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Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Urges Muslims Support Jihad, Especially in Syria, in Response to Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), urged Muslims support fighters and participate in jihad themselves, especially in Syria, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Monday, 11 December 2017
Hamza bin Laden Explores Saudi "Betrayal" of Palestinian Cause in 3rd Episode in Series

Hamza bin Laden, a son of former al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Usama bin Laden, explored what he described as the Saudi "betrayal" of the Palestinian cause in the 3rd episode of a series inciting for regime overthrow in the Kingdom.

Saturday, 09 December 2017
Al-Qaeda Calls for Strikes on Interests of U.S. and its Allies After Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) called on Muslims to strike the "vital" interests of America and its allies after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Thursday, 07 December 2017
AQ Leader Zawahiri Gives First Public Rejection of Nusra Front Split

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri directly addressed the split from his group by the Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) for the first time since its occurrence in July 2016, rejecting it and calling on fighters still loyal to AQ, and others, to seek unity against the enemy.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
HTS Officials Demand Immediate Release of Arrested AQ Affiliates, Threaten to Resign

Jihadi sources shared a statement by a number of officials of various sectors of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) condemning the recent arrests of the AQ affiliates and demanding their immediate release.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
HTS Security Official Clarifies Circumstances of Abu Julaybib and 'Aridi's Arrests

The security official for the Syria-based Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) clarified the circumstances of the arrests of Abu Julaybib al-Urduni and Sami al-'Aridi, disputing that both men were betrayed.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
HTS Arrests Prominent AQ-Affiliated Clerics Including Sami al-'Aridi and Abu Julaybib

Jihadi sources in Syria reported that Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) arrested clerics formerly affiliated with the group and who defected and maintained their ties to al-Qaeda (AQ), including Sami al-'Aridi and Abu Julaybib al-Urduni.

Monday, 27 November 2017
AQ's Mali Branch Claims Attack on MINUSMA, Malian Army in In Délimane

The Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed credit for the attack on a joint unit of MINUSMA and Malian forces in In Délimane, near Ménaka, and reported the killing of five soldiers and announced the "martyrdom" of two fighters.

Saturday, 25 November 2017
Al-Qaeda's Mali-based Branch Claims Two Attacks in Burkina Faso, Including First on G5 Sahel Force

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed two attacks in neighboring Burkina Faso, one of which targeted the newly established G5 Sahel Force, and two in its homebase.

Friday, 24 November 2017
AQ Leader Zawahiri Demands Revenge Against U.S. for Death of “Blind Sheikh,” Urges Unity of Fighters

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri demanded that Muslims take revenge against the U.S. for the death in prison of the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman, and reiterated his call to fighters in general and those in Syria in particular to unite against the enemy alliance.

Saturday, 18 November 2017
Prominent Pro-IS Jihadist Argues Hamza bin Laden Not Currently Fit to Lead Global Jihad Movement

A prominent pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadist challenged the prediction that al-Qaeda official Hamza bin Laden, a son of Usama, will unite the global jihad movement, arguing that he is not currently fit to do so.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Pro- Al-Qaeda Jihadist Shares Audio Condemning IS' Sinai Province, Charging it with Criminality

A prominent pro- al-Qaeda jihadist shared an audio speech in which an individual named "Abu Muhammad al-Salafi al-Saynawi" condemns the Islamic State's (IS) Sinai Province and charges it with criminal acts.

Thursday, 09 November 2017
Al-Qaeda’s Mali Branch Claims Ambushes, Bombings on Malian and MINUSMA Forces in Mopti, Ségou, and Timbuktu

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed four attacks on Malian soldiers and gendarmes and MINUSMA forces in the country’s Mopti, Ségou, and Timbuktu regions, and published photos of destroyed vehicles.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017
Hamza bin Laden Holds Father, Usama, as Example for Muslims, Incites for Revolutions and Revenge Against U.S.

