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Message to Gambian Muslims Warns against Participating in “Possible War,” Stresses “Adherence to the Shariah”

Jihadist Telegram channels forwarded a message to Muslims in the Gambia, stressing that they defend themselves in “adherence to the Shariah” amid “possible war” in the nation.

Monday, 23 January 2017
JFS Announces Disavowal of Jund al-Aqsa, Due to Its Continued Conflict with Ahrar al-Sham

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) announced disowning Jund al-Aqsa due to the group’s continued infighting with Ahrar al-Sham, after explaining the reasons behind the initial acceptance of Jund al-Aqsa’s pledge for allegiance and what led to its disavowal.

Monday, 23 January 2017
Shura Council of Scholars in Syria Urges JFS to Stop Support for Jund al-Aqsa

The Shura Council of Scholars in Sham [Syria] demanded that Jabhat Fateh al-Sham [JFS] release an official statement declaring disavowal of Jund al-Aqsa and urging that JFS cease support and protection for the faction.

Monday, 23 January 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing 3 Nigerien Soldiers in Attack in Diffa

‘Amaq News Agency reported that Islamic State (IS) fighters killed three Nigerien soldiers in an attack on their position in southeastern Niger.

Sunday, 22 January 2017
Pro-IS Group Produces Chant Promoting Fighters, Knife Attacks

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Asda’ Media Foundation for Audio Production released a chant promoting IS fighters in the battlefield and knife attacks, and provided an English translation of the lyrics.

Sunday, 22 January 2017
JFS Rejects Astana Meeting, Calls on Allies to Beware Such “Conspiracies”

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) rejected the meeting to be held in the Kazakh capital, Astana, regarding a political settlement with the Bashar al-Assad regime and a nationwide ceasefire, and called on its militant allies to beware such “conspiracies”.

Sunday, 22 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Advises U.S. President Trump Reverse Policies on Afghanistan or Face “Historically Shameful Defeat”

Following the inauguration of Donald Trump and the transfer of power from Barack Obama, the Afghan Taliban suggested the new president reverse America’s policies on Afghanistan, or face a “historically shameful defeat”.

Sunday, 22 January 2017
JFS Condemns American Airstrike on Training Camp in Aleppo, Declares U.S. Chose Assad Regime Over Syrian People

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) condemned the American airstrike on a training camp in western Aleppo in which over 100 fighters were reportedly killed, and declared that with this action the U.S. has shown it has chosen the Bashar al-Assad regime over the Syrian people.

Friday, 20 January 2017
Jihadists Comment on Trump’s Inauguration, Predict Continued “Crusade” against Islam

Jihadists across Deep Web and social media spaces have reacted to Donald Trump’s January 20, 2017 inauguration as president of the United States.

Friday, 20 January 2017
Shariah Official in AQIM’s Sahara Division Threatens Attacks in Wake of Gao Operation

In the wake of the suicide bombing claimed by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) on Malian army and Azawadi militia barracks in Gao, the group’s Sahara division released an audio speech from a Shariah official threatening additional operations.

Friday, 20 January 2017
TTP Video Shows “Special Task Force” Training at Mehdi Alaih Rezwan Camp

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) released a video showing the training of fighters in its “Special Task Force” at the Mehdi Alaih Rizwan Camp.

Friday, 20 January 2017
Ansaroul Islam Claims Attacking Burkinabe Soldiers in Nassoumbou, Targeting "Hypocrite Collaborators" in Djibo and Sibé

A jihadi group calling itself "Ansaroul Islam" (Ansar al-Islam) claimed the December 16, 2016, attack on a Burkinabe military position in Nassoumbou, and attacking two "hypocrite collaborators" in Djibo and Sibé, all of which are located in northern Burkina Faso.

Friday, 20 January 2017
IS Boasts “Large Military Gains” in Deir al-Zour in Naba 64, Claims 6500 Killed in 3 Months in Mosul Battle

The Islamic State (IS) boasted that its fighters achieved “large military gains” in Deir al-Zour, Syria, in the 64th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, and claimed in an infographic to have killed 6,500 people since the start of the Mosul battle in October 2016.

Thursday, 19 January 2017
In Interview, AQIM Judge Draws Lessons from Failure of GIA to Caution Jihadi Groups

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published an interview with Abu Hayyan ‘Assim, a member of its Shariah Committee and a group judge, focusing on the religious deviation and extremism of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) in Algeria that ultimately led to its defeat, and applying its lessons to jihadi groups elsewhere and in Syria in particular.

