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#Iran l’#EI revendique l’attaque de #ShahCheragh #Chiraz conduite par un seul homme selon le communiqué ImageImage
l’attaque a impliqué un seul homme / mais une fausse revendication a circulé moins d’1h avant, celle ci évoque «plusieurs attaquants» comme la version officielle +d’autres erreurs: la date en hejir qui est celle du calendrier chiite, wilayat Fares qui n’existe pas @CalibreObscura ImageImage
Un cas intriguant qui rappelle la fausse désignation publique de Hajji Qardach comme successeur de #Baghdadi, même si in fine Qardach a bien succédé à Baghdadi et dans le cas actuel l’#EI est bien responsable de l’attaque de #ShahCheragh #Chiraz #Iran
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Something big is going down in NW #Syria -- (a) U.S. helicopter gunships firing on a target in the #Jinderes area of #Afrin & (b) a possible SOF raid targeting Tauqir Sharif, a [former] #UK citizen in the Atmeh area of #Idlib.

Personally, I'd be amazed if such an operation was launched at Tauqir Sharif (Abu Hossam al-Britani) -- while his #UK citizenship was revoked, the cause for doing so never seemed more than tenuous.
The house in the #Atmeh area has reportedly been surrounded by [alleged U.S.] SOF -- a loudspeaker just ordered the building to be emptied.

My guess: it's a senior #AlQaeda (Huras al-Din) figure -- HaD seniors are known to hide in the Atmeh area.
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.@frontlinepbs's documentary on #HTS leader Abu Mohammed al-Jolani begins at 10pm EST tonight -- it's already caused shockwaves in the jihadist world.

I've been studying #HTS (& its predecessors) & Jolani's leadership for 10yrs -- the story has profound analytical implications. Image
@frontlinepbs Few could have imagined in 2012-13 that Jolani's Jabhat al-Nusra would years later have a new name & be speaking in quasi nationalist tones; running a semi-technocratic "govt"; proactively engaging w. international NGOs & media; & seeking to establish dialogue w. Western govts.
@frontlinepbs The path between '12 Nusra & '21 #HTS is complex & strewn with inter-factional conflict; vicious internal strife; geopolitical manipulation; and above all, the impact of #Syria's nationwide uprising.

In breaking from #AlQaeda, #Jolani sparked a massive intra-jihadist debate.
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NEW: 41yo #Brooklyn, New York man pleads guilty to charges he shared #ISIS propaganda, including "specific instructions for how to conduct attacks in New York City" per @TheJusticeDept Asst AG John Demers

Zachary Clark faces up to 20 years in prison. Sentencing set for Feb 2021
"Clark pledged allegiance to #ISIS & posted calls for attacks on the public & institutions in #NewYork on encrypted pro-ISIS chatrooms" per US Attorney Audrey Strauss
Per @TheJusticeDept, Clark pledged allegiance to #ISIS leader Abu Bakr al #Baghdadi in July 2019 & to ISIS' Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al #Qurashi in Oct 2019

Per officials, he began sharing ISIS propaganda in March 2019, also shared instructions for how to carry out attacks
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1)BREAKING: #ISIS Furqan promoting upcoming release. Will be from either Baghdadi’s successor or spox. ISIS’ current spox has issued 2 audios since taking the position -in Oct 2019 & Jan 2020. Thus far, leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi has yet to be featured in vid/audio
2)#ISIS former spox notably killed 1 day after #Baghdadi, leaving the reigns to Abu Hamza al-Qurashi. This release comes on heels of #Ramadan 2020 & ISIS Battle of Attrition military campaign, both of which spelled a substantial uptick in ops across #Iraq #Syria & global provs
3)In preparation for the new speech from #ISIS leadership, group supporters have been creating channels and groups on various platforms to prepare for the dissemination of the piece, be it video or audio.
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BREAKING: US-led coalition in #Iraq #Syria suffering "a decrease in visibility" as it continues to track/counter #ISIS while consolidating forces in both countries, per acting @DoD_IG Sean O'Donnell

@CJTFOIR also tells IG, its forces face a “significant risk” from ISIS prisoners
"It said that the #SDF faces continued difficulty guarding detention facilities & #ISIS-affiliated camp residents continue to facilitate ISIS activities" per acting @DoD_IG O'Donnell

