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Muhammad al-Zawahiri Re-Arrested by Egyptian Security

Hani al-Sibai, a jihadist ideologue and director of al-Maqreze Center, reported that Muhammad al-Zawahiri, the brother of al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, was re-arrested by Egyptian security forces two days after his release from al-Aqrab prison in Egypt.

Monday, 21 March 2011
ISI Claims Suicide Bombing at Kanaan Army Barracks

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing at the Kanaan army barracks in Diyala province in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on March 19, 2011.

Monday, 21 March 2011
Afghan Taliban Refutes Alleged Envoy’s Claims of Negotiations

Afghan Taliban spokesman Muhammad Yusuf refuted claims by an alleged Afghan Taliban envoy about negotiations with the Afghan government and reiterated the group’s refusal to enter talks while the country remains under foreign occupation.

Monday, 21 March 2011
Afghan Taliban Decries Foreign Intervention in Libya

The Afghan Taliban decried American and French military intervention in Libya in an English- and Pashto-language statement posted on its website on March 20, 2011, and argued that through such involvement, the West seeks to weaken Libya and take control of its oil reserves.

Sunday, 20 March 2011
Shabaab Punishes Adulterers, Convenes Meeting with Tribal Chiefs

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported its whipping a man and a women charged with adultery in Juba region of Somalia, and its convening a meeting of local tribal chiefs in Banaadir region in two communiqués issued on jihadist forums on March 18, 2011.

Friday, 18 March 2011
Jihadists Express Joy for Prison Release of al-Qaeda Official’s Brother

After learning of the release from prison of al-Qaeda official Ayman al-Zawahiri’s brother Muhammad, jihadists expressed their joy in postings on jihadist forums and prayed for his success.

Friday, 18 March 2011
Afghan Taliban Remarks on Petraeus’ Testimony to Congress

Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah remarked on ISAF commander General David Petraeus’ testimony to Congress, saying that Petraeus’ claims about military gains in the war in Afghanistan are “deceptive assurances” to prolong the war.

Friday, 18 March 2011
Al-Qaeda Ideologue Gives Advice to Libyans

Al-Qaeda ideologue Attiya Allah gave advice to Libyans for what he sees to be the coming post-Gaddafi phase in an audio speech released on jihadist forums on March 17, 2011.

Friday, 18 March 2011
AQIM Leader Reaffirms Solidarity with Libyan Rebels

Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), reaffirmed his group’s solidarity with Libyan rebels in an audio speech released on jihadist forums on March 17, 2011.

Thursday, 17 March 2011
Jihadist Gives Pictures, Biographies of Fighters Slain in Helmand

Pictures and brief biographies of eight fighters who were killed in a US raid in 2007 in Helmand province of Afghanistan were posted by a jihadist on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on March 17, 2011.

Thursday, 17 March 2011
IMU Releases Fifth Video on Activity in Afghanistan

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released the fifth episode in its series focusing on the activity of its fighters in Afghanistan.

Thursday, 17 March 2011
Jihadist Gives Additional Military Advice to Libyan Rebels

A jihadist who previously offered military advice to Libyan rebels about fighting aircraft gave additional advice in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on March 10, 2011.

Thursday, 17 March 2011
Al-Masada Media Releases Video Glorifying Slain Fighters

Al-Masada Media Foundation, a jihadist media outfit affiliated with the Shumukh al-Islam forum, released a video glorifying three fighters who were slain in Gaza.

Thursday, 17 March 2011
Jihadist Network Offers Prize Money for Murder of Lebanese Politician

The Sinam al-Islam Network offered prize money for the murder of Wiam Wahhab, a Lebanese politician and head of the Tawhid Party, for disparaging remarks he made about Saudi women.

Thursday, 17 March 2011
Jihadist Informs about North Waziristan Airstrike, TTP Threat

A jihadist provided information about a US airstrike in North Waziristan that reportedly killed dozens of militants in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on March 17, 2011, and reported a threat of retaliation from Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan.

