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IS Video Shows Battle in Deir al-Zour, Slain French and Turkish Fighters

The provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) for "al-Khayr," the name given by the group to Deir al-Zour, Syria, released a video of a battle with Syrian soldiers in the city of Deir al-Zour, and showing slain French and Turkish fighters.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
IS Fighters Speak from Kobani, Claim Advancing Despite Airstrikes

The pro-Islamic State (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a video of fighters speaking from what they allege is the center of Kobani, claiming that their morale is high and that they are advancing despite coalition airstrikes.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
English Speaker Addresses Coalition After Fall of Two Helicopters in Salah al-Din in IS Video

An English speaker in the Islamic State (IS) identified as Abu Bakr al-Muhajir addressed the U.S.-led coalition after the shooting down of two helicopters in Iraq's Salah al-Din province, declaring that the IS will be victorious over them.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Jihadists Reject Calls for Unity with IS

A jihadist call for unity between Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front forces in Syria on a prominent English-language jihadist forum received rebukes from fellow members.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
IS Video Shows American Aid Airdrop Landed in Group’s Territory in Kobani

Pro-Islamic State (IS) 'Amaq News Agency posted a video of military equipment allegedly dropped by the U.S. in an IS-controlled area of Kobani that was intended for the Kurdish Army, PKK.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Australian IS Fighter Declares Group Will Fight Until Black Flag is Placed on Buckingham Palace, White House

An Australian fighter in the Islamic State (IS) challenged the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria, and declared that the group will continue fighting until its banner is placed atop Buckingham Palace and the White House.

Monday, 20 October 2014
TTP Explains that Spokesman who Pledged to IS is No Longer Part of Group

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) explained that Abu Omar Maqbul, who served as its spokesman and was given the name "Shahidullah Shahid," and who had pledged to the Islamic State (IS), has been removed from his position.

Monday, 20 October 2014
IS Video Shows Interview with Garrisoned Fighter in Iraq about Coalition

The provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in what it calls “Furat” (Euphrates) in Iraq, released a video of interviewing a garrisoned fighter about coalition airstrikes.

Friday, 17 October 2014
IS Publishes Photo Reports on Controlling Most of Dhuluiya, Trenches in Ballat, Attack in Deir al-Zour

Provincial divisions of the Islamic State (IS) in Salah al-Din, Iraq, and Aleppo and Deir al-Zour, Syria, published photo reports of fighters active in al-Dhuluiya, positioned in trenches in Ballat, and attacking Syria soldiers.

Friday, 17 October 2014
British Captive John Cantlie Speaks on Western Media Fanning Flames of War Against IS in New Video

In the fourth episode of the Islamic State’s (IS) video series “Lend Me Your Years,” British captive John Cantlie discussed the Western media galvanizing public opinion in favor of war against the group.

Thursday, 16 October 2014
Iraqi Suicide Bomber Involved in al-Shu’lah Attack Gives Will in IS Video

The provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) for Baghdad, Iraq, released a video of the Iraqi suicide bomber involved in the October 11, 2014, attack in the al-Shu'lah neighborhood giving his will.

Thursday, 16 October 2014
IS Claims Triple Car Bombing in Baghdad’s al-Dolai Neighborhood

The Baghdad provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding dozens of Shi’ite militia elements in a triple car bombing in Baghdad’s al-Dolai neighborhood.

Thursday, 16 October 2014
British, French, and German IS Fighters Challenge Coalition to Send Ground Troops in Video

The Islamic State (IS) released a video of British, French, and German fighters challenging the U.S.-led coalition to send ground troops to Iraq and Syria, and vowing victory.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014
IS Publishes Photo Report on Base Abandoned by Iraqis Near Albu Eitha

The Anbar provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) published a photo report on a base abandoned by an Iraqi army battalion near the area of Albu Eitha, and fighters blowing it up after taking war spoils.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014
IS Video Shows Fighters in the Open, Interacting with Children Despite Airstrikes

