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IS’ West Africa Province Leader Shekau Denies Reports of Death, Sickness

Abu Bakr Shekau, the head of West Africa Province of the Islamic State (IS), denied reports that he is dead or sick and unable to speak, and vowed to continue fighting the Nigerian government.

English "MujGuide" Instructs in Bomb Making, Stealing Money from ATMs

A user circulated an English book called “MujGuide,” instructing in bomb making and stealing money from cash machines.

AQAP Releases Video of Anwar al-Awlaki Speaking about the “Culture of Martyrdom”

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a posthumous video of Anwar al-Awlaki speaking about the “culture of martyrdom”.

IS Video Shows Civilians in Syrian Town Thanking IS, Stating Support of Group

Deir al-Zour division of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, or what the group calls “al-Khayr Province,” released a video of villagers in the town of al-Bu Hamam praising the IS, thanking it for returning them to their home, calling Muslims to join the IS, and denouncing those from their town that joined the Syrian regime.

IS Video Shows Conquest of Tadmur, Beheading of Pro-Regime Element

The Homs division of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria released a video on the group’s conquest of Tadmur (Palmyra), showing fighters engaging Syrian soldiers in battle, guns, ammunition, and vehicles taken as spoils, and people stomping a pro-regime element before his beheading.

“Battalion of Sheikh Omar Hadid” Claims Rocket Attack on Ashdod, Threatens Hamas

A Gaza-based jihadi group calling itself the “Battalion of Sheikh Omar Hadid” claimed credit for the May 26, 2015, rocket attack on the Israeli port city of Ashdod and gave a 48-hour deadline to Hamas to comply with certain conditions or it would continue to act.

IS al-Bayan News Bulletin for May 31, 2015

The Islamic State (IS) released the English edition of its al-Bayan news bulletin for May 31, 2015, reporting on its attacks in Iraq, Libya and Syria, including the bombing of the Furqlus gas pipeline in Homs, and suicide bombings by Moroccan and Syrian fighters in al-Hasakah.

IS-Linked ‘Amaq News Agency Video Shows Tadmur Prison After Leveling

The Islamic State (IS)-linked ‘Amaq News Agency released a video of Tadmur (Palmyra) prison after IS fighters leveled it to the ground with explosives.

IS Releases Video of Beheading Kidnapped Egyptian Christians in Libya

The Islamic State (IS) released a video of beheading the 21 Egyptian Christians it kidnapped in Libya in January 2015, containing the same images of the men that appeared in the seventh issue of Dabiq magazine.

French-Speaking IS Fighters Threaten France and Belgium, Call for Lone-Wolf Attacks in Video

Two French-speaking fighters threatened France and Belgium and called for lone-wolf attacks in a video released by the Salah al-Din provincial division of the Islamic State (IS).
Fighters from “Al-Ansar Battalion” in Algeria Pledge to IS in Audio
04 Sep 2015 14:13 - SITEFighters from “Al-Ansar Battalion” in Algeria Pledge to IS in Audio

A group of fighters from the “al-Ansar Battalion” in Algeria pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

AQIM’s Sahara Branch Releases Video on Ambushing MINUSMA in Northern Mali, Calling for Jihad
03 Sep 2015 21:09 - SITEAQIM’s Sahara Branch Releases Video on Ambushing MINUSMA in Northern Mali, Calling for Jihad

The Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video on the July 2015 attack on MINUSMA forces in northern Mali, and featuring fighters, includi [ ... ]

IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for September 3, 2015
03 Sep 2015 15:02 - SITEIS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for September 3, 2015

The Islamic State (IS) released the September 3, 2015 English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which included recaps of a suicide mission in Yemen and  [ ... ]

IS Releases Video Version of July 2015 Pledge from Former AQIM Division in Algeria
03 Sep 2015 14:46 - SITEIS Releases Video Version of July 2015 Pledge from Former AQIM Division in Algeria

The Islamic State (IS) released the video version of the audio pledge given in July 2015 from the “al-Ghurabaa’ Brigade,” which had identified itself  [ ... ]

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Al-Nusra Front: Breaking al-Qaeda’s Forum Monopoly
11 Apr 2014 16:15 - SITEAl-Nusra Front: Breaking al-Qaeda’s Forum Monopoly

