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IS Issues Formal Communique for Killing Coptic Christians in Minya

Along with the report from its ‘Amaq News Agency for the attack, the Islamic State (IS) issued a formal communique claiming credit for the killing of Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt.

Saturday, 27 May 2017
IS Claims Credit Through ‘Amaq for Killing Coptic Christians in Minya

The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit through its ‘Amaq News Agency for the killing of Coptic Christians in the Egyptian city of Minya.

Saturday, 27 May 2017
Pro-IS Group Publishes Article Justifying Manchester Bombing

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Wafa' Media Foundation published an article justifying the Manchester bombing and any attack on the British and their allies, portraying such operations as “deterrents” and revenge.

Friday, 26 May 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Jakarta Attack Carried out by IS Fighter

‘Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) reported that the May 24, 2017 attack on a “police gathering” the Indonesian city of Jakarta was carried out by “one of the fighters of the Islamic State.”

Thursday, 25 May 2017
IS Claims Killing 70 Philippine Soldiers in Marawi, 10 Others in Jolo

The East Asia division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing more than 70 Philippine soldiers amidst ongoing clashes in the city of Marawi in Mindanao, and killing 10 others, including four officers, in an attack on Jolo Island in Sulu.

Thursday, 25 May 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing 10 Philippine Soldiers in Attack in Jolo

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that group fighters killed 10 Philippine soldiers in an attack on Jolo Island in Sulu province of the Philippines.

Thursday, 25 May 2017
IS Claims Freeing Over 100 Prisoners, Killing and Wounding 75 Philippine Security Elements Amidst Ongoing Clashes in Marawi

The East Asia division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed to have freed over 100 prisoners including fighters, and killing and wounding more than 75 Philippine security elements amidst ongoing clashes in the city of Marawi in Mindanao.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017
IS Claims Killing 7 Enemy Troops, Wounding 10 in Bosaso Suicide Bombing

A day after the Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported a suicide bombing by the group in Bosaso, a city in the Puntland region of Somalia, the IS issued a formal communique for the incident, claiming to have killed seven enemy troops and wounded ten.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Pro-IS Telegram User Suggests Imprisoned Jihadists Become Double Agents

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram user suggested to imprisoned jihadists to become double agents and attempt an operation similar to that of Camp Chapman suicide bomber Humam al-Balawi (AKA Abu Dujana al-Khorasani) in 2009.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Pro-IS Groups Promote Manchester Bombing in Infographic, Incitement Poster

In the hours after the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the deadly bombing at the Manchester Arena in England, pro-IS media groups promoted the attack and its like in an infographic and incitement poster.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Suicide Bombing in Puntland in Northeastern Somalia

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the group’s first suicide bombing in Somalia, wherein a fighter struck a military checkpoint in Puntland.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Engaged in Clash in Marawi, Philippines

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that the group’s fighters are engaged in a clash with Philippine forces in the city of Marawi.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
IS Claims Credit for Manchester Bombing, Killing and Wounding Nearly 100

The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the bombing at the Manchester Arena in Britain at the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert, and reported that the act resulted in the killing and wounding of nearly 100 “Crusaders”.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Pro-IS Channels Circulate Suspicious Video of Purported Manchester Suicide Bomber

Pro-Islamic State (IS) social media accounts circulated a suspicious video of the alleged perpetrator of the May 22, 2017 suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena. The attack has not been claimed by any group as of yet.

Monday, 22 May 2017
IS Supporters Celebrate Unclaimed Suicide Bombing at Manchester Arena

Islamic State (IS) supporters on social media erupted into celebration following a suicide bombing during a concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017. The attack has not been claimed by any group as of yet.

Monday, 22 May 2017
IS Claims Killing Over 28 from Afghan Army Forces in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed the killing of over 28 from Afghan Army forces in the Chaparhar area of Nangarhar.

