- After Deadly Attack in Kenyan Capital, Shabaab Claims Killing 57 Ethiopian Troops in Ambush in Somalia
Just three days after its deadly attack at the 14 Riverside Drive business complex in Nairobi, Kenya, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, in its home base of Somalia, claimed killing 57 Ethiopian troops in an ambush.
- IS’ West Africa Province Claims Mortar Strike on Nigerian Military Position in Malam Fatori
The Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed a mortar strike on a Nigerian military position in Malam Fatori in Nigeria’s Borno State.
- Syria-Based Jihadi Training Group Returns to Social Media
A Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) tied jihadi training group made a return to social media after being kicked off platforms over a month ago.
- Video of HTS Fighters Executing IS Prisoners as Punishment for Murders
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) released a video showing the executions of Islamic State (IS) prisoners accused of killing HTS fighters in southern Aleppo.
- IS' al-Hayat Identifies 200 Casualties in 74 Attacks in Statistical Breakdown of Ops (Jan 10-16)
The Islamic State (IS) released the 25th episode in a video series providing statistical breakdowns of IS operations, covering in this installment the week of January 10-16, 2019. The 3 minute, 15 second video, with Arabic and English text, was produced by the group’s al-Hayat Media Center and was released on January 17.
- IS Claims Two SVBIED Attacks on SDF in Hawi al-Sousa
The Islamic State (IS) claimed two suicide bombings, one by a Uyghur fighter, on Syrian Democratic Forces (SBF) on the same day in Hawi al-Sousa.
- Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) Publishes Photos from Mamuri Attack
Two days after its attack on a Nigerian military position in the town of Mamuri in Borno State, the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) published photos of the operation and the war spoils it captured.
- IS' West Africa Province Claims Attack and Ensuing Clash with Nigerian Soldiers in Gajiram
The Nigeria-based West Africa Province of the Islamic State (ISWAP) claimed an attack and ensuing clash with Nigerian soldiers in Gajiram, a town in Borno State.
- Afghan Taliban Alleges U.S. "Insincere" in Negotiations, Threats to Stall Talks
The Afghan Taliban alleged that the U.S. has been "insincere" in its ongoing negotiations with its Political Office and threatened to stall talks if such behavior continues, especially as it relates to troop withdrawal.
- Baluch IS Supporter Posts Photos of Home-Made Bombs and Weapons on Social Media
An Islamic State (IS) supporter from Baluchistan posted pictures of home-made bombs and weapons and discussed going to Afghanistan for military training on Instagram.
- Shabaab Declares Nairobi Operation as Following Zawahiri's Directive, Response to Trump's Jerusalem Declaration
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement declared that its operation at the 14 Riverside Drive business complex came in accordance with the directive by al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to target "Western and Zionist interests," and in response to U.S.
- Shabaab Media Unit Presents Detailed Report on Nairobi Attack, Suggests that Attack Bears Message to Jerusalem
A media unit for the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement presented a detailed report on the attack in Nairobi's Westlands district, and remarking on the bandana worn by one of the fighters, suggested that the operation bears a message to Palestinians and Jerusalem.
- IS Issues Formal Communique for Suicide Bombing in Aleppo on Coalition-SDF Patrol
After its 'Amaq News Agency reported a suicide bombing in Aleppo inflicting nine casualties among American soldiers, the Islamic State (IS) issued a formal communique for the attack.
- 'Amaq Reports Casualties Among U.S. Soldiers in IS Suicide Bombing in Aleppo
The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported nine casualties among American soldiers in a suicide bombing on a "patrol of the international coalition" in Aleppo, Syria.
- AQAP Claims Sniping 2 IS Fighters and Bombing Others in al-Bayda', Clashing with SBF in Abyan
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed sniping two Islamic State (IS) fighters and bombing others from the group in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate, and repulsing an offensive by UAE-backed Security Belt Forces in Abyan.
- 'Amaq Video Shows ISWAP Attack in Mamuri (Borno)
The Islamic State's 'Amaq News Agency released a brief video of the attack by fighters from the group's West Africa Province (ISWAP) on a Nigerian military position in Mamuri.
