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IMU Releases English Version of Jihad in Pakistan Video

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released an English-language version of its video titled “Glad Tidings from Pakistan, Part 1”, on jihadist forums on February 25, 2011.

Friday, 25 February 2011
Jihadist Warns Against Use of Mobile Phones, Recounts Incident

A jihadist warned against the use of mobile phones and used an incident that happened to a fighter’s family in the area of Dera Ismail Khan, a city in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, to highlight their potential danger.

Friday, 25 February 2011
Jihadist Says Forum Member Killed in Mogadishu Clash

A jihadist reported that a fellow member of the Shumukh al-Islam forum was killed in a clash with African Union (AU) and Somali forces in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Friday, 25 February 2011
Shabaab Captures Burundi Soldier, Claims Attacks

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported its capturing a Burundi soldier following clashes in the Somali capital Mogadishu in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on February 24, 2011, and showed pictures of the soldier and the clashes’ aftermath.

Friday, 25 February 2011
Zawahiri Urges Christians to Not Fight al-Qaeda, Calls for Innovative Attacks

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second in command of al-Qaeda, released a second audio message in his series titled “A Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to our People in Egypt.

Thursday, 24 February 2011
Al-Qaeda Ideologue Remarks on Revolutions, Incites Against the West

Al-Qaeda ideologue Attiya Allah remarked on the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia and incited against the West, claiming that Western countries demand the permanence of the “tyrannical” regimes in the Middle East and North Africa to protect their interests.

Thursday, 24 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Agrees with Senators’ Editorial to Seek Exit

The Afghan Taliban issued a statement in which they agree with an editorial authored by United States Senators, James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Walter B. Jones (R-NC) that the war in Afghanistan should be brought to an end.

Thursday, 24 February 2011
AQIM Condemns Gaddafi, Expresses Solidarity with Protestors

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) expressed solidarity with Libyan protestors and condemned Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for his actions against his people in a statement issued on jihadist forums on February 23, 2011. 

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Signs from the Saudi Wanted List – “Echo of the Epics,” Issue 16

An article analyzing the Saudi Interior Ministry’s release of a wanted list of 47 individuals suspected of al-Qaeda-links was published in the 16th issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)’s Arabic-language e-magazine, “Echo of the Epics” (Sada al-Malahem).

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Jihadist Suggests Libyans Use Semtex in Protests

A jihadist urged Libyans to acquire Semtex, a plastic explosive containing RDX and PETN, and to use it in their protests against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on February 23, 2011.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Magazine Interviews Spokesman Zabihullah

A writer for one of the Afghan Taliban’s Pashto-language e-magazines, Shahamat, interviewed Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah on the current political and military situation in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Alleged Former Prisoner Gives Account of Libyan Prison

An alleged former prisoner in a Libyan prison gave his account of his experience and the prisoners he met, including Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on February 22, 2011.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Shabaab Displays Dead Body, Spoils from Battle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a communiqué containing 21 photographs showing various items it took as spoils from a clash with African Union (AU) forces in the Somali capital Mogadishu, and also showing the dead body of a Ugandan soldier. 

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Palestinian Militant Faction Condemns Gaddafi’s Actions

The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine (PIJ), a Palestinian militant faction, released a statement condemning Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s actions in ordering warplanes to bomb protestors in Tripoli.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Jihadist Recommends Libyans Use Suicide Bombings to Oust Gaddafi

Arguing that peaceful demonstrations will not work to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a jihadist recommended that Libyan protestors turn to suicide bombings to force his removal.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Condemns Civilian Casualties in Kunar

The Afghan Taliban condemned US-led NATO forces for allegedly inflicting casualties amongst civilians in various areas of Ghaziabad district in Kunar province.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed a suicide bombing on Somali military barracks in the capital Mogadishu in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on February 22, 2011.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Ansar al-Islam Video of Shelling a US Base in Baghdad

Ansar al-Islam’s media arm, al-Ansar Media Foundation, released a video of a fighter firing mortar shells at what they say is an American base in Baghdad province of Iraq.

Monday, 21 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Claims Kabul Bank Attack, Suicide Bombing in Kunduz

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 30 militia elements in a suicide bombing in Kunduz province of Afghanistan in a communiqué posted on its website and jihadist forums on February 21, 2011.