Monday, 22 May 2017
IS Prohibits its Fighters from Using Social Networking Websites

Arguing that social networking websites expose fighters and their locations to harm, the “Delegated Committee” of the Islamic State (IS) issued a notice prohibiting their use.

Monday, 22 May 2017
IS Claims 4-Man Suicide Raid on Kirkush Military Base in Diyala, Killing and Wounding “Dozens”

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding dozens in a four-man suicide raid on the Kirkush military base in Baladruz, east of Baquba, and noted that the base is used by American forces to train Iraqi soldiers.

Monday, 22 May 2017
IS Claims Suicide Operation Against Ahrar al-Sham in Idlib, Killing 3 “Commanders”

The Islamic State (IS) claimed a suicide operation against “Awakening” forces – though a previous report suggests it was Ahrar al-Sham forces – in the village of Tal Tuqman village in the countryside of Idlib, killing and wounding 50, and killing 3 commanders.

Sunday, 21 May 2017
‘Amaq Reports the Assassination of Five Philippine Spies in the City of Marawi

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the assassination of five spies supposedly working for the Philippine army.

Sunday, 21 May 2017
IS Photo Report Shows Destruction of Two Communications Towers Near al-Tanf Border Crossing

The Islamic State’s (IS) al-Furat Province in western Iraq published photos of its fighters blowing up and leveling to the ground two communications towers near al-Tanf, a crossing on the Iraq-Jordan-Syria border.

Saturday, 20 May 2017
IS Claims Killing, Wounding Nearly 80 in Two Suicide Bombings in Baghdad

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding nearly 80 Iraqi policemen and what it described as Shi’ite “polytheists” in two suicide bombings in Baghdad.

Friday, 19 May 2017
IS Claims Suicide Bombing, Car Explosion at Entrance to Basra

Al-Janoub Province, the Islamic State (IS) division referred to as “South Baghdad,” claimed credit for a suicide bombing and separate car bomb explosion at the entrance to and north of Basra.

Friday, 19 May 2017
Inspired by Times Square Vehicular Homicide, Pro-IS Telegram Channel Incites for Similar Attacks

Inspired by the vehicular homicide in New York City's Times Square on May 18, 2017, a pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel threatened similar attacks to come and incited lone wolves to take action.

Friday, 19 May 2017
IS Claims Killing, Wounding Over 170 Syrian Soldiers in Eastern Hama Offensive

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding over 170 Syrian regime soldiers in an offensive in eastern Hama.

Thursday, 18 May 2017
IS Breaks Down “Islamic Currency,” Calls on Muslims to Rid Themselves of “Worthless” Paper Money in Naba 81

In issue 81 of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) provided an infographic breaking down its “Islamic Currency,” and included an article from its Treasury Organization’s leader, calling on Muslims to “get rid” of all paper currency.

Thursday, 18 May 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing Nearly 30 in Suicide Raid on National Radio, TV Station in Jalalabad

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing nearly 30 Afghan security elements and media personnel in a suicide raid on the Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) building in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Suicide Raid on Afghan National Radio, Television Station

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that group fighters are responsible for the suicide raid at the Afghan national radio and television station in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
IS Releases Photo of Slain Fighter, Possibly Canadian

IS released a photo in its “Caravans_of_Martyrs” reports, showing a slain fighter identified as Abu Suleiman al-Kindi [Kanadi], a possible designation for a Canadian.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Attack in Rukban Refugee Camp on Syria-Jordan Border

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that IS fighters carried out an attack in Rukban Refugee Camp on the Syria-Jordan border.

Monday, 15 May 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Releases Video Showing Destruction of Antique Statues in Al Salhia region, Deir al-Zour

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video showing the destruction of antique statues “that were made by the tyrants as idols who are worshipped other than Allah” in Deir al-Zour.

Monday, 15 May 2017
IS Claims 3-Man Suicide Raid in Iraq’s Anbar Governorate, Killing and Wounding 35

The Islamic State’s (IS) Furat Province, which corresponds with western Iraq’s Anbar governorate, claimed a three-man suicide raid in the center of Haditha city today.

