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 Claims Car Bombing in Southwest Baghdad Killing and Wounding 25+
05 Jul 2015 03:02 - SITEIS Claims Car Bombing in Southwest Baghdad Killing and Wounding 25+

The Baghdad division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding more than 25 Popular Mobilization fighters in a car bombing in the southwest of the capital.

Anti-IS Fighters in Syria Release First Issue of English Magazine “Al Risalah”
05 Jul 2015 00:42 - SITEAnti-IS Fighters in Syria Release First Issue of English Magazine “Al Risalah”

Fighters in Syria opposed to the Islamic State (IS) and supportive of al-Qaeda and its local branch, the Nusra Front, released the first issue of an English magazine ca [ ... ]

IS' al-Hayat Media Center Promotes Barbaric Execution Video of Spies as Leading Top 10 List
03 Jul 2015 18:37 - SITEIS' al-Hayat Media Center Promotes Barbaric Execution Video of Spies as Leading Top 10 List

Al-Hayat Media Center, the foreign language media division of the Islamic State (IS), promoted the video of the group’s barbaric execution of spies by burning, dr [ ... ]

IS’ Sinai Province Gives Details, Photo Report on Coordinated Strikes in North Sinai
03 Jul 2015 14:08 - SITEIS’ Sinai Province Gives Details, Photo Report on Coordinated Strikes in North Sinai

Sinai Province of the Islamic State (IS) issued a communique and photo report giving details of its coordinated strikes on July 1, 2015, in North Sinai, an operation it [ ... ]

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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 Supporter and Fighter Make Calls for Lone Wolf Attacks, Suggest Targets
02 Jul 2015 15:26 - SITEIS Supporter and Fighter Make Calls for Lone Wolf Attacks, Suggest Targets

Two Islamic State (IS) supporters made direct and implied calls for lone wolf attacks, one of whom offering specific types of locations and methods of attack.

IS Recruiter Announces Use of Secure Messaging Application
30 Jun 2015 22:01 - SITEIS Recruiter Announces Use of Secure Messaging Application

A high-profile Islamic State (IS) recruiter announced that he had begun to use the Threema messaging platform to facilitate emigration to the group.

Alleged Fighter, Sympathizer Evaluate IS Loss at Tal Abyad
30 Jun 2015 17:10 - SITEAlleged Fighter, Sympathizer Evaluate IS Loss at Tal Abyad

Two Nusra Front supporters—one of whom an affiliated fighter in Lattakia—discussed the consequences of the Islamic State’s (IS) loss of Tal Abyad to K [ ... ]

IS Residents Call for Emigration to Libya
29 Jun 2015 21:21 - SITEIS Residents Call for Emigration to Libya

Several alleged Westerners in Libya urged prospective Islamic State (IS) migrants to consider leaving for Libya instead of Syria.

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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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