Monday, 21 February 2011
As-Sahab Video Shows Strikes on US Base in Wardak

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a video showing multiple mortar and rocket strikes on an American base in Wardak province of Afghanistan, and focusing on the fighters giving supplications that ask for success.

Monday, 21 February 2011
Shabaab Clashes with AU Forces, Distributes Aid Packages

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported its clashing with African Union (AU) forces and distributing aid packages in Banaadir region of Somalia, and cutting off the hand of thief in Lower Shabelle region in three communiqués issued on jihadist forums on February 21, 2011.

Monday, 21 February 2011
Analysis of WikiLeaks Cables – “Echo of the Epics,” Issue 16

An article analyzing US diplomatic cables obtained and released by WikiLeaks, and focusing on those cables pertaining to Saudi Arabia and Yemen, was published in the 16th issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Arabic-language e-magazine, “Echo of the Epics” (Sada al-Malahem).

Monday, 21 February 2011
ISI Claims Bombings on Shi’ites in al-Dujail, Samarra

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), the al-Qaeda-front in Iraq, claimed bombings that targeted Shi’ites in the cities of al-Dujail and Samarra in Salahuddin province, including a suicide bombing on Shi’ite pilgrims in the al-Qala neighborhood.

Monday, 21 February 2011
Zawahiri Attacks Egypt’s Secularism, Subservience to West

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second in command of al-Qaeda, gave a lecture about the Egyptian government in terms of its separation from Islam and its subservience to the West in a speech released on jihadist forums on February 18, 2011.

Friday, 18 February 2011
Advice to Fighters’ Wives – “Echo of the Epics,” Issue 16

An article advising that fighters’ wives give unconditional support to their husbands and also incite for jihad was published in the 16th issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Arabic-language e-magazine, “Echo of the Epics” (Sada al-Malahem).

Friday, 18 February 2011
Shabaab Graduates Commanders for Military Unit

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced that it graduated a large number of commanders for one of its military units in Lower Shabelle region of Somalia.

Friday, 18 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Rejects UN Report on Child Victims of Violence

The Afghan Taliban rejected UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Report on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan, declaring in a statement posted on its website that the report demonstrates the UN’s “two-faced policy.”

Friday, 18 February 2011
Jihadist Gives Interview Clip with Slain AQSA Official

A video showing an interview with a now-deceased official in al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia (AQSA), focusing on jihad as a duty incumbent upon Muslims, was posted by a jihadist on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on February 13, 2011.

Thursday, 17 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Gives Eulogy for Deceased Scholar Inayat Allah

The Afghan Taliban gave a eulogy for a second deceased scholar, Inayat Allah, in a message posted on its website in Pashto on February 15 and in Arabic on February 16, 2011.

Thursday, 17 February 2011
Shabaab Appoints New Banaadir Region Governor

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced the appointment of Sheikh Muhammad Hassan Omar Abu Abdul Rahman as the new governor of Banaadir region in Somalia in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on February 16, 2011.

Thursday, 17 February 2011
Report of Military Operations - “Echo of the Epics,” Issue 16

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a report of its military operations its fighters carried out between November 3, 2010, and January 8, 2011, in the 16th issue of its Arabic-language e-magazine, “Echo of the Epics” (Sada al-Malahem).

Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Gives Eulogy for Deceased Scholar Musa Jan

The Afghan Taliban gave a eulogy for a deceased scholar, Maulvi Musa Jan, and extended condolences to his family in a message posted on its website in Pashto on February 11 and in Arabic on February 13, 2011.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011
AQAP and Strikes against Houthis - “Echo of the Epics,” Issue 16

An article examining reactions to the attacks on Houthis in al-Jawf and Sa’ada provinces of Yemen and what the attacks demonstrate in terms of al-Qaeda supporting Sunnis, was published in the 16th issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Arabic-language e-magazine, “Echo of the Epics” (Sada al-Malahem).

Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Jihadist Writer Incites for Popular Uprising in Syria

Al-Masada Media Foundation published a message on behalf of a jihadist writer inciting for a popular uprising in Syria and explaining how the Syrian regime created conditions to prevent such uprisings from forming.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011
AQAP Releases 16th Issue of “Echo of the Epics”

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the 16th issue of its Arabic-language e-magazine "Echo of the Epics" (Sada al-Malahem) on jihadist forums on February 15, 2011.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Claims Large-Scale Attacks in Kabul, Kandahar

The Afghan Taliban claimed large-scale attacks between February 12 and February 14 in Kabul and Kandahar provinces of Afghanistan, and reportedly killed and injured more than 100 enemy soldiers in Kandahar alone.