- BREAKING: The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Claims Credit for DusitD2 Hotel Attack in Nairobi
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the attack at the DusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
- IS' West Africa Province Claims Attack on Nigerian Military Position in Mamuri (Borno)
The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed attacking and burning a Nigerian military position in the town of Mamuri, in Nigeria's Borno State.
- Afghan Taliban Claims 5-Man Suicide Raid at Foreign Intel Site in Kabul
The Afghan Taliban claimed credit for the suicide operation at a foreign intelligence site in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, indicating that it involved five fighters and resulted in dozens of casualties.
- ISJK Media Unit Threatens India with "Slaughter"
A media unit for the self-described "Islamic State Jammu & Kashmir" (ISJK) threatened India that fighters are coming to "slaughter".
- Shabaab Claims Taking Control Over Kenyan Town, Reports 10 Somali Soldiers Surrendering
The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, reported the surrender of ten Somali soldiers in different parts of the country, and claimed taking control over a town in neighboring Kenya after enemy forces allegedly fled from it.
- Suggesting Attack During "Yellow Vest" Protests in France, IS Supporter Advises How to Conceal Weapon
Suggesting that lone-wolf jihadists capitalize on the "Yellow Vest" protests in France, an Islamic State (IS) supporter advised how they can conceal a weapon.
- Afghan Taliban Accuses U.S. and Afghan Forces With Storming Prison to Free IS Captives
The Afghan Taliban accused American and Afghan forces with storming a prison in Badghis in which it was holding Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) fighters captive.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 3 U.S. Soldiers, "Large Number" of Afghans in Failed Air Landing Operation in Uruzgan
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing three American soldiers and a "large number" of Afghan commandos in a clash following a failed air landing operation in Uruzgan.
- Using Strasbourg Attack as Example, IS-aligned Group Incites Lone Wolves to Strike France in Video
Using the December 11, 2018, Islamic State (IS)-inspired attack in Strasbourg, France, as an example, an IS-aligned group released a video inciting lone wolves to mount operations in the country.
- JMB Identifies its Operations Between 2000-2016 in Bangladesh
Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) published a brief history of its groups, including its founding and leadership changes, and identified the many operations it executed over a 16 year period in the country, from 2000 through 2016.
- AQAP Claims 2 Artillery Attacks, Ambush on IS Fighters in al-Bayda'
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQA) claimed three attacks on Islamic State (IS) fighters within a 24-hour period in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate.
- IS' West Africa Province Releases 2nd Photo Report on Baga Attack and its Aftermath
The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) released a second photo report on the December 28, 2018, attack on Nigerian soldiers in Baga, and the aftermath, where fighters seized control over the town.
- AQ-aligned Coalition in Syria Releases Video on Raids on Syrian Military Positions in Latakia
Pertaining to an operation in which it allegedly killed more than 30 Syrian officers and soldiers, the al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned jihadi coalition the 'Incite the Believers' Operations Room released a video showing the training of its fighters for the attack and operation footage.
- IS' al-Hayat Identifies 191 Casualties in 71 Attacks in Statistical Breakdown of Ops (January 3-9)
The Islamic State (IS) released the 24th episode in a video series providing statistical breakdowns of IS operations, covering in this installment the week of January 3-9, 2019.
- IS-aligned Group Gives Biography of Alleged German Recruiter, Media Figure
A foreign-fighter centric Islamic State (IS)-aligned group published a biography of an alleged German fighter who served as a media figure and an online recruiter of European Muslims. Al-Muhajireen Foundation posted the biography of "Abu al-Wafa' al-Almani" on Telegram on January 9, 2019.
- IS Audio Chant Promotes Steadfastness of Fighters in Jihad
Ajnad Foundation, one of the central media divisions of the Islamic State (IS), released an audio nasheed (chant) promoting the determination and firmness of its fighters in jihad. It issued the 4-minute chant, entitled, "Steadfastness, Steadfastness," on January 8, 2019.
- AQAP Claims Sniping IS Fighter and Attacking Group Position in al-Bayda', Strikes on SBF in Abyan
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed sniping an Islamic State (IS) fighter and attacking one of the group's positions in two separate incidents in al-Bayda', Yemen, and also striking UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Abyan.
- 4th Issue of IS-linked Media Project "Shabaab al-Khilafah" Magazine Released, Features Threats and Attack Ideas
The publishers of "Shabaab al-Khilafah" (Youth of the Caliphate) magazine, a joint project by several Islamic State (IS)-linked groups, released its fourth issues, featuring threats of attacks in the West and ideas for their execution, and an interview with a media representative.
