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AQ-aligned Coalition in Syria Releases Video on Raids on Syrian Military Positions in Latakia

Pertaining to an operation in which it allegedly killed more than 30 Syrian officers and soldiers, the al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned jihadi coalition the 'Incite the Believers' Operations Room released a video showing the training of its fighters for the attack and operation footage.

Friday, 11 January 2019
AQ-linked Jihadists Eulogize USS Cole Bombing Organizer, Warn that "Generations" He Established Will Fight America

Al-Qaeda (AQ)-linked jihadists confirmed the killing of Jamal al-Badawi, the organizer of the 2000 USS Cole suicide bombing in Aden, Yemen, in a U.S. airstrike, and warned that the "generations" he established will continue to fight America.

Monday, 07 January 2019
JNIM Official Urges Malian Tribesmen not to Participate with Government in Combatting its Fighters

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), released an audio speech from one of its officials urging Malian tribesmen not to participate with the government in combatting its fighters.

Wednesday, 02 January 2019
JNIM Claims 19 Attacks in November-December 2018 in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) issued two communiques claiming a total of 19 attacks in its home base of Mali and neighboring Burkina Faso and Niger, targeting local security forces and international troops affiliated with MINUSMA.

Monday, 31 December 2018
Syria-based AQ-affiliated Official Abu Julaybib Reportedly Killed

Iyad Nazmi Salih Khalil (AKA Iyad al-Tubaysi, Abu Julaybib al-Urduni), a Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-affiliated militant official, was reportedly killed. Pro-AQ Telegram channels informed on December 28, 2018, that Abu Julaybib was killed in a strike by the Syrian military, but did not indicate the location.

Friday, 28 December 2018
JNIM Claims "Complex Ambush" of Burkinabe Security Forces Near Mali Border

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed what it described as a "complex ambush" of Burkinabe security forces near the Mali-Burkina Faso border.

Friday, 28 December 2018
Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Confirms Death of Deputy Leader and Five Other Fighters in Clash in Pulwama

Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), an al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned group in Jammu and Kashmir, confirmed in the killing of its deputy leader and five other fighters in a clash with security forces in Pulwama.

Thursday, 27 December 2018
AQ Leader Zawahiri Urges Saudi Muslims Immigrate for Jihad and Strategic Planning, Attack U.S. and Israeli Interests

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Saudi Muslims to immigrate for jihad and strategic planning in existing battlefields, and called on them to attack American and Israeli interests to bring down Gulf governments.

Monday, 24 December 2018
JNIM Announces its Discontinuing Productions on Foreign Hostages, Alleges No Negotiations for Release Currently Underway

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) announced that it will discontinue media productions on its foreign hostages and alleged that no negotiations are currently taking place between it and their respective governments.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
AQ-aligned Coalition in Syria Showcases Attacks by Sniper Brigade in Video

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned jihadi coalition the 'Incite the Believers' Operations Room released a video showcasing attacks by its "Sniper Brigade" in Syria's Aleppo, Hama, and Latakia governorates.

Friday, 07 December 2018
JNIM Reportedly Rejects Claim that Victims of U.S. Airstrike in Libya were AQIM Members

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), al-Qaeda's branch in Mali, reportedly rejected the claim by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) that its airstrike in Libya killed 11 al-Qaeda members, alleging instead that the victims were Tuaregs with no connection to the group.

Monday, 03 December 2018
Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Gives Security Guidelines to Fighters in Kashmir

Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), an al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned group in Jammu and Kashmir, gave security guidelines in English and Urdu to fighters in the region, covering safety online and on the ground.

Saturday, 01 December 2018
AQ-aligned Coalition in Syria Releases Video on Raid in Jabal al-Akrad Killing 24 Syrian Soldiers

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned jihadi coalition the 'Incite the Believers' Operations Room released a video on the November 17, 2018, raid on a Syrian military position in Jabal al-Akra in which approximately 24 soldiers were killed.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
JNIM Reportedly Denies Killing of Official for Mali's Macina Region

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) reportedly denied that its official for Mali's Macina region, Muhammad Kufa, was killed in a raid by French forces.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Spokesman for AQ-aligned Coalition in Syria Discusses Goals, Calls for Financial and Physical Support in Video Interview

The spokesman for the "'Incite the Believers' Operations Room," a Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned coalition of three jihadi factions, discussed in a video interview its goals and called on fellow rebel groups and the Syrian public to provide financial and physical support.

