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'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.

Monday, 31 December 2018
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.

Saturday, 29 December 2018
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.

Saturday, 29 December 2018
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.

Friday, 28 December 2018
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.

Friday, 28 December 2018
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.

Friday, 28 December 2018
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.

Friday, 28 December 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.

Friday, 28 December 2018
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.

Friday, 28 December 2018
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.

Thursday, 27 December 2018
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.

Thursday, 27 December 2018
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.

Thursday, 27 December 2018
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.

Thursday, 27 December 2018
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.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018
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.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018
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.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018
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.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018
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.

Monday, 24 December 2018
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.

Monday, 24 December 2018
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.

Monday, 24 December 2018
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.

Monday, 24 December 2018
IS Supporters Distribute Call to Kill Families of French Soldiers

Islamic State (IS) supporters distributed a call to kill the families of French soldiers.

Monday, 24 December 2018
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.

Monday, 24 December 2018
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.

Sunday, 23 December 2018
‘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.

Saturday, 22 December 2018
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.

Saturday, 22 December 2018
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.

Saturday, 22 December 2018
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.

Friday, 21 December 2018
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.

Friday, 21 December 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.

Friday, 21 December 2018
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.

Friday, 21 December 2018
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.

Friday, 21 December 2018
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.

Friday, 21 December 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.

Thursday, 20 December 2018
"Flames of War 2" English-Speaking Fighter Allegedly Identified

The Twitter user who posted the video of the purported murderers of the two Scandinavian women in Morocco, also identified the English-speaking fighter who appeared at the end of the Islamic State's (IS) "Flames of War 2" video.

Thursday, 20 December 2018
Video Surfaces of Alleged Murderers of Tourists in Morocco Pledging to IS

A video surfaced of the alleged murderers of two Scandinavian women in Morocco pledging to the Islamic State (IS).

Thursday, 20 December 2018
IS-aligned French Group Promotes Jihad, Suggests Attack on National Assembly

Using cartoons and booklets, an Islamic State (IS)-aligned French group promoted jihad and suggested an attack on the National Assembly.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Shabaab Reports Engaging in Clash with U.S. and Somali Forces in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported its fighters engaging in clashes with American and Somali forces in Lower Shabelle region, and additionally claimed attacks on Somali police and soldiers in Hiran and Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Boko Releases Video of Molai Village Clash

Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad, or "Boko Haram," released a video of its clash with Nigerian soldiers in Molai village, located near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018
JNIM Announces its Discontinuing Productions on Foreign Hostages, Alleges No Negotiations for Release Currently Underway

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) announced that it will discontinue media productions on its foreign hostages and alleged that no negotiations are currently taking place between it and their respective governments.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
'Amaq Releases Video of IS-Shabaab Clash in Northern Somalia

Two days after claiming its first offensive on the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia, the Islamic State (IS), through its 'Amaq News Agency, released footage of the clash.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
IS' West Africa Province Claims Capturing a Nigerian Soldier in a 2nd Attack on the Same Day

After claiming an attack on Nigerian soldiers and capturing one near Monguno, in Nigeria's Borno State, the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) took credit for a second attack in the same area on the same day, and taking another soldier prisoner.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
IS' West Africa Claims Capturing Nigerian Soldier, Killing 3 Others in Attack Near Monguno

The Islamic State's Nigeria-based division, West Africa Province (ISWAP), claimed capturing a Nigerian soldier and killing three others in an attack near Monguno in Borno State.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Afghan Taliban Reports on 3-Day Meeting Including U.S. Envoy, Reiterates Refusal to Meet Afghan Officials

The Afghan Taliban reported on the first of its three-day meeting in Abu Dhabi regarding "peace and reconstruction of Afghanistan," attended by U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilizad and representatives of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, and reiterated its refusal to meet with Afghan government officials.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
IS-linked Group Promotes Lone-Wolf Attacks in Europe in Video Renewing Pledge to IS Leader

As Islamic State (IS) supporters participate in a campaign to reaffirm their commitment to the group, an IS-linked media unit released a video renewing its pledge to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and promoting lone-wolf attacks in the West.

