Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Video Focuses on Success in Battle of Aleppo

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham released a video documenting the battles against the Syrian regime under the campaign, “Lifting the Siege of Aleppo.”

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' West Africa Province Publishes Aftermath Photos from Attack on African Forces in Borno
24 Sep 2016 21:01 - SITEIS' West Africa Province Publishes Aftermath Photos from Attack on African Forces in Borno

The Islamic State’s (IS) West Africa Province released a photo report for a recent attack on African forces in Borno, Nigeria.

IS’ West Africa Province Claims Attack on African Forces in Borno
24 Sep 2016 19:23 - SITEIS’ West Africa Province Claims Attack on African Forces in Borno

The Islamic State’s (IS) West Africa Province claimed an attack on African forces in Nigeria’s Borno State.

IS Claims Killing and Wounding Over 60 in Four-Man Suicide Operation in Tikrit
24 Sep 2016 18:41 - SITEIS Claims Killing and Wounding Over 60 in Four-Man Suicide Operation in Tikrit

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding more than 60 in a four-man suicide operation on Iraqi police and Popular Mobilization forces in Tikrit.

‘Amaq Infographic Details IS Suicide Operation on “Major Syrian Opposition Leaders” in Daraa
24 Sep 2016 16:58 - SITE‘Amaq Infographic Details IS Suicide Operation on “Major Syrian Opposition Leaders” in Daraa

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released an English infographic detailing a recent suicide operation on “major Syrian opposition leaders&rd [ ... ]

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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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Woman under IS Describes Days Leading up to Her Husband’s Suicide Operation
23 Sep 2016 15:12 - SITEWoman under IS Describes Days Leading up to Her Husband’s Suicide Operation

A prominent migrant IS resident and recruiter in Syria detailed months spent with her husband, an IS fighter and recruiter by the alias “Abu Layth Tamimi,”  [ ... ]

Jihadi in Syria Offers Alternative Methods for Non-Migrants to Assist Fighters
21 Sep 2016 16:06 - SITEJihadi in Syria Offers Alternative Methods for Non-Migrants to Assist Fighters

A jihadi fighter Syria solicited private conversations to discuss “different ways” non-migrants can help jihadi efforts in the country.

Migrant Fighters in Syria Establish “Fursan al-Sham Media” on Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram
21 Sep 2016 14:43 - SITEMigrant Fighters in Syria Establish “Fursan al-Sham Media” on Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram

Migrant fighters in Syria established a media group to provide news updates and publish content pertaining to other fighters’ migrations and daily lives.

Jihadi Telegram Channel Suggests “Easily Available Weapon” for Lone-Wolf Attacks
20 Sep 2016 21:02 - SITEJihadi Telegram Channel Suggests “Easily Available Weapon” for Lone-Wolf Attacks

A jihadi Telegram channel suggested an “easily available weapon” for individuals who say they cannot attack because they do not have the means.

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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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