Monday, 15 May 2017
IS Claims Killing and Wounding Nearly 50 with Explosives-Laden Vehicle in Baghdad

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding nearly 50 Shi’ites with an explosives-laden vehicle in Baghdad.

Sunday, 14 May 2017
'Amaq Reports IS Bombing Killing Shi'ites in Afghanistan's Herat Province

'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) reported that the group is responsible for the killing of Shi'ites in a bombing in the Haji 'Abbas area of Herat province in western Afghanistan.

Sunday, 14 May 2017
IS’ Sinai Province Claims Killing 15+ Egyptian Soldiers, Tribal Militiamen in Suicide Bombing

The Islamic State’s (IS) Sinai Province claimed killing over 15 Egyptian soldiers and tribal militiamen in a suicide bombing and follow-up attack in Sheikh Zuweid.

Sunday, 14 May 2017
IS Publishes Photo Reports of Clashes with Houthis in Yemen’s Bayda’ Governorate

Al-Bayda' Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, published two concurrent photos reports on clashes with Houthi elements in the Qifa area.

Friday, 12 May 2017
IS Claims Killing and Wounding over 70 in Suicide Bombing on Pakistan Senate Deputy Chairman’s Convoy

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing and wounding over 70 in a suicide bombing targeting a convoy of Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, the deputy chairman of the Pakistan Senate, near Quetta.

Friday, 12 May 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Attack on Ingushetia Police Checkpoint Carried Out by “Fighters from the Islamic State”

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that “fighters from the Islamic State” attacked a police checkpoint Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Ingushetia.

Friday, 12 May 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS’ Responsibility for Suicide Bombing on Convoy of Pakistan Senate Deputy

Through its ‘Amaq News Agency, the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the assassination attempt on Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, the deputy chairman of the Pakistan Senate, in a suicide bombing on his convoy.

Friday, 12 May 2017
IS Claims Killing “Nearly 100” from PKK Forces in Clashes across its Raqqah Province

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing nearly 100 from PKK forces in clashes across its Raqqah Province, which included an immersive suicide operation in its eastern countryside.

Thursday, 11 May 2017
Naba 80 Infographic Tallies Costs of “1000 Days of Crusader Strikes” against IS

In issue 80 of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) provided an infographic on the financial costs of “Crusader” airstrikes over 1,000 days.

Thursday, 11 May 2017
IS Claims Ambush on “Apostate Awakenings” in Egypt, Killing Approximately 15

The Islamic State (IS) claimed an ambush on “Awakenings” forces near the Egyptian village of Barth, killing approximately 15 elements and seizing vehicles as war spoils.

Thursday, 11 May 2017
Pro-IS Media Group Releases Infographic on “Failure of the Media War” against IS

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Yaqeen Media Foundation released an infographic detailing the “failure of the media war” against IS, touting that “the Islamic State and its supporters continue to conquer the online field everywhere.”

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Killing One, Wounding Three with “Explosive Device” South of Cotabato, Philippines

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the death of a Philippine Army element, and the wounding of three others, with an “explosive device” south of the city of Cotabato in the Philippines.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Nine Afghan Army Elements Killed by Explosive-Laden Motorbike in Jalalabad

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the killing of nine Afghan Army elements after detonating an explosive-laden motorbike in Jalalabad.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017
IS’ Salah al-Din Province Video Shows Weaponized UAV Strikes, Fierce Clashes

The Islamic State’s (IS) Salah al-Din Province released a video that showed the use of weaponized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) strikes, as well as footage of fierce clashes.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017
Pro-IS Telegram Channel Condemns “Pig” Macron, Calls for Terror Attacks in France

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel dedicated to inciting lone wolves called for attacks in France in response to President-elect Emmanuel Macron’s willingness to fight terror at home and abroad.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017
IS Supporter on Telegram Calls for Migration to the Philippines

An Islamic State (IS) supporter on Telegram called for those unable to reach Iraq or Syria to migrate to the Philippines.