Monday, 17 December 2018
Ansar al-Furqan Portrays Chabahar Suicide Bombing as Revenge for Killing of Officials

The Balochistan-based Ansar al-Furqan released a video portraying the December 6, 2018, suicide bombing at a Chabahar police headquarters as revenge for the killing of officials.

Monday, 17 December 2018
Pro-IS Facebook Page Incites Violence During Christmas Holiday

A Facebook page specializing in disseminating Islamic State (IS) and IS-aligned nasheeds (chants) promoting the group, also shared a poster inciting for “lone wolf” attacks on Christmas.

Monday, 17 December 2018
IS Claims Close to 20 Casualties Among Egyptian Border Guards in Ambush in Central Sinai

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding close to 20 Egyptian border guards in an ambush in Central Sinai.

Monday, 17 December 2018
Boko Haram Publishes Photos of Clash with Nigerian Soldiers in Molai Village and the Aftermath

The Nigeria-based Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad, or "Boko Haram," published photos of its clash with Nigerian soldiers in Molai village, and the aftermath.

Monday, 17 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 12 Ethiopian Troops in Bakool, 5 Somali Explosives Experts in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 12 Ethiopian troops in Bakool region and five Somali explosives experts in Lower Shabelle. The group's Shahada News Agency reported on the two attacks and a third, in Mogadishu, on December 16-17, 2018.

Monday, 17 December 2018
Afghan Taliban Announces Meeting with Representatives of America, KSA, Pakistan, and UAE

The Afghan Taliban announced that officials from its Political Office will meet with representatives of America as well as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arabic Emirates, but not Afghanistan.

Monday, 17 December 2018
After Suggesting a Coming Showdown with Shabaab, IS Claims First Attack on the AQ Branch in Somalia

The Islamic State (IS) claimed its first offensive on the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia, carrying out a preemptive strike on its fighters in the north of the country and killing 14.

Sunday, 16 December 2018
'Amaq Video Shows IS Fighters Beheading Tribal Militiamen in Sinai

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a video showing confessions of two tribal militiamen in the al-Barth area, south of Rafah, and Sinai Province fighters beheading them.

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Using Christmas Symbols Like Santa Claus, and Depicting 2 Streets in England, IS-aligned Groups Warn of Attacks

Islamic State (IS)-aligned groups warned of attacks during the holiday season, using Christmas symbols such as Santa Claus on their posters, and showing fighters on two streets in England.

Saturday, 15 December 2018
In 2nd Attack on Same Day, IS' West Africa Province Claims Killing 5 Nigerian Soldiers in Gudumbari

After taking credit for an attack on Nigerian soldiers near Gamboru, in Nigeria's Borno State, the Islamic State's West Africa Province claimed killing five soldiers in Gudumbari on the same day.

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Gaza-based Jaysh al-Islam Praises Lone Wolf Attackers in Jerusalem and West Bank, Incites for Lethal Strikes

The Gaza-based Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) praised lone-wolf attackers in Jerusalem and West Bank and incited for lethal strikes involving explosives, poisoned knives, and vehicles.

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing Near Central Bank in Bosaso, Expelling Galmudug Security Forces from Strategic Town

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed a bombing near the central bank in Bosaso, in northern Somalia's Bari region, and expelling the Galmudug Security Force (GSF) from what it described as a "strategic town" in Galguduud.

Saturday, 15 December 2018
IS Video from Anbar Shows Bomb and Artillery Attacks on Iraqi Military, Grisly Execution of Soldier

The Anbar division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video showing 13 bomb and artillery attacks on Iraqi military vehicles and positions, and other operations, including one ending in the grisly execution of a soldier.

Saturday, 15 December 2018
IS' al-Hayat Identifies 170 Casualties in 71 Attacks in Statistical Breakdown of Ops (December 6-12)

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 6-12, 2018.

Saturday, 15 December 2018
IS' West Africa Province Claims Strike on Nigerian Soldiers Near Gamboru

The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed an attack on Nigerian soldiers near Gamboru, a town in Nigeria's Borno State.

