Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) threatened to execute Houthi prisoners in its possession if Houthis proceed to implement death sentences on jailed fighters, and urged tribes in Yemen’s Abyan governorate to prevent military recruitment of their people.


Islamic State (IS) supporting media group pushed a campaign promoting fighters in East Asia, particularly those in the city of Marawi in the Philippines.


The Islamic State's (IS) al-Jazeera Province in northern Iraq published photos of fighters firing rockets at what it described as an American base east of the city of Tal Afar.

The five photos were posted on Telegram on August 18, 2017, and show fighters measuring the trajectory of the rockets and then firing seven of them. According to the captions, the attack targeted a U.S. base at the water project in al-Buwayr village. Five days prior, on August 13, the group claimed killing 4 "Crusaders" and wounding at least six others in an attack with Grad rockets on their positions in the same area.