- Afghan Taliban Calls Trump the "American Gorbachev" for Withdrawing Troops from War Zones
Focusing on the final tweet for 2018 by U.S. President Donald Trump, wherein he noted his campaign promise to withdraw American soldiers from Syria and other war zones, the Afghan Taliban regarded Trump as the "American Gorbachev".
- IS' West Africa Province Publishes Photos of Attack on Nigerian Military Position in Damasak
Three days after its attack on Nigerian army barracks in Damasak, a town in Borno State, the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) published a photo report on the operation.
- IS-aligned Group Uses Photo of Hotel in French Riviera to Threaten Coming Attacks
An Islamic State (IS)-aligned group used a manipulated image of fighters standing outside a hotel in the French Riviera to threaten coming attacks. Hadm al-Aswar (Demolish the Fences) Foundation published the graphic on Telegram on January 7, 2019.
- AQ-linked Jihadists Eulogize USS Cole Bombing Organizer, Warn that "Generations" He Established Will Fight America
Al-Qaeda (AQ)-linked jihadists confirmed the killing of Jamal al-Badawi, the organizer of the 2000 USS Cole suicide bombing in Aden, Yemen, in a U.S. airstrike, and warned that the "generations" he established will continue to fight America.
- Pointing to 8 Social Media Platforms, IS-aligned Group Urges Supporters Promote IS Publications and its Call
In an infographic with the logos of eight social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, an Islamic State (IS)-aligned group urged supporters to promote IS publications and its call.
- Graphics from IS-Linked Group Continues to Incite Lone Wolf Attacks
An Islamic State (IS/ISIS)-linked media group continues to disseminate posters urging lone wolf attacks, particularly against the West.
- After SDF Arrest of Americans and Irish National, IS-affiliated Group Warns Foreign Fighters of Entering Among Civilians
After Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the arrest of two Americans, two Pakistanis, and an Irish national in Deir al-Zour, an Islamic State (IS)-affiliated group warned foreign fighters to avoid entering among civilians.
- IS Claims Inflicting 17 Casualties Among SDF in Suicide Attack in Raqqah
The Islamic State (IS) claimed inflicting 17 casualties among Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), or what it calls "PKK," in a suicide attack in Raqqah.
- IS’ West Africa Province Claims More Than 20 Dead in Attacks on Nigerian Soldiers
The Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed three attacks targeting Nigerian soldiers, killing more than 20.
- IS-Linked Graphics Incite for Attacks Targeting U.S. President Trump & Capitol Building
Islamic State (IS/ISIS) supporters disseminated graphics inciting for attacks in the United States, publishing threatening posters featuring U.S. President Donald Trump and the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
- IS Division in Yemen Urges Tribesmen Join Group Rather than Incur Punishment by Entering Yemeni Army
The al-Bayda division of the Islamic State's Yemeni Province urged tribesmen, particularly those in Qifa, to join the fighters rather than "sell their religion" and incur punishment by entering the Yemeni army ranks.
- Posters Inciting “Lone Wolves” to Use Fire as a Weapon Distributed by IS-linked Group
An Islamic State (IS)-linked group suggested attacks using fire as a weapon in a set of posters.
- AQAP Video Shows Attacks on SBF "Mercenaries" in Abyan
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video of two attacks on what it described as "Security Belt mercenaries" in Yemen's Abyan governorate, and vilifying the UAE-backed forces as desecrators of the Qur'an and "disbelievers".
- IS-aligned French Group Incites for Attacks, Portrays French Austerity Measures as Consequence of War
A nascent Islamic State (IS)-aligned French group incited supporters to mount attacks and portrayed the French austerity measures leading in part to the "Yellow Vest" protests as the "consequences of war".
- IS' Khorasan Province Claims Thwarting Joint U.S.-Afghan Attack in Ibrahim Khel (Nangarhar)
The Islamic State's Khorasan Province (ISKP) claimed thwarting a joint attack by U.S. and Afghan forces in Nangarhar, eastern Afghanistan.