The Ninawa provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video showing its fighters out in the open, interacting with children in Mosul through playing games with them and visiting them in a hospital, despite coalition airstrikes on its positions.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014
IS Video Shows Fire from Coalition Strike in City of Mayadin in Deir al-Zour

The provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) for "al-Khayr," the name given by the group to Deir al-Zour, Syria, released a video showing fires from a coalition strike in the city of Mayadin.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Jihadist Claims Shabaab Rejected Attempt by IS to Buy Pledge of Allegiance

A prominent jihadist claimed that the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement rejected an attempt by representatives of the Islamic State (IS) to buy its pledge of allegiance.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
IS Supporter Calls for Attacks on British Sheikhs Who Support War on Terror

An Islamic State (IS) supporter on Twitter called on British jihadists to kill sheikhs that support the war on terror. User "Abu Ramzi Ashami" stated in an October 14, 2014 tweet that he advises "brothers in the UK, to prioritize the killing of the 'sheikhs' that work with the Antiterror police."

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
IS Claims Killing Iraqi MP, Security Elements in al-Kadhimiya Suicide Bombing

 

The Baghdad provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing Ahmed al-Khajafi, a Shi'ite Iraqi parliamentarian and member of Badr Organization, as well as inflicting deaths and injuries in the ranks of security elements in a suicide bombing in al-Kadhimiya.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
IS Fighters Address France, Arab Nations of Coalition in Video, Warn of Retaliation for Airstrikes

In the third episode of the Islamic State (IS) video series "Message of the Mujahid," three of the groups fighters addressed the French and Arab governments that participated in the coalition airstrike on Syria and swore that the airstrikes will not weaken the group and will be avenged.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
IS Claims Killing and Wounding Dozens in Suicide Bombings in Sadr City, al-Kadhimiya

The Baghdad provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding dozens in suicide bombings in Sadr City and al-Kadhimiya on October 13, 2014.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
TTP Spokesman Shahidullah, Five Officials Allegedly Pledge to IS

The official spokesman of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and five group officials have allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Monday, 13 October 2014
IS Reports on Capturing Heet Training Camp in Anbar

The Anbar provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) issued a communique reporting on its capture of the Heet training camp and adjacent barracks in the province.

Monday, 13 October 2014
IS Publishes Photo Report on Attack by Indonesian Suicide Bomber at Speicher Base

The Salah al-Din provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) published a photo report on a suicide bombing by an Indonesian fighter at Speicher airbase.

Monday, 13 October 2014
IS Video Shows Footage from Training Camp in Ninawa in New Series “Blood of Jihad”

The Ninawa provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video showing the training of its new recruits at the “Camp of Sheikh Abu Azzam al-Ansari” in a new series called “Blood of Jihad”.

Sunday, 12 October 2014
IS Supporters Congratulate Austrian Jihadist Mohamed Mahmoud for Marriage in ar-Raqqah

Austrian jihadist Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Gharib), who was recently imprisoned in Turkey, has reportedly married female jihadist Ahlam al-Nasser in Syria's ar-Raqqah governorate.

Sunday, 12 October 2014
American IS Fighter Reportedly Killed in Battles in Kobani

Jihadists have reported that an American fighter in the Islamic State (IS), Abu Muhammad al-Amriki, was killed during battles for the town of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani), near the Syria-Turkey border.

Sunday, 12 October 2014
British Captive John Cantlie Speaks on U.S., Allies Using Beheadings to Drive Public Support for War in New IS Video

In the third episode of the Islamic State’s (IS) video series “Lend Me Your Ears,” British captive John Cantlie discussed the notion that the U.S. government and its allies capitalized on the beheadings of American and British nationals to drive public support for military action against the IS.

Sunday, 12 October 2014
IS Claims Killing and Wounding 200 in Twin Suicide Blasts in Baghdad

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and injuring nearly 200 Iraqi security elements and Shi’ites in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad.

