- Afghan Taliban Reports "Conscientious" Afghan Soldiers Shot and Killed 4 Foreign Soldiers in Uruzgan
The Afghan Taliban reported that a "conscientious" Afghan soldier shot and killed four foreign soldiers and wounded three others in an attack at Tarinkot airport in Uruzgan province.
- Shabaab Claims Suicide Attack on Somali Interior and Security Ministries in Capital, Strike in Kenya's Mandera County
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a suicide bombing and raid on the Somali Ministries of Interior and Security in the capital, Mogadishu, in addition to two other attacks in the country and a fourth in Mandera County in neighboring Kenya.
- Jihadists Contribute to Campaign Opposing Dutch MP's Muhammad Cartoon Contest
Reacting to the announcement by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders that his PVV party will hold a Muhammad cartoon contest, jihadists contributed to a social media campaign opposing it, calling to boycott Dutch industries and productions, and "to go to each extent" to defend the Islamic prophet.
- Shabaab Claims Killing an Additional 23 "Pro-Ethiopia Militia" Elements in Mudug
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing an additional 23 elements from what it described as a "pro-Ethiopia" militia in Mudug, and killing two Somali soldiers at a checkpoint in Middle Shabelle.
- IS Announces Taking 2 Libyan Military Officers as POWs in Naba 138, Expresses Current Losses as Setting Stage for Future Return
The Islamic State (IS) announced in an “exclusive” in Naba 138 that fighters in Barqah Province in Libya captured two military officers in Waddan, a town in southwest Libya, and declared in the editorial that current losses experienced by the group are merely setting the stage for its future return.
- IS Claims Bombing Syrian Opposition Faction Vehicle in Idlib
In its first claimed activity in five months, the Islamic State's (IS) Idlib Province in Syria claimed bombing a vehicle belonging to an opposition faction.
- IS-linked Media Unit Declares Death of Baghdadi's Son in Suicide Attack Quashes Questions of Group's Intentions
An Islamic State (IS)-linked media unit declared that the death of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's son in a suicide attack quashes questions about the group's intentions and the sincerity of its leaders.
- AQIM Publishes Analytical Text on "Landmarks" of Jihad, Failure of IS' "Caliphate"
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an analytical text on the "most important landmarks" of jihad and what its author sees as the failure of the Islamic State's (IS) self-declared Caliphate and its irreparable damage to jihadi trajectory.
- French IS-linked Group Depicts Fighter Overlooking Midtown Manhattan to Warn of Future Attacks
A French Islamic State (IS)-linked media group depicted a gun-toting fighter overlooking Midtown Manhattan to warn of future attacks.
- IS' Barakah Province Claims Another Instance of Bombing U.S. Forces
The Islamic State's (IS) Barakah Province, a division for Hasakah and parts of Deir al-Zour in Syria, claimed another instance of bombing U.S. forces.
- IS Claims Killing 4 American Soldiers in Chain of Explosions in Deir al-Zour
The Islamic State's (IS) Barakah Province claimed killing four American soldiers in a chain of explosions in Deir al-Zour.
- IS Claims Killing 20 Filipino Soldiers from the 40th Infantry Brigade in Maguindanao in Formal Communique
Shortly after its 'Amaq News Agency reported the killing of 20 Filipino soldiers in an attack by Islamic State (IS) fighters in Maguindanao, in the Philippines, the group issued a formal communique for the operation.
- 'Amaq Reports IS Killing Over 20 Filipino Soldiers in Attack in Maguindanao
The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that group fighters killed more than 20 Filipino soldiers in an attack in Maguindanao in the Philippines.
- Shabaab Claims Killing 15 "Pro-Ethiopia Militia" Elements in Mudug, 2 Attacks in Kenya
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed attacks in its home base of Somalia and in neighboring Kenya, killing 15 elements from what it described as a "pro-Ethiopia militia," and SNA and AMISOM forces in the former, and over 7 Kenyan soldiers in the latter.