- Shabaab Reports 13 Somali Soldiers Surrendering in Gedo, Claims Mortar Strike on UN Compound in Mogadishu
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported that 13 Somali soldiers surrendered in Gedo region, and among 11 attacks in 4 days, claimed a mortar strike on a UN compound in Mogadishu.
- IS' al-Hayat Identifies 302 Casualties in 72 Attacks in Statistical Breakdown of Ops (December 27 - January 2)
The Islamic State (IS) released the 23rd episode in a video series providing statistical breakdowns of IS operations, covering in this installment the week of December 27, 2018 - January 2, 2019.
- IS' West Africa Province Claims Attack on Nigerian Soldiers in Damasak
The Islamic State's West Africa Province claimed an attack on Nigerian soldiers in Damasak, a town in Borno State where a military helicopter was lost in combat.
- IS-aligned Group Suggests Lone Wolves Innovate and Use Unprecedented Attacks in West
An Islamic State (IS)-aligned group suggested that lone wolves in the West innovate and use unprecedented attacks against "disbelievers".
- Lone Wolves Incited in IS-aligned Video to Avenge Female Muslims, Attack Tourists and Police
Directing a message to lone-wolf jihadists in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, an Islamic State (IS)-aligned group released a video urging they avenge female Muslims by carrying out attacks and particularly against police and tourists.
- NLF Declares War on HTS after Clashes in Western Aleppo
The National Liberation Front (NLF) issued a statement declaring war on Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), calling the group a “general threat” after losing territory and fighters in western Aleppo governorate.
- JNIM Official Urges Malian Tribesmen not to Participate with Government in Combatting its Fighters
Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), released an audio speech from one of its officials urging Malian tribesmen not to participate with the government in combatting its fighters.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Leveling Military Center in Kandahar Through "Tactical Explosion"
The Afghan Taliban claimed leveling a military center in Kandahar through a "tactical explosion" and inflicting casualties among 35 Afghan commandos inside.
- IS' West Africa Province Claims 3 Attacks in Yobe Killing 14 Nigerian Soldiers
The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed three attacks in Yobe State in Nigeria, allegedly killing a total of 14 soldiers.
- New Year’s Eve Attacks on New York City Threatened by IS-Linked Groups
Prominent Islamic State (IS/ISIS)-linked groups are inciting supporters to carry out lone actor operations in New York City on New Year’s Eve.
- Shabaab Charges U.S. with Killing Civilians in Airstrike Near Afmadow, Claims 18 Attacks in 5 Days
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement charged the U.S. with deliberately launching an airstrike on a commercial truck convoy near Afmadow, and claimed a total of 18 attacks in a 5-day period, targeting Somali security forces and government officials, and AMISOM troops.
- IS-aligned Group Identifies Churches, Squares in America, Australia, and Europe for Lone Wolves to Target
An Islamic State (IS)-aligned group published an infographic identifying famous churches and squares in America, Australia, and Europe for lone wolves to target.
- 'Amaq Reports IS Fighters Thwarting Joint U.S.-Afghan Attack in Southern Nangarhar
The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that group fighters in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, thwarted a joint attack by U.S. and Afghan forces, and alleged that coalition aircraft bombed civilian homes, killing 25 people.
- ISIS-Linked Graphic Threatens Explosion at UN Security Council Chamber
Islamic State (IS/ISIS) supporters disseminated a graphic threatening an explosion at the UN Security Council Chamber in New York City.
- IS Supporters Flood TG Channels with Posters Inciting for Lone-Wolf Attacks on New Year's Eve
As the holiday season draws to a close with New Year's Eve, Islamic State (IS) supporters flooded Telegram channels with posters inciting for and providing suggestions for lone-wolf attacks on New Year's Eve.
- Afghan Taliban Calls 2018 the "Year of Collapse of Trump's Strategy," Claims 10,638 Attacks
In its year-end report for 2018, the Afghan Taliban called it the "year of collapse of Trump's strategy," and claimed a total of 10,638 attacks and conquering 61 districts.
- JNIM Claims 19 Attacks in November-December 2018 in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger
Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) issued two communiques claiming a total of 19 attacks in its home base of Mali and neighboring Burkina Faso and Niger, targeting local security forces and international troops affiliated with MINUSMA.
