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IS-linked Group Calls to Kill Rouhani and Putin and Their Supporters

An Islamic State (IS)-linked group called on lone-wolf jihadists to kill Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin and their supporters.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018
IS Claims Killing, Wounding 100 Syrian Soldiers and Opposition Faction Elements in Suicide Bombing in Daraa

The Islamic State's (IS) Hauran Province in Syria claimed killing and wounding nearly 100 elements from the Syrian army and opposition factions identified as "Awakenings" in Daraa.

Monday, 16 July 2018
Afghan Taliban Accuses UNAMA Report of Leveraging Civilian Death Count as Propaganda

The Afghan Taliban accused a recent report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) of leveraging civilian death count as propaganda against the group and misrepresenting the numbers.

Monday, 16 July 2018
IS' Khorasan Province Releases Video on Suicide Attacks, Including June 2017 Iran Operation, and a Child Bomber

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province released a video focusing on its suicide attacks, including the June 7, 2017, attack in the Iranian capital, Tehran, and others, including a child bomber who executed strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Monday, 16 July 2018
IS Supporter Complains of Lack of Attack on World Cup Despite Plethora of Threats, Gives Tips for Future Operations

An Islamic State (IS) supporter claimed that the plethora of threats from IS-linked groups towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia were counter-productive and led only to the enemy increasing security, and gave tips for future attacks.

Monday, 16 July 2018
IS’ “Hauran Province” Renews Pledge to Leader, Shows Scenes of Captured Daraa Town in ‘Amaq Video, Photo Report

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency and newly established “Hauran Province” released a video and photo report, respectively, showing scenes of the captured town of Heet in Daraa, Syria and renewing the province’s pledge to group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Monday, 16 July 2018
IS' Khorasan Province Issues Formal Communique for Suicide Bombing on Rural Development Ministry Staff, Threatens More Operations

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province issued a formal communique claiming credit for the suicide bombing on Rural Development Ministry staff in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and threatening more operations on those who assist the "Crusaders".

Monday, 16 July 2018
Acknowledging Reports of Violent Conflict Between Groups in Yemen, IS' 'Amaq Releases Video of Imprisoned AQAP Fighters

Acknowledging reports from jihadi media units about violent conflict between the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen, the IS' 'Amaq News Agency released a video showing AQAP prisoners in the group's grasp.

Monday, 16 July 2018
'Amaq Reports 60 Casualties in IS Suicide Bombing at Rural Development Ministry in Kabul, Notes French Nationals Among Wounded

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported 60 casualties among Rural Development Ministry staff in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and noted French nationals among the wounded.

Monday, 16 July 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 2 U.S. Soldiers, 19 Afghan Special Forces During Clashes in Kunduz

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 2 U.S. soldiers and wounding a third and killing 19 Afghan Special Forces during clashes in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.

Monday, 16 July 2018
Shabaab Claims 25+ Casualties in 2 Suicide Bombings and Raid at Presidential Palace in Mogadishu, Other Attacks in Capital and Afgoye

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding over 25 Presidential Palace guards in two suicide bombings and a raid at the location in Mogadishu, in addition to waging other attacks in the capital and in Afgoye.

Monday, 16 July 2018
IS Attacks HTS in Campaign Named After IS Fighter Beheaded by Group in Idlib

The Islamic State's (IS) Idlib Province in Syria launched against Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and unidentified "opposition factions," a military campaign it dubbed the "Invasion of Brother Abu al-Bara' al-Saheli," a fighter beheaded by HTS.

Saturday, 14 July 2018
Afghan Taliban Promotes Death of U.S. Soldier Due to Wounds Inflicted in Clash with Fighters in Paktia

Two days after the Afghan Taliban claimed wounding two U.S. soldiers in a clash in Paktia province, the group promoted news that one of the soldiers died from his injuries.

Saturday, 14 July 2018
'Amaq Reports 2 U.S. Soldiers Killed in IS Ambush in Nangarhar's Achin District (Afghanistan)

'Amaq News Agency reported that two American soldiers were killed in an ambush by Islamic State (IS) fighters in Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.

