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AQAP Releases Biography of Slain Fighter, Former Guantanamo Detainee

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a biography of Fahd bin Salih al-Jatili AKA Abu Yaqeen al-Qassimi, a slain Saudi fighter and a former Guantanamo detainee, on jihadist forums on June 22, 2011. 

Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Afghan Taliban Threatens Revenge for Executed Fighters

The Afghan Taliban declared that revenge for two fighters who were executed by Afghanistan’s Justice Ministry is “one of its top priorities” in a Pashto-language statement released by Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah and posted on the Afghan Taliban’s website on June 20, 2011.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011
IMU Releases German-language Audio Tribute to Usama bin Laden

Jundallah Studio, the media unit of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), released a German-language nasheed, an Islamic-oriented chant, in tribute to slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Shabaab Video Focuses on Failure of AMISOM Forces in Somalia (Part 1)

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a two-part video focusing on the alleged failure of AMISOM forces in Somalia and the strikes of Shabaab fighters against their ranks. 

Tuesday, 21 June 2011
ISI Claims Raid at Diyala Provincial Council Offices

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed responsibility for the June 14th raid at the offices of the Diyala provincial council in Baquba in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on June 21, 2011. 

Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Jihadist Urges Support for Ansar al-Shariah in Yemen

Abu Asma’a al-Kubi, a prominent writer on the Shumukh al-Islam forum, praised al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) elements called “Ansar al-Shariah” and urged for their support in a message posted on June 16, 2011.

Monday, 20 June 2011
IMU’s Media Unit Explains Circumstances of its Studio

Jundallah Studio, the media unit of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), released a German-language statement explaining the circumstances of its production studio and reporting that a hard disk failure delayed some forthcoming video releases. 

Monday, 20 June 2011
Shabaab Spokesman Comments on Zawahiri as New al-Qaeda Leader

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an Arabic-translation of a statement broadcast in Somali by its spokesman, Ali Mahmoud Ragi AKA Ali Dheere, regarding the selection of Ayman al-Zawahiri as the new leader of al-Qaeda. 

Monday, 20 June 2011
Shabaab Gives Allegiance to New al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri

A jihadist reported that the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement declared its allegiance to Ayman al-Zawahiri, the new leader of al-Qaeda, in a statement broadcast by the Shabaab’s al-Andalus radio station in Somalia. 

Friday, 17 June 2011
Jihadist Develops Strategy for Jihad in Syria

A jihadist developed a strategy to bring jihad to Syria and to the region of the Levant in general in a message posted on jihadist forums on June 12, 2011. 

Friday, 17 June 2011
Jihadists Continue to List Potential Targets (Update 2)

Jihadists have continued to list potential targets in a “workshop” to collect names and other information about groups and individuals in government, industry and media who they feel are the driving force behind the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. 

Thursday, 16 June 2011
Jihadist Suggests Strikes Against Western Military Bases in Djibouti

A jihadist suggested that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) or the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement carry out strikes similar in impact to 9/11 against Western military bases in Djibouti so as to destabilize the country and make it a haven for mujahideen. 

Thursday, 16 June 2011
Shabaab Reports Repelling an Attack in Hiraan

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported that its fighters in Matabaan district of Hiraan region in Somalia repelled an attack by “militias of idolatry” in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on June 15, 2011.

Thursday, 16 June 2011
Afghan Taliban Applauds Kazakh Senate for Rejecting Troop Deployment

The Afghan Taliban applauded the Kazakh Senate for its rejecting a plan to deploy Kazakh troops to Afghanistan, and declared in a statement posted on its website on June 16, 2011, that such a step demonstrates the “everlasting fellowship between the people of Afghanistan and Kazakhstan and their neighborly brotherhood over the short term happiness of America.” 

Thursday, 16 June 2011
Al-Qaeda Names Ayman al-Zawahiri as Bin Laden’s Successor

The General Command of al-Qaeda announced that Ayman al-Zawahiri is the new leader of the group following the death of its former leader Usama bin Laden. 

