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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.
IS Claims Killing Nearly 30 in Double Suicide Bombing in Mukharram al-Fawqani (Homs)
05 May 2016 19:47 - SITEIS Claims Killing Nearly 30 in Double Suicide Bombing in Mukharram al-Fawqani (Homs)

Homs Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria claimed killing nearly 30 people and wounding over 50 others in the area of Mukharram al-Fawqani, in the east of Homs c [ ... ]

Nusra Front Videos Show Suicide Bomber and Battle of Khan Touman
05 May 2016 19:09 - SITENusra Front Videos Show Suicide Bomber and Battle of Khan Touman

Nusra Front (NF) published videos containing a message by the fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in Khan Touman, in the southern countryside of Aleppo, and foota [ ... ]

Jihad Callers Center Releases Video on 10-Year-Old Student who Incites for Fighting
05 May 2016 18:40 - SITEJihad Callers Center Releases Video on 10-Year-Old Student who Incites for Fighting

The Jihad Callers Center, a Syria-based group led by pro-Nusra Front Saudi cleric Abdullah al-Muhaysini, released a video focusing on a 10-year-old student at one of it [ ... ]

IS Division in Libya Claims Suicide Bombing, Seizing Several Areas
05 May 2016 16:58 - SITEIS Division in Libya Claims Suicide Bombing, Seizing Several Areas

Tripoli Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya, claimed a suicide bombing by a Tunisian fighter and seizing control over several areas in the vicinity  [ ... ]

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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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German-Language Telegram Channel Calls for Migration to Syria amid Renewed Offensive
02 May 2016 20:02 - SITEGerman-Language Telegram Channel Calls for Migration to Syria amid Renewed Offensive

A German-language jihadi Telegram channel called for migration to Syria amid a recently renewed offensive against regime forces in Syria.

Pro-IS Telegram Channel Forwards Private Contact Info for Migration, Donations
02 May 2016 18:57 - SITEPro-IS Telegram Channel Forwards Private Contact Info for Migration, Donations

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel forwarded private contact information for prospects seeking a migration verification reference or willing to finance “pr [ ... ]

Married American-Identifying IS Recruiters Announced Dead in Telegram Post
30 Apr 2016 22:07 - SITEMarried American-Identifying IS Recruiters Announced Dead in Telegram Post

Two allegedly married, American-identifying Islamic State (IS) recruiters were announced dead in a message distributed on pro-IS Telegram channels.

Telegram Channel Lists “Strategic Facts” on IS Expansion, Recruits for Pro-IS “Electronic” Group
29 Apr 2016 16:11 - SITETelegram Channel Lists “Strategic Facts” on IS Expansion, Recruits for Pro-IS “Electronic” Group

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel outlined “strategic facts” regarding IS’ expansions into other countries, and posted a recruitment notice re [ ... ]

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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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