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  1. Pinned Tweet
    Oct 29

    My piece on : When an ISIS supporter posts about attacking America, he faces arrest, but when a far-right extremist like Bowers—& thousands like him—post messages urging for death of Jews, Muslims, & LGBTs, nowhere close to the same response.

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  2. 9 hours ago

    4) The video slideshow features the attacker, Abu Usama al-Ansari, and hypes the attack and its target as being "considered very important to the Crusader international forces and...vital to it in all its movements on the ground in the area."

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  3. 9 hours ago

    3) Update 11/14: , as it stated it would, releases more info on suicide op via vid-slideshow in Arabic, German, English, French & Spanish--another demonstration of its upped media game, which comes in accord w its growing threat to region

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  4. Retweeted
    Nov 13

    Media and online networks are monitored as part of the service and span various Southeast Asian languages, including Bahasa Indonesian, Malay, and Tagalog. For more information, please email inquiry@siteintelgroup.com.

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  5. Retweeted
    Nov 13

    A recent example of Indonesian Islamic State (IS/ISIS) supporters discussing the best route to travel to the island of Sulu to join IS here:

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  6. Retweeted
    Nov 13

    Information includes: - Threats/incitements - Claims of attacks - Official/unofficial media releases - Chatter by jihadi terrorist operatives/their supporters - Regionally focused social media campaigns - Methods of attacks/recruitment

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    Nov 13

    As threats from militant jihadist movements in Southeast Asia grow and evolve, SITE has launched a new monitoring service to provide reporting and analysis of jihadist activity, rhetoric, and trends emerging from the region.

    This media may contain sensitive material. Learn more
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  8. Nov 12

    2) According to the communique published by the group declared that a fighter detonated his inside the headquarters. It did not provide additional details, but indicated a follow-up report is forthcoming.

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  9. Nov 12

    claimed its 1st attack on , , & forces at a military HQ in , where it operates regularly (mainly against French forces). This also marks its 1st suicide op since July, when it targeted forces (also in Gao)

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  10. Retweeted
    Nov 12

    Posters Threaten White House and U.S. Capitol, Additional Attacks in Melbourne as "Just Terror"

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  11. Nov 11

    2) Petronin, captured 2016, shown in numerous JNIM videos (July 2017, & March & Aug 2018). March vid, titled "Save Old Sophie," showed her on an IV drip. June’s showed her in similar condition. Today's vid a clear attempt to deflect blame for her suffering

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  12. Nov 11

    1) BREAKING: (’s branch) releases French subtitled vid on "rapidly deteriorating" health of French hostage Sophie Petronin, calling France’s government “fully responsible for its elderly citizen”. Statement comes also in English & Spanish

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    Nov 9
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  14. Nov 9

    3) Troubling: ' support network online still able to respond quickly: minutes after ISIS' Amaq statement for , ISIS-linked groups immediately promoted and capitalized on the attack publishing posters & more threats

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  15. Nov 9

    2)Today’s attack in comes amid wave of threats to by -linked groups, incl visual depiction of knife-wielding fighter &capitalization on needle-filled strawberry scare--not to mention official ISIS media urging attacks in the West

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  16. Nov 9

    1) ’ Amaq reports vehicular/stabbing attacker “from the fighters of the IS.” Last ISIS-claimed attack in Australia was for June 2017 shooting/hostage attack in Melbourne’s Brighton area

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  17. Nov 8

    Update 11/8: BREAKING: All the remaining women and children from , held captive by militants since late July, have been released

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  18. Nov 8

    2) This claim comes less than 4 four months after claimed killing of four cycling tourists in , after which Amaq released vid of attackers. As mentioned, continues to expand influence in South/Central Asia

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  19. Nov 8

    1) ‘Amaq reports that prison riot yesterday, in which 27+ were killed, was initiated by an ISIS fighter. News reports state that the prisoner attacked a guard and grabbed his rifle, starting the incident

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  20. Nov 7

    2) This release by the gives another look at the ICT platforms exploited by terrorist groups: initial publication made via 224 unique URLs, including Google services, Dropbox, etc. However, consistent w my recent piece, no links

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  21. Nov 7

    1) releases 2nd episode of the high-profile documentary-styled video titled “They are not Welcome 2 - They Shall Burn in the Fire,” detailing its ambush on Burundian/AMISOM forces in town of Bal'ad and providing leadership speeches

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