Friday, 23 November 2018
AQ-aligned Coalition in Syria Claims Raid, Rocket and Weaponized UAV Strikes in Aleppo, Hama, and Latakia

The "'Incite the Believers' Operations Room," a Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned coalition of jihadi factions including Hurras al-Deen, claimed a raid, a weaponized UAV strike, and multiple rocket attacks on Syrian regime forces in Aleppo, Hama, and Latakia governorates.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Al-Qaeda Supporters Distribute Posters Portraying California Wildfires as Divine Punishment

Similar to pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadists earlier, supporters of al-Qaeda (AQ) designed and distributed posters portraying the California wildfires as divine punishment.

Monday, 19 November 2018
JNIM Reportedly Claims Armed Ambush on Malian Soldiers, Killing 3

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), reportedly claimed credit for an ambush on Malian soldiers, killing three.

Thursday, 15 November 2018
JNIM Releases Audio-Visual Statement on Suicide Bombing at UNMAS Compound in Gao

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), released an audio-visual statement on the suicide bombing at the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) compound in Gao.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018
JNIM Claims Suicide Bombing on HQ of Foreign Forces in Gao

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed a suicide bombing on a headquarters of foreign forces, including Britons, Canadians, and Germans, in Gao.

Monday, 12 November 2018
JNIM Announces Deteriorating Health of French Hostage, Charges France with Obstructing Case Resolution

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), announced that the health of French hostage Sophie Petronin is "rapidly deteriorating" and charged France with obstructing the resolution of her case.

Sunday, 11 November 2018
JNIM Official for Mali's Macina Region Incites Fula in West Africa to Take Up arms

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), al-Qaeda's Mali branch, released a video from its official for the country's Macina region inciting the Fula people there and in the entirety of the Sahel and West Africa to take up arms.

Thursday, 08 November 2018
Al-Qaeda's as-Sahab Media Launches Website

Al-Qaeda's as-Sahab Media Foundation launched a website on which it hosts its recent publications from Ayman al-Zawahiri and other group propaganda.

Tuesday, 06 November 2018
AQ-Aligned Coalition Issues Photo Report of Shelling SAA Positions in Aleppo

“Incite the Believers Operations Room,” a Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ) aligned coalition group, issued a photo report on its shelling of SAA forces in Aleppo, marking its seventh operation claimed in a week.

Thursday, 01 November 2018
JNIM Claims Attack on International Forces in Timbuktu

The Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), Jama’at Nusrtat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), released a video statement claiming an attack on International Forces barracks in Timbuktu.

Monday, 29 October 2018
JNIM Deputy Leader Warns MOC Members to Repent or Be Killed

Yahya Abu al-Hammam, the deputy leader of al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Mali, Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), warned members of the Mécanisme Opérationnel de Coordination (MOC) to repent and leave their service or be pursued by fighters and killed.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Jihadi Coalition Involving Pro-AQ Hussas al-Deen Photographs Artillery Attack on Enemy Villages in Hama

A jihadi coalition in Syria called "'And Incite the Believers' Operations Room, which involves the pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) Hurras al-Deen, photographed an artillery attack on villages adjacent to Jurin in Syria's Hama governorate.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch JNIM Reportedly Claims Attacks in Burkina Faso, Including Blast Killing 7 Policemen

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), reportedly claimed credit for recent attacks in neighboring Burkina Faso, including the killing of seven policemen in a bombing.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Jihadi Coalition Involving Pro-AQ Hurras al-Deen Claims Attacks on Syrian Military Positions in Hama

A jihadi coalition in Syria called "'And Incite the Believers' Operations Room, which involves the pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) Hurras al-Deen, claimed attacks on Syrian military positions in Hama.

