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).

Shabaab Releases Video on June 2013 UN Compound Attack in Mogadishu

Al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, released a video on its June 2013 suicide raid at the United Nations Common Compound (UNCC) in the capital, Mogadishu, and described the UN as a “satanic force of evil”.

Rayat al-Tawheed Publishes Video Showing Members, Calling for Jihad

Rayat al-Tawheed, a media group comprised of foreign Islamic State fighters, published a YouTube video on September 19, 2014 that shows seven members of the group and a speech by one of its English members.

Boko Haram Claims Captive Girls, Demands Prisoner Exchange

Abu Bakr Shekau, leader of the Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadi group affirmed that his organization kidnapped over 300 girls captured from a school in Chibok, Nigeria and announced his willingness to exchange the girls for prisoners.

Shabaab Justifies Woolwich Attack, Incites for Lone-Wolf Action in West

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video justifying the May 22, 2013, attack in Woolwich, London, and highlighting the participation of British fighters in jihad in Somalia as well as inciting for lone-wolf attacks in the West.

TIP Video Incites Turks to Participate in Jihad, Shows Military Operations

The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) released the second episode in its "Lions of War" video series, inciting Turkish Muslims to participate in jihad and showing mortar and rocket attacks by fighters in the Afghan-Pakistan region.

Al-Hijrat Releases Video of Afghan Taliban's 9/2011 15-Man Raid in Kabul

Al-Hijrat Studio, a media unit of the Afghan Taliban, produced a video focusing on the group's 15-man suicide raid that targeted the American Embassy, ISAF headquarters, and an Afghan intelligence center in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on September 13, 2011.

Katawaz Studio Releases Video of Attacks in Afghanistan

Katawaz Studio released a video showing several attacks by fighters against enemy forces in Afghanistan, including a clash in Kunar province.

Video Shows Child Fighters Receiving Firearm Training

Al-Ansar Mailing List, a jihadist media group, released a video showing child fighters receiving firearm training in the Waziristan region of northwest Pakistan.
AQAP Claims Five Attacks on Houthis in al-Bayda’
28 Mar 2015 15:36 - SITEAQAP Claims Five Attacks on Houthis in al-Bayda’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed five attacks on Houthis, including bombings and sniper fire, in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate.

Shabaab Claims Raid on Maka al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu, Threatens More Attacks
28 Mar 2015 09:20 - SITEShabaab Claims Raid on Maka al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu, Threatens More Attacks

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the raid on the Maka al-Mukarama Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, and threate [ ... ]

Shabaab Claims Raid on Maka al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu, Threatens More Attacks
28 Mar 2015 09:17 - SITEShabaab Claims Raid on Maka al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu, Threatens More Attacks

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the raid on the Maka al-Mukarama Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, and threate [ ... ]

IS Supporters Circulate Essay by Fighter Refuting Reports that Group Kills Innocent Civilians
27 Mar 2015 15:57 - SITEIS Supporters Circulate Essay by Fighter Refuting Reports that Group Kills Innocent Civilians

Jihadist accounts on Twitter have been circulating an essay by an alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter defected from al-Nusra Front arguing against reports of IS killing  [ ... ]

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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 and Supporters Call for Lone Wolf Attacks, Suggest Methods
27 Mar 2015 20:34 - SITEIS Fighters and Supporters Call for Lone Wolf Attacks, Suggest Methods

Various accounts of Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters called on Muslims to perform lone wolf attacks within their own countries in recent days, some suggesting [ ... ]

IS Supporter Claims Prospects Don’t Need Verification to Join Group
26 Mar 2015 20:45 - SITEIS Supporter Claims Prospects Don’t Need Verification to Join Group

The Twitter account of an Islamic State (IS) supporter assured prospective recruits on Twitter that they would not need verification to enter the group in its controlle [ ... ]

Fighters Discuss Fear of Loud, Sudden Noises Following Traumatic Experiences
25 Mar 2015 15:35 - SITEFighters Discuss Fear of Loud, Sudden Noises Following Traumatic Experiences

Alleged jihadi fighters on Twitter claimed to have developed anxiety triggered by loud and sudden noises after traumatic experiences.

Alleged IS Fighter Encourages Lone Wolves to Poison Neighbors
24 Mar 2015 14:51 - SITEAlleged IS Fighter Encourages Lone Wolves to Poison Neighbors

An alleged fighter with the Islamic State (IS) called for lone wolf attacks by Muslims and suggested methods to do so, including poisoning one’s neighbors.

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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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