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation released an audio speech from Hamza bin Laden, a son of Usama, holding his father as an example for Muslims to follow in jihad, and inciting for revolutions in the Muslim world, in addition to revenge against the U.S. for the killing of the elder bin Laden.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Claims Attack on Convoy of Malian High Court's President

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Mali, claimed credit for the attack on the convoy of the president of the High Court of Justice, killing five Malian soldiers.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Challenges French Denial of Killing Malian POWs in Raid

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), challenged the French denial of killing 11 Malian soldiers who were being held by the group in a raid in Abeïbara.

Saturday, 28 October 2017
Mali-based al-Qaeda Branch Claims Bombing Malian, MINUSMA Vehicles in Kidal and Mopti

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Mali, claimed bombing a MINUSMA vehicle in the country's Kidal region, and repulsing Malian soldiers and blowing up their vehicle in Mopti.

Friday, 27 October 2017
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Claims French Airstrike Killed 11 Malian POWs in Addition to Fighters

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed that a French airstrike in Abeïbara killed 11 Malian soldiers who were being held by the group, in addition to a number of fighters.

Friday, 27 October 2017
Al-Qaeda's Branch in Mali Gives Infographic on 6 Months of Operations, Claims Ambush in Koulikoro

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), published an infographic on its operations from May through mid-October 2017, and claimed credit for ambushing Malian gendarmes in Koulikoro.

Thursday, 19 October 2017
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Claims Rocket Attack on Malian Army in Mopti, Killing at Least 4

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed killing at least four Malian soldiers in a rocket strike on their gathering in Mopti.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Releases Video on Spies for Mauritania, Threatens France and Allies with "Heavy Price" for Espionage

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), released a video on men confessing to spying for the Mauritanian intelligence, and threatening France and its allies with a "heavy price" to be paid for espionage.

Monday, 09 October 2017
Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Urges Muslims Consolidate Ranks, Mobilize Efforts Against U.S. and "Client Regimes"

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Muslims to consolidate their ranks and mobilize efforts together against the United States and its "client" regime in a speech for the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017
Al-Qaeda Mourns Former Muslim Brotherhood Leader, Uses Opportunity to Call Muslims to Unite Despite Differences

Al-Qaeda (AQ) mourned former Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Mahdi Akef, who died in prison on September 22, 2017, in its “al-Nafeer” bulletin, and used the opportunity to call on Muslims to unite despite their ideological differences.

Monday, 25 September 2017
Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Rallies Fighters in AQ Branches, Urges North African Branch “Teach the French a Lesson”

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri rallied fighters in the group’s branches in the Indian Subcontinent, North Africa, Somalia, and Yemen, and to those in the Mali area, called to “teach the French a lesson”.

Saturday, 16 September 2017
Hamza bin Laden Urges Muslims in Audio to Participate in Syrian Jihad

Hamza bin Laden, a son of former al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Usama bin Laden, urged Muslims to participate in jihad in Syria through physical or financial means, and help stop what he described as “international Crusader-Rafidhi aggression”.

Thursday, 14 September 2017
Al-Qaeda Urges Muslims Push Back Against Saudi Crackdown on Preachers

Al-Qaeda (AQ) urged Muslims to push back against the Saudi government for its recent crackdown on preachers and activists, telling them in the 16th issue of its “al-Nafeer” (Call to Mobilize) bulletin that it is “high time” to rise up.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Al-Qaeda Central Urges Muslims to Financially, Militarily, and Physically Support Their Brethren in Myanmar

Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) urged Muslims around the world and especially those in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and the Philippines to support their Rohingya brethren in Myanmar financially, militarily, and physically.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media Publishes 2015 Letter from 9/11 Planner to Barack Obama

As the second of four advertised releases for the 16th anniversary of 9/11, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation published a letter written in September 2015 from Khalid Sheikh Muhammad to then-U.S. President Barack Obama.

Monday, 11 September 2017
Media Unit of Kashmir-based “Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind” Praises 9/11 Hijackers on 16th Anniversary

The media unit of the Kashmir-based jihadi group “Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind” praised the 9/11 hijackers on the 16th anniversary of the attacks, and lauded them as examples for Muslims to follow.

