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 Claims Killing 100+ Kurds in Suicide Bombing in Qamishli
27 Jul 2016 14:49 - SITEIS Claims Killing 100+ Kurds in Suicide Bombing in Qamishli

Al-Barakah Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) for al-Hasakah, Syria, claimed killing more than 100 Kurds and wounding dozens in a suicide operation in Qam [ ... ]

IS Fighter Attacks Somali Forces with Hand Grenade in Mogadishu, According to IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency
27 Jul 2016 14:26 - SITEIS Fighter Attacks Somali Forces with Hand Grenade in Mogadishu, According to IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that an IS fighter attacked Somali security forces in the capital city of Mogadishu.

AQIM's al-Murabitoon Publishes Photos from the "Lions' Den" in Mali
27 Jul 2016 01:24 - SITEAQIM's al-Murabitoon Publishes Photos from the

Al-Ribat Media Foundation of al-Murabitoon, a division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Mali, published photos from the "lions' den" in the north of the cou [ ... ]

IS Claims Downing 30 Aircraft in al-Naba Infographic
26 Jul 2016 22:15 - lijue34IS Claims Downing 30 Aircraft in al-Naba Infographic


The Islamic State (IS) claimed to have taken down 30 aircraft in a three-and-a-half-month period in an infographic provided in its al-Naba news publication.

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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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Telegram Channel Comments on Machete Attack in Germany, Calls for More Attacks
24 Jul 2016 18:51 - SITETelegram Channel Comments on Machete Attack in Germany, Calls for More Attacks

A jihadist Telegram channel called for lone wolf attacks following news of a reported machete attack by a Syrian refugee in Germany on July 24, 2016.

After Nice, Jihadi Telegram Channel Suggests Ways to Carry Out Vehicular Attacks
16 Jul 2016 00:27 - SITEAfter Nice, Jihadi Telegram Channel Suggests Ways to Carry Out Vehicular Attacks

In response to the vehicular attack in Nice, France, a jihadi Telegram channel noted that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) had suggested the idea in Issue 2 of  [ ... ]

Jihadi Telegram Channel Finds Inspiration in Dallas Sniper Attack on Police
08 Jul 2016 09:43 - SITEJihadi Telegram Channel Finds Inspiration in Dallas Sniper Attack on Police

A jihadi Telegram channel found inspiration in the sniper attack in Dallas, Texas, in which five police officers were killed, suggesting Muslim fighters carry out simil [ ... ]

Jihadists React to Medina Blast on Social Media
05 Jul 2016 16:21 - SITEJihadists React to Medina Blast on Social Media

Jihadists on social media commented on a reported suicide bombing on the Prophet's Mosque in Medina.

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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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