaknesses in local security to find safe havens & targeting forces engaged in counter-ISIL operations" per the @UN report
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[THREAD] 1/ Over the past year, the Islamic State claimed 2767 military operations. The overwhelming majority of these attacks targeted Sunni Muslims, although the group never described them as such. 40 attacks were against Shia civilians. 34 attacks against Christians/churches.
2/ Detail about the methodology: I gathered the data from the 53 issues of IS weekly magazine al-Naba’ published in 2020 (cf. the front page of the issue 219). For every single claimed attack, I analysed the following information: target, weapons used, spoils of war, geolocation. Image
3/ The first finding is that IS was a bit less active in 2020 than in 2019: - 423 military operations. #Iraq was in the first place. #ISWAP and to a lesser extent #ISCAP were on the rise and regularly on the front page of al-Naba'. #ISKP and IS in East Asia were much less active. Image
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