Monday, 11 September 2017
Al-Qaeda Releases Will of 9/11 Hijacker Muhannad al-Shehri for 16th Anniversary of Attacks

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation released the video will of 9/11 hijacker Muhannad al-Shehri (AKA Abu Umar al-Azdi) on the 16th anniversary of the attacks in New York and Washington DC.

Monday, 11 September 2017
Pro-AQ Media Group Rebukes IS’ “False” Claim of Tiaret Attack, Asserts AQIM’s Responsibility

The pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) Al-Hijrah Media rebuked the Islamic State’s (IS) “false” claim of responsibility for the August 31, 2017 suicide bombing at a police station in the Algerian city of Tiaret, asserting al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) responsibility.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017
Al-Qaeda’s Mali Branch Releases Video on June 2017 Raid in Bintagougou

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), released a video on its June 17, 2017, raid on a Malian military barracks in Bintagougou, west of Timbuktu.

The group’s al-Zallaqa Media Foundation issued the 7 minute, 53 second video on its Telegram channel on August 28. In its communique for the attack, NIM claimed killing and wounding nearly 20 Malian soldiers, and taking a military vehicle and a quantity of weapons and ammunition as war spoils. It added that one fighter, “Nasser al-Fulani,” was “martyred” during the operation. Footage shows commanders speaking before the operation, and fighters executing the attack and then moving about inside the captured barracks.

Monday, 28 August 2017
Jihadi Media Group Gives Bio of Slain French AQ Explosives Expert David Drugeon

The jihadi media group al-Fursan published a biography of David Drugeon (AKA Abu Hamza al-Jaza’iri, Salman al-Faransi), a French al-Qaeda (AQ) explosives expert killed in an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, in July 2015.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Pro-AQ Group Specialized in French Translations Established

A pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) media group specialized in French translations of media from AQ and its branches in Mali, North Africa, Somalia, and Yemen announced its establishment.

Monday, 21 August 2017
Pro-AQ Group Puts Egyptian President on Wanted “Dead or Alive” Poster

The pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) al-Hijrah Media published a poster displaying Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi as “wanted dead or alive”.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Shabaab Deserter Challenges Pro-AQ Group’s Allegations about Former Shabaab Commander Mukhtar Robow

Responding to a statement from a pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) media group accusing Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansour, a former Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement commander, of colluding with the enemy prior to surrendering, a Shabaab deserter challenged its account of events and equated the AQ group to the Islamic State (IS) in terms of extremism.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Pro-AQ English Group Gives “Exclusive Details” on Former Shabaab Commander Surrendering to Somali Government

Al-Hijrah Media, a pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) English-language group, presented what it described as “exclusive details” on former Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement commander Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansour surrendering to the Somali government.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Pro-AQ English Media Group Quotes from Jordanian Double Agent in Bulletin Inciting for Jihad Participation

The pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) English media group “Al-Hijrah” published the eighth issue of its bulletin, quoting from Jordanian double agent Humam al-Balawi (AKA Abu Dujana al-Khorasani) inciting for participation in jihad.

Monday, 14 August 2017
Pro-AQ English Media Group Issues Bulletins 6 and 7, Quotes from Leaders on Pledge to Zawahiri and Sanctity of Muslim Blood

The pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) English media group “Al-Hijrah” published issues six and seven of its bulletin, quoting from AQ leaders on the sanctity of Muslim blood and pledging to Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017
AQ Supporters Share English Translation as-Sahab’s Discussion on Armor in Battle

Al-Qaeda (AQ) supporters disseminated an English translation of the discussion on the necessity of fighters wearing armor and other forms of body protection in battle.