Thursday, 19 January 2017
IS Video Shows Public Beheading of Spies in Kirkuk

Kirkuk Province of the Islamic State (IS) released a gruesome video of beheading two spies in a public spectacle attended by men and children, and showing additional scenes of executing spies by slitting their throats and shooting them in the head.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Ahrar al-Sham's Shura Council Announced Group Will Not Partake in Asetana Convention

The Shura Council of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement announced the group will not participate in the negotiations in Asetana for several reasons, including the failure in fulfilment of the ceasefire and internal disagreements amongst the opposition factions.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
JFS Claims Killing 16 Russian Military Consultants in Double Suicide Bombing in Damascus

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed killing 16 Russian military consultants, and “tens” of other enemy forces in a double suicide bombing carried out with explosive belts on January 12, 2017 in Kafr Sousah, Damascus after two months of observation of the enemy forces.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
AQIM Claims Killing Nearly 80 Malian Soldiers. Militiamen in Suicide Bombing in Gao

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claiming killing nearly 80 Malian soldiers and militiamen in a suicide bombing on their barracks executed by a fighter from its al-Murabitoon Battalion.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Boasts of Causing Newly-Deployed “Invaders” in Farah to Quickly Withdraw

The Afghan Taliban boasted that due to its constant strikes on the Farah provincial airbase, the 200 newly-deployed “invader” forces quickly withdrew.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
AQAP Claims 8 Attacks on Houthis, SBF in Six Days in Abyan, al-Bayda’, and Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed eight attacks on Houthi fighters and Security Belt Forces (SBF) between January 13 and January 18, 2017, in Yemen’s Abyan, al-Bayda’, and Ibb governorates.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Agency Reports 650 Shi’ite Civilians, Iraqi Forces Killed in 100 Days

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency published an infographic on the group’s operations in Baghdad for a 100-day period, reporting 650 dead among Shi’ite civilians and Iraqi forces, and 15 suicide bombings.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Shabaab Executes Ugandan POW in Video, Shows Attacks in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video showing the execution of Ugandan captive “Masassa M.Y.”, in addition to footage of some of the group’s attacks in Kenya.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Ansar al-Deen Front Outlines Group’s Beliefs and Methods as Organization

Ansar al-Deen Front, a Syrian faction operating in Aleppo, released a statement defining the group’s stance and beliefs as an organization, and the prerequisites for new recruits.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Condemns Kandahar Bombing, Attributes Attack to “Covert Intelligence Circles in Afghanistan”

The Afghan Taliban further denied the January 10, 2017 bombing at a government compound in Kandahar, which killed five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
‘Amaq Video Shows Alleged Volunteers from Mosul, Men and Children, Joining IS

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video of alleged volunteers from the Iraqi city of Mosul, both men and children, pledging to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and joining its ranks.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing More Than 100 PKK Elements in Raqqah

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the killing of more than 100 PKK elements in attacks and clashes that took place north of Tabaqah city in the Raqqah countryside on January 15, 2016.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Video Shows Military Training, Threatens Defeat for Syrian Regime

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement released a video featuring group fighters who explained the significant improvement in their military skills as a result of joining a training camp, and declared the Syrian regime and the pro-regime militias will soon be defeated.

Monday, 16 January 2017
Zawahiri Eulogizes Slain AQIM and NF Officials, Continues to Attack IS

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri gave a eulogy for two slain officials from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Nusra Front (NF), and continued to attack the Islamic State (IS).

Monday, 16 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Video Shows Fighters Training, Threatens U.S., Invites “Muslim Brothers” to Jihad

The Afghan Taliban released a video showing fighters training at al-Farouq Camp, and featuring a speaker defining the group’s “aim,” threatening the U.S., and inviting “other Muslim brothers” to join.

Monday, 16 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Downing American UAV in Nangarhar

The Afghan Taliban claimed to have shot down an American unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) being used “to gather surveillance on Mujahideen fighters” in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

Monday, 16 January 2017
IS Media Affiliate Releases Turkish Video Chant Threatening Attacks in Homelands of Disbelievers

The Islamic State (IS) affiliate Furat Media released a video chant threatening to attack the “disbelievers” in their homelands.

Monday, 16 January 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Responsibility for Assassination of Army Officer in Southern Jordan

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that a “security detachment” belonging to the group assassinated an army officer in Jordan’s Ma’an governorate.