Also difficulties in trying to "prevent the spread of ISIS ideology in the camps"
"CJTF-OIR reported that #ISIS continued to wage a 'low-level insurgency in both #Iraq & #Syria this quarter, but remains unable to hold territory and continues to rely on small-arms attacks" per @DoD_IG O'Donnell
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The Melkite Qusta Ibn Luqa (c. 820-912) of Baalbek was one of the most prominent figures in the #ArabicTranslation movement rendering works esp in mathematics and astronomy 1/ ImageImageImage
One of his important original compositions was الرسالة في الفرق بين الروح والنفس that was rendered into #Latin as De differentia spiritus et animae by John of Seville (1100-1180) in Toledo in 1130 and was highly influential in #Baghdadi #Aristotelianism 2/ ImageImage
The Arabic was first edited in 1952 by Hilmi Ziya Ülken (d. 1974) and he pointed out the importance of Qusta as one bringing together the study of #philosophy and #medicine and contributing to medieval #psychology 3/
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#Nigéria l’#EI Afrique de l’Ouest a diffusé hier une vidéo de 18:54 un mix d’images inédites et déjà vues. À part l’armement & munitions capturés dans différent raid, 3choses retiennent l’attention: l’éloquence de la dernière personne qui s’exprime en arabe en prose & vers
Les 2autres aspects qui retiennent l’attention sont le long discours d’Abou Abdallah al-Barnaoui qui s’exprime en Haoussa, donc à destination du public local même si les propos sont retranscrits en arabe & la mention explicite pour la 1e fois de Shekaou en contre ex ImageImage
La vidéo se termine sur une allégeance à Abou Ibrahim #EI, l’expansion #LacTchad est un cas d’école et une grille de lecture fort utile pour comprendre l’expansion de l’#EI sur les territoires hors Levant Image
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L’#EI annonce un nouvel audio via #AlFurqan qui diffuse les grosses productions & les audios du calife ou du porte-parole
L’audio #AlFurqan #EI est du porte parole Abou Hamza al-Mouhajir
AbouHamza fait un rapl des étapes en #Irak avec une défense du choix de Zarqawi de combattre les US mais aussi leur alliés locaux, puis la constitution de l'alliance des Mouatyabins et de l'Etat islamique en Irak qui mettra un terme au projet de confédération & démocratique
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After the death of #Baghdadi in October in #Syria, the jihadist Abou Ibrahim al-Hachemi al-Qourachi became the new leader of #Daesh !

Photo via @AFP Image
@AFP Originally from a family of the Turkmen minority in Iraq, he is one of the few non-Arabs in the leadership of the jihadist group.
@AFP A graduate of the University of Mosul, he is said to have played a key role in the persecution of the Yazidis, an ancestral religious community targeted in Iraq by the jihadists in 2014.

News via @guardian… Image
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Breaking: Both @AlMayadeenNews & #Iraqi TV confirm the assassination of #IRGC #Quds Force commander, #Qasem_Soleimani & commander of #Iraq's #PMU (Hashd al-Shaabi), #Abu_Mahdi_al_Muhandis .
#Iraq #العراق
.2/ The consequences of assassinating #Soleimani & #Muhandis will be catastrophic for #Iraq, the region, as well #US & #Israeli interests in #Mideast.
#Iraq #العراق
.3/ The decision to assassinate both these commanders, is a clear #American message to escalate in Iraq & to draw #Iran into a military conflict.
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1/ #EXCLUSIVE This is big: Documents I obtained show #Baghdadi compound in Barisha had internet connection.

Internet installed on 1/2/2019. Connection username: mhrab. Until 12hrs before U.S. raid, residents of compound were connected. I also got docs with IP addresses.

٢/ حصري: حصلت على مستندات تظهر ان المجمع الذي اختبأ فيه ابو بكر #البغدادي في باريشا كان مزودا بشبكة إنترنت.

الاشتراك بشبكة النت بدأ بتاريخ 1/2/2019 وكان اسم المستخدم: mhrab.

استعمل سكان مجمع البغدادي النت قبل 12 ساعة من الغارة الامريكية على المكان.

3/ Internet connection in compound where ISIS chief #Baghdadi died was organised by the owner of the house, Abu Muhammad al Halabi.

2 yrs ago Al-Halabi purchased that compound. Documents I obtained show the internet subscription there started on 1st February 2019.

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US facing expanding radicalization problem - National Counterterrorism Center acting Director Russell Travers warns during talk at @WashInstitute the number of people in the #NCTC datat base has "grown by a factor of almost 20"
@WashInstitute NEW: "We have no indication that foreign terrorists have tried to exploit" the US refugee system, per #NCTC acting Dir Russell Travers
@WashInstitute Goal should be for US to have "near real time biographic & biometric screening" to keep terrorists out of the country, per #NCTC's Travers
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Fascinating details in this report with #Baghdadi's brother-in-law about the hunt to the ISIS leader. Interesting insights on how ISIS used sheep herders to move around, and how these shepherds ended up stealing about $70m from an ISIS hideout:

July 2019, Iraqi National Intelligence Service intercepts a person by the name of Mohammed Ali Sajet al-Zoubai, Baghdadi’s brother-in-law & close aide. He crossed into Iraq and was traveling under “Othman Ahmed Farhan.
He‘d been tracked for a month after he entered the Iraqi borders. Within a month, he was captured as he entered Baghdad wearing his suicide belt, carrying a message to cells in the capital.
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BREAKING: Audio from new official spokesman of #ISIS, “Abu Hamza al-Qurayshi.” Statement confirms Abu Hassan al-Muhajir's death, saying that he was a Saudi. Also confirms death of Baghdadi, announces "Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi" as new leader/"Caliph."
The message warns America not to rejoice in killing of its leadership. Asserts #ISIS is not limited to Middle East and that it will continue its mission.
The new message tells followers to continue to follow up on the call of Baghdadi's last audio message (released September 2019)--specifically in releasing Muslim prisoners and to make recruitment and outreach.…
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The Pentagon has released footage of the raid in which ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed.