Sunday, 12 October 2014
IS Claims Suicide Bombings by German, Saudi, Turkish Fighters in Diyala

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and injuring dozens of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in three suicide bombings carried out by German, Saudi, and Turkish fighters in the town of Qara Tappah in Iraq’s Diyala province.

Sunday, 12 October 2014
IS Releases 4th Issue of English Magazine “Dabiq,” Discusses “Failed Crusade”

The Islamic State (IS) released the fourth issue of its English magazine “Dabiq,” focusing on what it called the “failed Crusade,” and featuring a message from slain American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff to his mother, as well as a message allegedly from British captive John Cantlie.

Sunday, 12 October 2014
TTP Leader Fazlullah Urges Fighters in Syria to Unite, Denies Pledging to IS

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Fazlullah al-Khorasani issued a message for the occasion of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice), promoting TTP's mission to implement Shariah-based governance in Pakistan, and urging fighters in Syria to unite as their enemy has united against them.

Friday, 10 October 2014
Female IS Supporter Claims to Arrive at IS-Controlled Territory, Encourages Others to Follow

A female supporter of the Islamic State (IS) announced that she had arrived to live under IS in an unspecified location and urged others to follow with haste amid rising conflict in the region.

Friday, 10 October 2014
IS Publishes Photo Report on Downing Second Iraqi Military Helicopter in Beiji

The Salah al-Din provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) published a photo report of shooting down a second Iraqi military helicopter in the city of Beiji.

Thursday, 09 October 2014
IS Publishes Photo Report on Downing Iraqi Military Helicopter in Beiji

The Salah al-Din provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) published a photo report of shooting down an Iraqi military helicopter in the city of Beiji.

Wednesday, 08 October 2014
Pro-IS Jihadist Tries to Organize Campaign to Spit on Westerners, Shi’ites

Citing the call by Islamic State (IS) spokesman Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani to IS supporters to spit on the face of citizens of the U.S. and its coalition allies if they cannot kill them, a jihadist tried to organize a campaign for that order.

Wednesday, 08 October 2014
MSC in the Environs of Jerusalem Calls to Support the IS

The Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) in the Environs of Jerusalem called upon Muslims to support the Islamic State (IS) against the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria.

Tuesday, 07 October 2014
IS Video Reports on Weapons Research and Development Department

The "al-Janoub" provincial division of the Islamic State, which is located in southern Iraq, released a video reporting on its "Department of Research and Development" and its manufacturing of mortar shells and cannons.

Tuesday, 07 October 2014
IS Video Reports Defection of Ahrar al-Sham Elements, Pledge to Baghdadi

The Aleppo provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video reporting that dozens of elements from Ahrar al-Sham, a jihadi faction within the Islamic Front (IF), defected and pledged allegiance to the IS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Monday, 06 October 2014
Elderly Fighter Addresses Obama in IS Video, Speaks on Airstrikes

In the second episode of the new Islamic State (IS) video series "Message of the Mujahid," an elderly fighter addressed U.S. President Barack Obama and swore that the coalition airstrikes will not weaken the group.

Monday, 06 October 2014
TTP Jamat-ul-Ahrar Offers to Mediate Between IS and al-Nusra Front

An official in Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar, Omar Khaled al-Khorasani, offered to mediate between the Islamic State (IS) and the al-Nusra Front, and to send a reconciliation team from Pakistan to Iraq and Syria.

Monday, 06 October 2014
Jihadi Ideologue Abdullah al-Muhayshini Calls on Syrian Faction to Unite in Face of U.S.-led Coalition

Jihadi ideologue and Saudi cleric Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Muhaysini released an audio speech calling on jihadi factions in Syria to unite against the U.S.-led military coalition, and condemning the airstrikes as a "war on Islam".

Monday, 06 October 2014
“Ansar al-Tawhid in the Land of Hind” Pledges to IS, Repeats IS Spokesman’s Call for Attacks

"Ansar al-Tawhid in the Land of Hind" pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and repeated the call to Muslims by IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani to attack citizens of countries participating in the U.S.-led military coalition.

