Video by IS Media Affiliate Highlights Past Lone Wolf Attacks, Incites Further Actions

The Islamic State (IS)-affiliated Furat Media released a video highlighting the actions of past Lone Wolf attackers, suggesting the incitement of further actions.

IS’ Raqqah Province Releases Video Advising Lone Wolves on Close-Quarter Combat, Bomb-making

The Islamic State’s (IS) Raqqah Province released a video featuring fighters giving instruction to potential lone wolf attackers in both hand-to-hand combat, as well as the construction of home-made bombs.

Fighter Alleges Extorting $5000+ from Rwandan Intelligence, C.I.A. in Shabaab Video

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video featuring a fighter who claimed to have extorted money from Rwandan Intelligence and C.I.A. agents by supplying them with intentionally vague information and false promises.

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.
Ansar Dine Claims Destroying French Vehicle in Abeibara, Says Enemy Launched Random Bombardment in Retaliation
01 Dec 2016 20:18Ansar Dine Claims Destroying French Vehicle in Abeibara, Says Enemy Launched Random Bombardment in Retaliation

The Mali-based Ansar Dine claimed destroying a French military vehicle in Abeibara and alleged that the enemy retaliated with random bombardment on several inhabited ar [ ... ]

IS Claims Eight Bombings Killing, Wounding Over 50 Shi’ites in Baghdad
01 Dec 2016 17:52IS Claims Eight Bombings Killing, Wounding Over 50 Shi’ites in Baghdad

Baghdad Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq claimed killing and wounding over 50 Shi’ites as a result of eight bombings in five areas of Baghdad.

Shabaab Claims Attacks on Saracen International Elements in Somalia and Safaricom in Kenya, Among Other Operations
01 Dec 2016 17:45Shabaab Claims Attacks on Saracen International Elements in Somalia and Safaricom in Kenya, Among Other Operations

The Shabaab al-Mujahidin Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on AMISOM, Kenyan, Ethiopian, and Somali forces, as well as strikes on Saracen I [ ... ]

Ahrar al-Sham General Commander Calls For Unity Among Rebel Groups and Civilians, Pledges to Defeat Enemies and Free Syria
01 Dec 2016 17:38Ahrar al-Sham General Commander Calls For Unity Among Rebel Groups and Civilians, Pledges to Defeat Enemies and Free Syria

Ali al-Omar, the newly appointed General Commander of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, released a video speech in which he stressed the significance of resisting and fig [ ... ]

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Al-Nusra Front: Breaking al-Qaeda’s Forum Monopoly
11 Apr 2014 16:15Al-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 20:49Syrian 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 16:07Al-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 22:18Similarities 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 Telegram Channel Offers Contact Info, Insists “This is Your Last Chance” to Migrate from Europe to Syria
01 Dec 2016 16:45Jihadi Telegram Channel Offers Contact Info, Insists “This is Your Last Chance” to Migrate from Europe to Syria

A German-language Telegram channel run by an alleged jihadi migrant in Syria urged for migration of European Muslims, stating “this is your last chance to get out of  [ ... ]

Pro-IS German-Language Telegram Channel Creates Contact Bot for Followers
30 Nov 2016 16:05Pro-IS German-Language Telegram Channel Creates Contact Bot for Followers

A pro-Islamic State (IS) German-Language Telegram channel created a specialized bot in response to inquiries regarding contact.

Jihadist Media Groups Comment on AQ’s Presence in Syria, Desires for “a New Group”
29 Nov 2016 17:00Jihadist Media Groups Comment on AQ’s Presence in Syria, Desires for “a New Group”

Jihadist media groups commented on al-Qaeda’s (AQ) influence in Syria, with one implying the need for a new AQ affiliate and another insisting that the organization  [ ... ]

JFS Member Calls “Rumours” of Split within Group “Baseless and Untrue”
28 Nov 2016 21:51JFS Member Calls “Rumours” of Split within Group “Baseless and Untrue”

A Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) member disputed “rumours” of a split within the group between “progressives” and al-Qaeda (AQ) supporters.

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Update: Twitter Campaign Threatens American Embassies, Civilians
27 Jun 2014 23:18Update: 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 19:45American 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 23:50British 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 12:34Bomber 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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