Monday, 16 January 2017
Shabaab Claims Capturing Parts of Qoryoley City, Reports Attacks on U.N. HQ, U.S., Somali, and Kenyan Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported 19 attacks in less than two weeks, including an explosion at the U.N. Headquarters in Mogadishu, capturing neighborhoods in Qoryoley City in Lower Shabelle, and attacks on U.S., Somali, Kenya, and other forces.

Monday, 16 January 2017
IS Continues to Advance on Deir al-Zour Military Airbase with Control Over “Important Points,” Cutting Off Supply Route

Al-Khayr Province, the Islamic State (IS) division for Deir al-Zour, Syria, is continuing its advance on the military airbase, reporting that fighters took control over “important points” and cut off the sole supply route on the ground to it.

Monday, 16 January 2017
Alleged IS Resident Details Her Migration from England to Syria

An alleged jihadi migrant, self-implied as living under the Islamic State (IS), has described her and her husband’s journey from England to Syria in an ongoing series of entries on Telegram.

Monday, 16 January 2017
IS Reports Fighters Advancing on Deir al-Zour Airbase, Capturing Nearby Positions

Through communiques from its al-Khayr Province and reports from its ’Amaq News Agency, the Islamic State (IS) is advancing on Deir al-Zour military base in Syria.

Sunday, 15 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Reiterates Innocence from Kandahar Bombing, Expresses Intent for Good Relations with UAE

The Afghan Taliban reiterated that its fighters were not involved in the bombing in Kandahar in which five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were killed, and expressed that it wishes to have good relations with the UAE.

Sunday, 15 January 2017
IS' Sinai Province Claims Thwarting Two Egyptian Military Campaigns, Inflicting Deaths and Injuries

The Islamic State's (IS) Sinai Province claimed thwarting two Egyptian military campaigns in areas of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid, inflicting deaths and injuries in the enemy ranks in the process.

Sunday, 15 January 2017
AQIM Claims Rocket Attack on Timbuktu Airport on Eve of 27th Africa-France Summit in Bamako

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed a rocket attack targeting French forces in Timbuktu Airport on the eve of the 27th Africa-France Summit in the Malian capital, Bamako.

Friday, 13 January 2017
IS Defends Istanbul Nightclub Attack in Naba 63, States Any Muslim Killed “Brought Demise Upon Himself”

The Islamic State (IS) defended the Istanbul Nightclub attack that took place on New Year’s Eve in the 63rd issue of its al-Naba newspaper, blaming any Muslim killed during the attack for having “brought demise upon himself.”

Friday, 13 January 2017
Jaish al-Islam Infographic Outlines Outcome of Battles in Eastern Ghouta in the Past 7 Months

The General Forces Committee of Jaish al-Islam released an infographic reporting on the outcome of the battles involving the group in Eastern Ghouta during the second half of 2016.

Thursday, 12 January 2017
IS Explores Istanbul Attack and Details Arish Police Checkpoint Attack in Naba 63, Promotes Economic Losses to "Polytheists"

The Islamic State (IS) explored the New Year’s Eve attack in Istanbul, Turkey, from the perspective of religious permissibility in the 63rd issue of its al-Naba newspaper, and also provided details on the January 9, 2017, raid on an Egyptian police checkpoint in Arish.

Thursday, 12 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Bringing in over 6,700 Government Defectors in 2016

The Afghan Taliban claimed bringing in 6,773 defectors from the Afghan government in 2016.

Thursday, 12 January 2017
Pro-IS Telegram Channel: Supporters Must “Make More Effort” to Utilize other Social Media Platforms

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel called for fellow supporters to invest more efforts outside of the platform.

Thursday, 12 January 2017
"Groups of the Martyr Baha Alyan" Claims Jerusalem Vehicular Attack

A statement from the "Groups of the Martyr Baha Alyan" claimed credit for the vehicular attack in Jerusalem killing four people and wounding 17.

Thursday, 12 January 2017
IS Claims Attack on Egyptian Police Checkpoint in Arish

The Islamic State (IS) claimed an attack on a police checkpoint in the Egyptian city of Arish.

Thursday, 12 January 2017
IS’ West Africa Province Claims Killing 13 African Coalition Forces in Attack in Borno

West Africa Province, the Nigeria-based division of the Islamic State (IS) which is comprised of former "Boko Haram" fighters, claimed killing 13 African coalition forces in an raid on their position in Borno.