Monday, 06 October 2014
British IS Fighter Addresses Cameron, Calls for Lone Wolf Attacks in Britain

A British Islamic State (IS) fighter by the name "Abu Saeed al-Britani [The British]" was featured in a two-minute video condemning British Prime Minister David Cameron the United States for airstrikes against IS and calling on British Muslims to join the group's fight by fighting abroad and committing lone wolf attacks domestically.

Friday, 03 October 2014
IS Publishes Photo Set from “Abu Omar al-Baghdadi” Training Camp in Kirkuk

The Kirkuk provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a photo set of the "graduation" of a group of fighters from its Abu Omar al-Baghdadi military training camp, showing scenes of their exercises.

Friday, 03 October 2014
English-Speaking Fighter Describes Scene of Coalition Airstrike in IS Video

The ar-Raqqah provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video in which an English-speaking fighter describes a scene of a U.S.-led coalition airstrike, claiming that it struck a school.

Friday, 03 October 2014
IEC Leader, Jihadi Ideologues Offer Truce Initiative for IS, Opponents

Abu Muhammad al-Dagestani, the leader of the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC), and 21 signatories including jihadi ideologues Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, Abu Qatada al-Filistini, and Abdullah al-Muhaysini, proposed a truce between the Islamic State (IS) and opposing jihadi factions in Syria.

Thursday, 02 October 2014
IS Publishes Photo Reports of Public Executions, Pledging of Sunni Tribes

The Islamic State (IS) published three photo reports of its recent activities in Iraq and Syria, including the public executions of six men in Aleppo, the aftermath of a clash with Kurdish Peshmerga elements in Kirkuk, and the pledging of Sunni tribes to its group in the IS' newly-created "Furat" (Euphrates) province in Iraq.

Thursday, 02 October 2014
IS Interviews Fighters in ar-Raqqah about U.S.-led Coalition

The ar-Raqqah provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video showing interviews with several fighters about the U.S.-led coalition against the group in Iraq and Syria.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014
IS Publishes Photo Reports on Operations in Aleppo, Anbar, Raqqah

The Islamic State (IS) published five photo reports on its recent operations in Syria's Aleppo and ar-Raqqah provinces, and Iraq's Anbar province, including attacks on villages in the vicinity of Ayn al-Arab (Kobane,) near the Syrian-Turkish border.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014
Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria Releases Video Reiterating Pledge to IS

Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria, a jihadist group that had previously released a video of its beheading a French citizen in support of the Islamic State (IS), reiterated its pledge of allegiance to the IS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a new video.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
British Captive John Cantlie Speaks on Obama’s 9/11 Anniversary Speech in New IS Video

In the second episode of the IS’ video series “Lend Me Your Ears,” British captive John Cantlie spoke on the 9/11 anniversary speech delivered by U.S. President Barack Obama, focusing on the build-up to war against the IS.

Monday, 29 September 2014
IS Video Shows Condemnations in Deir al-Zour for Coalition, Threat to Retaliate

The "al-Khayr" (Deir al-Zour) provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video showing what it described as people in al-Mayadin district coming out to the streets to condemn the U.S.-led militant coalition.

Monday, 29 September 2014
“Jund al-Khilafah in Egypt” Announces Establishment, Pledges to IS

A group calling itself "Jund al-Khilafah in the Land of Kinana (Egypt)" announced its establishment and pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State (IS), and threatened to strike American interests and those of the "worshippers of the Cross" in Egypt.

Monday, 29 September 2014
Bahraini Fighters Urge Sunnis in Bahrain to Take Action in IS Video

The Islamic State (IS) released a video of Bahraini fighters, including an officer who defected from Bahrain’s Interior Ministry, inciting Sunnis to take action against the Bahraini government and Shi’ites in the country.

Saturday, 27 September 2014
IS Video Focuses on Harm to Civilians in ar-Raqqah from U.S. Airstrikes

The ar-Raqqah provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video focusing on what it described as harm to Muslim civilians from U.S. airstrikes in the area.