Saturday, 15 December 2018
IS Supporter Depicts Pope Francis as Group Captive

An Islamic State (IS) supporter depicted Pope Francis as a group captive in a poster dismissing claims that the IS has been destroyed.

Friday, 14 December 2018
With Approaching Holidays, IS-Aligned Groups Incite for and Warn of Attacks in West

As the Christmas and New Years holidays approach, Islamic State (IS)-aligned group incited for and warned of attacks in the West, some with images of Santa Claus.

Friday, 14 December 2018
Shabaab Executes Electoral Committee Member Along with 2 Somali Soldiers, Claims Strike on Djiboutian Base

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced that it executed an electoral committee member alongside two Somali soldiers for "apostasy," and claimed a strike on a Djiboutian (AMISOM) base in Hiran.

Friday, 14 December 2018
AQAP Claims 3 Attacks on SBF in Abyan, Sniping Houthi in al-Bayda'

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed three attacks on UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen's Abyan governorate and sniping a Houthi fighter in al-Bayda'.

Friday, 14 December 2018
IS Claims Dual Suicide Bombing Near Hajin by Algerian and Uyghur Fighters, Bringing Single Day Total to 4 Bombers

The Islamic State (IS) claimed a dual suicide bombing involving Algerian and Uyghur fighters near Hajin, bringing the single day total of bombers in that area to four.

Friday, 14 December 2018
IS' West Africa Province Claims Killing 3 Nigerian Soldiers in Attack on Barracks in Kukawa

The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed killing three Nigerian soldiers in an attack on their barracks in Kukawa, a town in Borno state, close to Lake Chad.

Friday, 14 December 2018
'Amaq Identifies Strasbourg Gunman as an IS "Soldier"

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency identified the shooter in Strasbourg, France, as a "soldier" of the group.

Friday, 14 December 2018
IS Claims Two Suicide Bombings Near Hajin Inflicting 25 Casualties

Amidst the ongoing heated clashes between the Islamic State (IS) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in and around Hajin, a town in Deir al-Zour, the IS claimed inflicting 25 casualties in two suicide bombings.

Thursday, 13 December 2018
IS-aligned Group Releases Spanish-narrated Video Threatening Attacks in Barcelona

An Islamic State (IS)-aligned group released a Spanish-narrated video threatening attacks in Barcelona, using a montage of photos from the IS-claimed attack on Las Ramblas in August 2017 as a reminder.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
ISJK Media Unit Promotes Last Words of Slain Fighter on Maintaining "Mission of Khilafah"

A media unit of the self-described Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) promoted in a video the last words of a slain fighter on maintaining the "mission of Khilafah (Caliphate)".

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
AQIM Leader Addresses Yellow Vest Protests in France in Audio, Denies Killing of JNIM's Macina Official

Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), addressed the Yellow Vest protests in France, attributing the cause of the fuel taxes and other issues to French military spending abroad, and denying the killing of the Macina official in Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM).

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
'Amaq Reports IS Attack on Nigerian Army Barracks Near Maiduguri

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported an IS attack on Nigerian army barracks near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno in northeastern Nigeria.

In an Arabic message issued on December 11, 2018, 'Amaq stated:

3 Nigerian soldiers were killed and others were wounded in an attack by Islamic State fighters on barracks in the town of Jakana, near the city of Maiduguri, in northeastern Nigeria two days ago

UPDATE: Shortly after the issuance of the 'Amaq report came the formal communique from the group's West Africa Province (ISWAP).