Thursday, 17 March 2011
Afghan Taliban Denies Mutilations in Ziri, Kandahar Province

The spokesman of the Afghan Taliban denied reports that the group abducted and cut the ears off of four residents of the Ziri district of Kandahar province in a message posted to their website on March 12, 2011, and subsequently distributed to jihadist forums.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Interview about Northern Afghanistan – “al-Samoud,” 58th Issue

An article in the 58th issue of the Afghan Taliban’s Arabic-language e-magazine, “al-Samoud,” features an interview with a fighter in northern Afghanistan about the current situation in that region and about militias.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Jihadist Reminisces about Personal Relationship with Slain Fighter

A jihadist reminisced about his personal relationship with slain fighter and former jihadist forum administrator Abu Kandahar al-Zarqawi (AKA Haitham Muhammad al-Khayat) in a message posted on the Ansar al-Mujahideen forum on March 11, 2011.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 31 in Kunduz Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 31 government employees in a suicide bombing on a military recruitment center in Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Al-Qaeda Ideologue Denies Group’s Culpability in Muslims’ Deaths

Al-Qaeda ideologue Attiya Allah denied the group’s culpability in Muslims’ deaths, reiterating prior statements from al-Qaeda officials such as Ayman al-Zawahiri and Adam Gadahn, in a video speech released on jihadist forums on March 13, 2011.

Sunday, 13 March 2011
Al-Qaeda Official Incites Libyans to Take Up Arms against Gaddafi

Abu Yahya al-Libi incited Libyans to take up arms against the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and urged that they and other Muslim peoples dispel their “inferiority complex” before the West in a video speech released on jihadist forums on March 12, 2011.

Saturday, 12 March 2011
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing Kunduz Police Chief in Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing the Kunduz provincial police chief in a suicide bombing and said that 18 other police elements were also killed.

Friday, 11 March 2011
Ansar al-Sunnah in Jerusalem Incites against Hamas

Ansar al-Sunnah in Jerusalem, a Gaza-based jihadist faction, incited against the Hamas government in a statement released on jihadist forums on March 10, 2011.

Friday, 11 March 2011
Interview with a Fighter’s Wife – “The Lofty Woman,” Issue 1

An article in the first issue of a new magazine dedicated to Muslim women, “The Lofty Woman” (al-Shamikha),” features an interview with the wife of a slain fighter.

Friday, 11 March 2011
58th Issue of Afghan Taliban Magazine, “al-Samoud”

The Media Center of the Afghan Taliban released the 58th issue of its monthly Arabic-language e-magazine, “al-Samoud,” on its website on March 10, 2011.

Thursday, 10 March 2011
As-Sahab Video Shows Life of Fighters in Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a video focusing on the life of fighters in Afghanistan, highlighting the joys as well as the hardships of jihad.

Thursday, 10 March 2011
Jihadist Gives Military Advice to Libyan Rebels

A jihadist offered military advice to Libyan rebels in how to fight aircraft and minimize losses due to airstrikes in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on March 9, 2011.

Thursday, 10 March 2011
Shabaab Sends Aid Caravan for Drought Victims

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced that its aid committee sent a caravan of aid materials for drought victims in Galguduud region of Somalia in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on March 10, 2011.

Thursday, 10 March 2011
Al-Samoud Magazine Announces Death of Media Officials

The management of al-Samoud Magazine, the Afghan Taliban’s Arabic-language e-magazine, announced that two of the group’s media officials, Ahmed Zahir and Mustafa Hamid, were killed in a US airstrike.

Thursday, 10 March 2011
Afghan Taliban Remarks on NATO Forces Killing Karzai Cousin

The Afghan Taliban remarked on NATO forces killing a cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Yar Muhammad Khan, and said that not even the Karzai family is spared from the “evil” of these forces.

