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.
AQAP Draws Lessons from Orlando Shooting for Lone Wolves in "Inspire Guide"
23 Jun 2016 20:49 - SITEAQAP Draws Lessons from Orlando Shooting for Lone Wolves in

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published an Arabic and English document it titled "Inspire Guide – Orlando Operation," drawing lessons from the nightclu [ ... ]

AQAP Claims Six Attacks on Houthis with Guns, IEDs in al-Bayda', Ibb, Taiz
23 Jun 2016 20:37 - SITEAQAP Claims Six Attacks on Houthis with Guns, IEDs in al-Bayda', Ibb, Taiz

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed six attacks in five days on Houthi fighters with guns and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Yemen's al-Bayda', Ibb [ ... ]

NF Video Shows One Day’s Operations in Southern Countryside of Aleppo
23 Jun 2016 18:25 - SITENF Video Shows One Day’s Operations in Southern Countryside of Aleppo

Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, released a video showing battles against the pro-regime forces in the southern countryside of Aleppo which resulted  [ ... ]

IS' Amaq Reports 450 Libyan Soldiers Killed in Battles Over Past Month Around Sirte
23 Jun 2016 17:33 - SITEIS' Amaq Reports 450 Libyan Soldiers Killed in Battles Over Past Month Around Sirte

'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) reported that nearly 450 Libyan soldiers were killed and hundreds of others were wounded in battles over the past month with [ ... ]

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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 Telegram Channel Calls for Attacks in Berlin and Brussels to “Paralyse” Europe Following British Referendum to Leave EU
24 Jun 2016 10:00 - SITEJihadi Telegram Channel Calls for Attacks in Berlin and Brussels to “Paralyse” Europe Following British Referendum to Leave EU

A jihadi Telegram channel expressed joy for the economic impact and fracturing of the EU following the British referendum to leave the political-economic union, and cal [ ... ]

Jihadi Telegram Channel Calls for Attacks on Enemy Institutions from Knowledgable Insiders
22 Jun 2016 18:51 - SITEJihadi Telegram Channel Calls for Attacks on Enemy Institutions from Knowledgable Insiders

A jihadi Telegram channel incited Muslims working for “Kuffar [nonbeliever] institutions” to attack from the inside, stating their knowledge of the facility [ ... ]

Pro-IS Al-Mourabitoun Media Recommends Application for Erasing Photo Metadata
21 Jun 2016 18:13 - SITEPro-IS Al-Mourabitoun Media Recommends Application for Erasing Photo Metadata

“Al-Mourabitoun Media,” a German-language pro-Islamic State (IS) media group, forwarded an application and tutorial for the application allowing users to er [ ... ]

Jihadists Continue Celebrating Orlando Attack, Condone LGBT Community as Attack Target
17 Jun 2016 19:57 - SITEJihadists Continue Celebrating Orlando Attack, Condone LGBT Community as Attack Target

Jihadists continued praising the June 12, 2016 attack on an LGBT night club in Orlando by Islamic State (IS)-pledged attacker Omar Mateen. Such reactions came from both [ ... ]

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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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