Monday, 15 October 2018
Pro-AQ Group Highlights Zawahiri's Words on Kashmir in Video

A pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) group produced a video highlighting Ayman al-Zawahiri's words on Kashmir, featuring images from Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) and its al-Hurr Media.

Monday, 08 October 2018
AQ's Mali Branch JNIM Challenges France and Promotes Fighters in Video, Features Footage of Deputy Leader for 1st Time

The Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), Jama'at Nusrtat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), released a video challenging France and its coalition partners in Mali and the Sahel while promoting its fighters, and featured footage for the first time of its deputy leader, Yahya Abu al-Hammam.

Monday, 01 October 2018
AQ's Mali Branch JNIM Previews Forthcoming Video "And the Battle Continues"

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), previewed a forthcoming video titled "And the Battle Continues".

Friday, 28 September 2018
AQ Media Chief Condemns Pakistani Soldiers as “Terrorists” in Speech for 4th Anniversary of North Waziristan Offensive

Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) released a speech from its media chief for the fourth anniversary of the Pakistani military offensives in North Waziristan, condemning Pakistani police soldiers as “terrorists”.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Pro-AQ Hurras al-Deen Decries Sochi Agreement, Calls for Support with Men and Money to Syrian Jihad

The Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen decried the Sochi agreement between Russia and Turkey and called on Muslims to support the Syrian Jihad with men and money.

Monday, 24 September 2018
Statement Attributed to NIM Deputy Leader Warns Tribesmen from Cooperating with Enemy Forces

A statement attributed to Yahya Abu al-Hammam, the deputy leader of al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Mali Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), warned tribesmen from cooperating with enemy forces, announcing that one individual was already executed in Timbuktu.

Friday, 21 September 2018
AQ Fighters Announce Presence in Burkina Faso in Video

Fighters belonging to al-Qaeda (AQ) announced their presence in Burkina Faso in a video.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018
AQ Supporter Explains Why U.S. is Higher Priority Target than Others

An al-Qaeda (AQ) supporter distributed a message explaining why the United States is a higher priority target than other Western forces, focusing on its economy and military and technological abilities.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Al-Qaeda Central Gives Eulogy for Jalaluddin Haqqani

Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) issued a two-page statement eulogizing Afghan Taliban official and Haqqani Network chief Jalaluddin Haqqani.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018
AQ and IS Supporters Alike Celebrate 9/11 Anniversary with Remembrance and Threats

On their respective channels, al-Qaeda (AQ) and Islamic State (IS) supporters celebrated the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with posters remembering the event and threats of similar operations to come.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018
AQ Leader Zawahiri Advises How to "Confront" America on 17th Anniversary of 9/11

In its 17th anniversary production commemorating the 9/11 attacks, al-Qaeda (AQ) released a speech from its leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, advising how to "confront" America.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Jihadi Factions Formerly Operating in Damascus and Daraa Announcing Joining AQ-aligned Hurras al-Deen

Two jihadi factions, one allegedly formerly operating in Damascus, and the other formerly in Daraa, separately announced their joining the al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen in Syria.

Friday, 31 August 2018
AQ's as-Sahab Media Publishes 2nd Installment in Leadership Advice Series, Focuses on Wrongdoing in the Name of Jihad

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation published the second installment in its leadership advice series, focusing in this part on cautioning against wrongdoing in the name of jihad, such as suicide bombings in public squares.

Monday, 27 August 2018
Groups Allegedly "Fulfill" Pledge to AQ Leader Zawahiri by Joining Hurras al-Deen

A jihadist distributed an announcement by six groups announcing their joining the Syria-based Hurras al-Deen as a means of "fulfilling" their pledge to al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

The announcement lists the names of the six groups.

 

Saturday, 25 August 2018
AQ-linked Group Releases Video of Bangladeshi Fighters Attacking U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

An al-Qaeda (AQ)-linked group released a video showing what it described as Bangladeshi fighters attacking U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Friday, 24 August 2018
AQ Leader Zawahiri Promotes Unity Among Muslims and Rejection of Division in Video Speech

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri promoted unity among Muslims and rejection of division, considering these religiously mandated matters, in a video speech.