Thursday, 10 March 2011
Western Jihadist Forum Member Advocates Jihad in Libya

Some of the most intensely active topics of discussion in recent days on English jihadist forums are discussion threads following the uprisings in Libya.

Wednesday, 09 March 2011
Afghan Taliban Remarks on ICG Meeting on Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban remarked on the March 3rd meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, of the International Contact Group (ICG) on Afghanistan, and noted the participants agreeing to seek an end to the Afghan war through a political rather than military approach.

Wednesday, 09 March 2011
Jihadist Recounts Prison Break in Wadi El Natrun, Egypt

A message attributed to a jihadist who allegedly escaped from Wadi El Natrun prison, north of Cairo, Egypt, was posted on jihadist forums on February 28, 2011.

Wednesday, 09 March 2011
Moqatel Network Distributes Video Identifying Four Slain Militants

The Moqatel Network, a distributor and producer of Urdu-language jihadist propaganda, released a video revealing the identities of four militants killed in drone strikes in Waziristan.

Tuesday, 08 March 2011
Jihadists Discuss Possibility of AQIM Intervening in Libya

Jihadists discussed the possibility of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) entering the revolution in Libya against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and explored what US-NATO military intervention in the country may afford al-Qaeda in terms of a new jihadist front.

Tuesday, 08 March 2011
Members of Western Jihadist Forums Laud Frankfurt Shooting

Members of English and French-language jihadist forums reacted triumphantly to news that Arid Uka, a 21- year old Muslim from Kosovo, attacked an American military bus carrying soldiers on their way to Afghanistan on March 2, 2011.

Tuesday, 08 March 2011
Shabaab Executes Two Men in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported its execution of two men, one an accused spy and the other a criminal, before a crowd of spectators in the Somali capital Mogadishu in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on March 8, 2011.

Tuesday, 08 March 2011
Asad al-Jihad 2 Advises Libyan Protestors, North Africans

“Asad al-Jihad 2,” a prominent member of the jihadist internet community, gave recommendations to Libyan protestors and Muslims in North Africa in general in a lengthy message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on February 27, 2011.

Tuesday, 08 March 2011
Tawhid and Jihad Group Remarks on Arrest of Leader

Tawhid and Jihad Group in Jerusalem, a militant faction in Gaza, remarked on the arrest of its leader, Abu Walid al-Maqdisi, in a statement issued on jihadist forums on March 5, 2011.

Monday, 07 March 2011
GIMF Distributes Video of Captive Burundian Soldier

The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) distributed a video showing a Burundian soldier captured by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement.

Monday, 07 March 2011
Ansar al-Islam Warns Against US Plans, Advises Egyptians

Ansar al-Islam, a jihadist group in Iraq, charged that recent changes in the political landscape in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world are the result of an American plan to safeguard its interests and those of Israel.

Monday, 07 March 2011
Shabaab Reports Tribal Leaders Convening to Pledge Support

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported that tribal leaders throughout Somalia convened in Mogadishu to pledge their support and participation in jihad.

Monday, 07 March 2011
Zawahiri Criticizes Democracy, Calls US Origin of Muslims’ Issues

Ayman al-Zawahiri continued his incitement of Egyptians against the United States in the fourth audio speech in his series titled “A Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt,” and criticized the American concept of democracy as a system that benefits its interests and those of Israel.

Thursday, 03 March 2011
Al-Fajr Distributes New Magazine Dedicated to Muslim Women

Al-Fajr Media Center, an online distributor of al-Qaeda propaganda, released a new magazine dedicated to Muslim women, titled “al-Shamikha,” meaning “Majestic.”

Thursday, 03 March 2011
Tahaddi Network Publishes Account of Saudi Women’s Protest

The Tahaddi Islamic Network released on its forum and other jihadist forums an account of a protest by Saudi women outside the Saudi Interior Ministry and what these women allegedly experienced after their arrest.  The posting includes a 3 minute 50 second video of the protest.