- French Pro-AQ Group Incites Lone Wolves to Attack Russia
Again citing the May 2017 speech from al-Qaeda (AQ) official Hamza bin Laden, a French pro-AQ group incited lone wolves to attack Russia.
- IS Reports Death of Baghdadi's Son in Suicide Attack in Homs
The Islamic State's (IS) Homs Province in Syria announced the death of "Hudhayfah al-Badri," a young man identified as the son of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a suicide attack.
- Referencing Hollywood Film, IS-linked Group Warns "White House Down" Soon
In a poster referencing the 2013 film "White House Down," an Islamic State (IS)-linked group warned that it will happen and "is not a movie".
- Pro-AQ Hurras al-Deen Claims Attack on Syrian Soldiers in Hama, Provides Photo Report
The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen claimed credit for an attack on Syrian soldiers in the north of Hama governorate and provided a photo report on the operation.
- Afghan Taliban Claims 5 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Logar Suicide Bombing, Declares it Revenge for Airstrikes and Raids
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing five American soldiers in a suicide bombing in Pul-i Alam, the capital of Afghanistan’s Logar province, and declared that the attack to be an act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes and raids there.
- Shabaab Reports Mortar Strike on AMISOM's Janale Base, Claims Attacks on SNA in Mogadishu and Afgoye
The Somali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed a mortar strike on AMISOM's Janale base and bombing a Ugandan contingent in Qoryoley, in addition to attacks on Somali soldiers in Mogadishu and Afgoye.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Suicide Bombing with VBIED on U.S. Convoy in Logar
The Afghan Taliban claimed the execution of a suicide bombing with a VBIED on a U.S. convoy in Logar province.
- NIM Issues Formal Communique for Suicide Bombing on French Forces in Gao
Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), issued a formal communique claiming credit for the suicide bombing on French forces in Gao, and provided a photo of the bomber.
- Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Reportedly Claims Suicide Bombing on French Forces in Gao and Calls it Message to Macron
The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, reportedly claimed credit for the attack on French forces in Gao, identifying it as a suicide bombing and declaring it to be a message to French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of the African Union summit in Mauritania.
- IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing and Wounding 60 Afghan Soldiers and "Polytheists" in Jalalabad
The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing and wounding 60 Afghan soldiers and “polytheists” as the result of a suicide operation in central Jalalabad.
- IS’ Barakah Province Claims 1st Suicide Operation in Hasakah City Since 2016
The Islamic State’s (IS) Barakah [Hasakah] Province claimed killing and wounding nine “PKK” soldiers, which it uses to describe Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in its first suicide operation in Hasakah city proper since October 3, 2016.
- IS Claims Suicide Bombing and Targeting of Afghan President Ghani in Jalalabad
Over the course of two days, the Islamic State (IS) claimed a suicide bombing on Afghan Special Forces, and targeting the inauguration of a medical complex, wherein it reported the presence of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, both in the Nangarhar capital Jalalabad.
- JMB Claims Credit for Killing of Bangladeshi Publisher Shahjahan Bachchu
Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) claimed credit for the killing of writer-publisher Shahjahan Bachchu.
- Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Issues Formal Communique for G5 Sahel Force HQ Attack in Sevare
Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), issued a formal communique claiming credit for the suicide attack at the G5 Sahel force headquarters in Sevare.
- IS Claims Killing 3 Philippine Soldiers via IED Blast in Sulu
In its third reported incident in the Philippines this month, specifically in the Patikul municipality on Jolo island (Sulu province), the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing three Philippine soldiers via IED.
- As IS Claimed Attacks Increase in Somalia, 'Amaq Video Shows Shooting Death of 2 Somali Government Finance Employees in Mogadishu
As claimed attacks by the Islamic State (IS) increase in frequency in Somalia, and particularly in the capital, Mogadishu, the group's 'Amaq News Agency released a video showing a fighter brazenly killing two government finance employees on a street in broad daylight.
- Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Reportedly Claims Suicide Bombing, Raid at G5 Sahel Camp in Sevare; Attacks on Malian Army and MINUSMA
The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), reportedly claimed credit a suicide bombing and raid on a camp of G5 Sahel forces in Sevare, a town in Mopti region, and attacks on Malian soldiers and MINUSMA elsewhere in the country.
- IS Claims Killing 4 Filipino Soldiers in Bomb Blast in Minadano
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing 4 Filipino soldiers in a bomb blast in Mindanao.
- IS-linked Group Suggests Attack on Russian Trains During 2018 FIFA World Cup
Again inciting for and warning of attacks during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, an Islamic State (IS)-linked group suggested attacks on trains.
- IS Claims Killing 3 Filipino Soldiers in Attack on Military Base in Sulu
In its second reported incident this month in the Philippines, and specifically in the Patikul municipality in Sulu province, the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing three soldiers in a mortar attack.
- Jihadists Report Death of AQAP Judge in U.S. Airstrike in Yemen
Jihadists reported that Abu Bishr Muhammad Darama, a religious judge in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen.
- Shabaab Claims Bombing U.S.-Trained Somali Special Forces in Wanlaweyn, AMISOM and SNA Forces in Bal’ad
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing U.S.-trained Somali Special Forces in Lower Shabelle and AMISOM and SNA forces in Middle Shabelle.
- Afghan Taliban Reports Killing 9 IS Fighters in Kunar
The Afghan Taliban reported that it has killed nine Islamic State (IS) fighters amidst its "large scale operations" against the group in Kunar province in northeastern Afghanistan.
- Displaying a Knife and the Eiffel Tower, IS-linked Group Warns France
An Islamic State (IS)-linked group warned France if attacks to come in a poster displaying a knife-wielding man and the Eiffel Tower.
- French Pro-AQ Group Promotes Hamza bin Laden's Call to Lone Wolves
The French pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) media group al-Kifah published posters in three languages promoting AQ official Hamza bin Laden's May 2017 call to lone wolves in the West.
- IS' Khorasan Province Claims Suicide Bombing on ALP Camp in Kunar
The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province claimed credit for a suicide bombing at an Afghan Local Police (ALP) camp in Kunar.
- AQAP Claims Killing Houthi Official in Ibb, Bombing UAE-backed SBF in Abyan
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing a Houthi official and two of his guards in Yemen's Ibb governorate and ambushing Houthi fighters in al-Bayda', and also bombing a truck belonging to UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Abyan.
- AQIM’s Uqba bin Nafi Battalion Denies Responsibility for Death of Tunisian Shepherd, Claims He was a Spy
The Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, the Tunisian branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), denied that it is responsible for the death Lamjed Griri, who it identified as not only a shepherd but a spy who it “reprimanded with force” upon his capture.
- Pro-AQ Telegram Channels Distribute Letter to Roger Federer Inviting to Islam
Pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) Telegram channels distributed a letter from an alleged individual in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region to professional tennis player Roger Federer inviting him to Islam.
The 14-page English letter, entitled, "An Open Letter for Roger Federer From the Land of Khurasan: An Invitation for Embracing Islam," was initially posted on a Telegram channel with that same name on June 26, 2018.
Its author, "Muhammad Abdul Aziz," heaped praise on Federer and regarded him as his favorite tennis player, noting his philanthropy, good character, and participating in the sport "for enjoying and admiring yourself and the spectators". He wrote that while Federer holds many tennis records, they will ultimately be broken, but that is not the "real lose [sic]" for him, but -
The real losers are not who lose tournaments or the top ranks; but the real losers are those who say, as our Holy Book "Al-Qur'ān" mentioned: "Our Lord! Give us (Your bounties) in this world! And there is no portion for them in the Hereafter''. The real losers "are those who will lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection. Verily, that will be a manifest loss!"