Thursday, 23 August 2018
Two Factions Announce Joining AQ-Aligned Hurras al-Deen in Syria

Two Syria-based jihadi factions announced their joining the al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen.

Monday, 20 August 2018
AQ-Aligned Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Leader Incites Muslim Youths in India and Kashmir to Fight in Eid al-Adha Speech

Zakir Musa, the leader of the al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), incited Muslim youths in India and Kashmir to fight Indian security forces and "prepare for war" in an Eid al-Adha speech.

Monday, 20 August 2018
AQ Leader Zawahiri Slams Hamas' "Document of General Principles and Policies," Urges Palestinians Reject "Traitors"

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri slammed Hamas' charter that it published in May 2017, "A Document of General Principles and Policies," and urged Palestinians to reject "traitors" and embrace the jihadi methodology.

Sunday, 19 August 2018
AQ's Mali Branch Reportedly Claims Ambushing Malian Army, Burning MINUSMA Fuel Tanker

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), reportedly claimed credit for an ambush on Malian soldiers and burning a MINUSMA fuel tanker.

Friday, 17 August 2018
"Source" in AQ's Mali Branch Denies Reports of Death of Gao Official

A "source" in Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Mali, reportedly denied news that the group's official for Gao was killed.

Thursday, 16 August 2018
AQ Media Chief Argues Arab Spring a Failure, Urges Muslims Go to Square and Revolt

Al-Qaeda (AQ) released a video speech from its media chief on the post-Arab Spring Middle East and North Africa, arguing that the uprisings have not brought real change and Muslims must return to the squares and demand Shariah-based governance.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018
AQ Promotes Reverence for Islamic Scholars in Nafeer 27

Al-Qaeda (AQ) promoted reverence for Islamic scholars in Nafeer 27 and urged those scholars who are disparaged to preserve amid adversity.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018
AQ Leader Zawahiri Gives Eulogy for Former TTP Leader Fazlullah

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri gave a eulogy for former Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Fazlullah Khorasani.

Friday, 10 August 2018
Pro-AQ Hurras al-Deen Condemns Militants Reconciling with Syrian Regime as Being "Weak" in Faith and Morals

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen condemned Islamic militant groups reconciling with the Syrian regime as being "weak" in faith and morals.

Thursday, 09 August 2018
Son of AQ Explosives Expert Abu Khabab al-Masri Reportedly Killed in Afghanistan-Pakistan Region

Jihadists reported that a son of al-Qaeda (AQ) explosives expert Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar (AKA Abu Khabab al-Masri) was killed in a U.S. raid in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

Wednesday, 08 August 2018
Pro-AQ Hurras al-Deen Claims Offensive on Syrian Military Positions in Hama, Publishes Photos of Attack

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen claimed an offensive on Syrian military positions in the town of Jurin in Syria's Hama governorate and published photos of the attack.

Monday, 06 August 2018
AQ's Mali Branch Reportedly Claims Blast on Malian Army Vehicle, Source "Close" to Group Denies Reports of Leader Deaths

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), reportedly claimed credit for a landmine explosion on a Malian army vehicle, while a source "close" to the group denied the killing of two leaders in Libya.

Friday, 03 August 2018
AQ Leader Zawahiri Rallies Fighters and Muslims in East Africa to Establish a "Foundation for Islam and Jihad," Integrate into Global War

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri rallied fighters and Muslim civilians alike in East Africa to establish a "foundation for Islam and jihad" and integrate into the global war being waged against the United States and Israel and their allies.

Thursday, 02 August 2018
Two Groups and Scholars Announce Their Joining Syria-based AQ-Aligned Hurras al-Deen

Two groups and Islamic scholars announced their joining the Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen.