- 'Amaq Video Shows Islamic State (IS) West Africa Province Roaming in Captured Baga, Groups Claims Attack Near Monguno
The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a video from West Africa Province (ISWAP) showing fighters roaming in the captured town of Baga, while separately, the group claimed another attack in Borno State, near Monguno.
- Addressing Supporters in the West, IS-Linked Media Group Calls to For Attacks During “Christian Holidays”
The Islamic State (IS)-linked al-Battar Media Foundation released an essay calling for supporters in the West to “increase” terrorist attack during holiday celebrations.
- IS’ West Africa Province Releases Photo Report on "Aftermath" of Baga Attack
The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) released a photo report on its recently claimed attack on Nigerian soldiers in Baga.
- Syria-based AQ-affiliated Official Abu Julaybib Reportedly Killed
Iyad Nazmi Salih Khalil (AKA Iyad al-Tubaysi, Abu Julaybib al-Urduni), a Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-affiliated militant official, was reportedly killed. Pro-AQ Telegram channels informed on December 28, 2018, that Abu Julaybib was killed in a strike by the Syrian military, but did not indicate the location.
- IS-linked Group Warns that Despite Trump Pullout from Syria, "Flames of War" Will Still Come to America
Remarking on the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump of pulling out American troops from Syria, an Islamic State (IS)-linked media group warned that despite that act, the "flames of war" will still reach America.
- JNIM Claims "Complex Ambush" of Burkinabe Security Forces Near Mali Border
Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed what it described as a "complex ambush" of Burkinabe security forces near the Mali-Burkina Faso border.
- IS' al-Hayat Identifies 175 Casualties in 58 Attacks in Statistical Breakdown of Ops (December 20-26)
The Islamic State (IS) released the 22nd episode in a video series providing statistical breakdowns of IS operations, covering in this installment the week of December 20-26, 2018.
- IS' West Africa Province Claims Inflicting Dozens of Casualties Among Nigerian Soldiers in Attack in Baga
The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed inflicting dozens of casualties among Nigerian soldiers in Baga.
- Alleged Group in Saudi Arabia Threatens Locations of "Crusader" Celebrations
An alleged group in Saudi Arabia threatened locations for "Crusader" celebrations and warned Muslims not to approach them.
- AQIM's Uqba bin Nafi Battalion Denies Killing of Fighter in Kef, Criticizes Tunisian PM for "Economic Deterioration" of Country
The Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, the Tunisia-based branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), denied the claim by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed that one of its fighters was killed on Mount Ouergha in Kef governorate, and criticized Chahed and his government for the "economic deterioration" of the country.
- IS Supporter Shares "Mali Province" Video of Fighters in Mali Executing "Traitors"
An Islamic State (IS) supporter shared a video from what he described as "Mali Province," showing fighters brutally executing "traitors" with knives and guns.
- 3 IS-linked Groups Release Joint Video Inciting Arson in West, Portray U.S. Pullout from Syria as American Defeat
Three Islamic State (IS)-linked groups released a joint video inciting lone wolves in the West to carry out arson attacks and portraying the U.S. troop pullout from Syria as American defeat.
- Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Confirms Death of Deputy Leader and Five Other Fighters in Clash in Pulwama
Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), an al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned group in Jammu and Kashmir, confirmed in the killing of its deputy leader and five other fighters in a clash with security forces in Pulwama.
- After 2 Month Absence, Shabaab Resumes Resumes Operations in Kenya with Attack in Mandera
With its last attack in Kenya two months ago, the Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement resumed its operations with a strike on Kenyan border guards in Mandera.
- IS' West Africa Province Claims Killing 2 Nigerian Soldiers in Gamboru
In Nigeria's Borno State, West Africa Province of the Islamic State (ISWAP) claimed killing two Nigerian soldiers near the same area it attacked 12 days prior.
- AQAP Claims Bombing Shihr Police Station But Denies Part in Inflicting Casualties Among Civilians
A statement attributed to the Hadramawt division of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed credit for the bombing of the Shihr district police station, but denied that its fighters had a part in inflicting casualties among civilians in the Yemeni governorate.
- IS Claims Credit for 3-Man Suicide Raid at Libyan Foreign Ministry in Tripoli
The Tripoli division of the Islamic State's Libya Province claimed credit for the three-man suicide raid at the Libyan Foreign Ministry in the capital.