 

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Boko Haram Fighters Lecture on Islamic Concept of al-Wala' wal Bara' (Loyalty and Disavowal)

Two fighters from the Nigeria-based Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad, or "Boko Haram," lectured on the Islamic concept of al-Wala' wal Bara' (loyalty and disavowal) in a video.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims 23 Casualties Among American Advisors and Afghan Soldiers in Kabul Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed inflicting 23 casualties among American advisors and Afghan soldiers in a suicide bombing in Kabul.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Former IS-linked Group Confirms Killing of Judge Imprisoned by IS

A former Islamic State (IS)-linked group confirmed that Abu Muhammad al-Masri, the previous judge of the IS' Military Bureau who the IS had imprisoned on charges of dissension and sedition, was killed, though the circumstances are unknown.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
IS Video Shows Attacks on Multiple Axes Against SDF in Deir al-Zour

The Barakah division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video of attacks on multiple axes in Syria's Deir al-Zour governorate against Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and featuring a gory scene of a fighter standing atop a bloody corpse in victory.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
IS' al-Hayat Identifies 197 Casualties in 67 Attacks in Statistical Breakdown of Ops (November 29 - December 5)

The Islamic State (IS) released the 19th episode in a video series providing statistical breakdowns of IS operations, covering in this installment the week of November 29 - December 5, 2018.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Indian Fighter Promotes Allegiance to IS Despite its Detractors in Risalah 6

An article attributed to an Indian member of Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), and the first to be provided in English as well as Urdu in the "Risalah" newsletter, promotes allegiance to the IS despite its detractors.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
As it Reports Infiltrator Fighter Killing 6 Soldiers, Afghan Taliban Claims 1,106 "Kabul Administration Workers" Joined its Ranks in November 2018

The same day it reported an infiltrator fighter killing six soldiers in Helmand province, the Afghan Taliban claimed that 1,106 "Kabul administration workers" joined its ranks in November 2018 and delivered it weapons and military gear.

Friday, 07 December 2018
Jihadi Poster Campaign Aimed at Lone Wolves Capitalizing on Paris Unrest Continues

Jihadists persist in publishing posters aimed at inciting lone wolves to capitalize on the Yellow Vest protests in Paris, France, and use the large gatherings and diverted security as an opportunity to attack.

Friday, 07 December 2018
AQ-aligned Coalition in Syria Showcases Attacks by Sniper Brigade in Video

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned jihadi coalition the 'Incite the Believers' Operations Room released a video showcasing attacks by its "Sniper Brigade" in Syria's Aleppo, Hama, and Latakia governorates.

Friday, 07 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing Somali Military Commanders in Mogadishu, Thwarting U.S. Special Forces Raid in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing two Somali military commanders in a bombing in Mogadishu and also thwarting a raid by U.S. Special Forces and Somali soldiers in Lower Shabelle.

Thursday, 06 December 2018
Ansar al-Furqan Claims Suicide Bombing at Iranian Police HQ in Chabahar

Ansar al-Furqan, a Sunni Balochistan-based jihadi group, claimed credit for the suicide bombing an a police headquarters in Chabahar.

Thursday, 06 December 2018
AQIM Denies Killing of its Members in U.S. Airstrike in Libya

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) denied the claim by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) that 11 of its members were killed in an airstrike in southwest Libya, alleging that they were Tuareg people without an "organizational link" to the group and, in turn, urging Tuaregs to seek revenge.

Thursday, 06 December 2018
2nd Issue of Pro-IS "Liwa' al-Ansar" Newspaper Continue Lone-Wolf Promotion

The editors of the pro-Islamic State (IS) periodical "Liwa' al-Ansar" (Brigade of the Supporters) continued in the second issue their promotion of lone-wolf attacks they introduced in the inaugural edition, featuring an infographic on IS and IS-inspired attacks in the West.

Thursday, 06 December 2018
Former IS-linked Group Confirms Killing of Official But Disputes He Died Alongside Austrian Mohamed Mahmoud

The former Islamic State (IS)-linked group to which Austrian jihadist Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Ghareeb) belonged, announced the killing of an official, but disputed reports that he died alongside Mahmoud and two others in a U.S. airstrike on the IS prison in which they were held.

Wednesday, 05 December 2018
Eying French Unrest as Opportunity for Attacks, More IS-aligned Groups Participate in Incitement Campaign

Additional Islamic State (IS)-aligned groups and jihadists participated in the recent campaign to use the French unrest as an opportunity for attacks, publishing posters in Arabic, English, and French to inspire lone wolves.