Saturday, 27 September 2014
Al-Qaeda Official Warns Muslims Against Following IS, Urges Fighters in Syria to Save the Jihad

Al-Qaeda official Muhammad bin Mahmoud Rabie al-Bahtiyti (AKA Abu Dujana al-Basha) issued an audio speech warning Muslims against following the Islamic State (IS) and urging fighters in Syria to "rescue the ship of jihad, and reach it before it deviates from its course and settles on the path of the people of desires".

Friday, 26 September 2014
IS Gives Detailed Report on Raid in al-Sijr, Taking Brigade 30 HQ

The Islamic State (IS) published a detailed report on its large-scale storming operation in the area of al-Sijr in Iraq's Anbar province, claiming the killing of nearly 300 Iraqi soldiers, and taking complete control of the headquarters of Brigade 30.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014
IS Video Shows People in ar-Raqqah Defiant to U.S.-led Airstrikes

The ar-Raqqah provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video showing people defiant to the U.S.-led airstrikes in the area.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014
British Captive John Cantlie Speaks on Buildup to Foreign Intervention Against IS in New IS Video

After introducing a new series featuring British captive John Cantlie as the speaker, the Islamic State (IS) released the first episode, where Cantlie discussed the buildup to foreign military intervention against the group.

Monday, 22 September 2014
IS Spokesman Rallies Fighters Against U.S.-Led Coalition, Threatens Enemy and Calls Individual Muslims to Launch Attacks

The Islamic State (IS) released an audio speech from its spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani, rallying fighters against the U.S.-led coalition against them in Iraq and Syria, and threatening America, as well as calling upon individual Muslims to launch attacks on civilians in allied countries.

Sunday, 21 September 2014
IS Video Shows Fighter Training in ar-Raqqah

The ar-Raqqah provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video of the “graduation” of a group of fighters from a training camp, and showing scenes from their military exercises.

Sunday, 21 September 2014
IS Gives Details of Multi-Prong Operation in Kadhimiya, Claims Killing and Wounding Hundreds

The Islamic State (IS) published a report providing details of its multi-prong operation in Baghdad’s Kadhimiya district on September 18, 2014, which included two suicide bombings and rocket strikes on government and Shi’a militia targets.

Saturday, 20 September 2014
Statement Attributed to Uqba bin Nafi Battalion in Tunisia Pledges Support to IS

A statement attributed to the Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, a Tunisian branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), pledged support to the Islamic State (IS).

Friday, 19 September 2014
IS Video Shows Bulldozing of Iraqi Barracks, Building Road in Jurf al-Sakhar

The Islamic State (IS) released a video of its fighters in the city of Jurf al-Sakhar in Iraq's Babil province bulldozing an Iraqi army barracks and its guard towers, and building a road.

Friday, 19 September 2014
Jihadi Ideologue Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi Asks IS to Free Alan Henning

Jihadi ideologue Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi called on the Islamic State (IS) to release British aid worker Alan Henning, and remarked that the extremist behavior of the group towards Muslims and fellow jihadi factions has "earned" it the U.S.-led coalition that now seeks to destroy it.

Friday, 19 September 2014
IS Releases Video Documentary “Flames of War: Fighting Has Just Begun”

After releasing the trailer for the video, the Islamic State (IS) issued the documentary-style production, "Flames of War: Fighting Has Just Begun," promoting its cause and highlighting some of its major operations in Syria.

Friday, 19 September 2014
IS Publishes Picture Set of “Islamic Police” Patrolling in Ninawa

The Ninawa provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) published a picture set of its "Islamic police" on patrol on land and water, and in an accompanying message, claimed that these men represent the century-old police of the previous Caliphates.

Thursday, 18 September 2014
Jihadists Discuss Idea for IS, Lone Wolves to Spread Ebola in America

Jihadists discussed an idea for the Islamic State (IS) and pro-IS lone wolves to spread the Ebola virus in the U.S. and countries involved in its coalition against the group.