Thursday, 02 August 2018
IS Releases New Footage of AQAP Captives in al-Bayda', Identifies 13 Fighters Killed by AQ Branch

The Islamic State's (IS) al-Bayda' Province in Yemen released a video of fighters from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) it is holding captive and accusing the AQ branch of initiating the conflict, and also identified 13 IS fighters killed by the AQ branch.

Wednesday, 01 August 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Claims Attack on French Forces Before Malian Elections

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, claimed credit for attacking French and MINUSMA forces in Aguelhok before the Malian elections.

Monday, 30 July 2018
NIM Leader Ag Ghaly Urges Malian Muslims Join it and Fight G5 Sahel and French Forces

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM) leader Iyad Ag Ghaley (AKA Abu al-Fadhil) addressed a speech to Malian Muslims, urging them to join the group and fight forces from G5 Sahel countries and France.

Friday, 27 July 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Warns Tribal Leaders from Allowing Tribesman to Join French Ally

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), warned tribal leaders from allowing their tribesman to join a French ally against fighters.

Friday, 27 July 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Vilifies France and Urges Muslims Join in Expelling it from Country

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), issued a statement regarding its April 2018 suicide attack at Timbuktu Airport and what allegedly followed of French criminality, vilifying France and urging Muslims to join in expelling its forces from the country.

Friday, 27 July 2018
Pro-AQ Group Reports 1st Incident of Clashes Between IS and AQAP in Yemen

A pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) group reported the first incident of clashes between Islamic State (IS) and AQAP fighters in Yemen.

Thursday, 12 July 2018
AQ Media Chief Urges Muslims Invest in Fellow Muslims, Forcefully Take Reins of Power from "Agents" to the West

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) media chief authored a document urging Muslims to invest resources in fellow Muslims to improve their living conditions and weaken the grasp their governments have over them, and to forcefully take the reins of power from "agents" to the West.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Pro-AQ Hurras al-Deen Announces Death of 10 Fighters Due to Accidental Triggering of Mines in Eastern Idlib

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen announced that 10 of its fighters were killed due to the accidental trigging of landmines in Syria's Idlib governorate.

Monday, 09 July 2018
Pro-AQ Hurras al-Deen Claims Attack on Syrian Soldiers in Hama, Provides Photo Report

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen claimed credit for an attack on Syrian soldiers in the north of Hama governorate and provided a photo report on the operation.

Tuesday, 03 July 2018
NIM Issues Formal Communique for Suicide Bombing on French Forces in Gao

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), issued a formal communique claiming credit for the suicide bombing on French forces in Gao, and provided a photo of the bomber.

Monday, 02 July 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Reportedly Claims Suicide Bombing on French Forces in Gao and Calls it Message to Macron

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, reportedly claimed credit for the attack on French forces in Gao, identifying it as a suicide bombing and declaring it to be a message to French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of the African Union summit in Mauritania.

Monday, 02 July 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Issues Formal Communique for G5 Sahel Force HQ Attack in Sevare

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), issued a formal communique claiming credit for the suicide attack at the G5 Sahel force headquarters in Sevare.

Saturday, 30 June 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Reportedly Claims Suicide Bombing, Raid at G5 Sahel Camp in Sevare; Attacks on Malian Army and MINUSMA

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), reportedly claimed credit a suicide bombing and raid on a camp of G5 Sahel forces in Sevare, a town in Mopti region, and attacks on Malian soldiers and MINUSMA elsewhere in the country.

Friday, 29 June 2018
French Pro-AQ Group Promotes Hamza bin Laden's Call to Lone Wolves

The French pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) media group al-Kifah published posters in three languages promoting AQ official Hamza bin Laden's May 2017 call to lone wolves in the West.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Pro-AQ Telegram Channels Distribute Letter to Roger Federer Inviting to Islam

Pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) Telegram channels distributed a letter from an alleged individual in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region to professional tennis player Roger Federer inviting him to Islam.

The 14-page English letter, entitled, "An Open Letter for Roger Federer From the Land of Khurasan: An Invitation for Embracing Islam," was initially posted on a Telegram channel with that same name on June 26, 2018.