Monday, 07 August 2017
AQ Leader Zawahiri Mourns Slain Official Umar Khalil and Abu Dujana al-Pasha in Audio Speech

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri mourned slain officials Abu Umar Khalil (AKA Khalil al-Madani) and Abu Dujana al-Pasha (AKA Muhammad Mahmood al-Bahteeti), in an audio speech, and also revealed that Khalid Sheikh Muhammad founded the group’s media wing, as-Sahab.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017
NIM Claims Wounding “At Least Four French Soldiers” in Attack on Armored Vehicle in Mali

The Mali-based al-Qaeda branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed wounding “at least four French soldiers” in an explosive attack in the Kidal region of Mali.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017
Pro-AQ English Media Group Issues Bulletins Quoting from AQ Leaders on al-Aqsa, Trenches

The pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) English media group “Al-Hijrah” published issues four and five of its bulletin, quoting from AQ leaders on supporting al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestine, and the importance of digging trenches.

Saturday, 29 July 2017
Pro-AQ Group Publishes English Bulletins Promoting Shabaab, Inciting Against West

In English bulletins, a pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) group promoted the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement and incited against the West.

Thursday, 27 July 2017
Al-Qaeda’s Branch in Mali Claims Attacks on Burkinabe and Malian Forces in Border Area, Strike on French Convoy

The Mali-based al-Qaeda branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed two attacks in the border area between Burkina Faso and Mali, one striking Burkinabe soldiers and the other Malian, as well as bombing a French military convoy near Kidal.

Thursday, 27 July 2017
Al-Qaeda Central Urges HTS and Ahrar al-Sham Cease Infighting

Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) issued a statement urging Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, two militant factions in Syria, to cease the infighting between them and respect the sanctity of the blood of their brethren.

Saturday, 22 July 2017
Pro-AQ Media Group Claims it “Urgently” Needs Help with Media Work

A pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) media group run by Westerners in Syria reposted a message that it was “urgently” looking for help with media work.

Friday, 21 July 2017
Shabaab Deserter Discusses Recent Release on Former Leader’s Bio, Says Pledge to AQ was Out of “Convenience”

Abdurrahman bin Abdillah, an individual who deserted the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement due to what he described as its criminality and oppression, discussed the group’s recent video release on the jihadi biography of its former leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubayr, disputing what it presented, and remarked that his pledge to al-Qaeda (AQ) was borne out of “convenience”.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
AQ’s as-Sahab Media Publishes Discussion on Necessity of Armor in Battle

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation published a discussion on the necessity of fighters wearing armor and other forms of body protection in battle.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Killed Shariah Official Abu Yahya al-Libi Discusses Importance of Trenches in AQ Video

Al-Qaeda (AQ) released a video of killed Shariah official Abu Yahya al-Libi discussing the tactical and spiritual importance of preparing trenches in combat zones.

Saturday, 15 July 2017
AQAP Publishes Photos of Artillery Strikes on Houthis in al-Bayda’, Claims Mortar Attack on SBF in Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published photos of its artillery strikes on Houthi military positions in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, and claimed a mortar attack on Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Ibb.

Friday, 07 July 2017
Shabaab Claims Wounding Former Director of Somalia’s Ministry of Information with Bomb in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported wounding the former Director of the Somalia’s Ministry of Information with an explosive device in the country’s capital, Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017
AQ-Focused Telegram Channel Promotes Organization’s “Aims” in English, Requests Help with Media Work

Jihadists have spread a recently created Telegram channel purposed to promote various aspects of al-Qaeda (AQ), including its affiliates, leaders, and organizational “aims.”

Monday, 03 July 2017
Al-Qaeda’s Mali Affiliate Claims Raid on Malian Barracks in Bintagougou, Attacks in Ménaka

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) affiliate in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed a raid on Malian military barracks in Bintagougou, killing and wounding 20 and seizing war spoils, including anti-aircraft weapons, in addition to an attack on MINUSMA forces in Ménaka.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
AQ Leader Zawahiri Promotes Unity of Muslims Against Unified Enemy in Audio Speech

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri promoted the unity of Muslims regardless of nationality in an audio speech rallying them to oppose a unified enemy.