Thursday, 16 June 2011
Al-Yaqeen Publishes ISI Media Training Guide, Episode 2

Al-Yaqeen Media Center released the second episode of a guide created by al-Furqan Foundation, the media arm of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), on jihadist forums on June 15, 2011.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Jihadist Reports Death of Jordanian Fighter in Afghanistan

A jihadist reported that a Jordanian fighter who was also a member of the jihadist forum community was killed in an US airstrike in Barmal district of Paktika province in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Shabaab Reports Surrender of Somali Soldier, Convenes Meeting

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced that a Somali soldier surrendered to its officials in Hiraan region of Somalia in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on June 14, 2011. 

Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Jihadist Advises Fighters to Focus on Rocket Development

A jihadist advised that fighters in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other jihadi arenas focus on rocket development in order to maximize losses inflicted in the enemies’ ranks in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on June 11, 2011.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Jihadist Gives Pictures, Information about Slain Former Prisoner Abu Rideh

A jihadist gave a brief biography and information about Mahmoud Abu Rideh AKA Abu Rasmi al-Filistini, a Palestinian who was held in a British prison and then released, travelled to Afghanistan and killed in a US airstrike in December 2010.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011
61st Issue of Afghan Taliban Magazine, "al-Samoud"

The Media Center of the Afghan Taliban released the 61st issue of its monthly Arabic-language e-magazine, “al-Samoud,” on its website and jihadist forums on June 13, 2011.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Shabaab Embraces Social Networking Websites

Recognizing the importance of social networking websites to better broadcast its propaganda and interact with a larger audience, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement joined Facebook and YouTube.

Monday, 13 June 2011
ISI Claims Suicide Bombing in Abu Ghraib

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed responsibility for the May 26th suicide bombing in Abu Ghraib district of Anbar province in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on June 13, 2011. 

Monday, 13 June 2011
Shabaab Punishes Thieves, Hashish Smokers; Trains Traffic Police

The Shabaab Mujahideen Movement reported the whipping of two men for stealing a mobile phone, and the whipping of another pair for smoking hashish, and also announced its finishing a training course for traffic police in three communiqués issued on jihadist forums on June 10, 2011.

Monday, 13 June 2011
Jihadist Organizes Center for E-Jihad

A prominent jihadist focused on the idea of cyber attacks that was raised in a recent production from al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, and organized a center for jihadists who have expertise in hacking, networking, and programming language. 

Monday, 13 June 2011
Prominent Jihadist Cleric’s Brother Left Iranian Prison for Afghanistan

A jihadist announced that Salahuddin al-Maqdisi, the brother of prominent jihadist cleric Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, left an Iranian prison and arrived in Afghanistan, and provided eight pictures of him with rifles and a DShK machine gun.

Monday, 13 June 2011
GIMF Publishes English-language Security and Intelligence Course

The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) published a 64-page English-language security and intelligence manual and released the document on jihadist forums on June 13, 2011. 

Monday, 13 June 2011
Shabaab Claims Assassination of Somali Interior Minister

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed responsibility for the assassination of Somali Interior Minister Abdishakur Hassan Farah in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on June 10, 2011.

Saturday, 11 June 2011
Shabaab Reports Bombing, Teaching of Shariah Courses

The Shabaab Mujahideen Movement issued five Arabic-language communiqués on jihadist forums on June 9, 2011, reporting on various military and civilian activities in Bay and Bakool, Hiraan, Jedo, and Lower Shabelle regions of Somalia.

Friday, 10 June 2011
As-Sahab Video Vilifies Pakistani Army, Urges Pakistanis to Fight

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released an Urdu-language video in October 2010 vilifying the Pakistani army and using examples of its alleged barbarism against civilians to incite Pakistanis to participate in jihad. 

Friday, 10 June 2011
Shabaab Claims Suicide Raids Against Ugandan Troops in Capital

The Shabaab Mujahideen Movement claimed two suicide raids against Ugandan troops in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in an English-language communiqué posted on jihadist forums and Shabaab-affiliated websites on June 10, 2011.

Friday, 10 June 2011
Tawhid and Jihad Group Releases Video of Eshkol Strike, Claims Attack

Tawhid and Jihad Group in Jerusalem, a Gaza-based militant faction, released a video showing what it says is a rocket strike in Eshkol, a regional council in the northwestern Negev in Israel. 

Friday, 10 June 2011
Mujahideen E-Network Admin Complains of Facebook Deletion

An administrator on the Mujahideen E-Network’s forum complained that the group’s page on Facebook was deleted for a third time, and encouraged forum members to “invade” the social networking website. 