Thursday, 03 March 2011
Al-Qaeda, Tehrik-e-Taliban Punjab Allegedly Claim Minister’s Assassination

A message attributed to al-Qaeda and Tehrik-e-Taliban Punjab claiming responsibility for the assassination of Pakistani Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti was posted on jihadist forums on March 3, 2011.

Thursday, 03 March 2011
Shabaab Leader Challenges Burundi to Withdraw Forces

Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, the leader of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, challenged Burundi to withdraw its forces from Somalia or face defeat in an audio message broadcast through Somali stations on March 2, 2011.

Thursday, 03 March 2011
Ansar al-Islam Video of Bombing an Iraqi Vehicle in Mosul

Ansar al-Islam’s media arm, al-Ansar Media Foundation, released a video of bombing what they say is an Iraqi armored military vehicle in the city of Mosul in Ninawa province of Iraq.

Wednesday, 02 March 2011
TIP Releases 8th Issue of “Islamic Turkistan” Magazine

The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) released the eighth issue of its Arabic-language e-magazine, “Islamic Turkistan,” on jihadist forums on March 2, 2011.

Wednesday, 02 March 2011
Afghan Taliban Remarks on US Withdrawal from Eastern Kunar

The Afghan Taliban remarked on Pentagon officials announcing the withdrawal of US forces from outposts in the Pech Valley of Kunar province in Afghanistan, and argued that the enemy has realized it can longer maintain a presence in that region.

Tuesday, 01 March 2011
Al-Yaqeen Gives Will of Forum Member, ISI Suicide Bomber

Al-Yaqeen Media Center, a jihadist media group, reported that a jihadist forum member carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq under the banner of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI).

Tuesday, 01 March 2011
ISI Claims Suicide Bombings, Denies Death of War Minister

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed suicide bombings in al-Anbar and Salahuddin provinces of Iraq and denied reports that its “War Minister,” al-Nasser Lideen Illah Abu Suleiman, was killed.

Tuesday, 01 March 2011
GIMF Releases Umar Studio Video of Times Square Bomber

The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) released on behalf of Umar Studio, the video of Faisal Shahzad’s speech recorded prior to his attempting to detonate an explosives-laden vehicle in Times Square of New York on May 1, 2010.

Monday, 28 February 2011
Shabaab Threatens Kenya, Appoints New Gedo Region Governor

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced that its official spokesman, Ali Mahmoud Raji, held a press conference in which he threatened the Kenyan government against encroaching in Somali affairs. 

Monday, 28 February 2011
Jihadists Innovate New Methods of Attack on Aircraft

Motivated by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s call for innovative ideas for attacks, a jihadist suggested that an individual release scorpions onboard an aircraft to sow fear and panic.

Monday, 28 February 2011
Zawahiri Incites Egyptians, Tunisians Against US, West

Ayman al-Zawahiri incited Egyptians and Tunisians against the United States in the third audio message in his series titled “A Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt,” charging that it stood behind Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak and only supported ouster when the leaders no longer proved beneficial to their interests.

Sunday, 27 February 2011
Zawahiri Releases Third Audio in Series on Egypt

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second in command of al-Qaeda, released a third audio message in his series titled “A Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to our People in Egypt.

Sunday, 27 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Says Canadian Captured in Ghazni

In the Afghan Taliban’s Pashto-language communiqué claiming the capture of Canadian national Rutherford Colin Mackenzie, the group’s spokesman Zabihullah said that the group plans to release a video of the captive and that contact was made with an “official delegation” from the Canadian government

Sunday, 27 February 2011
AQAP Member Incites for Revolutions, Establishing Shariah Law

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an audio speech from former Guantanamo detainee Ibrahim al-Rubeish, inciting Muslims in the Arab world to revolt against their leaders and to establish Shariah-based governments.