Monday, 08 May 2017
IS Releases Russian-Language Video from Furat Media Showing Beheading of Russian Colonel

The Islamic State (IS) released a Russian-language video from Furat Media declaring the group’s successes against Russian forces and showing the beheading of a Russian colonel identified as Evgeny Petrenko.

Monday, 08 May 2017
IS Claims Killing “Scores” from Peshmerga, “Crusaders” in Immersive Operation on Air Base in Kirkuk

The Islamic State (IS) claimed an immersive operation by five fighters on the K-1 (“Kaywan”) Air Base in Kirkuk, claiming to have killed “scores” of “Crusaders” and Peshmerga forces.

Monday, 08 May 2017
IS’ Damascus Province Claims Dual Suicide Operation on Syria/Jordan Border

The Islamic State’s (IS) Damascus Province claimed a 2-man immersive suicide raid targeting New Syrian Army elements on the Jordanian border, killing and wounding 14. The following day, photos of the bombers were released.

Monday, 08 May 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Libyan Forces Killed, Wounded South of Sirte, Libya

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported an attack on forces from the Government of National Accord south of Sirte, Libya.

Sunday, 07 May 2017
Pro-IS Images Demand Muslims not Participate in French Election, Call for Attacks

Islamic State (IS) supporters disseminated French-language artwork demanding that Muslims not participate in the 2017 French Presidential Election, insisting instead that they carry out attacks.

Saturday, 06 May 2017
‘Amaq Reports Killing and Wounding 11 in Manilla, Philippines

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the killing and wounding of 11 Shi’ites with an explosive device in downtown Manilla, Philippines.

Saturday, 06 May 2017
Pro-IS User Posts Manual for Creating “Severe” Explosions in Confined Spaces

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram user posted a manual for creating “severe” mechanical explosions in confined spaces, stressing to “please distribute [the manual] until reaches mujaheddin.”

Friday, 05 May 2017
French Edition of IS’ Rumiyah 9 Calls for Attacks on Politicians, Voters, and Staffers ahead of May 7 Election

In the French edition of the ninth issue of its “Rumiyah” magazine, the Islamic State (IS) called for attacks on politicians, voters, and polling staff ahead of France’s May 7 run-off election.

Friday, 05 May 2017
IS’ East Asia Province Publishes Photo Report on Training Camp in Philippines

IS’ East Asia Province, the group’s division in the Philippines, released a photo report from “Abu Anas al-Muhajir Camp.”

Friday, 05 May 2017
IS Leader in Egypt Warns Egyptian Muslims to “Stay Away” from Potential Targets, Return to “Monotheism and Jihad” in Naba 79

The Islamic State (IS) released an interview with its leader in Egypt in the 79th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, in which he called on Egyptian Muslims to “join your brothers of the Islamic State,” warning them to stay away from gatherings of “disbelievers” as IS fighters “can strike at any time.”

Friday, 05 May 2017
IS Releases Rumiyah 9, Calling for Attacks on Christians and Advising on Hostage-Taking Operations

The Islamic State (IS) released the ninth issue of Rumiyah Magazine, which contained justification for killing Christians in Egypt and other countries, as well as instructions for performing hostage-taking operations.

Thursday, 04 May 2017
Dutch IS Fighter Reveals Receipt of Suicide Vest, Declares Desire “To Kill” “Disbelievers”

An alledged Dutch Islamic State (IS) fighter shared on social media his receipt of a “suicide belt,” declaring his desire for “the opportunity to sacrifice [himself]...to kill the kuffars [disbelievers].”

Thursday, 04 May 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Assassination of Official in Khanpur, Pakistan

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the assassination of an official in Khanpur, Pakistan.