Thursday, 09 June 2011
Jihadists Continue to List Potential Targets in Government, Industry, Media

Jihadists have continued to list potential targets in a “workshop” to collect names and other information about groups and individuals in government, industry and media who they feel are the driving force behind the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. 

Thursday, 09 June 2011
Afghan Taliban Releases Video on Suicide Raid at USAID Center in Kunduz

Al-Emarah Jihadi Studio, an Afghan Taliban media unit, released a video focusing on the group’s six-man suicide raid at the USAID center in Kunduz province of Afghanistan. 

Thursday, 09 June 2011
Afghan Taliban Doubts US Promises, Criticizes BBC

The Afghan Taliban expressed its doubt regarding American promises to reduce the occurrence of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in a statement posted on its website in Arabic, Pashto, Persian, and Urdu on June 7, 2011. 

Wednesday, 08 June 2011
Ansar al-Sunnah in Jerusalem Addresses Arab Spring

Ansar al-Sunnah in Jerusalem, a Gaza-based militant faction, addressed the Arab Spring and made recommendations to Muslims engaged in the revolutions in a statement issued on jihadist forums on June 8, 2011.

Wednesday, 08 June 2011
ISI Claims Suicide Bombings on Iraqi Government Targets in Tikrit

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed responsibility for three suicide bombings in the city of Tikrit in Salahuddin province, two of which took place on June 3 at an Iraqi government-controlled compound, and the third on June 6. 

Wednesday, 08 June 2011
Ayman al-Zawahiri Gives Eulogy for Usama bin Laden in Video (updated)

Ayman al-Zawahiri declared the continuity of jihad despite the death of fellow al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, and urged the United States to beware of al-Qaeda’s revenge in a speech released on jihadist forums on June 8, 2011. 

Wednesday, 08 June 2011
TTP Vows Revenge for Killing of Usama bin Laden

Omar Khalid al-Khorasani, the leader of the Mohmand division of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), justified the group’s operations launched in revenge for the killing of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a statement issued on jihadist forums on June 7, 2011. 

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Jihadist Reiterates Call to Attack European Countries

A prominent jihadist reiterated his call to launch attacks in European countries, including arsons in forests, strikes on electrical grids, and bombs in football stadiums, and explained that small attacks may have large results.

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
As-Sahab Video Incites for Individual Acts of Jihad (Part 2)

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a two-part video totaling 100-minutes in which al-Qaeda officials including Ayman al-Zawahiri, Abu Yahya al-Libi, Attiya Allah, and Adam Gadahn (AKA Azzam the American) incite for individual jihad. 

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Brigades of Abdullah Azzam Continues to Champion Syrian Revolution

The Brigades of Abdullah Azzam continued to champion the Syrian revolution and urged Lebanese Sunni Muslims in particular to offer support to Syrians, arguing that their fate is linked to the success of the revolution, in a statement issued on jihadist forums on June 2, 2011. 

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Jihadist Charged for South Park Threat Spread Ideology on Social Networks

On May 13, 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation filed an affidavit charging an American convert to Islam, Jesse Curtis Morton AKA Younus Abdullah Mohammed, with communicating threats to the creators of the “South Park” television show in a statement posted in April 2010 on the RevolutionMuslim website, a jihadist website that Morton co-founded in 2008. 

Monday, 06 June 2011
Afghan Taliban Reports Attack by Female Suicide Bomber in Kunar

The Afghan Taliban reported that a female suicide bomber killed at least 12 Afghan and American soldiers in Marawara district of Kunar province in a communiqué posted on its website in English and other languages on June 4, 2011.

Monday, 06 June 2011
Jihadist Focuses on Idea to Target Heads of Government, Industry, Media

A prominent jihad focused on an idea raised in the recent production from al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, which encouraged acts of individual jihad and targeting “influential public figures” in government, industry and media in particular. 

Monday, 06 June 2011
ISI Claims Coordinated Bombings in Ramadi

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed responsibility for four bombings in the city of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar, in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on June 6, 2011.