Friday, 13 July 2018
IS Publishes Formal Communique for Suicide Bombing at Election Rally in Balochistan

Shortly after the Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported its responsibility for the suicide bombing at an election rally in the Pakistani city of Mastung in Balochistan, the group's Khorasan province issued a formal communique for the incident.

Friday, 13 July 2018
IS Supporters Call for Outreach, Migration to Kashmir to Build “Stronger” IS Presence

In a discussion on a pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram chat group, users called for migration to Kashmir, along with regional outreach, to help build a “stronger” IS presence there.

Friday, 13 July 2018
'Amaq Reports IS' Responsibility for Suicide Bombing at Election Rally in Balochistan

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that the group is responsible for the suicide bombing at an election rally in Balochistan province in southwestern Pakistan.

Friday, 13 July 2018
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Kenyan Security Forces, Safaricom Company Location in Kenya's Garissa and Mandera Counties

The Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed attacks in Garissa and Mandera Counties of neighboring Kenya, targeting Kenyan security forces and a location of the Safaricom telecommunications company.

Friday, 13 July 2018
AQIM Publishing Unit Threatens Tunisian Individual Freedoms and Equality Committee and Western Tourists, Promotes Uqba bin Nafi Battalion

A publishing unit of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published an essay promoting the Uqba bin Nafi Battalion and the July 8, 2018, attack in the Ayn Sultan area in Tunisia's Jendouba province, and threatened the Individual Freedoms and Equality Committee.

Thursday, 12 July 2018
Pro-AQ Group Reports 1st Incident of Clashes Between IS and AQAP in Yemen

A pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) group reported the first incident of clashes between Islamic State (IS) and AQAP fighters in Yemen.

Thursday, 12 July 2018
IS Claims Seizing Control Over Town in Daraa Following 2 Suicide Bombings and Raid on Position Held by Opposition Factions

The Islamic State's (IS) newly established "Hauran Province" claimed seizing control over the town of Heet in Daraa governorate in Syria following two suicide bombings and a raid on positions held by opposition factions.

Thursday, 12 July 2018
Editorial in Pro-IS Magazine Urges Youths Take Baghdadi's Deceased Son as Role Model

An editorial in the pro-Islamic State (IS) magazine “Anfal” urged Muslim youths to take Hudhayfah al-Badri, son of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as a role model and eschew worldly pleasures for jihad.

Thursday, 12 July 2018
AQ Media Chief Urges Muslims Invest in Fellow Muslims, Forcefully Take Reins of Power from "Agents" to the West

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) media chief authored a document urging Muslims to invest resources in fellow Muslims to improve their living conditions and weaken the grasp their governments have over them, and to forcefully take the reins of power from "agents" to the West.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018
IS' West Africa Province Promotes Perseverance of Fighters, Displays Suicide Bombings and Attacks on MNJTM and Nigerian Forces

The Islamic State's (IS) Nigeria-based West Africa Province released a video promoting the perseverance of its fighters and displaying footage of suicide bombings and attacks on Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTM) and Nigerian soldiers.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018
AQAP Claims Killing Total of 8 Houthis in al-Bayda' in 10 Days

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing a total of eight Houthis, one of them a commander, within 10 days in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018
TTP Claims Credit for Suicide Bombing Killing ANP Leader in Peshawar, Threatens Political Party

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed credit for the suicide bombing at a rally by the Awami National Party (ANP) in Peshawr killing a leader, Haroon Bilour, and at least 19 others, and threatened future operations against the political party.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Afghan Taliban Releases Video of Fighters Training at "Camp Usama bin Zayd"

The Afghan Taliban released a video of fighters training at "Camp Usama bin Zayd" in a variety of military and physical exercises.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018
TTP Video Shows Training of "Martyrdom Seeker Mujahideen"

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) released a video focusing on training of "martyrdom seeker mujahideen".

Tuesday, 10 July 2018
IS Announces New "Province" in Syria, Claims Suicide Bombing on Russian and Syrian Forces in Western Daraa

The Islamic State (IS) announced a new division in Syria, "Hauran Province," and in its inaugural communique, claimed credit for a suicide bombing on Russian and Syrian forces in western Daraa.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018
IS' Khorasan Province Claims Suicide Bombing on Afghan Intel Agents in Jalalabad

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province claimed credit for a suicide bombing on Afghan intelligence agents in the capital of Nangarhar, Jalalabad.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018
IS-linked Group Advises on Attacks Involving Stabbings, Blunt Force Trauma

An Islamic State (IS)-linked group advised supporters on attacks involving knives for cutting and stabbing and weapons to inflict blunt force trauma to a victim.