Its author, "Muhammad Abdul Aziz," heaped praise on Federer and regarded him as his favorite tennis player, noting his philanthropy, good character, and participating in the sport "for enjoying and admiring yourself and the spectators". He wrote that while Federer holds many tennis records, they will ultimately be broken, but that is not the "real lose [sic]" for him, but -

The real losers are not who lose tournaments or the top ranks; but the real losers are those who say, as our Holy Book "Al-Qur'ān" mentioned: "Our Lord! Give us (Your bounties) in this world! And there is no portion for them in the Hereafter''. The real losers "are those who will lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection. Verily, that will be a manifest loss!"

Abdul Aziz mused that perhaps Federer is influenced by Islamphobia propagated by the media "which characterize every good Muslim; man or woman, as a terrorist and a member of ISIS or Al-Qaida," or he prefers Christianity. He then explained the positives of the religion while attacking Christianity and Judaism. Concluding his appeal, he wrote:

You can imagine yourself with hundreds of millions Muslim supporters! Who will pray and invocate Allāh for your triumph and success all your life. And they will love you sincerely because you will become their brother, and our Messenger (Muhammad Peace upon him) said: "None of you will have faith till he likes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself". And even after your death; Muslims will ask Allāh his mercy for you as soon as they hear your name.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
AQ-aligned Hurras al-Deen Urges Fighters to Defend Daraa, Calls on Muslims to Aid with Money and Propaganda

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen urged fighters to defend Daraa against the Syrian army offensive and called on Muslims to provide support with money and propaganda.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Reportedly Claims 5 Attacks on G5, Malian, and MINUSMA Forces in Mopti and Timbuktu

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), reportedly claimed credit for five attacks on Malian soldiers and forces within MINUSMA and Operation Barkhane in Mopti and Timbuktu.

Monday, 18 June 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Releases New Proof-of-Life Video of Sophie Petronin and Gloria Cecilia Narváez

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) Mali-based branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), released a proof-of-life video of two hostages, Sophie Petronin from France and Gloria Cecilia Narváez from Colombia.

Thursday, 14 June 2018
AQ-aligned Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Calls Muslims in India and Kashmir to Contribute to Promoting Jihad

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) called on Muslims in India and the Jammu and Kashmir Valley to contribute to the promotion of jihad and defense of fighters.

Friday, 08 June 2018
AQ Leader Zawahiri Champions Jihad to Liberate Palestine, Calls Fighters to Expand Scope of Battle

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri championed jihad above all other means to liberate Palestine in a video speech, and called on fighters to expand the scope of their battle to reach those that enable Israel.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018
French Pro-AQ Group Distributes Posters Urging Murder of Americans and Jews

The French pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) media group al-Kifah distributed posters in three languages urging the murder of Americans and Jews.

Monday, 04 June 2018
AQ-aligned Hurras al-Deen Claims Raid on Syrian Army in Lattakia, Provides Photos

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen claimed storming Syrian army positions in Lattakia and provided photos of the operation.

Monday, 04 June 2018
HTS Condemns U.S. Terror Designation, Demands Evidence of AQ Link

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) condemned its terror designation by the U.S. State Department and demanded evidence of the link to al-Qaeda (AQ) cited in the amended order.

Friday, 01 June 2018
French Pro-AQ Group Cites AQIM Leader in Promoting Lone Jihad

A French pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) group cited al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) leader Abu Musab Abdul Wadud in poster promoting lone-wolf jihad.

Thursday, 31 May 2018
AQ Media Chief Calls for Strengthening of Militarized Jihad in Interview

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) media chief called for the strengthening of militarized jihad against “largest Crusader campaign in history,” stating, “the tree of jihad is only watered with blood.”

Tuesday, 29 May 2018
AQ Media Chief Describes Trump as Acting Like “Rambo,” Promotes Military Success of Afghan Taliban

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) media chief described U.S. President Donald Trump as acting like “Rambo” in trying to single-handedly defeat “terrorism” on multiple fronts and promoted the military success of the Afghan Taliban in an audio speech.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018
AQ Releases Usama bin Laden Lecture on Jihad and Traveling to Fight

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation released a video lecture from former leader Usama bin Laden recorded prior to 9/11, wherein he discusses jihad and traveling to fight as obligations.