Monday, 06 June 2011
Harkat ul Jihad al-Islami 313 Brigade Confirms the Martyrdom of Amir Ilyas Kashmiri

Today, June 4, 2011, a statement was posted on the Ansar Al-Mujahideen Forum confirming the death of Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, the leader of the Harkat ul Jihad al-Islami 313 Brigade.

Saturday, 04 June 2011
Jihadist Notes Report on Helsinki Bomb Scare

A prominent jihadist who had earlier advised the Afghan Taliban to focus attacks on Finnish forces in Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan, noted a report on a bomb scare in Helsinki, Finland, on June 3, 2011, and prayed that the “bombing takes place next time.”

Friday, 03 June 2011
Shabaab Reports on Civilian Related Activities in Somalia

The Shabaab Mujahideen Movement issued five communiqués on jihadist forums on June 2, 2011, reporting on various activities pertaining to Somali civilians in Banaadir, Bay, Galguduud, Hiraan, and Lower Shabelle regions of Somalia.

Friday, 03 June 2011
Brigades of Abdullah Azzam Denies Bombing Italian Forces

The Brigades of Abdullah Azzam denied responsibility for the bombing in Lebanon that killed at least six Italian peacekeepers in a statement issued on jihadist forums on June 2, 2011. 

Friday, 03 June 2011
As-Sahab Video Incites for Individual Acts of Jihad

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a two-part video totaling 100-minutes in which al-Qaeda officials including Ayman al-Zawahiri, Abu Yahya al-Libi, Attiya Allah, and Adam Gadahn (AKA Azzam the American) incite for individual jihad. 

Friday, 03 June 2011
Jihadist Offers Tips for Facebook Users to Increase Page Viewership

A jihadist offered tips for forum members who have Facebook pages to increase their page viewership and avoid censure in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on June 2, 2011. 

Thursday, 02 June 2011
ISI Claims Wave of Car Bombings in Baghdad

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed responsibility for the wave of car bombings in various districts of Baghdad on May 22, 2011, in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on June 2. 

Thursday, 02 June 2011
“In Fight” Magazine Documenting Afghan Taliban Activity, Issue 29

The 29th 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 May 31, 2011. 

Thursday, 02 June 2011
German IMU Member Urges Afghans in Germany to Return and Fight

Yassin Chouka AKA Abu Ibraheem the German, a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), urged Afghan expatriates living in Germany to return to Afghanistan and participate in jihad in a video released by the IMU. 

Thursday, 02 June 2011
ISI Claims Balad Ruz Suicide Bombing

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed responsibility for the April 28th suicide bombing at a Shi’ite mosque in Balad Ruz, Diyala, in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on June 2, 2011.

Thursday, 02 June 2011
Jihadist Calls for Arson in European Countries

A prominent jihadist encouraged fellow forum members to carry out acts of arson in European countries, arguing that such will lead to enormous economic and human losses.

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
Al-Fajr Publishes Text from Security Expert on Arab Spring

Al-Fajr Media Center published a document by Abu Obeida Abdullah al-‘Adam about the Arab Spring and what it means for the Muslim world and jihadists in particular.

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
Afghan Taliban Boasts of Success in Takhar Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban boasted in an English- and Pashto-language statement posted on its website on June 1, 2011, that its May 28th suicide bombing in Taloqan, the provincial capital of Takhar, imparted important lessons to the enemy. 

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
Shabaab Reports Clash in Border Town, Surprise Attack in Capital

The Shabaab Mujahideen Movement reported a clash in a village on the Kenyan-Somali border and a surprise attack by its “Special Forces Battalion” in the capital, Mogadishu, in two communiqués issued on jihadist forums on May 31, 2011.

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
IMU Releases Photographs from Military Training Camp

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a photoset of 102 photographs taken at the Military Camp of Professor Abu Abdullah al-Pakistani on its website on May 31, 2011.

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 75 in Herat Suicide Raid

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 75 enemy forces in a four-man suicide raid in Herat province of Afghanistan in a communiqué posted in English and other languages on its website on May 31, 2011. 

