- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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'.
- 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.
- 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.
- '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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)".
- 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).
- '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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- '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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- '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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- '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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".
- 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.
- ‘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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- '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.
- 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.
- '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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- '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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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..
- 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.