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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
Dead Body of Austrian Jihadist Mohamed Mahmoud Revealed in Photo

Two days after his reported death in a coalition airstrike on an Islamic State (IS) prison in which he was held, a photo was revealed showing the dead body of Austrian jihadist Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Ghareeb).

Saturday, 01 December 2018
'Amaq Reports IS Attack on Tunisian Policemen in Kasserine

 

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that group fighters attacked a Tunisian police patrol in Kasserine. Citing a "security source," 'Amaq stated in a message published on November 30, 2018, that the prior day, fighters fired upon the police patrol in the city's al-Manar neighborhood.

Friday, 30 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Town in Bay, Attacks on AMISOM, PSF, and SNA Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed seizing control over the town of Gufgudud in Somalia's Bay region following an offensive, and also took responsibility for six other attacks in three days. Shahada News Agency, an Arabic media unit for the al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, published seven messages on November 28-30, 2018, reporting Shabaab operations in Mogadishu (Banaadir), Bari, Bay, Lower Juba, and Lower Shabelle regions.

Friday, 30 November 2018
Afghan Taliban Gives Detailed Report on 5-Man Suicide Raid at G4S Compound in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban gave a detailed report on the five-man suicide raid at the compound of the UK security contractor G4S in the capital, Kabul, and threatened that similar large-scale operations are currently being planned.

Friday, 30 November 2018
Boko Haram Releases Video of Nighttime Attack in Borno Killing 5 Nigerian Soldiers

Two days after issuing a communique claiming credit for an attack in Nigeria's Borno State killing five soldiers, Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad, or "Boko Haram," released a video of the operation.

Thursday, 29 November 2018
IS' al-Hayat Identifies 548 Casualties in 61 Attacks in Statistical Breakdown of Ops (November 22-28)

The Islamic State (IS) released the 18th episode in a video series providing statistical breakdowns of IS operations, covering in this installment the week of November 22-28, 2018.

Thursday, 29 November 2018
Kashmiri Fighter Explains Methodology of IS, Calls Past Kashmir Jihad a "Myth" in Risalah 5

An article attributed to a member of Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) and featured in the fifth issue of "Risalah" newsletter explains the IS' methodology and calls the Kashmir Jihad of the past a "myth and an industry" created by "tyrants".

Thursday, 29 November 2018
AQ-aligned Coalition in Syria Releases Video on Raid in Jabal al-Akrad Killing 24 Syrian Soldiers

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned jihadi coalition the 'Incite the Believers' Operations Room released a video on the November 17, 2018, raid on a Syrian military position in Jabal al-Akra in which approximately 24 soldiers were killed.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
IS-linked Group Suggests Lone Wolves in West Africa Attack Areas of Natural Resource Extraction

Remarking on media reports of unclaimed attacks by the Islamic State (IS) on oil wells and gold mines and their guards in West Africa, an IS-linked group suggested to lone wolves there to attack sites of natural resource extraction.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Credit for Suicide Raid on UK Security Contractor G4S's Compound in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed credit for the suicide raid at the compound of UK security contractor G4S in the capital, Kabul. As the attack was underway on November 28, 2018, group spokesman Zabihullah published a Pashto communique declaring its responsibility for and motivation behind the operation, and tweeted points from it in English.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Austrian IS Fighter-turned Prisoner Mohamed Mahmoud Reportedly Killed in Coalition Airstrike while in IS Detention

Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Ghareeb), an Islamic State (IS) fighter imprisoned by the group for allegedly breaking ranks and sowing sedition, was reportedly killed in a coalition airstrike while in IS detention.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
IS Video Incites Lone Wolves in Israel and Elsewhere to Kill Jews

With Islamic State (IS) provincial divisions promoting attacks by Palestinians on Israelis, the group's Khayr Province in Syria's Deir al-Zour governorate incited lone wolves in Israel and elsewhere to kill Jews.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Boko Haram Claims Killing 5 Nigerian Soldier in Base Attack in Borno, Photographs War Spoils and Burning Vehices

Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad, or "Boko Haram," claimed killing five Nigerian soldiers in an attack on their base in Borno State and provided photos of war spoils and burning vehicles.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Shabaab Gives Detailed Report on Suicide Raid Killing Sufi Scholar and Motivation for Attack