Tuesday, 31 May 2011
ISI Video Focuses on Camaraderie, Merriment of Fighters

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) released a video focusing on the camaraderie amongst its fighters and their merriment despite the difficulties of jihad.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Jihadist Cautions about Plot Against AQAP

A jihadist cautioned about an alleged plot against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in a message posted on jihadist forums on May 31, 2011.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Jihadist Advises Afghan Taliban Focus Attacks on Finnish Forces

A prominent jihadist advised the Afghan Taliban to focus attacks on Finnish forces in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital of Balkh province in Afghanistan, to capitalize on these forces’ alleged weakness and to erode popular support in Finland for the war.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Jihadist Suggests Striking Michelle Obama, US Bases Abroad

As revenge for the killing of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, a jihadist suggested that fighters strike Michelle Obama, the wife of US President Barack Obama, and carry out attacks on US bases abroad.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Al-Mahmood Video Shows Afghan Taliban Activity in Southwest Afghanistan

Al-Mahmood Studio, a media unit of the Afghan Taliban, released a video showing the military training of fighters and alleged destruction wrought by NATO forces in areas of southwest Afghanistan.

Friday, 27 May 2011
Fatah al-Islam Fighter Arrives at Carthage Airport in Tunisia

A video showing the reception of an unidentified Fatah al-Islam fighter at Carthage Airport in Tunis was uploaded to YouTube on May 27, 2011, and distributed on jihadist forums.

Friday, 27 May 2011
Female Jihadists Discuss Roles for Women in Jihad

A male jihadist suggested four possible “solutions” for women to participate in jihad, including the role of suicide bomber and wife to a male fighter, in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on May 25, 2011. 

Thursday, 26 May 2011
Afghan Taliban Finds Kandahar Provincial Government Powerless

The Afghan Taliban remarked that the shooting of an Afghan official by a foreign soldier demonstrates the weakness of the provincial government in Kandahar in a statement posted in English and other languages on its website on May 24, 2011.

Thursday, 26 May 2011
AQIM Leader Says Killing Usama bin Laden Increased Threat

Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), declared that the killing of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden and the subsequent throwing of his body into the sea have stoked Muslim anger and their desire for revenge.

Thursday, 26 May 2011
Jihadist Advocates Mass Distribution of Jihadi Discs

A jihadist advocated mass-producing and distributing DVDs containing al-Qaeda and jihadist propaganda in Muslim countries, arguing that in such a way, jihadists can create thousands of new sympathizers. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Shabaab Repels Attack, Reports Surrender of Somali Soldiers

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported that it repelled an enemy advance against Bakara market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on May 25, 2011. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2011
TIP Addresses Video Message to the People of China

The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) released a Chinese-language video message addressed to the people of China, explaining the conflict between Uyghur separatists and the Chinese government and justifying the group’s jihad. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Shabaab Says AMISOM Seeks to Destroy Somali Economy

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an English-language press release charging that the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is waging a campaign to destroy the Somali economy.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011
IMU Questions US Account of Bin Laden’s Assassination

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released two statements, one from its deputy leader and the other from an official in the group’s media unit, questioning American accounts of the assassination of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Jihadist Finds that the Arab Spring has Come to Europe

A jihadist argued that wave of protests in the Middle East and North Africa, which have been referred to as the Arab Spring, have come to Europe, evidenced by the recent demonstrations in Spain.

Monday, 23 May 2011
Al-Yaqeen Distributes Video of Protests in Gaza to Bin Laden Killing

Al-Yaqeen Media Center released a video it compiled of protests in Gaza to the killing of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Monday, 23 May 2011
Afghan Taliban Denies Killing of Mullah Muhammad Omar

The Afghan Taliban denied reports that its leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, was killed in Pakistan.  In a statement posted on its website in English and other languages on May 23, 2011,

Monday, 23 May 2011
Zawahiri Encourages Libyan and Syrian Revolts, Calls for Shari’ah Law in Egypt

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released the sixth audio speech in his series titled, “A Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt,” and subtitled, “The Battle of the Quran.” 

Sunday, 22 May 2011
Zawahiri Releases Sixth Audio in Series on Egypt

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second in command of al-Qaeda, released the sixth audio speech in his series titled, “A Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt.”

Saturday, 21 May 2011
Afghan Taliban Condemns Kazakh Troop Deployment

The Afghan Taliban condemned the decision taken by the Kazakh parliament to deploy troops to Afghanistan to join the NATO-led ISAF forces.

