Jihadis Promote New AQAP Channel On Secure Communications App ‘Telegram’

September 30, 2015

On September 26, 2015, a Twitter account reported that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) now has a channel on the secure communications app Telegram. The channel, according to the tweet, will be used to disseminate the group’s news and releases.


Telegram and other secure communication apps are very widely used by jihadis and other terrorist organizations. The Islamic State (ISIS) has even used Telegram to offer two prisoners, a Chinese and Norwegian, for sale.

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