Friday, 09 June 2017
Jihadi Network Distributes Unreleased Statement from al-Qaeda Central on Members of AQIS

The al-Fida’ Islamic Network distributed a previously-unreleased statement from al-Qaeda Central (AQC) regarding accusations levied against three members of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).

Friday, 09 June 2017
Al-Qaeda’s Mali Affiliate Claims Killing Guinean Forces Participating in MINUSMA in Kidal Attack

The al-Qaeda (AQ) affiliate in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed killing and wounding an unidentified number of Guinean forces participating in the MINUSMA mission in Kidal.

Friday, 09 June 2017
Al-Qaeda’s Branch in Mali Releases Video of Storming Malian Army Barracks in Boulikessi, Taking Prisoners

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Mali, released a video of storming Malian army barracks in Boulikessi and taking some soldiers prisoner.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017
Al-Qaeda’s Mali Affiliate Releases Video of Storming Malian Army Checkpoint in Ansongo

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Mali, released a video of storming a Malian army checkpoint in Ansongo in Gao region.

Monday, 05 June 2017
Al-Qaeda’s Mali Affiliate Claims Shelling French Forces at Timbuktu Airport

The al-Qaeda (AQ) affiliate in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed wounding a number of French troops in a mortar shelling on Timbuktu Airport.

Thursday, 01 June 2017
Al-Qaeda’s Mali Affiliate Denies Kidnapping Red Cross Workers, Stoning Adulterers

The Mali-based affiliate of al-Qaeda, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), denied reports that it kidnapped four Red Cross workers and stoned to death a man and a woman on charges of adultery.

Friday, 26 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing in Mogadishu, Targeting Governor’s Convoy in NE Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a suicide operation on Somali forces in Mogadishu and killing seven Kenyan police forces in the country’s Mandera County.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Al-Qaeda Derides Trump Visit to KSA, Finds “Treachery” of Saudi Royals

Al-Qaeda (AQ) derided the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia and found it to be another example of the Saudi royals’ “treachery,” in the 15th issue of its “al-Nafeer” (Call to Mobilize) bulletin.

Sunday, 21 May 2017
Hamza bin Laden Highlights Historical Saudi Collusion with British in Speech Inciting Regime Overthrow

Hamza bin Laden, a son of former al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Usama bin Laden, highlighted Saudi collusion with the British in the early-20th century in a speech encouraging Muslims in Saudi Arabia to overthrow the royal family.

Saturday, 20 May 2017
AQ-Affiliate in Mali Claims Attack on Timbuktu Airport, Setting it on Fire

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based affiliate of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed targeting the Timbuktu airport with mortar shells, setting it on fire.

Monday, 15 May 2017
Hamza bin Laden Gives Advice to Lone Wolf Attackers in the West, Suggests Targets

Hamza bin Laden, a son of former al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Usama bin Laden, provided advice for lone wolf attackers in the West in an audio speech.

Saturday, 13 May 2017
AQ-Affiliate in Mali Claims Attack on French Convoy NW of Tessalit, Mali

The Mali-based affiliate of al-Qaeda, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed destroying and damaging military vehicles in an attack on French forces northwest of Tessalit.

Friday, 12 May 2017
AQ’s Mali Affiliate Claims Suicide Raid on Malian Forces North of Gao

The Mali-based affiliate of al-Qaeda, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed a suicide raid killing and wounding several Malian forces north of Gao, Mali.

Sunday, 07 May 2017
AQAP Leader Calls for “Eye for an Eye” Lone-Wolf Attacks in Video Speech

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video of its leader, Qasim al-Rimi (AKA Abu Huraira al-Sana'ani), calling for “eye for an eye” lone-wolf attacks in the West as retaliation for “traged[ies] upon Muslims.”

Sunday, 07 May 2017
Shabaab Posts Alleged Identity, Photo of Fallen U.S. Soldier in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released the alleged identity of the fallen U.S. soldier killed during a “failed landing operation” in Lower Shabelle and supplied a photo.