Thursday, 18 September 2014
British Captive John Cantlie Speaks in First Episode of New IS Series

The Islamic State (IS) released the first episode in which a British captive, John Cantlie, speaks on the alleged truth about the group that is hidden by the Western media.

Thursday, 18 September 2014
Saudi Suicide Bomber Incites for Jihad, Says IS Will Expand to Saudi Arabia

The ar-Raqqah provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a posthumous video of a Saudi suicide bomber inciting his fellow countrymen to wage jihad, and declaring that the IS will expand to Saudi Arabia.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Jihadist Promotes IS Fighters Through Comparison to GTA V Video Game

A jihadist promoted military operations by the Islamic State (IS) by way of comparing them to actions in the popular video game "Grand Theft Auto V," and writing "Your games which are producing [sic] from you we do the same actions in the battelfields [sic] !!"

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Afghan Taliban Slams U.S.-Led Coalition Against IS in Iraq and Syria

The Afghan Taliban slammed the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, believing that America is dragging its allies into another war in the region, the only victims of which will be innocent Muslims.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
IS Releases Trailer for Forthcoming Video “Flames of War”

Al-Hayat Media Center, the Western-language division of the Islamic State (IS), released a trailer for a forthcoming video production entitled “Flames of War”.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Pro-Hezbollah Forum Members Discuss ISIS Actions on Lebanese

Members of the pro-Hezbollah forum Qawem discussed videos of the Islamic State (ISIS) that shows the group's criminal actions. In a September 10, 2014 thread entitled "Will the Lebanese unite ... read the details?!," posters discussed videos allegedly released by ISIS that show torture and beheadings, including that of two Lebanese soldiers.

Monday, 15 September 2014
Pro-IS Jihadi Media Group Spearheads Twitter Campaign Promoting Emigration to Join IS

The pro-IS al-Battar Media Foundation spearheaded a Twitter campaign in Arabic and English encouraging Muslims to emigrate to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State.

Monday, 15 September 2014
Jihadist Warns of Attacks on Americans, U.S. Allies in Event of War on IS

A jihadist warned the American people and the peoples of nations allied with the U.S. that if their respective governments continue to pursue military action against the Islamic State (IS), it will lead to an "equal reaction of the same strength in targeting the American depth and also the nations allied to it and in all aspects".

Monday, 15 September 2014
Jihadists Discuss Suggestion for IS to Enter Iran, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia

A jihadist suggested that the Islamic State (IS) enter Iran, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia in order to disorganize the enemies' plans against the group, and reduce the pressure in Iraq and Syria.

Monday, 15 September 2014
IS Beheads Briton David Haines, Threatens to Execute Another Briton, Alan Henning

The Islamic State (IS) released a video of beheading its British captive David Cawthorne Haines and threatening to execute another Briton, Alan Henning.

Saturday, 13 September 2014
Islamic State VK Accounts Taken Down, Three Remaining

All but three Islamic State (IS) accounts on VK, a Russian social networking website, were taken down in the last 24 hours.

Friday, 12 September 2014
Jihadist Finds IS’ Announcement of Caliphate Equivalent to Joy of 9/11

A jihadist expressed, and others concurred, that they are no longer disappointed when a 9/11 anniversary passes without an attack, because of the joy they feel for the announcement of the "Caliphate" by the Islamic State (IS).

Thursday, 11 September 2014
Pro-IS Jihadist Distributes Alleged English Magazine of al-Nusra Front

A pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadist distributed the first issue of an English-language magazine allegedly published by the al-Nusra Front, and mocked it for being "amateur" compared to the IS' Dabiq magazine.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014
IS Publishes Pictures from Training Camp in Aleppo, Public Viewing of Video on Tabqa Airport Capture

The Islamic State (IS) published pictures from its "Shadad al-Tunisi" training camp in Syria's Aleppo governorate, and from a public viewing of its recently released video on the capture of the Tabqa military airport in ar-Raqqah.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Head of Ahrar al-Sham, Several Officials Killed in Alleged IS Suicide Bombing in Idlib

The Islamic Front (IF), one of the largest jihadi umbrella groups in Syria, announced that the head of the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, one of its constituent factions, and several of its officials were killed as a result of a car bombing in Idlib governorate.

