IS' 'Amaq Releases Video of Downing Russian Assault Helicopter in Tadmur

'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) released a video of fighters shooting down a Russian assault helicopter east of Tadmur (Palmyra) in Syria's Homs governorate.

IS Divisions in Ninawa and Raqqah Show Kids Enjoying Eid al-Fitr Activities

In two of the largest territories under its control, ar-Raqqah in Syria and Mosul in Iraq, the Islamic State (IS) held celebratory events for Eid al-Fitr, and released videos showing children enjoying them.

IS' 'Amaq Releases Video of Suicide Bombing in Rukban (Jordan)

Shortly after reporting on the involvement of the Islamic State (IS) in the suicide bombing at an army post in Rukban, Jordan, the group's 'Amaq News Agency released a video of the attack.

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.
IS Supporters React to ‘Adnani’s Death with Threats, Organized Social Media Campaign
30 Aug 2016 22:21 - SITEIS Supporters React to ‘Adnani’s Death with Threats, Organized Social Media Campaign

Following announcements of Islamic State (IS) spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani’s death from both IS and its ‘Amaq News Agency on August 30, 2016, IS support [ ... ]

Faylaq al-Sham Claims Capturing 13 Villages From IS Aleppo
30 Aug 2016 22:13 - SITEFaylaq al-Sham Claims Capturing 13 Villages From IS Aleppo

  Following the takeover of Jarabulus, Faylaq al-Sham announced capturing over a dozen of villages from the Islamic State surrounding the city in the west and south [ ... ]

Anti-IS Jihadists Celebrate Death of “Gangster Adnani”
30 Aug 2016 21:47 - SITEAnti-IS Jihadists Celebrate Death of “Gangster Adnani”

Anti-Islamic State (IS) jihadists on social media celebrated the death of IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani, which the group reported on August 30, 2016.

IS Claims Killing, Wounding Nearly 400 Libyan Forces During Two Days of Clashes in Sirte
30 Aug 2016 21:35 - SITEIS Claims Killing, Wounding Nearly 400 Libyan Forces During Two Days of Clashes in Sirte

The Islamic State (IS) claimed that over the past two days its fighters killed and wounded nearly 400 from the “militias” of the National Accord government  [ ... ]

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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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Jihadist Telegram Channel Claims Recruiting Foreign Fighter Killed in Aleppo Clashes
19 Aug 2016 22:43 - SITEJihadist Telegram Channel Claims Recruiting Foreign Fighter Killed in Aleppo Clashes

A jihadist Telegram channel reported the death of a foreign fighter in Aleppo, whom it claimed recruiting to the country’s battlefronts.

Telegram Channel Warns Non-Arabic-Speaking Migrants in Syria of Potential Airstrikes
19 Aug 2016 19:49 - PalahniukTelegram Channel Warns Non-Arabic-Speaking Migrants in Syria of Potential Airstrikes

Jihadists on social media promoted a Telegram channel purposed to warn non-Arabic-speaking jihadi migrants of potential airstrikes based off of intercepted “enemy [ ... ]

Telegram Channels Seeks Anti-IS Evidence for Arrested Swedish “Brothers”
15 Aug 2016 17:52 - SITETelegram Channels Seeks Anti-IS Evidence for Arrested Swedish “Brothers”

A Syria-focused Telegram channel requested evidence to clear two Swedish Muslims suspected of attempting to join the Islamic State (IS), following their January 2016 ar [ ... ]

Female IS Supporters Comment on Reports of Killed IS Bride, Female Migration: “It won’t be Easy”
12 Aug 2016 15:15 - SITEFemale IS Supporters Comment on Reports of Killed IS Bride, Female Migration: “It won’t be Easy”

Female Islamic State (IS) supporters reacted to news reports that Kadiza Sultana, a British schoolgirl who fled to the group in Syria with two friends in February of 20 [ ... ]

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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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