Wednesday, 03 May 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing 8 American Soldiers in Suicide Bombing Near U.S. Embassy in Kabul

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed credit for the suicide bombing near the U.S. Embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and reported the killing of eight American soldiers and a number of Afghan troops.

Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Pro-IS Group Accuses Media of Forming “Coalition” to Slander IS, Calls for Attacks on Reporters and During Ramadan

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir News Agency posted a message and video calling on potential lone wolves to “tear [reporters] to pieces” for slandering IS in addition to inciting for attacks during Ramadan [May 26-June 25, 2017].

Tuesday, 02 May 2017
IS Claims 19+ Man Suicide Raid on Enemy Positions in Shaddadi and its Perimeter

Al-Barakah Province, the Islamic State’s (IS) division for al-Hasakah, Syria, claimed a suicide raid involving five groups of over 19 fighters on what it called PKK positions, in Shaddadi and its perimeter.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017
IS’ Sinai Province Publishes Photos of Murdering Egyptian Soldier in Arish Market

The Islamic State’s (IS) Sinai Province published photos of murdering an Egyptian soldier in a market near the city council in downtown Arish.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Pro-IS Telegram Channel Calls for Lone Wolves to “Hunt Your Prey” in U.K.

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel made an implied call for lone wolves to carry out attacks in the United Kingdom, providing publicly available information regarding U.K. government bodies and officials.

Monday, 01 May 2017
IS’ Khorasan Claims Seizing Control Over District in Nangarhar from Afghan Taliban

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed seizing control over Chaparhar district in Nangarhar after defeating Afghan Taliban fighters in a broad offensive in that location.

Monday, 01 May 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing 30 Taliban Fighters, Capturing 40 Others in Clashes in Jowzjan

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing 30 “apostates” from the Afghan Taliban and capturing 40 others following four days of clashes in Jowzjan in northern Afghanistan.

Saturday, 29 April 2017
IS’ West Africa Province Claims Two Suicide Bombings, Clash in Northeast Nigeria

The Islamic State’s (IS) West Africa Province, which is comprised of former “Boko Haram” fighters, claimed credit for two suicide bombings on Nigerian forces in the northeast of the country, and alleged to have killed 15 soldiers in a clash in the same area.

Saturday, 29 April 2017
IS Claims Bombing in Manila Through its ‘Amaq News Agency

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that the group is responsible for a bombing in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

Saturday, 29 April 2017
IS Reveals Use of Strela Anti-Aircraft Rockets in Mosul Battle in Naba 78

The Islamic State (IS) revealed in the 78th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper that its “anti-aircraft detachment” in Mosul possesses Strela rockets, which it recently used to shoot down an M28 helicopter of the Iraqi army.

Thursday, 27 April 2017
Following ‘Amaq Report, IS Issues Communique on Killing U.S. and Afghan Soldiers in Nangarhar

The Islamic State (IS) released an official claim of killing and wounding U.S. and Afghan forces during a “failed landing operation” in Afghanistan.

The communique was released on April 27, 2017 by IS’ Khorasan Province, hours after IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency reported on the event. It stated that IS fighters “thwarted an air landing attempt” by U.S. and Afghan forces in the Mamand Achin area of Nangarhar, during which “fierce clashes took place.” The statement concluded of the attack:

It led to the killing of a number of [U.S. forces] and wounding of others [among them], and the occurrence of deaths and injuries among the apostates, while the rest of them escaped after Allah made them turn back in disappointment, and unto Allah is all praise.

The same day, a Pentagon spokesman announced that two American soldiers were killed while targeting IS forces in Nangarhar.

 

Thursday, 27 April 2017
IS Claims 3-Man Suicide Raid on HTS Positions in Yarmouk Camp, South of Damascus

The Islamic State (IS) claimed a three-man suicide raid on Hayat Tahir al-Sham (HTS) positions in Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus.

