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 Claims Suicide Operation on Shi’ites in Eastern Baghdad
29 Sep 2016 15:22IS Claims Suicide Operation on Shi’ites in Eastern Baghdad

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding “approximately 17” in a suicide operation on Shi’ites in eastern Baghdad.

Ansar Dine Claims Ambushing Malian Army Between Doro and Gossi
29 Sep 2016 01:12Ansar Dine Claims Ambushing Malian Army Between Doro and Gossi

Ansar Dine claimed ambushing a Malian army patrol between the towns of Doro and Gossi, killing a soldier.

Jihadi Telegram Channel Incites for Attacks on Non-Muslim “Leaders” in Wake of School Shooting
28 Sep 2016 22:17Jihadi Telegram Channel Incites for Attacks on Non-Muslim “Leaders” in Wake of School Shooting

A jihadi Telegram channel incited attacks on non-Muslim “leaders” in wake of a recent shooting at a South Carolina elementary school.

Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 11 American Soldiers in Northern and Southern Afghanistan
28 Sep 2016 20:58Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 11 American Soldiers in Northern and Southern Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing seven American soldiers as they attempted with Afghan forces to "break through Mujahideen defense" in the north and south of the coun [ ... ]

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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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Telegram Channel Calls for Lone-Wolf Attacks Using Knifes, Stones, Cars, and Train Derailments
28 Sep 2016 22:17Telegram Channel Calls for Lone-Wolf Attacks Using Knifes, Stones, Cars, and Train Derailments

A pro-Islamic State (IS) German-language Telegram channel incited Muslims to attack nonbelievers by using any means necessary so that they can “experience the war [ ... ]

Woman under IS Describes Days Leading up to Her Husband’s Suicide Operation
23 Sep 2016 15:12Woman 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 16:06Jihadi 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 14:43Migrant 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.

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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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