After an initial report in which it claimed credit for the suicide raid killing Sufi scholar Sheikh Abdiweli Ali Elmi, who it called a "blasphemer against the Messenger of Allah," the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement provided details on the attack and its motivations for waging it.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 3 U.S. Soldiers with IED in Ghazni, Repelling Joint U.S.-Afghan Raid on Positions Against IS in Nangarhar

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing three U.S. soldiers in a bombing in Ghazni and repelling a joint offensive by American and Afghan forces on their positions against the Islamic State's Khorasan Province (ISKP) in Nangarhar.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
IS-Linked Group Depicts Saudi Crown Prince Executing Khashoggi to Demonstrate “Hypocrisy”

A poster from an Islamic State (IS)-linked group accuses the international community of hypocrisy over the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
JNIM Reportedly Denies Killing of Official for Mali's Macina Region

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) reportedly denied that its official for Mali's Macina region, Muhammad Kufa, was killed in a raid by French forces.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
'Incite the Believers' Operations Room Claims Success in Suicide Operation Behind Enemy Lines in Hama

The 'Incite the Believers' Operations Room, a Syria-based jihadi coalition including the al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen, claimed success in a suicide operation behind enemy lines in Hama.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
AQAP Claims Credit for Killing Deputy SBF Commander in Aden

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed credit for the killing of the deputy commander of UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen's Aden governorate.

Monday, 26 November 2018
Two IS-aligned Groups Call Lone-Wolf Jihadists to Capitalize on Protests in Paris and Attack

Two Islamic State (IS)-aligned groups separately issued posters inciting lone-wolf jihadists to strike France, coming after violent protests in the capital, Paris.

Monday, 26 November 2018
Afghan Taliban Releases Video on Oct. 2017 Suicide Raid in Paktia Allegedly Inflicting 439 Total Casualties

The Afghan Taliban's Manba al-Jihad Studio released a video on the October 17, 2017, 8-man suicide raid at police and military facilities in Paktia allegedly inflicting 439 casualties total.

Monday, 26 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Suicide Raid Killing Sufi Scholar in Mudug, Inflicting at Least 26 Casualties Among Somali Soldiers in 4 Other Attacks

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed credit for the suicide raid in Mudug killing Sufi scholar Sheikh Abdiweli Ali Elmi, calling him a "blasphemer against the Messenger of Allah".

Monday, 26 November 2018
IS Claims Wounding Nigerian Forces Near Lake Chad

The Islamic State's (IS) West Africa Province claimed wounding an unspecified number of Nigerian soldiers near Lake Chad.

Sunday, 25 November 2018
‘Amaq Reports Control of Kangarwa Town in Nigeria

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the capture of Kangarwa town in Nigeria's Borno State.

Sunday, 25 November 2018
IS Claims Killing and Arresting Dozens of SDF Soldiers in Deir al-Zour

The Barakah division of the Islamic State’s (IS) Sham Province claimed killing, wounding, and arresting dozens of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) soldiers as the result of a series of large-scale raids in Syria’s restive Deir al-Zour governorate.

Saturday, 24 November 2018
IS Releases Disturbing Execution Video with Message to Families of SDF POWs

As the Islamic State (IS) persists in its offensive in Deir al-Zour, Syria, the group's Barakah division in Sham (Syria) Province released a disturbing execution video containing a message to families of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) it captured as prisoners of war.

Saturday, 24 November 2018
IS Claims Raid on Tazirbu Police Station and Houses of "Apostates" in Southeast Libya

The Barqah division of the Islamic State's Libya Provision (ISLP) claimed credit for the raid on the Tazirbu police station and locations in the vicinity, alleging to have killed and wounded 29 "apostates" and taken others prisoner.

Saturday, 24 November 2018
IS' Khorasan Province Issues Formal Communique for Orakzai Market Bombing (Pakistan)

Using similar wording to its claim of credit for the Khost bombing in Afghanistan, the Islamic State's Khorasan Province (ISKP) issued a formal communique for the Orakzai market bombing on Shi'ites in Pakistan.

Saturday, 24 November 2018
'Amaq Reports Total of 132 Casualties in Orakzai Market Bombing (Pakistan)

Adding to the dozens of casualties inflicted by Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) fighters in Khost, Afghanistan, 'Amaq reported that a group fighter is responsible for causing a total of 132 casualties among Shi'ites in a suicide bombing in Orakzai in neighboring Pakistan.

Saturday, 24 November 2018
IS' Khorasan Province Issues Formal Communique for Khost Suicide Bombing

Shortly after 'Amaq News Agency reported a total of 160 casualties in an Islamic State's (IS) suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan, Khorasan Province (ISKP) issued a formal communique for the attack.

