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).

Shabaab Releases Video on June 2013 UN Compound Attack in Mogadishu

Al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, released a video on its June 2013 suicide raid at the United Nations Common Compound (UNCC) in the capital, Mogadishu, and described the UN as a “satanic force of evil”.
IS Releases Second Issue of Russian Magazine “Istok”
01 Aug 2015 15:23 - SITEIS Releases Second Issue of Russian Magazine “Istok”

Al-Hayat Media Center, the foreign language media division of the Islamic State (IS), released the second issue of its Russian magazine, “Istok” (The Source [ ... ]

Dutch Nusra Front Fighter Gives Account of Attack on “Division 30”
01 Aug 2015 15:22 - SITEDutch Nusra Front Fighter Gives Account of Attack on “Division 30”

A Dutch fighter in al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, gave an account of an attack on the U.S.-backed “Division 30” in northern Aleppo, and  [ ... ]

Nusra Front Explains Capture of U.S.-Backed “Division 30” Members, Warns Group Against Pursuing American Interests
01 Aug 2015 15:21 - SITENusra Front Explains Capture of U.S.-Backed “Division 30” Members, Warns Group Against Pursuing American Interests

The Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, issued a statement explaining the purpose behind its capturing elements from the U.S.-backed “Division 30,&rdqu [ ... ]

Shabaab Video Shows Repentance of Alleged Kenyan Forces in Pandanguo
01 Aug 2015 15:20 - SITEShabaab Video Shows Repentance of Alleged Kenyan Forces in Pandanguo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video showing the repentance of men it identified as Kenyan forces in Pandanguo, a settlement in Kenya’s Coast Provi [ ... ]

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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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Confirmed Death of Mullah Omar Sparks Controversy, Opportunism among Jihadi Communities
30 Jul 2015 22:24 - SITEConfirmed Death of Mullah Omar Sparks Controversy, Opportunism among Jihadi Communities

Confirmation of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death has caused controversy across jihadist communities on Twitter.

Jihadists Express Skepticism at Reports of Mullah Omar’s Death
29 Jul 2015 23:00 - SITEJihadists Express Skepticism at Reports of Mullah Omar’s Death

Media reports that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead prompted conflicting responses among jihadist communities on Twitter.

Prominent IS Recruiters Call for Continued Migration via Turkey, Condemn Others Expressing Doubt
29 Jul 2015 17:08 - SITEProminent IS Recruiters Call for Continued Migration via Turkey, Condemn Others Expressing Doubt

Prominent Islamic State (IS) fighters and recruiters on Twitter have continued to encourage migration to the group in Syria despite increased offensives and border secu [ ... ]

Alleged IS Fighter Threatens America, Implies Call for Suicide Missions
27 Jul 2015 23:55 - SITEAlleged IS Fighter Threatens America, Implies Call for Suicide Missions

An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter on Twitter continued to make threats toward the U.S., which included an implied call for suicide operations in the country.

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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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