Al-Nusra Front: Breaking al-Qaeda's Forum Monopoly
By Rita Katz and Margaret Foster A recent move by al-Qaeda's wing in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, illustrates again the [ ... ]

Syrian Jihad: The Weakening of al-Qaeda’s Leadership
08 Apr 2014 20:49 - SITESyrian Jihad: The Weakening of al-Qaeda’s Leadership

Syrian Jihad: The Weakening of al-Qaeda's Leadership
By Rita Katz and Adam Raisman In an unexpected and unprecedented turn of events, al-Qaeda members and jihadists fro [ ... ]

Al-Qaeda-Affiliates Expand Online Platform to Twitter
03 Jan 2014 16:07 - SITEAl-Qaeda-Affiliates Expand Online Platform to Twitter

Al-Qaeda-Affiliates Expand Online Platform to Twitter
By Rita Katz and Adam Raisman On December 5, 2013, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) joined the long list o [ ... ]

Similarities in Tactics in Major Attacks on Western Targets in 2013: A Look at Tigantourine and Westgate
02 Jan 2014 22:18 - SITESimilarities in Tactics in Major Attacks on Western Targets in 2013: A Look at Tigantourine and Westgate

Similarities in Tactics in Major Attacks on Western Targets in 2013: A Look at Tigantourine and Westgate By Rita Katz and Margaret Foster Two of the most high-profile [ ... ]

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IS Fighter Reaches out to Muslims in Militaries, Claims Dutch Soldier Recently Joined IS
04 Sep 2015 17:15 - SITEIS Fighter Reaches out to Muslims in Militaries, Claims Dutch Soldier Recently Joined IS

A Dutch Islamic State (IS) fighter and former Dutch soldier called for Muslims in other national military forces to fight for IS.

IS Recruiter Stresses Closed Entryways into Syria and Iraq, Promotes other IS Provinces
03 Sep 2015 14:27 - SITEIS Recruiter Stresses Closed Entryways into Syria and Iraq, Promotes other IS Provinces

A prominent Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter announced to prospective migrants not to enquire about entering Iraq or Syria amid border closings.

Prominent IS Fighter Details Events Leading to Steady Role as Online Recruiter
01 Sep 2015 22:51 - SITEProminent IS Fighter Details Events Leading to Steady Role as Online Recruiter

A prominent recruiter with the Islamic State (IS) detailed events leading to his steady role as an online recruiter. The statements were made by the Twitter account of  [ ... ]

IS Fighter Describes Fighters’ Focus on Taking Sex Slaves
01 Sep 2015 21:01 - SITEIS Fighter Describes Fighters’ Focus on Taking Sex Slaves

An alleged American fighter with the Islamic State (IS) described a strong focus among fighters on taking female sex slaves, characterizing it as a dominant point of co [ ... ]

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Update: Twitter Campaign Threatens American Embassies, Civilians
27 Jun 2014 23:18 - SITEUpdate: Twitter Campaign Threatens American Embassies, Civilians

A Twitter-based campaign threatening retaliation against the United States for intervention in Iraq continues to accelerate, and has featured threats issued to American [ ... ]

American Suicide Bomber Active On Social Networking Site
01 Jun 2014 19:45 - SITEAmerican Suicide Bomber Active On Social Networking Site

Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, named as the American suicide bomber "Abu Hurayra al-Amriki" who carried out a suicide raid in Idlib, Syria on May 25, 2014, was active on soc [ ... ]

British Jihadis in Syria Use Kik Messenger For Recruitment, Transport of Foreign Fighters
09 Jan 2014 23:50 - SITEBritish Jihadis in Syria Use Kik Messenger For Recruitment, Transport of Foreign Fighters

Purported English-speaking jihadi recruiters and foreign fighters in Syria have adopted the kik messaging program to assist in the recruitment and transportation of fig [ ... ]

Bomber in Embassy Attack in Beirut Discussed Martyrdom, Promoted al-Qaeda Propaganda on Facebook
22 Nov 2013 12:34 - SITEBomber in Embassy Attack in Beirut Discussed Martyrdom, Promoted al-Qaeda Propaganda on Facebook

Mouin Adnan Abu Dahir, one of the two suspects in the November 19, 2013, double suicide bombing near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, used a Facebook page in which he exp [ ... ]

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