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AQIM Releases Proof-of-Life Video of South Africa and Swedish Hostages, Cautions Against Using France as Mediator

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghrab (AQIM) released a proof-of-life video of two hostages, Stephen McGowan of South Africa and Johan Gustofsson of Sweden, and indicated that they will continue to hold them prisoner until their demands are met.

IS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Criticizes Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance, Threatens Enemy States

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS) and its declared “Caliph,” criticized the Saudi-led Islamic military alliance against terrorism, and threatened enemy states, specifically America, Russia, and European countries.

Leadership Council of Jaish al-Islam Appoints Alloush’s Successor in Video

The Leadership Council of the Syria-based Jaish al-Islam confirmed the killing of its leader, Zahran Alloush, and announced the appointment of his successor.

Ahrar al-Sham Video Documents Idlib Victory

The Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, the leading group within the Islamic Front umbrella, released a video on the takeover of Idlib from the Syrian regime forces.

Nusra Front Criticizes IS in Video, Highlights Success in Uniting with Fellow Jihadi Factions

The Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, released a video that criticized the Islamic State (IS) for splitting the ranks of jihad and sowing discord, and used the capture of the city of Idlib to highlight the success achieved by the jihadi factions when they unite.

IS’ West Africa Province Releases Video on Repelling Army Advance in Borno

West Africa Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) formerly known as Boko Haram, released a video of its fighters repelling an advance by the Nigerian army in Borno State, and showing the beheading of a captured soldier.

IS Releases Video Documenting Conquest of al-Ramadi

Anbar Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq released a video documenting its conquest of the city of al-Ramadi in May 2015, featuring exclusive footage of the slain commander whose name was given to the campaign, and a British suicide bomber.

Nusra Front Video Shows Graduating Class of Shariah Course in Latakia

The Latakia division of the Nusra Front (NF) showed its graduating class from the “Teachers Qualifications” course on Shariah and Islam, and provided details on the course in a video.

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.
Jihadist Argues Europe is “Land of War,” Urges Immigration to IS-Held Area
11 Feb 2016 16:34 - SITEJihadist Argues Europe is “Land of War,” Urges Immigration to IS-Held Area

A jihadist presented nine reasons why Europe is a “land of war” and that Muslims there must immigrate to territories held by the Islamic State (IS).

AQIM Media Division Previews Upcoming Video on Splendid Hotel Attack
11 Feb 2016 10:56 - SITEAQIM Media Division Previews Upcoming Video on Splendid Hotel Attack

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of the al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released screen captures an upcoming production on the [ ... ]

IS Uses Tank Shells, TOW Missile to Repel Syrian Military Advance West of Kuwayris Airbase
10 Feb 2016 21:48 - SITEIS Uses Tank Shells, TOW Missile to Repel Syrian Military Advance West of Kuwayris Airbase

Aleppo Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed repelling an advance by Syrian regime forces on a village west of Kuwayris Airbase, and provided photos of fighters us [ ... ]

Jihadist Asserts Migration to Syria Still Possible, Claims Recent Entry of Recruit
10 Feb 2016 19:37 - lijue34Jihadist Asserts Migration to Syria Still Possible, Claims Recent Entry of Recruit


A Telegram channel representing fighters in Syria assured that routes to the country are still open for prospective migrant fighters.

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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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British IS Fighter to Prospects: Jihad is “Not a Fantasy World”
05 Feb 2016 20:50 - SITEBritish IS Fighter to Prospects: Jihad is “Not a Fantasy World”

A solemnly expressed message attributed to a prominent British Islamic State (IS) fighter and recruiter warned prospects to expect hardships under jihad.

NF Fighter Claims New and Coming Pledges to Group, Coming Offensive
29 Jan 2016 18:13 - SITENF Fighter Claims New and Coming Pledges to Group, Coming Offensive

A fighter with the Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate group, claimed new and coming pledges to the group in Aleppo and Hama, and claimed that a “ [ ... ]

IS Supporter Instructs Separation of Pro-IS and Public Identities Online
18 Jan 2016 16:46 - SITEIS Supporter Instructs Separation of Pro-IS and Public Identities Online

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account highlighted to IS supporters potential unwanted connections regarding their identities as IS followers and as normal citizens o [ ... ]

Jihadi Telegram Account Solicits for “Men and Money” in Syria
15 Jan 2016 21:21 - SITEJihadi Telegram Account Solicits for “Men and Money” in Syria

A Telegram account representing jihadi fighters in Syria solicited for donations, stressing that “Jihad is need of men and money.”

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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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