Thursday, 27 April 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Killing and Wounding U.S., Afghan Forces During “Failed Landing Operation” in Afghanistan

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the killing and wounding of U.S. and Afghan forces during a “failed landing operation” in Afghanistan.The message, released on April 27, 2017, stated that IS fighters “thwarted…a landing operation by U.S. forces, accompanied by Afghan Special Forces” in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province. After describing what was “nearly 60 minutes” of “fierce rocket and artillery bombardment,” the message stated:

[‘Amaq’s] sources said that deaths and injuries were inflicted among U.S. forces during the operation, and also affirmed that traces of blood were discovered in the location where the helicopters landed.

An accompanying image, showing military gear accompanied by a U.S. flag, was clarified as being an “archive photo.”

Thursday, 27 April 2017
IS Claims Killing 40 in Suicide Bombing on Tribal Checkpoint Near Rafah

The Islamic State’s (IS) Sinai Province claimed killing at least 40 members of the Tarabin tribe at their checkpoint near Rafah.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province and TTP Jamat-ul-Ahrar Each Claim Bombings in Kurram Tribal Agency

Both the Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province and the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar claimed credit for a bombing Shi’ites in Kurram Tribal Agency in northwestern Pakistan.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Sinai-Based Group Seeks to End Dispute Between IS’ Sinai Province and Bedouin Tribe

A Sinai-based group calling itself “Rabitah Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jama’a” called on the Islamic State’s (IS) Sinai Province and the Bedouin Tarabin tribe to resolve their conflict and set aside their weapons.

Monday, 24 April 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS’ Responsibility for Shooting at FSB Office in Eastern Russia

One day after it claimed credit for the shooting of French police officers on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Islamic State (IS) took credit for the attack at a Russian FSB office in Khabarovsk.

Friday, 21 April 2017
Jihadists React to Champs-Élysées Shooting, Threaten “Worse” Attacks in France

Jihadist on social media criticized France following the April 20, 2017 shooting of police officers on Champs-Élysées, Paris, noting it took place just days before the country’s presidential election, and threatening “what is to come is worse.”

Friday, 21 April 2017
‘Amaq Video Shows IS’ Use of New Weapon: VBIED Equipped with Anti-Armor Rockets

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video documenting the group’s use of a new weapon in Mosul: a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) equipped with anti-armor rockets.

Thursday, 20 April 2017
‘Amaq Claims Champs-Élysées Shooter an “Islamic State Fighter,” Identifies Attacker as Belgian

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that the Champs-Élysées shooter is an “Islamic State fighter” and identified him as Belgian.

Thursday, 20 April 2017
IS Continues Coverage of MOAB Attack in Naba 77, Justifies Killing of Coptic Christians

In the 77th issue of its weekly newspaper, al-Naba, the Islamic State (IS) continued its coverage of the U.S. military dropping a “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB) on its tunnel complex in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, and also justified the killing of Coptic Christians in Egypt.

Thursday, 20 April 2017
IS Releases Turkish Video Chant Encouraging Migration to its Held Territories

 

The Islamic State’s (IS) foreign language media division, al-Hayat Media Center, released a Turkish video chant encouraging Muslims to migrate from the “land of disbelief” to the territories the group holds within its “Caliphate”.

Thursday, 20 April 2017
IS Claims 6-Man Suicide Raid on PKK Positions South of Tabqa

The Islamic State (IS) claimed a six-man suicide raid on PKK positions south of Tabqa, in Syria’s ar-Raqqah governorate.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS’ Responsibility for Attack Near St. Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that the group is responsible for the attack near St. Catherine’s Monastery in south Sinai.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Pro-IS Telegram Channel Rallies IS Supporters to Social Media Platforms

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel Kuwasir al-Nashir distributed a message urging IS supporters to aggressively use social media platforms to hinder monitoring and deletion of pro-IS activity online.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
IS Resumes Documenting Use of Weaponized UAVs in Mosul

The Islamic State (IS) resumed documenting its use of weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in Mosul, publishing two photo reports of mortars dropped on Popular Mobilization positions.