Saturday, 24 November 2018
'Amaq Reports 160 Casualties in IS Suicide Bombing in Khost

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported a total of 160 casualties in a suicide bombing perpetrated by an IS fighter in Khost, Afghanistan.

Saturday, 24 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Assassination Attempt on Puntland Judicial Official, Two More Attacks on Electoral Committee Members

After claiming credit for murdering an electoral committee member on November 10, 2018, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement killed two more, in addition to making an assassination attempt on the deputy chairman of Puntland's Supreme Court.

Friday, 23 November 2018
HTS Video Shows Extended Footage of Battle in Hama

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) releases a video featuring a 2017 battle in Hama and an interview with its leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani.

Friday, 23 November 2018
Spokesman for AQ-aligned Coalition in Syria Discusses Goals, Calls for Financial and Physical Support in Video Interview

The spokesman for the "'Incite the Believers' Operations Room," a Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned coalition of three jihadi factions, discussed in a video interview its goals and called on fellow rebel groups and the Syrian public to provide financial and physical support.

Friday, 23 November 2018
IS' al-Hayat Identifies 251 Casualties in 62 Attacks in Statistical Breakdown of Ops (November 15-21)

The Islamic State (IS) released the 17th episode in a video series providing statistical breakdowns of IS operations, covering in this installment the week of November 15-21, 2018.

Friday, 23 November 2018
In Video Documenting Attacks in Suwayda, IS Calls for Participation in Jihad and Rebukes Opposition Factions

The Damascus division of the Islamic State’s Sham (Syria) Province released a video documenting its attacks in Suwayda and calling on Muslims to participate in jihad while rebuking opposition factions for aligning with the Syrian regime against its fighters.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018
IS-linked Group Accuses Media of Obfuscating Cause of California Wildfires, Motives Behind Attacks in Europe

The Islamic State (IS)-linked al-Battar Media Foundation accused press agencies of obfuscating the cause of the California wildfires and the motives behind recent attacks in European cities, suggesting that the IS is involved.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018
IS' West Africa Province Claims Killing 2 Chadian Soldiers in Mortar Strike Near Lake Chad

The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed killing two Chadian soldiers in a mortar strike near Lake Chad.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Afghan Taliban Condemns Uranus Wedding Hall Attack in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban condemned the attack at the Uranus Wedding Hall in the capital and accused "Kabul administration intelligence circles" of fabricating a claim of credit.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Assassination Attempt on Somali MP in Capital Among 6 Attacks in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an assassination attempt on a parliamentarian among six attacks throughout the country on the same day.

On November 20, 2018, the group's Shahada News Agency published six reports, among which is a claim for bombing a vehicle belonging to Somali MP Dahir Amin Jesow in downtown Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
IS' West Africa Province Publishes Photos of Storming Nigerian Army Base in Kareto

The Nigeria-based West Africa Province of the Islamic State (ISWAP) published a photo report on the November 15, 2018, raid on a Nigerian army base in Kareto, in Borno State.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
IS-aligned Group Claims Hacking Surveillance Cameras, Threatens Paris

An Islamic State (IS)-aligned group claimed hacking seven surveillance cameras, four of them in Israel, and separately threatened Paris, France.

The "Ansar Cyber Army" (Jaysh al-Ansar al-Elektroni) published a poster of its own design and that of a subsidiary, al-Irhab (Terror) Media Foundation, on Telegram on November 20, 2018.

In the poster regarding CCTV cameras, the group warned "we are watching you in your homes" and identified the locations and numbers of cameras:

4 inside the Jewish statelet 1 inside the home of the Crusaders 1 American forest 1 Greek cafe

The second poster shows an individual looking over Paris, with most of the cityscape covered by an obtrusive warning in Arabic and French stating: "Soon in Paris".

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
AQ-aligned Coalition in Syria Claims Raid, Rocket and Weaponized UAV Strikes in Aleppo, Hama, and Latakia

The "'Incite the Believers' Operations Room," a Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned coalition of jihadi factions including Hurras al-Deen, claimed a raid, a weaponized UAV strike, and multiple rocket attacks on Syrian regime forces in Aleppo, Hama, and Latakia governorates.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
IS-aligned Group Gives Biography of Alleged French Fighter who Voiced IS Chant

A foreign-fighter centric Islamic State (IS)-aligned group published a biography of an alleged French fighter who it claimed voiced chants produced by the IS.