- Nigerian Soldiers Attacked by IS' West Africa Province in Same Area Struck One-Week Prior
The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed an attack on Nigerian soldiers in the same area it struck one-week prior, in Nigeria's Borno State.
- IS Video from Salahuddin Focuses on Suicide Attackers, Attacks Near Tikrit and Inside Samarra
The Salahuddin division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video focusing on two suicide attackers involved in a joint operation on a Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) position to the west of Tikrit, and a raid by fighters on Iraqi military barracks in Samaraa and the execution of a national security intelligence member.
- Christmas and New Year's Eve Threats Escalate as Holidays Approach
Posters displaying threats for attacks in the West and incitement for lone wolves have escalated as Christmas and New Year's Eve approach, with a dozen in a three-day period.
- AQAP Claims 1st Attack on IS Fighters, Bombing and Ambushing Vehicles in al-Bayda'
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed its first attack on Islamic State (IS) fighters in Yemen, bombing a vehicle and ambushing another in the country's al-Bayda' governorate.
- IS Supporters Distribute Call to Kill Families of French Soldiers
Islamic State (IS) supporters distributed a call to kill the families of French soldiers.
- AQ Leader Zawahiri Urges Saudi Muslims Immigrate for Jihad and Strategic Planning, Attack U.S. and Israeli Interests
Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Saudi Muslims to immigrate for jihad and strategic planning in existing battlefields, and called on them to attack American and Israeli interests to bring down Gulf governments.
- IS' West Africa Province Claims Killing 5 Nigerian Soldiers in Clash Near Dikwa
Continuing its high frequency of attacks, the Islamic State's Nigeria-based West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed another operation in Borno State, killing five Nigerian soldiers in a clash near Dikwa.
- ‘Amaq Releases Video of Nigerian Soldier Captured By IS’ West Africa Province
The Islamic State's Nigeria-based division, West Africa Province (ISWAP), has released footage of a captured Nigerian soldier.
- IS' West Africa Province Claims Attacking Nigerian Military Barracks, Ambushing Vehicles in Borno
The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed two attacks on Nigerian soldiers in Borno, one targeting military barracks in Gajiram, and the other, ambushing soldiers between Dambuwa and Sabongari.
- Shabaab Claims Double Car Bombing, One by Suicide Attacker, at Presidential Palace in Mogadishu
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding dozens in a double car bombing, one involving a suicide attacker, at the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu.
- Syria-based Jihadi Cleric Muhaysini Sees U.S. Withdrawal from Country a "New Turn" in Syrian Revolution
Abdullah al-Muhaysini, a prominent Saudi cleric and jihadi figure in Syria, discussed the American withdrawal from the country, finding it a "great incidence" and a "new turn" in the Syrian revolution.
- Afghan Taliban Demonstrates Training of Fighters in Manba al-Jihad Video
Through its Manba al-Jihad media unit, the Afghan Taliban released a video demonstrating the training of its fighters. The 22 minute, 15 second, Pashto-language video, entitling, "Jihadi Training," was issued on December 20, 2018.
- As Christmas and New Years's Eve Festivities Draw Close, IS Supporters Raise Fear and Incite with Plethora of Threats
Islamic State (IS) supporters, as individuals and as groups, published a plethora of threats to raise fear among Westerners and incite lone wolves to strike as Christmas and New Year's Eve festivities draw close.
- IS-aligned Spanish Group Releases Incitement Video for Lone-Wolf Attacks During Christmas
An Islamic State (IS)-aligned Spanish group released an incitement video for lone-wolf attacks in America and Europe during Christmas.
- Shabaab Claims 40 Casualties Among Ethiopian Forces in Bombing in Bay Region
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed inflicting 40 casualties among Ethiopian forces in a bombing in Somalia's Bay region, and provided a follow-up to its prior report on clashing with American and Somali forces in Lower Shabelle.
- IS' al-Hayat Identifies 184 Casualties in 76 Attacks in Statistical Breakdown of Ops (December 13-19)
The Islamic State (IS) released the 20th episode in a video series providing statistical breakdowns of IS operations, covering in this installment the week of December 13-19, 2018.
- Shabaab Orders its Fighters to Eliminate "Disease" of IS
The General Command of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement ordered its fighters to eliminate the "disease" of the Islamic State (IS) in Somalia.