Tuesday, 09 September 2014
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Rita Katz

Executive Director of the SITE Intelligence Group

Rita Katz is the Executive Director and founder of the SITE Intelligence  Group, the world’s leading non-governmental counterterrorism organization specializing in tracking and analyzing online activity of the global extremist community. Ms. Katz has tracked and analyzed global terrorist and jihadi networks for over two decades, and is well-recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and reliable experts in the field. 

Ms. Katz has infiltrated terrorist fronts undercover, testified before Congress and in terrorism trials, and briefed officials at the White House and the Departments of Justice, Treasury, and Homeland Security. Her investigations and testimony have driven action by several governments against terror-linked organizations and individuals. She has provided counterterrorism training sessions to military leadership, intelligence analysts and law enforcement agents from numerous government agencies in the U.S. and abroad. She has led numerous workshops for non-governmental organizations and academic audiences. 

For her unique contributions to FBI counterterrorism investigations, Ms. Katz received special recognition from FBI Director Robert Mueller for her "outstanding assistance to the FBI in connection with its investigative efforts." 

Outlets to profile Ms. Katz have included the New Yorker, the New York Times, and 60 Minutes. Her commentary on the recruitment, financing, and operations of terrorist organizations regularly appears in leading media outlets such as The New York Times. Reuters, CNN, and The Huffington Post. She is also a regular contributor to The Washington Post, VICE News, The International Business Time, and other publications. 

Ms. Katz is the author of Terrorist Hunter: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman who Went Undercover to Infiltrate the Radical Islamic Groups Operating in America (Harper Collins, 2003). 

Born in Iraq and a graduate of Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University, Ms. Katz is fluent in Arabic. 

 

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Professor Bruce Hoffman has been studying terrorism and insurgency for more than thirty years. He is currently a tenured professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC. Professor Hoffman previously held the Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency at the RAND Corporation and was also Director of RAND's Washington, DC Office. A revised and updated edition of his acclaimed 1998 book, Inside Terrorism, was published in May 2006.

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Rohan Gunaratna is Head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies in Singapore. He holds a masters degree in international peace studies from Notre Dame, US, where he was Hesburgh Scholar and a doctorate in international relations from St. Andrews, where he was British Chevening Scholar. He is the author of 12 books including Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror, published by Columbia University Press, an international bestseller.

 

  

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Monday, 17 May 2010
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for June 28, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the June 28, 2016 English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which included recaps of operations in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Egypt.

Saturday, 14 March 1970

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

Aug 07, 2017
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Pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channels warned of dangers posted to migrant fighters…

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

Jul 31, 2017
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A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel called for Westerners to migrate to Kashmir,…

American Suicide Bomber Active On Social Networking Site

Jun 01, 2014
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Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, named as the American suicide bomber "Abu Hurayra al-Amriki"…

British Jihadis in Syria Use Kik Messenger For Recruitment, Transport of Foreign Fighters

Jan 09, 2014
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Purported English-speaking jihadi recruiters and foreign fighters in Syria have adopted…

Bomber in Embassy Attack in Beirut Discussed Martyrdom, Promoted al-Qaeda Propaganda on Facebook

Nov 22, 2013
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Mouin Adnan Abu Dahir, one of the two suspects in the November 19, 2013, double suicide…

Syrian Faction Uses Facebook, Skype to Recruit Fighters

Nov 15, 2013
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The Jund al-Haq (Soldiers of Truth) Brigades, a Syrian militant faction, advertised for…

Facebook Page Reports on Death of Alleged Bulgarian Jihadist In Pakistan

Oct 02, 2013
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A Facebook page dedicated to jihadist fighting uploaded a September 29, 2013 image of a…

Social Network Jihad: Madad News Agency on Facebook

Apr 20, 2012
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Madad News Agency, a jihadist media group that reports from Yemen and acts as an…