Monday, 19 November 2018
Al-Qaeda Supporters Distribute Posters Portraying California Wildfires as Divine Punishment

Similar to pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadists earlier, supporters of al-Qaeda (AQ) designed and distributed posters portraying the California wildfires as divine punishment.

Monday, 19 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Defensive and Offensive Operations on Galmudug Forces in Galguduud, 17 Attacks in 9 Days

The Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 17 attacks in a period of nine days, among which were defensive and offensive operations involving the Galmudug Security Force (GSF) in Galduduud, a region of little to no Shabaab military activity in the past year.

Monday, 19 November 2018
Kashmiri Fighters Discuss Faith and Jihad, Question Actions by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in 3rd and 4th Issues of Risalah

Al-Burhan Media Center, representing Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), released the third and fourth issues of the "Risalah" newsletter, featuring fighters discussing faith and jihad and questioning Hizb-ul-Mujahideen for executing spies.

Monday, 19 November 2018
Afghan Taliban Acknowledges 3-Day "Preliminary Talks" with U.S. Delegation in Qatar

The Afghan Taliban acknowledged a three-day meeting with a "high-ranking" American delegation in Qatar, calling them "preliminary talks" aimed at reaching a "true solution" to ongoing war in Afghanistan.

Monday, 19 November 2018
IS' West Africa Province Claims Killing 42 Nigerian Soldiers in Two Attacks in Borno

The Nigeria-based West Africa Province of the Islamic State (ISWAP) claimed killing a total of 42 Nigerian soldiers in two days in Borno State in the northeast of the country.

Monday, 19 November 2018
IS-aligned Group Reminds of 2016 Berlin Christmas Market Attack in Poster Warning of "Retribution"

An Islamic State (IS)-aligned group reminded of the 2016 vehicular attack at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, in a posting warning of "retribution" to come.

Sunday, 18 November 2018
'Amaq Video Shows IS Attack on Filipino Soldiers in Jolo

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a video of IS fighters on Jolo island in the Philippines engaged in a clash with Filipino soldiers and beheading a corpse.

Sunday, 18 November 2018
IS Fighters Identifying as Former Egyptian Army Officers Call Soldiers to Leave Military, Threaten Israel in Video

The Islamic State's Sinai Province released a video of fighters identifying as former Egyptian army officers calling on soldiers to leave the military and threatening Israel.

Friday, 16 November 2018
Alleged IS Fighters Continue to Testify about Experiences in IS Prisons in AQAP Video

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the second and final episode in a two-part series on alleged Islamic State Yemen Province (ISYP) fighters testifying to what they experienced while imprisoned by their own group.

Friday, 16 November 2018
IS Supporter Advises on Lone-Wolf Tactics in Infographic Depicting Palais de Chaillot and Eiffel Tower

An Islamic State (IS) supporter advised on lone-wolf tactics in an infographic depicting the Palais de Chaillot and Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Friday, 16 November 2018
Graphics Inciting Suicide Bombings Among Crowds, Threatening Russia Published by IS-Linked Group

Depicting an individual with an explosive vest in one graphic and Russian President Vladimir Putin beheaded in another, an Islamic State (IS)-linked media group respectively incited for suicide bombings among groups and attacks in Russia.

Friday, 16 November 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 2 American Soldiers in Helmand and Uruzgan

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing two American soldiers and wounding a third in attack in neighboring Helmand and Uruzgan provinces.

Friday, 16 November 2018
IS' West Africa Province Claims Storming Nigerian Army Base in Kareto

The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed killing three Nigerian soldiers in a raid on their base in Kareto, a town in Nigeria's Borno State.

Friday, 16 November 2018
IS' al-Hayat Identifies 205 Casualties in 67 Attacks in Statistical Breakdown of Ops (November 8-14)

The Islamic State (IS) released the 16th episode in a video series providing statistical breakdowns of IS operations, covering in this installment the week of November 8-14, 2018.

Thursday, 15 November 2018
London, Paris, Rome, Sydney, and Washington Threatened in Poster Collection by IS-aligned Group

An Islamic State (IS)-aligned group published a collection of posters threatening and inciting for attacks in London, Paris, Rome, Sydney, and Washington D.C..

Thursday, 15 November 2018
JNIM Reportedly Claims Armed Ambush on Malian Soldiers, Killing 3

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), reportedly claimed credit for an ambush on Malian soldiers, killing three.

Thursday, 15 November 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…