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The general who oversaw the US raid on the compound of ISIL leader #Baghdadi provided the most detailed account yet of the operation.

He also said the US was on alert for possible "retribution attacks”
ISIL has confirmed the death of leader al-#Baghdadi and names Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi as its new chief
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Just in.

ISIS media outlet, which usually limits its productions to news about its leader or spokesman and top-level events, is announcing something soon.
A significant announcement by ISIS coming up.

I’ll be sharing, translating and analyzing on the go, here.
Isis announcement just dropped.

A new spokesman by the name of Abu Hamza al-Qurayshi, who just confirmed the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the spokesman Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir
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50. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
21 to 40. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
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1. @POTUS Trump and @EsperDoD @thejointstaff taking credit for the Kurds' successful mission. #SDF caught #Baghdadi and Trump and @RTErdogan tried to stop it. These grocery clerks are just lying for an ISIS affiliate in the @WhiteHouse.

And the oil will go to Assad. that's what
2. Trump and @EsperDoD betrayal of the SDF has guaranteed.

They are now pretending the US has a role in Syria. It's pathetic.

In 2021 @TheDemocrats will have @TheJusticeDept and will expose the treachery of the @DeptofDefense working for ISIS & Al-Qaeda protecting Turkey.
3. Every 4 star who touches this cl*lsterf*ck will lose their pension. They have one chance to keep their $20,000 a month. Expose Trump and @EsperDoD to Congress. @DefenseIntel @CIA Tick-tock folks.

E-1 retirements in your futures. @DoD_IG .
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Happening now: @DeptofDefense Sec. @EsperDoD and @thejointstaff Chairman, Gen. Mark Milley, brief on the US takedown of #ISIS leader Abu Bakr al #Baghdadi...
@DeptofDefense @EsperDoD @thejointstaff Death of #ISIS' #Baghdadi "marks a devastating blow for the remnants of ISIS, who are now deprived of their inspirational leader" per @EsperDoD
@DeptofDefense @EsperDoD @thejointstaff "Our services members conducted themselves with incredible skill and professionalism" per @EsperDoD "They executed the raid, in all of its facets, brilliantly"
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Polat Can (@PolatCanRojava) is among the most respected members of the SDF hierarchy. You can take this thread to the bank. On line translations of this thread:
1: Through our own sources, we confirmed that Baghdadi had moved in April from the Dashisha area of Deir Ezzor to the Idlib area. Since May 15, we have been working together with the @CIA to track #Baghdadi and monitor him closely.
2: One of our sources was able to reach the house where Baghdadi was hiding. Al-Baghdadi changed his places of residence every time. He was about to move to a new place in #Jarablus.
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National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien *mostly* strikes the right balance here: it was standard procedure to give the Russians a heads up about US troops ahead of raid to kill #Baghdadi. We’ve been doing this since Russian intervention began in 2015. 1/3
It’s also true, as O’Brien says that Russia even though “Russia presents a great danger to the US” we shouldn’t foreswear cooperation if it’s in our interest 2/3
But it’s a totally blatant falsehood for Trump and O’Brien to insist that Russia has been an ally in the fight against ISIS. Trump’s been repeating this nonsense since 2016. Russian forces were sent to Syria in 2015 to save the Assad regime. Nothing more, nothing less. 3/3
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Baghdadi is a “well-read” Muslim, with a PhD in Islamic studies. The Taliban spend a lifetime studying the Quran. If that doesn’t make them “true Muslims” then Allah’s word is not very effective, is it?
Two arguments are being given against this. First some random criminal doesn’t represent the religion. But #Baghdadi was no random criminal. His aim was to establish the Islamic Caliphate and #ISIS meticulously followed Islam law. See:

Secondly, that #Baghdadi was helped by the CIA. Well the CIA do associate with all kind of unsavory characters. But when #ISIS was attacking Yezidi it wasn’t force converting them to Christianity or American capitalism. Guess what religion?

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The Russian Government has interfered in our elections and social consciousness to an alarming degree, and almost entirely to Trump's advantage. Our entire intelligence community agrees.

Their spies freely mingle with GOP donors, meet with Trump campaign members, and have received classified information inside the oval office while press was explicitly excluded. One spy was released from prison yesterday after serving an 18 month sentence.

There were dozens of indictments of Russian nationals in the Mueller report. Russian oligarchs have pumped millions into Trump's real estate empire for decades.Trump was negotiating a deal to build in Moscow during & through the election, which he & others routinely lied about
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