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.

AQAP Releases Video of Anwar al-Awlaki Speaking about the “Culture of Martyrdom”

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a posthumous video of Anwar al-Awlaki speaking about the “culture of martyrdom”.

IS Video Shows Civilians in Syrian Town Thanking IS, Stating Support of Group

Deir al-Zour division of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, or what the group calls “al-Khayr Province,” released a video of villagers in the town of al-Bu Hamam praising the IS, thanking it for returning them to their home, calling Muslims to join the IS, and denouncing those from their town that joined the Syrian regime.

IS Video Shows Conquest of Tadmur, Beheading of Pro-Regime Element

The Homs division of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria released a video on the group’s conquest of Tadmur (Palmyra), showing fighters engaging Syrian soldiers in battle, guns, ammunition, and vehicles taken as spoils, and people stomping a pro-regime element before his beheading.

“Battalion of Sheikh Omar Hadid” Claims Rocket Attack on Ashdod, Threatens Hamas

A Gaza-based jihadi group calling itself the “Battalion of Sheikh Omar Hadid” claimed credit for the May 26, 2015, rocket attack on the Israeli port city of Ashdod and gave a 48-hour deadline to Hamas to comply with certain conditions or it would continue to act.

IS al-Bayan News Bulletin for May 31, 2015

The Islamic State (IS) released the English edition of its al-Bayan news bulletin for May 31, 2015, reporting on its attacks in Iraq, Libya and Syria, including the bombing of the Furqlus gas pipeline in Homs, and suicide bombings by Moroccan and Syrian fighters in al-Hasakah.

IS-Linked ‘Amaq News Agency Video Shows Tadmur Prison After Leveling

The Islamic State (IS)-linked ‘Amaq News Agency released a video of Tadmur (Palmyra) prison after IS fighters leveled it to the ground with explosives.

IS Releases Video of Beheading Kidnapped Egyptian Christians in Libya

The Islamic State (IS) released a video of beheading the 21 Egyptian Christians it kidnapped in Libya in January 2015, containing the same images of the men that appeared in the seventh issue of Dabiq magazine.

French-Speaking IS Fighters Threaten France and Belgium, Call for Lone-Wolf Attacks in Video

Two French-speaking fighters threatened France and Belgium and called for lone-wolf attacks in a video released by the Salah al-Din provincial division of the Islamic State (IS).
Afghan Taliban Spokesman Remarks on Mullah Omar Death Cover Up, IMU
28 Aug 2015 15:15 - SITEAfghan Taliban Spokesman Remarks on Mullah Omar Death Cover Up, IMU

The official website of the Afghan Taliban published an English translation of a recent interview between group spokesman Zabihullah and Afghan Islamic Press, in which  [ ... ]

Video Purports to Show Ahrar al-Sham Fighters Beating IS Fighter Prior to Beheading Him
27 Aug 2015 21:22 - SITEVideo Purports to Show Ahrar al-Sham Fighters Beating IS Fighter Prior to Beheading Him

Users on Twitter circulated a video showing fighters, identified as being with Syrian Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham, beating an alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter  [ ... ]

Battalion of Sheikh Omar Hadid Claims Rocket Attack on Eshkol Regional Council
27 Aug 2015 21:10 - SITEBattalion of Sheikh Omar Hadid Claims Rocket Attack on Eshkol Regional Council

The Battalion of Sheikh Omar Hadid claimed a rocket attack on the Eshkol Regional Council in Israel.

IS Fighters, Civilians in Aleppo Express Defiance to Coalition Airstrikes in Video
27 Aug 2015 19:35 - SITEIS Fighters, Civilians in Aleppo Express Defiance to Coalition Airstrikes in Video

Fighters and civilians, including two children, in Aleppo Province of the Islamic State (IS), expressed defiance to coalition airstrikes a year after they began, and as [ ... ]

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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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IS Fighters Solicit Private Conversations, Request Financial Assistance
27 Aug 2015 19:16 - SITEIS Fighters Solicit Private Conversations, Request Financial Assistance

Islamic State (IS) fighters on Twitter attempted to recruit prospects via private conversations and solicited financial assistance.

IS Fighters and Supporters Affirm Death of Junaid Hussain
27 Aug 2015 15:33 - SITEIS Fighters and Supporters Affirm Death of Junaid Hussain

Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters affirmed the reported death of Junaid Hussain, a prominent British IS fighter, hacker, and recruiter who went by the name &ld [ ... ]

IS Supporter Circulates Preparation and Execution Guide for Lone Wolf Attacks
26 Aug 2015 15:25 - SITEIS Supporter Circulates Preparation and Execution Guide for Lone Wolf Attacks

An Islamic State (IS) supporter circulated a guide for lone wolf attacks, which touched on planning, identifying targets, and properly claiming an attack.

IS Supporter Announces Telegram Messenger Group for IS News and Media Dispersal
25 Aug 2015 21:43 - SITEIS Supporter Announces Telegram Messenger Group for IS News and Media Dispersal

An Islamic State (IS) supporter on Twitter announced a group on Telegram, an encrypted chat program, for the dispersal of official IS news and media.

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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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