Saturday, 21 May 2011
Alleged Fighter in Afghanistan Incites for Violence, Gives Manuals

An alleged fighter in Afghanistan incited jihadists to commit acts of violence and mass-murder against Americans and Europeans, and gave brief instructions for explosives and poisons preparation in a message posted on the Shumukh al-Islam forum on May 13, 2011. 

Friday, 20 May 2011
Afghan Taliban Gives Video on Helmand, Remarks on Demonstrations

The Afghan Taliban reported that since May 19, 2011, its fighters have engaged in a massive military offensive in Helmand province of southern Afghanistan, and due to the enemy’s “immense” losses, US and Afghan officials placed restrictions on all information coming out of the province.

Friday, 20 May 2011
Ansar al-Islam Video of Bombing Iraqi Humvee in Mosul

Al-Ansar Media Foundation, the media arm of Ansar al-Islam, released a video of bombing what they say is an Iraqi Humvee in the city of Mosul in Ninawa province of Iraq.

Thursday, 19 May 2011
Jihadists Exploit YouTube to Access Wider Audience

On May 18, 2011, a new audio message from Usama bin Laden was released to Shumukh al-Islam, a password-protected al-Qaeda forum that serves as the distribution point for primary source material from al-Qaeda and affiliated jihadist groups.

Thursday, 19 May 2011
ISI Claims Suicide Bombings Outside Baghdad’s Green Zone

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed the April 19th dual suicide car bombings outside Baghdad’s Green Zone in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on May 19, 2011.

Thursday, 19 May 2011
Afghan Taliban Denies Talks with US, Opening Office Abroad

Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah denied reports that Afghan Taliban representatives are engaged in direct talks with the United States and that the group seeks to set up an office abroad.

Thursday, 19 May 2011
Jihadist Advises How to Benefit from Revolutions

Abu Asma’a al-Kubi, a prominent writer on the Shumukh al-Islam forum, offered advice as to how the jihadist movement can benefit from the revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa in a message posted on May 18, 2011.

Thursday, 19 May 2011
As-Sahab Releases Posthumous Audio from Usama bin Laden

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a posthumous audio from slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden addressing Muslims in regard to the revolutions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
IMU Deputy Leader Explains Obstacles in Jihad

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a German-translation of a document written by its deputy leader Abdul Fattah Ahmadi and titled, “Obstacles in Jihad.”

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Western Jihadist Forum Featured Discussions, May 1-15, 2011

The Ansar al-Mujahideen English-language jihadist forum serves as an important online destination for English-speaking online jihadists in the West, hosting translations of jihadist communiqués and videos, and serving as a platform for forum members to collaborate and network among themselves.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Jihadist Warns Civilians to Stay Away from Scenes of Explosions

A jihadist warned civilians to stay away from scenes of explosions, explaining in a message posted on jihadist forums on May 17, 2011, that their presence compromises operations by the fighters.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Afghan Taliban Predicts Rise of Islamic Regime in Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban predicted the rise of an Islamic regime in a vast part of Afghanistan in a statement posted on its website in Pashto on May 17, 2011, and in Arabic, English and Persian on May 18.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Chechen Militant Leader Comments on bin Laden’s Death, Revolutions

Kavkaz Center, a media outlet for Chechen fighters, particularly the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC), posted on its website an interview it conducted with IEC leader Doku Umarov.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Militants in Gaza Launch Campaign in Honor of Usama bin Laden

A jihadist posted a message on jihadist forums on May 16, 2011, announcing a campaign launched by Salafist Jihadist youths in Gaza to honor slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Shabaab Gives Eulogy for Usama bin Laden

The General Command of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement gave a eulogy for slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in a statement released on jihadist forums on May 16, 2011.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
TTP Official Rallies Mehsud Tribe in Video Speech

Wali ur-Rahman, the leader of the Mehsud branch of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), addressed an “important message” to members of the Mehsud tribe in a video produced by Umar Studio, a TTP media unit.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Interview with Badghis Jihadi Official – “al-Samoud,” 60th Issue

Maulvi Hayatullah al-Akbari, the Afghan Taliban’s jihadi official for Badghis province in northwestern Afghanistan, is the subject of the featured interview in the 60th issue of the group’s Arabic-language e-magazine, “al-Samoud.”

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

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

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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…