Tuesday, 04 December 2018
IS' West Africa Province Claims 4th Attack in 6 Days, Striking Nigerian Barracks in Mallam Fatori

The Islamic State's Nigeria-based division, West Africa Province (ISWAP), claimed its fourth attack within a period of six days, striking Nigerian army barracks in Mallam Fatori in Borno State.

Tuesday, 04 December 2018
HTS Video Promotes its Fighters as "Tempered by Tribulations"

The Syria-based Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) released a short video promoting its fighters as "tempered by tribulations" and willing to sacrifice for their objectives. The 2 minute, 38 second video was produced by the group's Amjad Media Productions, and was issued on December 1, 2018.

Tuesday, 04 December 2018
IS' West Africa Province Claims Killing 17 Nigerian Soldiers in Attack in Yobe

Amidst its upward thrust in attack volume in Nigeria and its surroundings, the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed killing 17 Nigerian soldiers in an attack in the country's Yobe State.

Tuesday, 04 December 2018
Jihadists Reiterate Call to Capitalize on Civil Unrest in Paris and Mount Attacks

As civil unrest continues in Paris, France, with violent protests for the third consecutive weekend, jihadists reiterated their call to lone wolves to capitalize on the situation and mount attacks.

Tuesday, 04 December 2018
IS Claims 7 Casualties Among Explosives Experts in Blast in Mogadishu, Threatens Coming Attacks

The Islamic State (IS) claimed inflicted seven casualties among explosive experts in a bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The group's Somalia Province issued a communique on December 3, 2018, stating that a "security detachment" planted an improvised explosive device (IED) at Bakara market and detonated it as explosives experts attempted to dismantle it.

Monday, 03 December 2018
'Amaq Reports 17 Nigerian Soldiers Killed in IS Attack in Buni Gari

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that 17 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an IS attack in Buni Gari, a town in Nigeria's Yobe State.

Monday, 03 December 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Downing U.S. Chinook in Kapisa, Mourns Death of Helmand Official

The Afghan Taliban claimed shooting down a U.S. Chinook helicopter in Kapisa province, killing all of the soldiers onboard, and in a separate message, mourning the death of its "governor" for Helmand in a U.S.

Monday, 03 December 2018
JNIM Reportedly Rejects Claim that Victims of U.S. Airstrike in Libya were AQIM Members

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), al-Qaeda's branch in Mali, reportedly rejected the claim by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) that its airstrike in Libya killed 11 al-Qaeda members, alleging instead that the victims were Tuaregs with no connection to the group.

Monday, 03 December 2018
IS-aligned Group Warns of New Year's Day Attacks in New York City, West

An Islamic State (IS)-aligned group warned of attacks on New Year's Day in New York City and the West in general.

Monday, 03 December 2018
IS' West Africa Province Claims Taking Control Over Town in Borno, Killing 7 Soldiers and Wounding Dozens

The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed killing seven Nigerian soldiers and wounding dozens of others in attack in Arege, a town in Nigeria's Borno State, and then taking control over it.

Sunday, 02 December 2018
IS' West Africa Province Claims Inflicting 25 Casualties Among Nigerian Soldiers in Attack Near Gamboru

The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed inflicting 25 casualties among Nigerian soldiers in an attack near Gamboru, a town in Nigeria's Borno State.

Sunday, 02 December 2018
Afghan Taliban Denies Receiving Weapons from Iran

The Afghan Taliban denied receiving weapons from Iran and elsewhere, assuring supporters that its arms cache consists of war spoils or weapons from Soviet-Afghan war. Group spokesman Muhammad Yusuf issued a statement on November 30, 2018, rejecting allegations by Brian Hook, Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S.

Sunday, 02 December 2018
Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Gives Security Guidelines to Fighters in Kashmir

Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), an al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned group in Jammu and Kashmir, gave security guidelines in English and Urdu to fighters in the region, covering safety online and on the ground.

Saturday, 01 December 2018

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

Aug 07, 2017
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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”

Jul 31, 2017
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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

Oct 02, 2013
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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

Apr 20, 2012
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Madad News Agency, a jihadist media group that reports from Yemen and acts as an…