Abdul Aziz mused that perhaps Federer is influenced by Islamphobia propagated by the media "which characterize every good Muslim; man or woman, as a terrorist and a member of ISIS or Al-Qaida," or he prefers Christianity. He then explained the positives of the religion while attacking Christianity and Judaism. Concluding his appeal, he wrote:
You can imagine yourself with hundreds of millions Muslim supporters! Who will pray and invocate Allāh for your triumph and success all your life. And they will love you sincerely because you will become their brother, and our Messenger (Muhammad Peace upon him) said: "None of you will have faith till he likes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself". And even after your death; Muslims will ask Allāh his mercy for you as soon as they hear your name.
- AQAP Claims Bombing and Ambush on UAE-Backed Forces in Shabwa
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed bombing and ambushing forces from the UAE-backed Shabwani Elite in Yemen's Shabwa governorate.
- AQAP Threatens to Take "Practical Steps" Against Houthis in Revenge for Prisoner Neglect
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) threatened to take "practical steps" against Houthis in revenge for prisoner neglect and pointed to the case of a Yemeni journalist who died days after his release.
- AQ-aligned Hurras al-Deen Urges Fighters to Defend Daraa, Calls on Muslims to Aid with Money and Propaganda
The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen urged fighters to defend Daraa against the Syrian army offensive and called on Muslims to provide support with money and propaganda.
- Afghan Taliban Criticizes as "Inappropriate" NATO Secretary General's Remarks that Foreign Forces Necessary for Peace
The Afghan Taliban criticized as "inappropriate" a remark by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan in a training position is necessary for lasting peace in the country.
- IS-Linked Groups Stress World Cup as Next Major Op, Following U.S., Spain, Iran, France
Islamic State (IS)-linked groups continue to threaten Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup, emphasizing attacks at matches as the next major operations, following assaults in the U.S., Spain, Iran, and France.
- TTP Acknowledges Death of Leader Fazlullah in U.S. Drone Strike, Appoints Successor
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) acknowledged thee death of its leader, Fazlullah Khorasani, and announced the appointment of his successor.
- IS-Linked Groups Persist in Threats to FIFA World Cup, Russia, & Putin
Islamic State (IS)-linked groups persist in inciting attacks on Russia and the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.
- Shabaab Claims Multiple Attacks on SNA in Mogadishu, Lower Juba, and Middle Shabelle
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed multiple attacks on Somali National Army (SNA) forces in Mogadishu, Lower Juba, and Middle Shabelle, in a 7-day span.
- IS Claims 1st Attack in Raqqah Since Losing its Syrian Capital
The Islamic State (IS) claimed its first attack in Raqqah, its former capital in Syria, since losing control over it in October 2017.
- IS' Khorasan Province Claims 1 Indian Soldier Killed, 8 Wounded in Clash in Kashmir
The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing one Indian soldier and wounding seven others in clashes in Anantnag district in southern Kashmir.
- With 2018 FIFA World Cup Underway, IS-linked Groups Continue Campaign of Threats
As the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia enters its second week, Islamic State (IS)-linked groups have continued their campaign of threats.
- Iraq-based Shi’ite Militia Groups Condemn Airstrike Near Iraq-Syria Border, Call for Action Against U.S. and Israel
Two Iraq-based Shi'ite militia groups separately condemned an airstrike by an unidentified party near the Iraq-Syria border and called for action against who they believe to be the perpetrator, either the U.S. or Israel.
- Yahya Ayyash Battalion Claims May 30 Rocket Strikes in Southern Israel in 1st Operation in Nearly 3 Years
The Yahya Ayyash Battalion, a jihadi group that last claimed an operation nearly three years ago, took credit for the May 30, 2018, firing of rockets on four different locations in Israel’s Southern District.
- Afghan Taliban Reports Nearly Eliminating IS Presence in Laghman, Claims U.S. Aircraft Interfered in Operations
The Afghan Taliban reported that its fighters in Laghman province in eastern Afghanistan have nearly eliminated the Islamic State (IS) presence there, and claimed that U.S. aircraft interfered in its operations.
