WASHINGTON, DC / ACCESSWIRE / January 26, 2023 / The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) recently published a comprehensive report on "The Islamic State (ISIS) In 2022: A Growing Threat Continuing Into 2023."
The study details the activities of the Islamic State (ISIS) throughout 2022, including its attacks in over 20 countries around the world. Although the organization claimed no attacks in the West that year, many individuals linked to it were arrested on suspicion of plotting attacks in Western countries. In addition, pro-ISIS media groups continued throughout the year to promote incitement to attacks in the West and to threaten Western countries, and ISIS supporters' dissemination of archival material by official and unofficial ISIS media encouraging "lone wolf" operations in those countries also continued. Supporters also celebrated shootings, stabbings, and other attacks on non-Muslims in the West, often expressing their hopes that the perpetrator would turn out to be an ISIS supporter.
During 2022, ISIS claimed attacks in at least 23 countries, including by its affiliates in Africa and neighboring regions: the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), operating in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and eastern Niger; Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP), operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); Mozambique Province; Sahel Province, operating in Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, and western Niger; Libya province; and Sinai province. Africa is now the continent experiencing the most frequent and deadly attacks by ISIS affiliates. In Asia in 2022, attacks were claimed by the ISIS provinces in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Pakistan, as well as by Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), active in Afghanistan and western Pakistan; India Province, active in Kashmir; and Islamic State East Asia Province (ISEAP), active in the Philippines.
This new report is based on extensive JTTM monitoring of official and unofficial content released by ISIS and supporting entities, in Arabic and other languages.
For full access to this JTTM report on ISIS in 2022 and its growing threat in 2023, contact [email protected].
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