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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 al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for May 25, 2016
25 May 2016 15:23 - SITEIS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for May 25, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the May 25, 2016 English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which included recaps of operations in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen [ ... ]

'Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing a Hindu Businessman in Gaibandh, Bangladesh
25 May 2016 12:33 - SITE'Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing a Hindu Businessman in Gaibandh, Bangladesh

'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) reported that IS fighters stabbed to death a Hindu businessman in Gaibandh in northern Bangladesh.

Afghan Taliban Confirms Death of Leader in Drone Strike, Announces Successor
25 May 2016 09:16 - SITEAfghan Taliban Confirms Death of Leader in Drone Strike, Announces Successor

The Afghan Taliban confirmed that its now-former leader, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, was killed in a U.S. drone strike, and announced the appointment of his success [ ... ]

AQIM Claims Rocket Attack on Areva-Operated Mine in Niger
24 May 2016 21:09 - SITEAQIM Claims Rocket Attack on Areva-Operated Mine in Niger

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed a rocket attack on a mining base operated by the French energy company Areva in Niger, and declared that "companies of th [ ... ]

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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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Jihadi Fighter in Syria Claims “Skyrocketed” Fuel Prices Due to Closed Routes
24 May 2016 16:43 - SITEJihadi Fighter in Syria Claims “Skyrocketed” Fuel Prices Due to Closed Routes

An alleged jihadi fighter in Syria commented on “skyrocketed” fuel prices in the country, attributing the rises to routes closed by Kurdish forces.

British Fighter in Syria Calls for Migration in Interview: Fighting “Is the Only Solution”
16 May 2016 21:43 - SITEBritish Fighter in Syria Calls for Migration in Interview: Fighting “Is the Only Solution”

An alleged British jihadi fighter in northern Aleppo called Muslims to the country in a video interview, characterizing the Syrian Civil War as “an opportunity to [ ... ]

Jihadists Disseminate Latest Issue of Inspire Magazine, Urge for Attacks in West
16 May 2016 19:06 - SITEJihadists Disseminate Latest Issue of Inspire Magazine, Urge for Attacks in West

Jihadists on social media disseminated issue 15 of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) “Inspire” magazine, encouraging Western Muslims to use i [ ... ]

Alleged IS Fighter Solicits for Potential Wives on Facebook
09 May 2016 15:57 - SITEAlleged IS Fighter Solicits for Potential Wives on Facebook

An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter in Syria requested that followers message him regarding potential wives, claiming to “know some brothers” who would be [ ... ]

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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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