- AQAP Publishes Interview with Official Regarding Military Situation of Fighters, Yemeni Public Perception of U.S. Forces
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published the text of an interview with group official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi addressing topics such as the current military situation of fighters, Yemeni public perception of U.S.
- IS Supporter Advises Group Develop Presence in Yemen Through Infiltrating Enemy Ranks, Establishing Finance Networks
An Islamic State (IS) supporter advised the group to develop its presence in Yemen through infiltrating enemy ranks and establishing finance networks to fund military operations.
- IS-linked Group Reiterates Attack Threat to 2018 FIFA World Cup
An Islamic State (IS)-linked group at the forefront of those publishing warnings and incitement propaganda of attacks in Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, reiterated its caution to enemies of coming operations.
- Amid Incitement to Strike World Cup Matches, IS-linked Group Reminds Lone Wolves Everywhere to Kill "Citizens of Crusader Nations"
Amid incitements to strike stadiums during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, an Islamic State (IS)-linked group reminded lone wolves everywhere to kill "citizens of Crusader nations".
- After Eid al-Fitr Ceasefire, Afghan Taliban Claims Killing at Least 40 Afghan Soldiers in East, North, and West
Following its ceasefire with Afghan soldiers and security forces during Eid al-Fitr, the Afghan Taliban claimed killing at least 40 in operations in the east, north, and west of the country.
- Pro-IS "Jundul Khilafah Kashmir" Releases Eid Video of Visiting Grave of Slain Commander, Kids Celebrating IS
The pro-Islamic State (IS) "Jundul Khilafah Kashmir" released a video for Eid al-Fitr showing members visiting the grave of slain militant Mugees Mir, and a scene with children celebrating the IS.
- Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Reportedly Claims 5 Attacks on G5, Malian, and MINUSMA Forces in Mopti and Timbuktu
The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), reportedly claimed credit for five attacks on Malian soldiers and forces within MINUSMA and Operation Barkhane in Mopti and Timbuktu.
- Former IMU Religious Scholar Promotes Uyghur Cause, Calls for Chinese Boycott and "Special Operations" on Chinese Interests
Abu Dher Azzam, a Burmese religious scholar who previously served as a mufti in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), released an audio speech for Eid al-Fitr promoting the cause of Uyghur Muslims in China while urging Muslims in general to boycott Chinese goods and fighters in particular to attack Chinese interests.
- Afghan Taliban Remarks Eid Ceasefire Demonstrated its Controlling the "Trajectory" of Battles, Cohesiveness of Fighters
At the conclusion of Eid al-Fitr and its accompanying ceasefire with Afghan security forces, the Afghan Taliban remarked that the "successful implementation" of the suspension of operations demonstrates its controlling the "trajectory" of battles and the cohesiveness of its fighters.
- Shabaab Claims Attack in Kenya's Wajir County Resulted in 38 Casualties
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed inflicting 38 casualties among Kenyan security forces in an attack in Kenya's Wajir County.
- Amid Near-Daily Threats to 2018 FIFA World Cup, IS-linked Group Warns Enemies of Attacks on Stadiums
As Islamic State (IS)-linked media groups continue their near-daily threats to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, a support unit published a poster warning enemies of attacks on stadiums where the matches are being held.
- Hurras al-Deen Media Unit Releases Video on Storming Syrian Military Position in Lattakia
Sham al-Ribat Foundation, a media unit for the al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Syria-based Hurran al-Deen, released a video of the group's fighters storming a Syrian military position in Ard al-Wata village in Lattakia.
- IS Claims 3 Attacks in Somalia in 3 Consecutive Days
The Islamic State (IS) claimed three attacks in Somalia in three consecutive days, targeting Somali policemen and a financial official in the capital, Mogadishu, and an intelligence element in Bosaso.
