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.

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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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