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Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The First Half of July 2013

This report summarizes notable events discussed on jihadist Web forums during the First Half of July 2013. Following are the main points covered in the report:

•Adam Yahiye Gadahn al-Amriki, a senior member of Al-Qaeda, emphasizes in a video recording that the liberation of Syria and the fall of Bashar al-Assad’s regime are important foundation stones on the path towards liberating Palestine from the Jews. He calls on the mujahideen not to lay down their weapons after defeating the Ba’ath regime in Syria, but rather to direct them at the State of Israel.
• Al-Qaeda’s publicist in Pakistan announced the death of Wali-ur-Rehman, the deputy leader of the Taliban in Pakistan.
• The ousting of Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s representative, from the presidential throne by the Egyptian army, led by General al-Sisi, is considered a radicalization of the discourse among Salafi-jihadist groups in Egypt, in the Sinai Peninsula, in the Arab world, and on jihadist forums in their defamation the Arab army. As a result, the calls for jihad and armed struggle to be waged against the Egyptian army are growing.
• Doku Umarov commands the mujahideen to strike the Olympic games in Russia, which are set to take place in February 2014.

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