Saturday, 26 February 2011
Brigades of Abdullah Azzam Incites for Saudi Regime’s Ouster

The Brigades of Abdullah Azzam incited Saudis to oust the Saudi regime and threatened attacks against the Kingdom in a statement issued on jihadist forums on February 23, 2011.

Friday, 25 February 2011
IMU Releases English Version of Jihad in Pakistan Video

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released an English-language version of its video titled “Glad Tidings from Pakistan, Part 1”, on jihadist forums on February 25, 2011.

Friday, 25 February 2011
Jihadist Warns Against Use of Mobile Phones, Recounts Incident

A jihadist warned against the use of mobile phones and used an incident that happened to a fighter’s family in the area of Dera Ismail Khan, a city in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, to highlight their potential danger.

Friday, 25 February 2011
Jihadist Says Forum Member Killed in Mogadishu Clash

A jihadist reported that a fellow member of the Shumukh al-Islam forum was killed in a clash with African Union (AU) and Somali forces in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Friday, 25 February 2011
Shabaab Captures Burundi Soldier, Claims Attacks

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported its capturing a Burundi soldier following clashes in the Somali capital Mogadishu in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on February 24, 2011, and showed pictures of the soldier and the clashes’ aftermath.

Friday, 25 February 2011
Zawahiri Urges Christians to Not Fight al-Qaeda, Calls for Innovative Attacks

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second in command of al-Qaeda, released a second audio message in his series titled “A Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to our People in Egypt.

Thursday, 24 February 2011
Al-Qaeda Ideologue Remarks on Revolutions, Incites Against the West

Al-Qaeda ideologue Attiya Allah remarked on the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia and incited against the West, claiming that Western countries demand the permanence of the “tyrannical” regimes in the Middle East and North Africa to protect their interests.

Thursday, 24 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Agrees with Senators’ Editorial to Seek Exit

The Afghan Taliban issued a statement in which they agree with an editorial authored by United States Senators, James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Walter B. Jones (R-NC) that the war in Afghanistan should be brought to an end.

Thursday, 24 February 2011
AQIM Condemns Gaddafi, Expresses Solidarity with Protestors

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) expressed solidarity with Libyan protestors and condemned Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for his actions against his people in a statement issued on jihadist forums on February 23, 2011. 

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Signs from the Saudi Wanted List – “Echo of the Epics,” Issue 16

An article analyzing the Saudi Interior Ministry’s release of a wanted list of 47 individuals suspected of al-Qaeda-links was published in the 16th issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)’s Arabic-language e-magazine, “Echo of the Epics” (Sada al-Malahem).

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Jihadist Suggests Libyans Use Semtex in Protests

A jihadist urged Libyans to acquire Semtex, a plastic explosive containing RDX and PETN, and to use it in their protests against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on February 23, 2011.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Magazine Interviews Spokesman Zabihullah

A writer for one of the Afghan Taliban’s Pashto-language e-magazines, Shahamat, interviewed Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah on the current political and military situation in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Alleged Former Prisoner Gives Account of Libyan Prison

An alleged former prisoner in a Libyan prison gave his account of his experience and the prisoners he met, including Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on February 22, 2011.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Shabaab Displays Dead Body, Spoils from Battle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a communiqué containing 21 photographs showing various items it took as spoils from a clash with African Union (AU) forces in the Somali capital Mogadishu, and also showing the dead body of a Ugandan soldier. 

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Palestinian Militant Faction Condemns Gaddafi’s Actions

The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine (PIJ), a Palestinian militant faction, released a statement condemning Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s actions in ordering warplanes to bomb protestors in Tripoli.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Jihadist Recommends Libyans Use Suicide Bombings to Oust Gaddafi

Arguing that peaceful demonstrations will not work to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a jihadist recommended that Libyan protestors turn to suicide bombings to force his removal.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Condemns Civilian Casualties in Kunar

The Afghan Taliban condemned US-led NATO forces for allegedly inflicting casualties amongst civilians in various areas of Ghaziabad district in Kunar province.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed a suicide bombing on Somali military barracks in the capital Mogadishu in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on February 22, 2011.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Ansar al-Islam Video of Shelling a US Base in Baghdad

Ansar al-Islam’s media arm, al-Ansar Media Foundation, released a video of a fighter firing mortar shells at what they say is an American base in Baghdad province of Iraq.

