The al-Mulathameen Brigade (Brigade of the Masked Ones), the al-Qaeda-linked group behind the January 2013 raid in In Amenas, Algeria, announced its participation in raids at a uranium mine and military base in Niger and confirmed the death of Abdel Hamid Abu Zeid.
Inspired by a report from 2012 that University of Texas researchers hijacked a drone by spoofing signals sent to its GPS receiver, and a report from 2011 about North Korea jamming a US military spy plane's GPS and forcing it to land, a jihadist suggested that fighters try the same methods.
The al-Muhajireen Brigade in the Levant released a recruitment video for the Syrian jihad, featuring fighters discussing their motivations for going to the battlefield and inciting others to follow their example.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement commented on the brutal cleaver attack on a British soldier by two men believed to be Muslim converts in London's Woolwich neighborhood on May 22, 2013, claiming that such incidents are "inevitable".
An Afghan Taliban representative interviewed Abdul Raouf Hekmat, a "political and military analyst" and writer for the group's Arabic al-Samoud Magazine, regarding the recently announced "Khalid bin al-Walid" military campaign.
One of the men involved in the beheading in Woolwich, London / Credit: The Sun
On May 22, 2013, two men armed with cleavers beheaded a man believed to a serving soldier outside the Woolwich barracks in London, England, and one spoke into a camera, shouting jihadist rhetoric about war and revenge. In light of this attack, SITE Intelligence Group is redistributing a message posting on the Shumukh al-Islam forum from July 22, 2011, where a jihadist suggested lone-wolf operations involving beheadings and the photographing of them.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from the head its al-Andalus Media Foundation, Ahmed Abu Abdul Ilah al-Jijel al-Jaza'iri, advising the Ennahda-led Tunisian government to help its people and stop pursuing Ansar al-Shariah in Tunisia.
Administrators of the Shumukh al-Islam Network announced the forum's return after being inaccessible for the past week, and urged its members to participate more in jihadi media.
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing more than 20 people in a suicide bombing that targeted the head of the Baghlan provincial council, Haji Rasool Khan Mohseni, and called the attack the "deadliest" in the province since the inception of its Khalid bin Walid military campaign.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video showing a clash with Somali soldiers in the city of Dobley in Somalia's Lower Juba region.
Ibn Taymiyyah Media Center (ITMC) released a video speech from Abu Talha al-Libi, the Shariah official of the al-Muhajireen Brigade in the Levant, calling upon members of Hamas to stop pursuing jihadists in Gaza.
Salafist Jihadists in Sinai denied having a role in the May 16, 2013, kidnapping of seven Egyptian soldiers in the north, and questioned Egypt's motives behind deploying a large military force to the area.
The Afghan Taliban released the 85th issue of its monthly Arabic e-magazine, "al-Samoud," and in the introduction, celebrated the eighth anniversary of the publication and its alleged success in delivering news to Muslims in the Arab world about jihad in Afghanistan.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a Swahili-language video showing a Kenyan fighter demonstrating how to use an AK-47 assault rifle.
Ansar al-Shariah in Tunisia's spiritual leader Abu Ayyad al-Tunisi urged the group not to abandon its mission due to the government crackdown on its activities, and mockingly thanked the government for free advertising.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement's media arm, al-Kata'ib Media Foundation, released a response to the recent criticisms levied against its leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, by Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) and senior group officials including Hassan Tahir Aweys and Abu Bakr al-Zayla'i.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a statement from a member of its Shariah Committee, Abu Yahya al-Shanqiti, rallying Ansar al-Shariah in Tunisia to defy the Ennahda-led government's crackdown on its activities and calling Muslims to support Shariah-based governance.
The Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) released an audio speech it said was recorded by Hassan Tahir Aweys, a senior official in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, speaking about the group's internal conflict around its leader,
Al-Masada Media Foundation, the media affiliate of the Shumukh al-Islam Network, released a message from the network's administrators addressing attacks by the enemy and assuring jihadists that the forum will soon return.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) called upon Yemeni Muslims to actively support their brethren imprisoned by Yemen's Political Security Bureau and especially those on hunger strike in the capital, Sana'a.
The Syria-based Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement (ASIM) released a video showing scenes from its training camps, with fighters participating in target practice and physical exercise.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed five attacks in Bouira, Boumerdes and Tizi Ouzou provinces of Algeria, including bombings, rocket launchings and clashes against Algerian municipal guards and soldiers.
The Afghan Taliban announced that it has released the four remaining Turkish nationals it captured in Afghanistan's Logar province on April 22, 2013, after having released the first four two days prior.
The Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) released the answers to the open interview it held between jihadist forum members and Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki).