Thursday, 12 January 2017
AQIM’s al-Murabitoon Battalion Claims Raid on Malian Army Checkpoint in Ansongo

The al-Murabitoon Battalion of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed killing and wounding at least five Malian soldiers in a raid on their checkpoint in Ansongo.

Thursday, 12 January 2017
Abu Sayyaf Group Threatens in Video to Behead German Hostage

The Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf Group threatened to behead German hostage Jurgen Kantner if the German government fails to pay the ransom for his release.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Pro-IS Group Calls for Lone-Wolves to “Not Postpone Jihad,” Makes Attack Suggestions

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Wafa' Media Foundation published a message calling for potential attackers to halt their “lame and void excuses” and “not postpone jihad,” making suggestions for how and where to attack.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Pro-IS Group Publishes Article Criticizing Obama's Farewell Speech, Promoting 2017 as the "Year of the Islamic State"

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir Media Foundation published an article criticizing the farewell speech given by U.S. President Barack Obama, and promoted 2017 as the "year of the Islamic State".

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
IS Claims Car Bombing, Blasts with Six IEDs on Shi’ites in Baghdad

Baghdad Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding nearly 35 Shi’ites in a car bombing, and inflicting an additional number of casualties with six explosive devices in areas in southwestern and central Baghdad.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
JFS Suggests Methods of Protection from Airstrikes and Drones

The Security Division of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) released a list of suggested methods to help fighters avoid drones and aerial attacks, following numerous recent casualties in the group’s ranks resulting from coalition airstrikes.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Editor of AQAP-Affiliated Newspaper Discusses Establishment of Periodical, Independence

The editor-in-chief of the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)-affiliated al-Masra Newspaper, Jaber Abdul Ghani, answered a series of questions regarding the magazine’s establishment and independence in addition to readers’ participation inquiries.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Hasam Movement Releases First Video, Highlights Military Training and Operations Since August 2016

Harakat Sawa'd Misr (Arms of Egypt Movement), or "Hasam," released its first video, highlighting the military training of its fighters as well as their operations since August 2016.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Releases Video of American and Australian Professors Kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016

The Afghan Taliban released a video of two professors who were kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016, American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, pleading for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to negotiate for a prisoner swap.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
TTP Publishes Report on Operations in 2016, Claims 260 Killed

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) published a report on its operations in 2016, listing the date, location, target, numbers killed and injured, and the brigade responsible.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Declares it has No Connection to Kandahar Blast Involving UAE Diplomats

The Afghan Taliban declared that it has no connection to the bombing in Kandahar in which five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were killed.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
AQAP Claims Killing an SBF Commander with Car Bomb in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing a Security Belt Forces (SBF) commander and a number of his guards in a car bombing in Yemen's Abyan governorate.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
JFS Video Shows Suicide Bombing Killing 15 in Beit Jenn, Western Ghouta

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) released a video featuring the suicide bombing which killed 15 soldiers of the regime forces at Beit Jenn intersection, near Sa’sa’ city in Western Ghouta.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
IS Claims Two Car Bombings at Two Colleges in Baghdad

Baghdad Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed two car bombings, one at Kindi Medical College and the other at Dijlah University, in the east and south of the capital, respectively.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
AQIM Releases Third Proof-of-Life Video of Swiss Hostage Beatrice Stockly

The Sahara division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a third proof-of-life video of Swiss hostage Beatrice Stockly, wherein she greets her family and thanks the Swiss government for their efforts.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Issue Four of “Al Risalah” Praises Mevlut Mert Altintas, Comments on Jihad in Nigeria

Pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) fighters in Syria released the fourth issue of “Al Risalah,” an English-language magazine, focusing on various groups and components of the global jihadist movement.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Jihadist Instructs Women if Husbands Are Arrested for Supporting IS

A jihadist provided instructions to women whose husbands have been arrested on suspicion for supporting or belonging to the Islamic State (IS) in order to assert their innocence.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Video Shows Kidnapped Australian Football Coach in Yemen

A man identifying himself as Craig McAllister appeared in a video to say he’s kidnapped in Yemen and his captors want their demands met or they will kill him.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
IS’ Sinai Province Claims Killing, Wounding 25 in Car Bombing and Raid on Egyptian Police Checkpoint

Sinai Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding 25 Egyptian policemen in a car bombing followed by a raid on their checkpoint in a neighborhood west of Arish.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Twin Suicide Bombing on NDS Bus, Afghan Forces in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding over 70 “gunmen” in a twin suicide bombing in the capital, Kabul, targeting a mini bus carrying National Directorate of Security (NDS) workers, and Afghan forces.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
In Helping the “Caliphate,” Jihadist Makes Weather Forecast Video for IS Provinces

A jihadist produced a weather forecast video for “provinces” of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, Libya, Sinai, and Syria, to help serve the group’s self-proclaimed Caliphate.