Monday, 14 February 2011
German IMU Member Describes Meeting Awlaki

Yassin Chouka described the travels he and his brother Mounir took before reaching Afghanistan and joining the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), and also noted their meeting radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, in a German-language message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on February 12, 2010.

Monday, 14 February 2011
Jihadist Writer Calls Muslims in the Levant to Support Jihad

A jihadist writer addressed Muslims in the Levant, particularly those in Syria, in a message issued on jihadist forums on February 6, 2011, and urged that they own a weapon and use it to support jihad.

Monday, 14 February 2011
Anwar al-Awlaki Urges Support for Imprisoned Reporter

Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Yemeni-American cleric in Yemen, spoke in a new audio speech released on February 13, 2011, urging support for reporters who “expose” the alleged criminality of America. 

Sunday, 13 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Warns of Repeat of Egyptian Uprising in Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban remarked on the popular uprising in Egypt that led to President Hosni Mubarak stepping down, and warned the United States that a similar uprising may happen in Afghanistan.

Sunday, 13 February 2011
Masada al-Mujahideen Congratulates Egypt on Mubarak’s Ouster

Masada al-Mujahideen, a Palestinian militant group, congratulated Egyptian protestors for ousting President Hosni Mubarak from power, and urged that they now work to lift the border restrictions between Egypt and Gaza.

Friday, 11 February 2011
Fighter Gives Biography of Slain Commander in Afghanistan

A jihadist posted a message attributed to a fighter in Afghanistan, presenting a biography for a slain commander, Azzam al-Makki.

Friday, 11 February 2011
Jihadist Uses ISI Video for Armor-Piercing Explosive Manual

Using footage from an Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) video focusing on the manufacture and use of explosive devices, a jihadist gave a video manual for constructing an armor-piercing device.

Thursday, 10 February 2011
Tunisian Prison Escapees Seek to Join AQIM

A message attributed to three Tunisian prison escapees who fled to Algeria in hopes of joining al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) was posted on jihadist forums on February 9, 2011.

Thursday, 10 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Rejects Permanent American Bases in Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban rejected the idea of the US establishing permanent bases in Afghanistan, and declared that they “do not differentiate between establishment of a few bases and occupation of the whole country.”

Thursday, 10 February 2011
Saudi Woman Calls in Audio for Support from Muslims, AQAP

An audio message attributed to a Saudi woman calling for support for Muslim women from Muslims in Saudi Arabia and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was distributed across jihadist forums on February 7, 2011.

Wednesday, 09 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Notes US Senator John Kerry’s Call for Troop Reduction

The Afghan Taliban noted US Senator John Kerry telling the Boston Globe newspaper that the US should reduce the number of its troops in Afghanistan, and remarked that such a reversal in Kerry’s position is evidence of the enemy’s “exhaustion.”

Wednesday, 09 February 2011
AQIM Claims Assassination Attempt on Mauritanian President

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claiming responsibility for the assassination attempt on Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdul Aziz in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on February 9, 2011.

Wednesday, 09 February 2011
Ansar al-Islam Video of Attacking a US Humvee in Kirkuk

Ansar al-Islam’s media arm, al-Ansar Media Foundation, released a video showing what they say is a guided rocket attack on a US Humvee in Kirkuk province of Iraq.

Tuesday, 08 February 2011
57th Issue of Afghan Taliban Magazine, “al-Samoud”

The Media Center of the Afghan Taliban released the 57th issue of its monthly Arabic-language e-magazine, “al-Samoud,” on its website and jihadist forums on February 6, 2011.

Tuesday, 08 February 2011
Shabaab Punishes Thieves, Distributes Tents to Drought Victims

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported its punishing two thieves in Galguduud province of Somalia by cutting off their hands

Tuesday, 08 February 2011
Jihadist Gives Methods to ISI to Increase IED Power

Referring to a video from the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) focusing on the manufacture and use of explosive devices, a jihadist suggested two methods to make the explosives more powerful.