In the third issue of its magazine, "al-Balagh," the jihadi media group Fursan al-Balagh published a new article by Ahmed Abu Abdul Ilah, the head of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) al-Andalus Media Foundation, discussing the alleged goals and motivations behind the French "occupation" of northern Mali.
Abu Ayyub al-Mahdi (AKA Ahmed Salim bin al-Hassan), the imprisoned leader of Ansar al-Shariah in Mauritania, reiterated that he is not affiliated with al-Qaeda in an audio message attributed to him.
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing at least 65 among US Special Forces, British soldiers and other foreign forces in suicide attacks in Helmand and Kapisa provinces of Afghanistan, and reported that an infiltrator fighter killed an Afghan commander and four soldiers in Uruzgan.
The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) claimed responsibility for the May 12, 2013, suicide bombing that targeted the provincial police chief in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province.
Ansar al-Shariah in Tunisia, a Salafist group endorsed by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), rallied its members to remain steadfast despite the Tunisian government's crackdown on its activities, and issued a challenge to the Ennahda-led government.
The Ansar Iran Movement, a Balochistan-based Sunni jihadist group, gave information about its founder and spokesman, Abu Hafs al-Balochi, and urged Sunni Iranians to boycott the upcoming president election.
The Nigeria-based Ansar al-Muslimeen in the Land of Black Africans (Bilad al-Sudan) denied that its fighters have targeted civilians in Nigeria, claiming that attacks against the people are being perpetrated by "the soldiers of Satan and those who don't know the Shariah policies and the goals of the Shariah".
The Afghan Taliban announced that it released four out of the eight Turkish nationals it captured in Afghanistan's Logar province on April 22, 2013, and commented on two incidents on the Iranian and Pakistani borders with Afghanistan.
The al-Fida' and Shumukh al-Islam forums, two primary sources for official messages from al-Qaeda and its affiliates, and the Ansar al-Mujahideen Arabic forum, another major network, are currently offline.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) gave its justifications for targeting Pakistani political parties in a message issued one day prior to Pakistan’s general elections, explaining that their “secular creed” and responsibility for destruction in the tribal areas warrants punishment.
The jihadi media group Fursan al-Balagh focused on the French-led war in northern Mali in the third issue of its magazine, "al-Balagh," featuring articles discussing France's "hidden goals" in the country and the Sahel exploring the situation from media and political angles.
In the sixth issue of its "Biographies of the Well-Known Martyrs in East Africa," an unnamed group of fighters in East Africa wrote about Hassan al-Toor al-Maghribi (AKA Abu Ibrahim), a Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement fighter from Morocco who was killed in an airstrike in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region.
An alleged jihadist in Somalia identified as "Abu Yusuf al-Gharib" called on fighters and jihadi leaders all over the world to intervene to save the life of Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) and those with him who are reportedly pursued for death by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement.
The al-Muhajireen Brigade in the Levant released a video showing the burial of fighters from its group and the al-Nusra Front after a clash with Syrian soldiers in the Jabal al-Turkman mountains of Latakia province on March 3, 2013.
The Afghan Taliban took offense to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen calling its fighters the "enemies of Afghanistan," explaining that NATO-led ISAF forces are the real enemies of the country.
The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) called Turkish Muslims to come to the battlefields and strive for "Paradise" in a video promoting jihad.
Jihadists reported that four Egyptian fighters carried out suicide attacks in Mali and that one of the men was a forum member who had appeared in videos with Muhammad al-Zawahiri, the brother of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Ibn Taymiyyah Media Center (ITMC) released a speech by Abdullah Jihad al-Ashqar (AKA Abu al-Muhtasib al-Maqdisi), an official in the Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) in the Environs of Jerusalem, giving a eulogy for Haitham Mishal.
The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) released a posthumous video of al-Qaeda religious scholar Khalid bin Abdul Rahman al-Husainan promoting jihad and patience to Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province of China.
Ibn Taymiyyah Media Center (ITMC), the official online distributor of material from the Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) in the Environs of Jerusalem, held Hamas responsible for the killing of Haitham Mishal (AKA Abu Ziad) and other fighters in Gaza, and urged Palestinians to demand the release of Salafists from Hamas' prisons.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) raised the issue of female students at the University of Jijel allegedly being denied their request for a mosque, and asked students throughout Algeria to protest.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) denied reports that it is connected to explosives discovered near Pervez Musharraf's home in Chak Shahzad in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from the head of its Council of Dignitaries, Abu Obeida Yusuf al-'Annabi, discussing France's alleged motives behind the war in Mali and calling for revenge strikes against French interests.
The al-Muhajireen Brigade in the Levant released a video biography of Kenneth Sørensen (AKA Abu 'Aisha al-Dinmarki, Abdul Malik al-Dinmarki), a Danish fighter who was killed in the Jabal al-Turkman mountains in Syria's Latakia province on March 3, 2013.
The Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement (ASIM), a Syrian jihadist group, criticized the announcement of the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" by Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the pledge of allegiance to Ayman al-Zawahiri by al-Nusra Front leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani.
Yassin Chouka (AKA Abu Ibraheem al-Almani), a German spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), praised Millatu-Ibrahim officials Mohamed Mahmoud (Abu Usama al-Gharib) and Denis Mamdou Cuspert (Abu Talha al-Almani) and gave them advice in an audio speech released by the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP).
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an audio speech from its leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, calling for attacks against enemy forces in Somalia and speaking on the May 7, 2013, London Conference.
Fighters in the Afghan-Pakistan region launched a new English-language jihadi magazine in the style of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) “Inspire,” and named it “Azan,” referring to the Muslim call to prayer.
Jihadi ideologue Abu Sa'ad al-'Amili gave advice on the occasion of the second anniversary of Usama bin Laden's death, saying that while it's not appropriate for Muslims to celebrate such events and deify people, Muslims can follow Bin Laden's teachings to remember him.
The Balochistan-based Ansar Iran Movement acknowledged the disappearance and possible death of its former leader, Abu Yasir Muskootani, and the appointment of his successor, and said the group is preparing operations but requires support.
Al-Fajr Media Center, the exclusive online distributor of al-Qaeda's propaganda, chastised jihadists who spread rumors about the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) and slandered its leadership, and recommended that jihadist forums and media groups not associate with them.
The Nigeria-based Ansar al-Muslimeen in the Land of Black Africans (Bilad al-Sudan) condemned the reported massacre of 300 Muslims in Baga, a village in Nigeria's Borno State, and insisted that revenge be taken to "avoid the future act of CRUSADERS, and their allies of the west and their United Nation".
On May 1, 2013, three friends of accused Boston bomber Djohar (Dzhokhar) Tsarnaev were arrested.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ihsanullah Ishan released a video message for the second anniversary of the killing of former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.
The Tunisian Cyber Army, a jihadi hacking group, offered rewards to anyone who can give them access to CIA website servers and SQL databases for US government websites including those belonging to the White House, US Department of Defense, and US Department of Homeland Security.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) announced its expanding its online presence with the opening of a new blog, the "Muslim Africa Blog," and social networking accounts on Facebook and Twitter for the new website.
An alleged fighter in the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) asked for rulings concerning individual acts of jihad in the absence of a leader, and whether he can distribute explosives manuals on jihadist forums, knowing that Shi'ites can also access them.
Fighters in the al-Muhajireen Brigade in the Levant called upon Muslims to participate in the Syrian Jihad, and appealing to those who don't wish to fight, explained that merely coming to teach Syrians about their religion is sufficient to fulfill their "duty".
The Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) in the Environs of Jerusalem released a video showing excerpts from the will of Haitham Mishal (AKA Abu Ziad), a group commander who was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza on April 30, 2013.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released pictures from a military parade it held near Barawe district of Somalia's Lower Shabelle region on April 29, 2013, posting four on its Twitter account and distributing eighteen to pro-Shabaab Somali websites.
The Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, a Syrian jihadist group, thanked the Lebanese people in Beqaa and Majdal Anjrar who cut off supply routes to the Syrian military, and threatened those Lebanese truck owners and smugglers who continue to offer support to the Bashar al-Assad regime.
Officials in a faction within the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement that opposes the group's leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, gave an alleged fatwa against his targeting of Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) and a British and Egyptian fighter with him.
The Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) in the Environs of Jerusalem gave a eulogy for Haitham Mishal AKA Abu Ziad, a group commander who was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza on April 30, 2013.
The Afghan Taliban boasted about the "jihadi successes" of its 2012 military campaign and commented on its hopes for the new campaign it commenced on April 28, 2013, and named, "Khalid bin Walid."
After a four-day period of silence following his claim that an assassin sent by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement shot him in the neck, and other Shabaab fighters were taking positions around him,
Ansar al-Islam called upon Iraqi Sunnis to support jihad against the Shi'ite-led Iraqi government, claiming that the Shi'ite "conspiracy" in the country is "more dangerous than the Zio-Crusader plot".
Radical Pakistani cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi advised fighters in Iraq and elsewhere to unite and strive to implement Shariah-based governance and refuse the "democratic man-made" system in the first episode of a new lecture series.
An alleged jihadist group calling itself the "Ahrar al-Beqaa Brigades" issued a statement announcing its establishment, and in it, warned Hezbollah to stop intervening in the Syrian revolution or face attacks.
The Afghan Taliban’s Leadership Council announced the start of the group’s annual spring military campaign, which this year it dubbed “Khalid bin Walid,” and said it will involve insider attacks and suicide raids on enemy bases and “diplomatic centers”.