Monday, 17 April 2017
Jihadists Discuss Idea of Poisoning Bullets and Explosive Fragments

Jihadists discussed a suggestion for Islamic State (IS) fighters to poison bullets and explosive fragments in order to make every wound fatal upon the enemy.

Monday, 17 April 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency Publishes Infographic Downplaying MOAB’s Impact

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency published an infographic downplaying the impact of the “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB) dropped by the U.S. on an IS tunnel complex in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

Sunday, 16 April 2017
Pro-IS Group Ridicules Cost of MOAB Relative to Result and IS Soda Can Explosive in Infographic

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir News Agency published an infographic ridiculing the cost of the “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB) relative not only to its cost, but to the soda can explosive used by the group’s Sinai Province to take down a Russian airliner in October 2015.

Saturday, 15 April 2017
Jihadists React to America’s Use of MOAB in Afghanistan, Call for Revenge

Following America’s use of a 10 kg “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB) on an Islamic State (IS) tunnel complex in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, pro-IS jihadists tried to downplay its effect while at the same time calling for revenge.

Friday, 14 April 2017
Jihadists on Social Media Describe MOAB Bombing as a “Joke,” Assign Blame, Incite for Violence in U.S. and Saudi Arabia

Jihadists on social media reacted to America’s dropping of a “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB), a 10,300 kg bomb, on what was described as an Islamic State (IS) tunnel complex in Nangarhar, calling it a “joke,” assigning blame, and inciting for revenge attacks in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

Friday, 14 April 2017
Jihadist Offers Tips to IS to Overcome Countermeasures to Drones, VBIEDs

Drawing the attention of the Islamic State (IS) to steps developed by its enemy to jam drones and halt the movement of its vehicular bombs, a jihadist offered tips to overcome these countermeasures.

Friday, 14 April 2017
‘Amaq Denies Reports of IS Casualties in MOAB Attack in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency denied reports of the group incurring casualties in America dropping a “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB), a 10,300 kg bomb, on its tunnel complex in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

Friday, 14 April 2017
Jordanian IS Fighters Urge in Video for Fellow Countrymen to Mount Domestic Attacks, Threaten Future Operations

Al-Furat Province of the Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq released a video featuring Jordanian fighters calling on their fellow countrymen to carry out attacks at home, and threatening future operations similar to the December 18, 2016, shootings in Karak.

Thursday, 13 April 2017
IS Reports on al-Tanf Camp Raid in Naba 76, Remarks on U.S. Missile Strike on Syrian Government Airbase

The Islamic State (IS) reported on its suicide raid at al-Tanf Camp in southern Syria in the 76th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, and also remarked on the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian government airbase from which chemical weapon strikes were launched.

Thursday, 13 April 2017
IS Claims Suicide Bombing Near Afghan Government Offices in Kabul

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the April 12, 2017, suicide bombing near Afghan government offices in the capital, Kabul, and published a photo of the executor.

Thursday, 13 April 2017
Jihadists Respond to News of Burkina Faso-Based Ansaroul Islam Possibly Pledging to IS

After a media report that the Burkina Faso-based jihadi group Ansaroul Islam will possibly pledge to the Islamic State (IS), jihadists, both pro-IS and pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) responded to the news with one seeming to confirm it.

Thursday, 13 April 2017
IS Claims Three Suicide Operations on Iraqi and SWAT Forces Outside of Mosul

The Islamic State’s (IS) Ninawa Province claimed three suicide operations on Iraqi and SWAT forces north and northwest of Mosul.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Pro-IS Group Publishes Article Urging Supporters to Stop “Whining” and Take an Active Role in Jihad

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Wafa’ Media Foundation published an article shaming IS supporters on social media for “whining” about their yearning to actively participate in jihad, and urging they stop complaining and act.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017