Tuesday, 08 February 2011
ISI Advises Egyptian Protestors, Urges Commitment to Jihad

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), the al-Qaeda-front in Iraq, addressed the uprising people of Egypt in a statement issued on jihadist forums on February 8, 2011, and urged they commit to jihad and the establishment of a Shariah-based government.

Tuesday, 08 February 2011
Chechen Militant Leader Claims Moscow Airport Bombing (Update)

Doku Umarov, the leader of the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC), claimed his group’s responsibility for the suicide bombing at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia on January 24, 2011.

Monday, 07 February 2011
AQIM Official Urges Regime Change through Jihad

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from a member of its Shariah Committee, Abu Hayyan ‘Assim, in which he lectured on the evils committed by leaders in the region and urged regime change through jihad.

Monday, 07 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 14 in Kandahar Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 14 amongst American soldiers and translators in a suicide bombing in Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

Monday, 07 February 2011
Deceased Al-Qaeda Preacher Lectures in Posthumously Released Audio

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a posthumous audio from one of its “mujahid scholars” Maulana Abdul Samad, lecturing on Muslims needing to sacrifice material gains in order to achieve good standing in the hereafter.

Monday, 07 February 2011
Tahaddi Network Releases Biography of Slain AQIM Fighter

The Tahaddi Islamic Network released a video containing a biography of a slain al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) fighter identified as Adel Jawadi.

Monday, 07 February 2011
Chechen Militant Leader Visits “Martyr Brigade” Base, Threatens Russia

Kavkaz Center released a video of Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC) leader Doku Umarov visiting the group’s “Martyr Brigade” base and threatening Russia with attacks.

Saturday, 05 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Says Guantanamo Death is Evidence of US Violations

The Afghan Taliban issued a statement on the death of an Afghan Guantanamo detainee and charged that the incident is a “clear indicator” of America’s violation of human rights agreements and its “brutal behavior.”

Saturday, 05 February 2011
Egyptian Woman Informs of Criminal Activity, Situation in Egypt

A message attributed to an Egyptian woman in Alexandria, informing readers about events in Egypt and various acts of criminality exercised by the Egyptian government, was distributed across several jihadist forums on February 3, 2011.

Friday, 04 February 2011
IJU Media Arm Releases Video on Slain Leader Jalolov

Badr al-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released an Uzbek-language video focusing on the life and death of slain IJU leader Najmuddin Jalolov (AKA Ebu Yahya Muhammad Fatih).

Friday, 04 February 2011
Al-Maqreze Center Publishes Message from Egyptian Islamic Jihad Leader

The Al-Maqreze Center published a message it said it received via e-mail from Tharwat Salah Shehata, a leader of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization, addressed to Egyptian protestors.

Friday, 04 February 2011
Jihadist Urges Protestors to Procure Weapons

A prominent online jihadist urged protestors to procure weapons and establish a group to be affiliated with al-Qaeda, arguing that only through such actions will their uprising be fruitful.

Friday, 04 February 2011
Afghan Taliban Criticizes Karzai Over Parliament Inauguration Speech

The Afghan Taliban criticized Afghan President Hamid Karzai for what they found to be his defense of US forces’ cutting down trees in Ghazni province, in a statement posted on its website in Pashto on February 1, 2011, and English on February 2.

Friday, 04 February 2011
Jihadists Suggest Striking Arish-Ashkelon Pipeline

Jihadists suggested that Muslims in Sinai take advantage of Egyptian unrest and strike the Arish-Ashkelon gas pipeline, arguing that it would have a major impact on Israel.

Friday, 04 February 2011
Shabaab Claims Ambush, Grenade Attacks in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed attacks on Burundi and Somali forces in Bondere, Shanqani and Waberi districts of the Somali capital Mogadishu in two communiqués issued on jihadist forums on January 29, 2011.

Friday, 04 February 2011
Jihadist Ideologue Issues Series of Messages on Egyptian Uprising

Hani al-Sibai, a jihadist ideologue, issued through the website of al-Maqreze Center for Historical Studies and jihadist forums, a series of messages directed to Egyptians engaged in the uprisings against President Hosni Mubarak.

Wednesday, 02 February 2011
“In Fight” Magazine Documenting Afghan Taliban Activity, Issue 25

The 25th issue of “In Fight,” an English-language magazine documenting the military activity of the Afghan Taliban and developments in the war in Afghanistan, was posted on the English-language division of the Ansar al-Mujahideen jihadist forum on January 31, 2010.