- IS-linked Group Identifies in Poster Russian Cities Hosting 2018 FIFA World Cup, Calls for Attacks
An Islamic State (IS)-linked media group published a poster identifying Russian cities hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup and calling on lone wolves in the country to attack.
- IS Claims Killing, Wounding Nearly 100 from Afghan Taliban and Afghan Forces in What Former Calls "Mysterious Explosion" in Nangarhar
The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing and wounding nearly 100 Afghan Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces in a suicide bombing in Nangarhar, which the former regarded as a "mysterious explosion" in its own statement.
- IS-linked Group Urges Lone Wolves Capitalize on Masses of Spectators for World Cup Matches in Russia and "Kill Them All"
Noting the presence of masses of spectators for the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches in Russia, an Islamic State (IS)-linked group urged lone wolves to "kill them all".
- IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Attack on Indian Army Checkpoint in Kashmir
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing a soldier and injuring others in an attack on an Indian Army checkpoint in Kashmir.
- IS Claims 85 Casualties in 2nd Suicide Bombing in 24-Hours on Afghan Taliban and Afghan Security Forces in Nangarhar
The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province claimed a second suicide bombing within 24-hours on the Afghan Taliban and Afghan security forces in Nangarhar.
- IS-linked Group Urges Lone-Wolf Jihadists Attack Russia, West to "Double the Joy" of Eid
An Islamic State (IS)-linked group urged lone-wolf jihadists in the West and in Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in particular, to carry out attacks and thus "double the joy" of Eid al-Fitr.
- Boko Haram Releases Video for Eid al-Fitr 2018
The Nigeria-based Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad, or "Boko Haram," released a video for Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
- Shabaab Documents Multiple Attacks in Kenya in Video for Eid al-Fitr 2018, Identifies British Fighter Among Slain Members
The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, documented multiple attacks in neighboring Kenya is a video released for Eid al-Fitr 2018, and in a segment devoted to slain fighters, identified a Briton.
- IS Division in Yemen Shows Attacks on Houthis in Video, Promotes Jihad During Ramadan
Al-Bayda' Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, released a video promoting jihad during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and showcasing attacks on Houthis.
- AQIS Releases Video Dedicated to Deceased Fighter Muhammad Ilyas Soomro
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) released a video dedicated to deceased fighter Muhammad Ilyas Soomro (AKA Haji Aref).
- AQAP Claims Suicide Bombing and Raid on SBF in Abyan, Bombing of Houthis in al-Bayda'
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) declared that in response to UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) allegedly assaulting the homes of innocent Muslims, its fighters carried out a suicide bombing and a raid on an SBF position in Yemen's Abyan governorate.
- Self-Proclaimed "Emir" of IS in Kashmir Urges Indian Muslims to Execute Vehicular Attacks, Lone-Wolf Ops in Eid al-Fitr Message
The self-proclaimed “emir” of the Islamic State (IS) in Kashmir urged Indian Muslims to execute lone-wolf operations, suggesting vehicular attacks in particular, and warned of an impending “bloody war”.
- Pro-IS "Jundul Khilafah Kashmir" Publishes Newsletters Assailing Kashmiri Officials and Security Forces
A pro-Islamic State (IS) group calling itself "Jundul Khilafah Kashmir" published newsletters assailing officials and security officials in Jammu and Kashmir, and a separate piece inciting against the JKCSS program coordinator.
- Shabaab Reports Attacks on Burundian and Djiboutian Forces within AMISOM, SNA Soldiers in Central and Southern Somalia
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Burundian and Djiboutian forces within the AMISOM mission and and Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers in the center and south of the country.
- Afghan Taliban Releases Video of Fighter Training at Multiple Camps in Afghanistan
The Afghan Taliban released a video focusing on fighter training at multiple camps in Afghanistan.
- Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Releases New Proof-of-Life Video of Sophie Petronin and Gloria Cecilia Narváez
Al-Qaeda's (AQ) Mali-based branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), released a proof-of-life video of two hostages, Sophie Petronin from France and Gloria Cecilia Narváez from Colombia.
- As FIFA World Cup Begins, IS-linked Groups Continue Attack Incitement Push
As the 2018 FIFA World Cup begins in Russia, Islamic State (IS)-linked groups and supporters are continuing their push for lone-wolf attacks during the event, such as one showing FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi as a prisoner.
- IS Video from Salahuddin Shows Clashes, Suicide Bombings in Baiji
The Islamic State's (IS) Salahuddin Province released a video showing clashes waged by its fighters with the Iraqi army and Popular Mobilization, and two suicide bombings, in and around Baiji.
- Using Footage from Boston Marathon Bombing, IS-linked Group Incites Lone Wolves to Attack 2018 FIFA World Cup
Using footage from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and clips from a previously-released Islamic State (IS) production, an IS-linked group incited lone wolves to mount attacks during the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.
- IS Supporter Prepares Incitement Video to Attack 2018 FIFA World Cup, Urges Distribution on Social Media
An Islamic State (IS) supporters prepared an incitement video to attack the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and urged its distribution on social media.
- Afghan Taliban Claims 51 Afghan Security Forces Killed, 33 Others Wounded in Ghazni Suicide Bombing
The Afghan Taliban alleged that 51 Afghan soldiers and policemen were killed and 33 others were wounded in a suicide bombing at a government complex in Ghazni province.
- IS-linked Group Calls for Attacks in Poster Displaying Map of World Cup Stadiums
An Islamic State (IS)-linked group called on supporters to carry out lone-wolf attacks in a poster displaying a map of World Cup stadiums in Russia.
- Afghan Taliban Leader Offers Amnesty to Nationals “Aiding the Invaders,” Condemns U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem
In a celebratory message for Eid al-Fitr, the Afghan Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada offered amnesty and protection to Afghan nationals who cease “aiding the invaders,” and condemned the U.S. moving its embassy to Jerusalem.
- IS-linked Group Publishes Video Depicting Attack on Fisht Olympic Stadium and Surrounding Area
An Islamic State (IS)-linked group published a video depicting an attack on Fisht Olympic Stadium, one of the venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and surrounding areas in Sochi, Russia.
- IS Claims 10 Filipino Soldiers Killed, 15 Wounded in Clashes in Sulu
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing 10 Filipino soldiers and wounding 15 others during clashes in Sulu province in the Philippines.
- Afghan Taliban Spokesman Says U.S. Airstrike on its Radio State Constitutes Attack on its "Freedom of Speech"
Responding to a U.S. airstrike on the group's "Voice of Shariah" radio station in Ghazni, an Afghan Taliban spokesman argued that it constitutes an attack on its "freedom of speech" and warned of an escalation in operations.
- IS-linked Groups Conduct Media Campaign Threatening Shi'ites in Baghdad
Islamic State (IS)-linked groups have participated in a media campaign threatening Shi'ites in Baghdad with bloodshed and the IS seizing control over the Iraqi capital.
- IS' Khorasan Province Publishes Photos of Graduate Fighters from "Abu Yusuf al-Khorasani" Training Camp
The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region published a photo report of graduate class of fighters from the "Abu Yusuf al-Khorasani" training camp.
- IS' Khorasan Province Claims 90 Killed, Wounded in Suicide Bombing at Rural Development Ministry in Kabul
The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing and wounding 90 staff members of the Afghan Ministry of Rural Development in a suicide bombing at its building in Kabul.
- IS Fighter in "West Africa Province" Discusses Ample Goods, Pleasant Ramadan Atmosphere Despite Enemy Siege in Naba 135
An Islamic State (IS) fighter in the group's Nigeria-based division, West Africa Province, noted the ample availability of goods and a pleasant atmosphere in the area during Ramadan despite an enemy siege, in Naba 135.