Saturday, 06 May 2017
Shabaab Releases Photos of Spoils from Fallen U.S. Soldier in Lower Shabelle, Somalia

Following its claim of killing a U.S. soldier in Lower Shabelle, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, distributed photos from the fallen soldier, showing the attack’s aftermath and the soldier’s uniform and gear.

Saturday, 06 May 2017
AQ’s Mali Affiliate Claims Attack on Timbuktu Airport, Ambush in Nampala Killing, Wounding 20

The Mali-based affiliate of al-Qaeda, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed two attacks targeting MINUSMA forces in Timbuktu and Malian forces in Nampala, killing and wounding several.

Thursday, 04 May 2017
AQ Leader Gives Forward to Republished Message from Sami al-‘Aridi

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation republished a message from Sami al-‘Aridi, a former top cleric in the Nusra Front, with the addition of an introduction by AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Alleged AQ-Linked Group Claims St. Petersburg Metro Bombing

An alleged al-Qaeda (AQ)-linked group claimed credit for the April 3, 2017, St. Petersburg metro bombing and threatened additional attacks.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Francophone Jihadist Advises Potential Migrants on Preparations for Journey to Syria

A French-language jihadist addressed potential migrants to Syria, advising on how to prepare for their journey, including to remain discreet, sell items on Ebay, bring a portable charger, and be wary of online recruiters.

Monday, 24 April 2017
AQ Leader Zawahiri Declares Syrian Jihad an Issue Concerning All Muslims, Calls to Reject Nationalist Sentiment

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri addressed fighters in Syria, urging them to reject nationalist sentiment and wage a protracted guerrilla war against the Syrian regime, and called on Muslims the world over to support their brethren in the country.

Sunday, 23 April 2017
AQ’s Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen Claims Attack on Malian “Red Beret” Barracks in Central Mali

The Mali-based affiliate of al-Qaeda, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed attacking and then seizing control over barracks of Malian army “Red Berets” south of Timbuktu.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
AQ-Affiliate in Mali Claims Two Attacks on MINUSMA Military Convoy in Kidal

Shortly after claiming three attacks on Chadian and Malian forces, and Malian army-backed Donzo fighters, the al-Qaeda (AQ)-affiliated Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM) took credit for two strikes on MINUSMA forces in Kidal region.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
AQ-Affiliate in Mali Claims Three Attacks in Kidal and Ségou Regions

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-affiliated Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM) claimed three attacks in Mali's Kidal and Ségou regions, targeting Chadian and Malian forces, and Malian army-backed Donzo fighters.

Tuesday, 18 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
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
Al-Qaeda Criticizes U.S. Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley’s “High Heels” Remark, Urges Muslims to Embrace Jihad

Al-Qaeda (AQ) criticized the remark by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, about kicking with “high heels” all who condemn Israel, and arguing that it demonstrates America’s determination to impose its will, urged Muslims to embrace jihad and confront it.

Saturday, 08 April 2017
Pro-AQ Ideologue Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi Urges Supporters not Praise U.S. for Syrian Airbase Strike

Amidst ongoing reactions by jihadists to the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian airbase, prominent pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) ideologue Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi expressed distrust towards America's intentions, and warned supporters not to find good in its actions.

Friday, 07 April 2017
AQAP-Affiliated Newspaper Interviews Leader of Newly-Formed AQIM Branch in Mali

Al-Masra, a digital newspaper linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), interview the leader of the newly-formed brach of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Mali regarding its establishment, its connection to AQ, and its plans for attacks on regional states.

Thursday, 06 April 2017
AQ’s Nusrat al-Islam was Muslimeen Claims Rocket Attack on French Military Base in Tessalit

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-affiliated Nusrat al-Islam was Muslimeen claimed a rocket attack on a French military base in Tessalit.