Wednesday, 02 February 2011
AQAP Video on Capture of Yemeni Security Official in Sa’ada

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video focusing on its capture of Ali Muhammad Salah al-Hussam, the Deputy Director of Political Security in Sa’ada province of Yemen.

Wednesday, 02 February 2011
Shabaab Video of Unification with Hizb al-Islam

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video focusing on its unification with a former rival Somali faction, Hizb al-Islam (Islamic Party). The 24 minute, 55 second English-subtitled video is produced by al-Kata’ib News Channel, a Shabaab media unit, and was released on jihadist forums on January 31, 2011.

Tuesday, 01 February 2011
Jihadists React to Egyptian Uprising Against Mubarak

The uprising in Egypt against President Hosni Mubarak is the most discussed topic on jihadist forums, with jihadists flooding the forums with posts offering moral support to the Egyptians, ideas to increase the violence, and encouragement for Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa to follow the Egyptian and Tunisian examples.

Tuesday, 01 February 2011
Masada al-Mujahideen Attacks Negotiations for Palestinian Land

Masada al-Mujahideen, a Palestinian militant group, remarked on the leak to al-Jazeera of nearly 1,700 documents dubbed “The Palestinian Papers,” which cover negotiations involving American, Israeli and Palestinian Authority officials.

Monday, 31 January 2011
AQAP Deputy Leader Urges Sunnis Take Up Arms against Houthis

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) deputy leader Abu Sufyan al-Azdi warned Sunnis in Yemen about dangers posed to them by Shi’ite Houthis and urged they take up arms in defense in an audio speech released on jihadist forums on January 28, 2011.

Friday, 28 January 2011
Afghan Taliban Claims Suicide Bombing on Blackwater Staff

The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that targeted Blackwater staff in a Kabul market.

Friday, 28 January 2011
AQIM Urges Tunisian Muslims to Continue Popular Uprising

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) urged Tunisian Muslims to continue their popular uprising in a statement issued on jihadist forums on January 27, 2011.

Friday, 28 January 2011
Al-Islam Battalion Claims Arson at UNRWA Camp in Gaza

A group calling itself the “al-Islam Battalion” claimed responsibility for burning a UNRWA recreation facility in Gaza in a message posted on the Mujahideen E-Network on January 23, 2011.

Thursday, 27 January 2011
Alleged Claim of Credit for Alexandria Bombing

A previously unknown group, “Salafist Combat Group in Iraq” claimed credit for the New Year’s Eve suicide bombing outside the Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt.

Thursday, 27 January 2011
Afghan Taliban Video on Impact of Afghan-NATO Kandahar Campaign

The Afghan Taliban’s al-Emarah Jihadi Studio released on its website on January 27, 2011, an English-language version of its video titled “American Reconstruction???”

Thursday, 27 January 2011
Al-Qaeda’s Pakistan Media Head Lectures on Faith

Ustadh Ahmad Farooq, al-Qaeda’s head of media and preaching in Pakistan, lectured about the necessity of maintaining a firm belief in God and what God promised of victory to those who believe, in an Urdu-language audio released on jihadist forums on January 23, 2011.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Jihadist Suggests Entering Tunisian Army as Double Agents

A jihadist suggested that Tunisian Muslims interested in jihad should join the Tunisian army or police as double agents, using their position to benefit the fighters.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Al-Qaeda's Pakistan Media Head Lectures on Faith

Ustadh Ahmad Farooq, al-Qaeda’s head of media and preaching in Pakistan, lectured about the necessity of maintaining a firm belief in God and what God promised of victory to those who believe, in an Urdu-language audio released on jihadist forums on January 23, 2011.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Afghan Taliban Dismisses Literacy through Radio Program

The Afghan Taliban dismissed an ISAF initiative to develop literacy among Afghan women by broadcasting Pashto language lessons over the radio.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Fighters in Gaza Urge ISI to Help Their Cause

A message attributed to fighters in Gaza addressing fighters in the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) and asking for their help, was posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on January 23, 2011.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Afghan Taliban Accuses US Forces of Destroying Fruit Trees

The Afghan Taliban reported that US forces destroyed thousands of fruit trees and gardens in Ghazni province of Afghanistan, and said that the trees were planted twelve years ago by Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Shabaab Reports Charity Distribution, Punishment for Theft

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported its completion of charity distribution in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, and announced its punishing of a thief in Banaadir region in two communiqués issued on jihadist forums on January 22, 2011.