Monday, 09 July 2018
IS Claims 2-Man Suicide Raid on PMU Near Oil Refinery in Baiji

The Islamic State's (IS) Salahuddin Province claimed a two-man suicide raid on Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) forces near the oil refinery in Baiji, which is the largest such facility in Iraq.

Monday, 09 July 2018
After HTS Security Ops Against IS Cells in Idlib, IS Fighters Claim Attacks Against Group Over Past 4 Days

Following the late-June security operations by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in exposing and eliminating Islamic State (IS) cells in Idlib, the IS has maintained its resurgence in the governorate over the past days, attacking HTS fighters there and also in neighboring Aleppo.

Monday, 09 July 2018
As 2018 FIFA World Cup Enters Final Week, IS-linked Group Reiterates Threat of Attacks

With one-week remaining in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, an Islamic State (IS)-linked group reiterated the threat of attacks it and other supporters have made before and during the event.

Monday, 09 July 2018
Pro-AQ Hurras al-Deen Announces Death of 10 Fighters Due to Accidental Triggering of Mines in Eastern Idlib

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen announced that 10 of its fighters were killed due to the accidental trigging of landmines in Syria's Idlib governorate.

Monday, 09 July 2018
Afghan Taliban Reports "Conscientious" Afghan Soldier 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.

Sunday, 08 July 2018
AQIM's Uqba bin Nafi Battalion Claims Credit for Attack on Tunisian National Guard Near Tunisia-Algeria Border

The Tunisia-based division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, claimed credit for the attack on Tunisian National Guard forces near the country's border with Algeria.

Sunday, 08 July 2018
Shabaab Claims Over 34 Killed, Dozens Wounded in Suicide Attack in Mogadishu

In a follow-up to its prior reports on the suicide attack at the Somali Interior and Security Ministries in the capital, Mogadishu, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing over 34 staff members and wounding dozens of others.

Sunday, 08 July 2018
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.

Saturday, 07 July 2018
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.

Saturday, 07 July 2018
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.

Friday, 06 July 2018
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.

Friday, 06 July 2018
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.

Friday, 06 July 2018
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.

Friday, 06 July 2018
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.

Friday, 06 July 2018
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.

Friday, 06 July 2018
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.

Thursday, 05 July 2018
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.

Thursday, 05 July 2018
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.

Thursday, 05 July 2018
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.

Wednesday, 04 July 2018
'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.

 

Wednesday, 04 July 2018
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.

Wednesday, 04 July 2018
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.

Wednesday, 04 July 2018
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.

Tuesday, 03 July 2018
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".

Tuesday, 03 July 2018
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.

Tuesday, 03 July 2018
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.

Monday, 02 July 2018
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.

Monday, 02 July 2018
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.

Monday, 02 July 2018
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.

Monday, 02 July 2018
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.

Monday, 02 July 2018
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.

Sunday, 01 July 2018
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.

Sunday, 01 July 2018
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.

Sunday, 01 July 2018
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.

Sunday, 01 July 2018
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.

Saturday, 30 June 2018
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.

Saturday, 30 June 2018
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.

Friday, 29 June 2018
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.

Friday, 29 June 2018
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.

Friday, 29 June 2018
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.

Friday, 29 June 2018
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.

Thursday, 28 June 2018
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.

Thursday, 28 June 2018
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.

Thursday, 28 June 2018
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.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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.

Monday, 25 June 2018
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.

Monday, 25 June 2018
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.

Monday, 25 June 2018
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.

Monday, 25 June 2018
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.

Monday, 25 June 2018
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.

Friday, 22 June 2018
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.

Friday, 22 June 2018
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.

Thursday, 21 June 2018
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.

Thursday, 21 June 2018
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.

Thursday, 21 June 2018
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.

Thursday, 21 June 2018
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.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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".

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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.

Wednesday, 20 June 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…