Monday, 09 January 2017
AQAP Clarifies Assassination Video Clip, Claims Attacks in Abyan, al-Bayda’, and Ibb

In less than one week, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed ten attacks targeting Houthis and Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen’s Abyan, al-Bayda’, and Ibb governorates, and clarified a video clip of an assassination in a statement attributed to the group’s Shabwa division.

Monday, 09 January 2017
JFS Claims Killing 15 in Suicide Bombing in West Ghouta, More in Attacks in Homs

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed killing more than 15 soldiers in Western Ghouta in a suicide operation, and tens of enemy forces in attacks in Homs.

Monday, 09 January 2017
Small Children Behead, Shoot to Death PKK “Agents” in Grisly IS Video from Deir al-Zour

Small children were showcased beheading and shooting to death PKK “agents” in a former playground, in a grisly video released by al-Khayr Province, the Islamic State (IS) division for Deir al-Zour, Syria.

Monday, 09 January 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing and Wounding Police in the Somali Capital

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that two Somali policemen were killed and another wounded during a hand grenade attack near the Ali Sufi intersection of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 09 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Calls U.S. Deployment of 300 Troops to Helmand the “Final Failed Efforts of Obama”

The Afghan Taliban remarked on the U.S. deploying an extra 300 troops to Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, remarking that it is part of the “final failed efforts of Obama”.

Monday, 09 January 2017
Jihadist Publishes Second Episode in Cartoon Video Series Promoting IS

A jihadist published the second episode in a cartoon series promoting the Islamic State (IS), presenting it as a bedtime story for children.

Monday, 09 January 2017
IS Claims Killing, Wounding 125 Shi’ites in Two Separate Suicide Bombings in Eastern Baghdad

Baghdad Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding a combined number of 125 Shi’ites in two separate suicide bombings in the east of the capital.

Sunday, 08 January 2017
IS Suggests Arson as "Terror Tactic" in Rumiyah 5, Identifies Specific Target

The Islamic State (IS) suggested arson as a "terror tactic" in the fifth issue of Rumiyah magazine, and identified a specific target, in addition to houses and apartment complexes, banks, factories, hospitals, schools, and churches.

Friday, 06 January 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing 5 Shi’ites in Shooting in Quetta

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that five Shi’ites were killed in a shooting in the Pakistani city of Quetta.

Friday, 06 January 2017
Jihadist Recommends Using Poison to Kill in “Lands of Disbelief”

A jihadist recommended lone wolves in the “lands of disbelief” to use poison to kill targets, and advised methods for execution and escape.

Friday, 06 January 2017
The Levantine Front Outlines Rehabilitation Activities in Its Prisons

The Levantine Front released a video showing the rehabilitation activities within its prison facilities.

Thursday, 05 January 2017
Zawahiri Rejects IS Accusations, Restates AQ Mission, Calls Attacks on U.S. “Top Priority”

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri issued a speech reiterating his defense of the accusations from the Islamic State (IS) and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, regarding his position on Shi’ites, Muhammad Morsi, and other issues, categorizing attacks on America and its allies as a “top priority,” and restating the mission of AQ.

Thursday, 05 January 2017
Pro-AQ Telegram Channel Urges to be Second “Underwear Bomber,” Distribute AQAP Magazine Using Trending Hashtags on Twitter

A pro-al-Qaeda Telegram channel called on lone wolves in the West to take Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the “Underwear Bomber,” as an example and follow his path, and asked users to distribute AQAP’s Inspire magazine using trending hashtags on Twitter.

Thursday, 05 January 2017
IS Claims Killing, Wounding Over 61 Shi’ites in Baghdad Bombings

Baghdad Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding more than 61 Shi’ites in four bombings in different areas of Baghdad.

Thursday, 05 January 2017
IS Promotes Lone Wolves as One-Man Armies, Reports on Istanbul Nightclub Operation in Naba 62

The Islamic State (IS) promoted lone wolves as one-man armies in the 62nd issue of its al-Naba newspaper, and incited Muslims to follow the paths of the Berlin, Nice, and Orlando attackers, and also promoted the New Year's Eve attack in Istanbul. The newspaper was distributed on January 5, 2017.