Monday, 24 January 2011
IJU-Affiliated Website Announces Death of 20 Fighters

A Turkish jihadist website affiliated with the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) announced that 20 fighters were killed in a drone strike in Waziristan, on the Afghan border.

Monday, 24 January 2011
Afghan Taliban Says Fighter Intentionally Joined Army to Kill Soldiers

The Afghan Taliban reported that a soldier in the Afghan National Army killed three French soldiers in the Surobi district of Kabul province, and then joined Afghan Taliban fighters.

Monday, 24 January 2011
Jundallah Calls for Insurrection against Regime in Khorasan Province

The People’s Resistance Movement of Iran, Jundallah, responded to the removal of a leading Sunni cleric in Northeast Iran’s Khorasan province with a threat posted in a Persian-language message on the group’s website on January 22, 2011.

Monday, 24 January 2011
ISI Claims Suicide Bombings in Baquba, Tikrit

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), the al-Qaeda-front in Iraq, claimed responsibility for suicide bombings in Diyala and Salahuddin provinces in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on January 23, 2011.

Sunday, 23 January 2011
Usama bin Laden Demands French Withdrawal from Muslim Lands

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released the full audio of Usama bin Laden’s demand that the French government withdraw its forces from Muslim lands, or its kidnapped nationals would be killed.

Friday, 21 January 2011
IMU Reports on Condition of Jihad in Pakistan

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a report providing information about the current condition of jihad in Pakistan, particularly in South Waziristan, and giving statistics of its operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan for 2009/2010.

Friday, 21 January 2011
Afghan Taliban Denies Report of Mullah Omar Hospitalization

The Afghan Taliban denied a report that its leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, received treatment for a heart attack in a Karachi hospital.  In a statement posted in English- and Pashto-languages on the Afghan Taliban’s website on January 20, 2011

Thursday, 20 January 2011
IMU Reports Death of German al-Qaeda Member

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) reported that Bekkay Harrach (AKA Abu Talha the German), a German member of al-Qaeda, died while commanding a raid on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.  The German-language report is authored by Mounir Chouka (AKA Abu Adam the German) and is titled “The New Year in Waziristan.”

Thursday, 20 January 2011
Jihadist Criticizes Saudi Arabia for Giving Refuge to Ben Ali

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A jihadist criticized King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia for giving refuge to deposed Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a message posted on jihadist forums on January 16, 2011.

Thursday, 20 January 2011
Afghan Taliban Claims Suicide Bombing in Kandahar

The Afghan Taliban claimed a suicide bombing in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province and reported deaths and injuries among 18 American soldiers as a result of the blast.

Thursday, 20 January 2011
Afghan Taliban Calls Troop Surge “Futile and Meaningless”

The Afghan Taliban commented on the US deploying an additional 1,400 troops to Afghanistan in a statement posted in English and Pashto on its website, calling the surge “futile and meaningless.”

Wednesday, 19 January 2011
IMU Releases German Video on Jihad in Pakis

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a German-language video highlighting its operations in South Waziristan, the history of the conflict in the Afghan-Pak region, and its fighters who died in Pakistan in 2009/2010.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Afghan Taliban Says Tribal Leader Killed a US Commander

The Afghan Taliban reported that a tribal leader in Sangin district of Helmand province killed an American commander by striking him with rocks. In a communiqué posted on its website and jihadist forums on January 18, 2011, Afghan Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yusuf said that the tribal leader, Mamour Merajuddin Khan, went to a joint forces center in Sangin, demanding to speak to the center’s commander.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Al-Masada Media Releases Video from Jailed Jordanian Cleric

Al-Masada Media Foundation released a video showing a jailed Jordanian cleric, Abu Muhammad al-Tahawi, explaining why he was imprisoned.  Al-Masada Media, which is affiliated with the Shumukh al-Islam forum, distributed the 4 minute, 28 second video on January 17, 2011.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Pro-IS Channels Warn of Migrant Fighters Being Killed in Idlib, Claim Fleeing to IS “Best Option”

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Pro-IS Telegram Channel Calls Western Muslims to Kashmir, Characterizing Westerners as Having Intense “Love for Jihad”

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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

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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

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Madad News Agency, a jihadist media group that reports from Yemen and acts as an…