Monday, 21 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Claims Kabul Bank Attack, Suicide Bombing in Kunduz

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 30 militia elements in a suicide bombing in Kunduz province of Afghanistan in a communiqué posted on its website and jihadist forums on February 21, 2011.

Monday, 21 February 2011
As-Sahab Video Shows Strikes on US Base in Wardak

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a video showing multiple mortar and rocket strikes on an American base in Wardak province of Afghanistan, and focusing on the fighters giving supplications that ask for success.

Monday, 21 February 2011
Shabaab Clashes with AU Forces, Distributes Aid Packages

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported its clashing with African Union (AU) forces and distributing aid packages in Banaadir region of Somalia, and cutting off the hand of thief in Lower Shabelle region in three communiqués issued on jihadist forums on February 21, 2011.

Monday, 21 February 2011
Analysis of WikiLeaks Cables – “Echo of the Epics,” Issue 16

An article analyzing US diplomatic cables obtained and released by WikiLeaks, and focusing on those cables pertaining to Saudi Arabia and Yemen, was published in the 16th issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Arabic-language e-magazine, “Echo of the Epics” (Sada al-Malahem).

Monday, 21 February 2011
ISI Claims Bombings on Shi’ites in al-Dujail, Samarra

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), the al-Qaeda-front in Iraq, claimed bombings that targeted Shi’ites in the cities of al-Dujail and Samarra in Salahuddin province, including a suicide bombing on Shi’ite pilgrims in the al-Qala neighborhood.

Monday, 21 February 2011
Zawahiri Attacks Egypt’s Secularism, Subservience to West

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second in command of al-Qaeda, gave a lecture about the Egyptian government in terms of its separation from Islam and its subservience to the West in a speech released on jihadist forums on February 18, 2011.

Friday, 18 February 2011
Advice to Fighters’ Wives – “Echo of the Epics,” Issue 16

An article advising that fighters’ wives give unconditional support to their husbands and also incite for jihad was published in the 16th issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Arabic-language e-magazine, “Echo of the Epics” (Sada al-Malahem).

Friday, 18 February 2011
Shabaab Graduates Commanders for Military Unit

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced that it graduated a large number of commanders for one of its military units in Lower Shabelle region of Somalia.

Friday, 18 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Rejects UN Report on Child Victims of Violence

The Afghan Taliban rejected UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Report on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan, declaring in a statement posted on its website that the report demonstrates the UN’s “two-faced policy.”

Friday, 18 February 2011
Jihadist Gives Interview Clip with Slain AQSA Official

A video showing an interview with a now-deceased official in al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia (AQSA), focusing on jihad as a duty incumbent upon Muslims, was posted by a jihadist on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on February 13, 2011.

Thursday, 17 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Gives Eulogy for Deceased Scholar Inayat Allah

The Afghan Taliban gave a eulogy for a second deceased scholar, Inayat Allah, in a message posted on its website in Pashto on February 15 and in Arabic on February 16, 2011.

Thursday, 17 February 2011
Shabaab Appoints New Banaadir Region Governor

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced the appointment of Sheikh Muhammad Hassan Omar Abu Abdul Rahman as the new governor of Banaadir region in Somalia in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on February 16, 2011.

Thursday, 17 February 2011
Report of Military Operations - “Echo of the Epics,” Issue 16

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a report of its military operations its fighters carried out between November 3, 2010, and January 8, 2011, in the 16th issue of its Arabic-language e-magazine, “Echo of the Epics” (Sada al-Malahem).

Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Gives Eulogy for Deceased Scholar Musa Jan

The Afghan Taliban gave a eulogy for a deceased scholar, Maulvi Musa Jan, and extended condolences to his family in a message posted on its website in Pashto on February 11 and in Arabic on February 13, 2011.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011
AQAP and Strikes against Houthis - “Echo of the Epics,” Issue 16

An article examining reactions to the attacks on Houthis in al-Jawf and Sa’ada provinces of Yemen and what the attacks demonstrate in terms of al-Qaeda supporting Sunnis, was published in the 16th issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Arabic-language e-magazine, “Echo of the Epics” (Sada al-Malahem).

Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Jihadist Writer Incites for Popular Uprising in Syria

Al-Masada Media Foundation published a message on behalf of a jihadist writer inciting for a popular uprising in Syria and explaining how the Syrian regime created conditions to prevent such uprisings from forming.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011
AQAP Releases 16th Issue of “Echo of the Epics”

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the 16th issue of its Arabic-language e-magazine "Echo of the Epics" (Sada al-Malahem) on jihadist forums on February 15, 2011.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Claims Large-Scale Attacks in Kabul, Kandahar

The Afghan Taliban claimed large-scale attacks between February 12 and February 14 in Kabul and Kandahar provinces of Afghanistan, and reportedly killed and injured more than 100 enemy soldiers in Kandahar alone.

Monday, 14 February 2011
German IMU Member Describes Meeting Awlaki

Yassin Chouka described the travels he and his brother Mounir took before reaching Afghanistan and joining the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), and also noted their meeting radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, in a German-language message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on February 12, 2010.

Monday, 14 February 2011
Jihadist Writer Calls Muslims in the Levant to Support Jihad

A jihadist writer addressed Muslims in the Levant, particularly those in Syria, in a message issued on jihadist forums on February 6, 2011, and urged that they own a weapon and use it to support jihad.

Monday, 14 February 2011
Anwar al-Awlaki Urges Support for Imprisoned Reporter

Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Yemeni-American cleric in Yemen, spoke in a new audio speech released on February 13, 2011, urging support for reporters who “expose” the alleged criminality of America. 

Sunday, 13 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Warns of Repeat of Egyptian Uprising in Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban remarked on the popular uprising in Egypt that led to President Hosni Mubarak stepping down, and warned the United States that a similar uprising may happen in Afghanistan.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Pro-IS Channels Warn of Migrant Fighters Being Killed in Idlib, Claim Fleeing to IS “Best Option”

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Pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channels warned of dangers posted to migrant fighters…

Pro-IS Telegram Channel Calls Western Muslims to Kashmir, Characterizing Westerners as Having Intense “Love for Jihad”

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A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel called for Westerners to migrate to Kashmir,…

American Suicide Bomber Active On Social Networking Site

Jun 01, 2014
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Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, named as the American suicide bomber "Abu Hurayra al-Amriki"…

British Jihadis in Syria Use Kik Messenger For Recruitment, Transport of Foreign Fighters

Jan 09, 2014
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Purported English-speaking jihadi recruiters and foreign fighters in Syria have adopted…

Bomber in Embassy Attack in Beirut Discussed Martyrdom, Promoted al-Qaeda Propaganda on Facebook

Nov 22, 2013
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Mouin Adnan Abu Dahir, one of the two suspects in the November 19, 2013, double suicide…

Syrian Faction Uses Facebook, Skype to Recruit Fighters

Nov 15, 2013
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The Jund al-Haq (Soldiers of Truth) Brigades, a Syrian militant faction, advertised for…

Facebook Page Reports on Death of Alleged Bulgarian Jihadist In Pakistan

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A Facebook page dedicated to jihadist fighting uploaded a September 29, 2013 image of a…

Social Network Jihad: Madad News Agency on Facebook

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Madad News Agency, a jihadist media group that reports from Yemen and acts as an…