Wednesday, 05 April 2017
Pro-AQ Analyst Assesses Global Jihadist Movement, Comments on NF-AQ Split

Jihadists disseminated a pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) analyst’s take on the global jihadist movement’s “current situation,” which included an assessment of the Nusra Front’s (NF) split from AQ in 2016.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017
Shabaab’s Kenyan Official Praises January Kulbiyow Raid, Threatens Kenyan Government

Ahmad Iman Ali, a Kenyan official in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, delivered a speech praising the outcome of the January 2017 Kulbiyow raid, encouraging fighters to be patient, and warning the Kenyan government that Shabaab fighters do not fear death.

Friday, 31 March 2017
Al-Qaeda Draws Awareness to Drought in Somalia, Urges Muslims to Provide Support

Al-Qaeda (AQ) drew awareness to the drought in Somalia in the 13th issue of its al-Nafeer bulletin, and urged Muslims to provide support and distinguish their brethren from their foes.

Sunday, 26 March 2017
Al-Qaeda Calls Muslims to Avenge Desecration of Corpses in Benghazi by Haftar Forces

Al-Qaeda (AQ) called on Muslims to take revenge against the “tyrants” supporting Libyan forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, due to their desecrating the corpses of slain opponents by parading them through the streets and hanging them on barracks.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Al-Qaeda Central Gives Approval of Unification of Jihadi Factions in Mali

Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) issued a statement giving its approval and praise of the unification of jihadi factions in Mali under the group Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen.

Sunday, 19 March 2017
Al-Qaeda Incites Muslims to Take Revenge Against America for Aleppo Airstrike

Al-Qaeda (AQ) incited Muslims to take revenge against America for an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, that allegedly killed dozens.

Friday, 17 March 2017
Article in AQAP-Affiliated Newspaper Discusses AQ Insistence to Attack U.S.

Al-Masra, a digital newspaper linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), published in its 42nd issue an article discussing al-Qaeda’s (AQ) war with America and the West, wherein the author claimed that it is due to this war that the U.S. and its allies suffer societal division.

Friday, 10 March 2017
TTP Gives Eulogy for Explosives Expert Involved in Failed May 2010 Times Square Attack

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) gave a eulogy for Aamir Ali Chaudhry (AKA Huzaifa, Arsalan), an explosives expert who both the U.S. and UN sanctioned in 2012 for his role in the group and his association with al-Qaeda (AQ).

Tuesday, 07 March 2017
Shabaab Gives Eulogy for Zawahiri’s Deputy in Syria, Threatens Revenge

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, issued a eulogy for Ayman al-Zawahiri’s deputy in Syria and threatened revenge against America and “countries of disbelief”.

Monday, 06 March 2017
Al-Qaeda Central Gives Eulogy for Zawahiri's Deputy in Syria, Threatens Revenge

The General Command of al-Qaeda (AQ) issued a eulogy for Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, Ayman al-Zawahiri's deputy in Syria who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Idlib, and threatened revenge.

Sunday, 05 March 2017
Ansar Dine and AQIM’s Sahara and Murabitoon Branches Announce Merger

Three jihadi factions in Mali, Ansar Dine and the Sahara and Murabitoon branches of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), announced their merger and their pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
AQAP and AQIM Eulogize Zawahiri Deputy Abu al-Khayr al-Masri

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a joint statement eulogizing al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s deputy in Syria, Ahmed Hassan Abu al-Khayr al-Masri.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
Syria-Focused “Al-Haqiqa” Magazine Compiles Content from from Pro-AQ Media Groups

Jihadists introduced the first issue of “Al-Haqiqa,” a Syria-focused magazine composed of previously released content from pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) media groups.

Monday, 27 February 2017
GIMF Releases English Translation of al-Qaeda Kidnapping Guide

The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) released an English translation of the kidnapping guide authored by al-Qaeda (AQ) official Saif al-'Adl.

Saturday, 25 February 2017
Al-Qaeda Continues to Promote “Blind Sheikh” in Death

In the tenth issue of its “al-Nafeer” (Call to Mobilize) bulletin, Al-Qaeda (AQ) offered another eulogy for “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman, praising him as “engraved in history.”

Friday, 24 February 2017