In a statement attributed to Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Gharib), the Millatu-Ibrahim leader denied a report in an Austrian newspaper that his experience in prison has made him turn his back on jihadi ideology and beg to be extradited to Austria.
The Nigeria-based Ansar al-Muslimeen in the Land of Black Africans (Bilad al-Sudan) released a copy of its charter in which it presented its aims, its ideology, and its formations, including the roles of its leaders and the work of its various branches.
A jihadist gave information and dozens of pictures of Israeli airports, power stations and railroads in his project to "destroy" the country.
The head of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) al-Andalus Media Foundation, Ahmed Abu Abdul Ilah, alleged that an official in the Algerian government-owned Sonatrach oil company didn't commit suicide but was murdered, and urged Algerians to wrest control of the country from their leaders via revolution.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a booklet with an edited English transcript of its "Jihad of the Ummah" video from December 2012, and for the first time acknowledged the issue with the video's initial distribution.
Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) claimed that an assassin belonging to the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement shot him in the neck.
The Afghan Taliban released the 84th issue of its monthly Arabic-language e-magazine, "al-Samoud," featuring an interview with the group's deputy general official for Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, and an article about the suicide bombing in Zabul in which a 25-year-old American diplomat, Anne Smedinghoff, was killed.
Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, released a video speech from Ustadh Ahmad Farooq urging people to rally around Islamic scholars and Shariah-based governance as the solution to what he believes are Pakistan's problems.
The Afghan Taliban criticized media outlets and people in general for allegedly not paying attention to incidents of civilian deaths by foreign forces in Afghanistan, while the bombings in Boston, Massachusetts, captured the world's focus.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) released three issues of its quarterly Urdu-language magazine, "Ihya-e-Khilafat," (Revival of the Caliphate), featuring articles by its officials and lists of its military operations.
In the days following the identification of the suspects in the April 15, 2013, Boston bombings as Djohar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and the death of the latter in a clash with police, and the arrest of the former, jihadists lauded the pair and called for more attacks in United States.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video showing a ceremony held in the town of Dinsoor in Somalia's Bay region for the "repentance" of eight Somali soldiers.
The Afghan Taliban reported a third insider attack in Afghanistan on April 22, 2013, saying that a fighter who had entered the enemy ranks "some time" ago, fired upon NATO-led ISAF forces at a base in Sayed Karam district of Paktia province.
A jihadist gave a tutorial for a program he developed to facilitate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against "Zionist-Crusader" websites, and invited fellow al-Qaeda supporters to join the "Electronic Islamic Army".
The Cyber Fighters of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam claimed hitting the website of Regions Bank with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks for the third week in a row, and also hitting at least seven other American banking and financial institutions.
Two jihadist networks, Sinam al-Islam and Jaljalat, together offered a bounty for the murder of Algerian Culture Minister Khalida Toumi due to negative comments she reportedly made about Muslim prayer and pilgrimage.
Umar Studio, the media arm of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), released a video of military and suicide operations carried out in Afghanistan's eastern Logar and Paktia provinces by a TTP-affiliate called the "Sa'ad bin Abi Waqas Front."
A jihadist rallied fellow al-Qaeda supporters to designate the day of May 15, 2013, as the day they unite and participate in jihad to "remove borders".
The Afghan Taliban claimed capturing 11 foreigners from a US-NATO helicopter after it made an emergency landing in Azra district of Afghanistan's Logar province, and reported two insider attacks in Badghis and Helmand provinces.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video showing an ambush against a convoy of Kenyan soldiers in the town of Bibi in Somalia's Lower Juba region.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) questioned the Algerian government's campaign to root out corruption in the country, claiming that Algerian intelligence and military officials are the most corrupt.
“Vilayat Dagestan,” one of the branches of the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC), issued a statement regarding the April 15, 2013, Boston bombings and the speculation in the American media that one of the suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is affiliated with the group.
Jihadists reported that al-Qaeda security expert Abu Obeida Abdullah Khalid al-'Adam (AKA Abu Obeida al-Maqdisi) was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan.
The Afghan Taliban condemned Germany's offer to keep up to 800 troops in Afghanistan after the end of NATO combat operations in 2015, and threatened to attack its forces with "special tactical and Jihadi operations".
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing the confessions of a spy and his young son for their roles in the killing of a group commander near the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, 'Adnan al-Qadhi.
Upon learning the identities of the suspects in the April 15, 2013, bombings in Boston, Massachusetts, jihadists praised the Chechen brothers Djohar (Dzhokhar) and Tamerlan Tsarnaev and took joy in the ongoing manhunt for the surviving suspect that "made the streets of America like the streets of Afghanistan".
Abdullah Dhu al-Bajadin, a recognized explosives expert in the jihadist forum community, mockingly wrote that the bombings in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 15, 2013, destroyed the "myth" of American security with the cost of a pressure cooker.