Friday, 04 May 2018
Jihadi Media Center Reports Hurras al-Deen Raid on Syrian Regime, Shi'ite Militia Positions in Hama

Sham al-Ribat Foundation, a recently established Syria-focused media center, reported a raid by Hurras al-Deen fighters on Syrian regime and Shi'ite militia positions in northern Hama.

Monday, 30 April 2018
AQ-aligned Hurras al-Deen and Ansar al-Tawhid Announce Alliance

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen (Guardians of the Faith) announced an alliance with fellow Syria-based militant faction Ansar al-Tawhid.

Monday, 30 April 2018
NIM Claims Artillery and Rocket Strike on Timbuktu Airbase

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Mali, claimed an artillery and rocket strike on French and MINUSMA positions inside Timbuktu Airbase.

Friday, 27 April 2018
Shabaab Issues Series of Videos Highlighting Lectures from Past AQ Leaders

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a series of video featuring lectures from past AQ leaders.

Thursday, 26 April 2018
Al-Qaeda Central Condemns Kunduz Massacre, Urges Jihadists to Galvanize Emotions of Muslims to Act

Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) condemned the incident on April 2, 2018, in which nearly 200 civilians were reportedly killed and wounded in an airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and urged jihadists to galvanize the emotions of Muslims towards action.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch NIM Claims Suicide Raid on French, MINUSMA Positions in Timbuktu

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Mali, claimed credit for the April 14, 2018, suicide raid on French and MINUSMA positions in Timbuktu.

Friday, 20 April 2018
Pro-AQ Group Produces Video Promoting Role of Foreign Fighters in Syria

The Syria-focused division of the pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) Khayr Ummah Foundation produced a video promoting the role of foreign fighters in the country and questioning Syrian Muslims who reject them.

Thursday, 19 April 2018
Pro-AQ French Media Unit Calls for Lone-Wolf Attacks in Paris and Timbuktu

The pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) French media unit al-Kifah called on lone-wolves in France and Mali to carry out attacks on soldiers.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018
AQAP Reports 18 Fighters Escaping from Prison in al-Bayda', Claims Attacks on Houthis and SBF

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) reported that 18 of its fighters escaped from a Political Security prison in al-Bayda', and claimed attacks on Houthis in that governorate and on Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Abyan.

Sunday, 15 April 2018
AQ Stresses "Lineage of Treachery" Among Saudi Leaders, Calls Scholars to Denounce

Al-Qaeda (AQ) stressed in Nafeer 26 what it called a "lineage of treachery" among Saudi rulers from founder Ibn Saud through crown prince Bin Salman and called on Islamic scholars to denounce them and confront them with "knowledge".

Tuesday, 10 April 2018
AQ Supporter Gives Video Infographic on MINUSMA Losses in Mali Since 2013

Similar to a video he provided on French casualties in Mali, a prominent al-Qaeda (AQ) supporter published one focusing on MINUSMA losses within the same timeframe.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Pro-AQ Telegram Channel Urges Muslims of East Africa to Participate in Jihad

After as-Sahab Media released a lecture from al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on East Africa and its historical place as the "southern battlefront of Islam," a pro-AQ Telegram channel urged Muslims in the region to participate in jihad.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Al-Qaeda Urges Disputing Factions in Northern Syria to Reconcile, Not Allow Strife Benefit Regime

Al-Qaeda (AQ) addressed disputing militant factions in northern Syria in the 25th issue of its al-Nafeer bulletin, urging them to reconcile and not allow their strife to benefit the Bashar al-Assad regime.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018
AQ Leader Zawahiri Gives Historical Lecture on Muslims' Loss, European Conquests in East Africa

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri presented a historical lecture on East Africa as it relates to European conquests and Muslims' loss of sovereignty, and drew conclusions about the cause, among which is corruption and internal conflict.

Monday, 19 March 2018

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…