Thursday, 05 January 2017
Pro-IS Jihadist Creates Game to Protect Ibn al-Atheer Hospital in Mosul from Coalition Airstrikes

A pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadist created a game in which a player protects the Ibn al-Atheer maternity and children’s hospital in Mosul from coalition airstrikes.

Thursday, 05 January 2017
Pro-IS Channels Encourage Persistent Social Media Presence As Form of Jihad

Pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channels encouraged IS supporters to continue using social media platforms as a means of distributing jihadi material, and not let suspensions deter their activity online.

Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Pro-IS Group Publishes Article Defending IS Attack on Istanbul Nightclub

The pro-Islamic State (IS) al-Battar Media Foundation published an article defending the IS attack on New Year's Eve at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, from the perspective that Muslims at the targeted site were guilty of "disbelief".

Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Jaish al-Islam Releases Video Biography of Commander Abu Hammam Essam al-Buwaydhani

Jaish al-Islam released a video biography highlighting Abu Hammam Essam al-Buwaydhani, its military commander who was appointed following the death of Zahran Alloush.

Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Jihadist Suggests Method to Kill Targets Through Booby-Trapping Vehicles

A jihadist suggested a method to kill enemy targets in an “easy and simple manner” through booby-trapping their vehicles with an explosive substance.

Wednesday, 04 January 2017
IS Video Shows Several Suicide Bombings in Ninawa Recorded by Drones, Execution of Spy by Drowning

Ninawa Province of the Islamic State (IS) released a video showing footage of several suicide bombings recorded by drones, and also the beheading of one spy and the drowning of another.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Pro-IS Group Defines Jihad as “True Meaning” of Tourism, Praises Istanbul Attack, Calls for More

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Wafa' Media Foundation published a message calling for more attacks in Turkey, defining jihad as the “true meaning” of tourism, and labeling the January 1, 2017 attack in Istanbul “the most important day in the history of Turkey.”

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Twelve Syrian Opposition Factions Criticize Regime for Breaking Terms of Ceasefire

Twelve Syrian opposition factions jointly signed a statement criticizing the Syrian regime for breaking the terms of the ceasefire and threatening that the agreement will soon become "null and void".

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Tallies 1,112 Suicide Operations in Iraq and Syria in 2016

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released an infographic tallying suicide operations in Iraq and Syria throughout 2016.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Charity Group Calls for Donations to Rebel Fighters in Syria

A charity group which calls itself “Your Sons at Your Service” solicited financial donations to support fighters in Syria and their families, and to “participate in the fight by feeding the front lines that protect the civilian population.”

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Denies Dissemination of Statements and Threats, Points to Kabul Intelligence

The Afghan Taliban denied the dissemination of various messages and threats attributed to the group and its officials, stating it is instead “the work of Kabul administration intelligence.”

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Fatwa for Merger Raises Criticism Among Rebel Factions in Syria

Rebel groups operating in Syria criticized the fatwa issued by prominent Islamic scholars calling for a merger among the Syrian rebel groups which was allegedly signed by Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), Ajnad al-Sham, Noor al-Dine al-Zanki, Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and others.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
AQAP Claims Attacks on Popular Committees, Security Belt Forces in Abyan, and Houthis in al-Bayda’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing four soldiers from the Popular Committees and firing mortars at Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen’s Abyan governorate, and attacking Houthi fighters in al-Bayda’.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Jihadist Develops Idea to Spare Suicide Bombers by Using Rolling Explosive Barrels

A jihadist developed an idea for the Islamic State (IS) to spare its “human ammunition” through the use of what he described as “rolling explosive barrels”.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Following IS Claim for Istanbul Nightclub Attack, Pro-IS Group Threatens Additional Strikes in Turkey

After the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the New Year's Eve attack at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, the pro-IS Nashir Media Foundation published several posters threatening additional strikes in Turkey.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
IS Claims Killing Over 100 in 3-Man Suicide Raid in Samarra

Salah al-Din Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing over 100 Iraqi Federal Police and Shi’ite militiamen in a three-man suicide raid in the city of Samarra.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Shabaab Reports 30 Killed, 44 Wounded in Twin Suicide Bombing at Peace Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported more than 30 killed and at least 44 others wounded in a twin suicide bombing at the Peace Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 02 January 2017