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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
AQ-Aligned Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Mourns 3 Slain Fighters in 2nd Issue of Nasr Bulletin

The Kashmir-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) mourned three fighters who were killed in a recent clash in Srinagar in the second issue of its Nasr Bulletin.

Monday, 19 March 2018
AQ's as-Sahab Media Publishes Leadership Advice from Former Shariah Official

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation published a booklet containing leadership advice from a former religious official as the first part in a series of past letters from its command.

Friday, 16 March 2018
AQ's Mali Branch Claims Attacks on Malian Army in Mopti, Introduces New Communique Design to Thwart Bogus Claims

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, claimed two bombings on Malian army vehicles in Mopti and introduced a new communique design to thwart bogus messages in its name.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Urges North African Muslims Fight Against French

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged North African Muslims to fight against French soldiers, who he clams have returned to the region to occupy their lands and kill their brethren.

Tuesday, 06 March 2018
Al-Qaeda Figure Urges Muslims Maintain Religious Morals, Values on Social Media

An al-Qaeda (AQ) figure urged Muslims to maintain their religious morals and values on social media, and prohibited their "Islamic pens" from distorting the faith.

Monday, 05 March 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Warns Tribesmen who Tracked Fighters After Soumpi Raid

Noting that some tribesmen tracked its fighters after they stormed a Malian army base in Soumpi, Timbuktu, the al-Qaeda (AQ)-affiliated Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM) warned them about delivering location information to the enemy.

Monday, 05 March 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Releases Photo of Suicide Bomber Involved in Ouagadougou Raid

The Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), released a photo of the suicide bomber involved in the raid on the French embassy and Burkinabe national army headquarters in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

Monday, 05 March 2018
IS Argues HTS Losing Positions to SLF is Similar to al-Qaeda’s Expulsion from Territories After Losing Popular Support

The Islamic State (IS) discussed Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) losing its positions to the Syrian Liberation Front (SLF) in Naba 121, arguing that it is due to the failure to maintain popular support, which also afflicted al-Qaeda (AQ) and led to its expulsion from its controlled-territories.

Friday, 02 March 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Sends Video "S.O.S." For Elderly French Hostage in Medical Duress

The Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), released a video "S.O.S." for an elderly French hostage in medical duress.

Thursday, 01 March 2018
Pro-AQ Groups in Syria Distribute Group’s Call to Help Those in Besieged Eastern Ghouta

Pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) groups in Syria disseminated a newly emerged group’s call to protect besieged Muslims in the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Pro-AQ TG Channel Summarizes Audio Interview with Shabaab Suicide Bomber from Feb 23rd Attack

A pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) Telegram channel provided an English summary for a Somali interview with one of the two Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement suicide bombers prior to his carry out his attack at the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu on February 23, 2018.

Monday, 26 February 2018
AQ-Aligned Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Leader Calls "Every Able Youth" to Attack Indian Army, Companies Seeking Investment in India

Zakir Musa, the head of the al-Qaeda (AQ)- aligned Kashmir-based Ansar Ghazwa-ul-Hind, called on fighters and "every able youth" to participate in jihad against India and, in particular, strike army patrols, companies associated with the Indian government, and foreign companies seeking investment opportunities in India.

Monday, 26 February 2018
Al-Qaeda Uses Ghouta Massacre as Rallying Cry for Syria-based Fighters

Al-Qaeda (AQ) cited the massacre of Muslims in the eastern Ghouta of the Syrian capital, Damascus, as a rallying cry for Syria-based fighters to unite and settle their conflicts.

Saturday, 24 February 2018
Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Reiterates Call for Unity in Syria, Tells Fighters to Prepare for Decades-Long War

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reiterated his call and that of his group to fighters in Syria to unite and put aside their differences, and asked fighters and Muslims alike to prepare for a decades-long war.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Al-Qaeda Calls Jihadi Scholars to Guide Muslims through Discord, Muslims in Turn to Respect Scholars

Al-Qaeda (AQ) called on jihadi scholars to guide Muslims through the discord they experience, particularly those on the battlefield, and urged Muslims in turn to respect the scholars and their findings.

Monday, 19 February 2018
Syria-Based AQ-Aligned Groups Jaysh al-Badia, Jaysh al-Malahem Photograph Fighter Training

Two Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned groups, Jaysh al-Badia and Jaysh al-Malahem, each published photo reports on the training of their respective fighters.

Friday, 16 February 2018
AQ Leader Zawahiri Incites Muslims of Egypt to “Erase” Mistakes of Past Revolution and Start Anew

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri incited Muslims in Egypt to “erase all the mistakes” of the revolution during the Arab Spring and start anew through violent jihad along with riots and protests.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018
AQ-Aligned Syria-based "Jaysh al-Sahel" Announces Split from HTS

An al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Syria-based faction calling itself "Jaysh al-Sahel" announced its split from Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
AQ's Mali Branch Shows Fighters in Formations in Photo Series

Within its photograph series "March Forth in the Cause of Allah," the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, showed fighters formation on foot and on motorcycles.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
AQ Urges Fighters Continue Striking U.S. Economic Interests to Achieve its Collapse

Al-Qaeda (AQ) urged fighters to continue striking U.S. economic interests in order to bring about the collapse of America.

Monday, 12 February 2018
AQ's Mali Branch Claims Rocket Attack on MINUSMA Barracks in Tessalit

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed a rocket strike on MINUSMA barracks in Tessalit.

Monday, 12 February 2018
Al-Qaeda Explores Process Through which it Believes America Targets Enemies, Islam in Particular

Al-Qaeda (AQ) explored the process through which it believes America targets enemies, analyzing various fields in which it operates including the economic, military, political, religious, and social fields, and skewing it towards Islam and Saudi Arabia.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali-based Branch Claims Bombing Malian Military Vehicle, Ambushing Police in Burkina Faso

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda's (AQ) Mali-based branch, claimed bombing a Malian military vehicle in Gao region and also ambushing a police patrol in neighboring Burkina Faso.

Monday, 05 February 2018
Al-Qaeda’s Mali Branch Photographs Fighters in Battlefield

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Mali branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), published photographs of its fighters in the battlefield.

Thursday, 01 February 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Claims Jan. 27 Raid on Malian Army Base in Soumpi, Attacks on French and MINUSMA Forces

The Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed credit for the January 27, 2018, raid on the Malian army base in the town of Soumpi in Timbuktu region, and provided photos of the captured war spoils, and also took responsibility for attacks on French and MINUSMA forces.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Al-Qaeda’s Mali Branch Releases Proof-of-Life Video of Colombian Captive Addressing Pope Francis for Help

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Mali branch, released a proof-of-life video of Colombian missionary Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoty, wherein she appeals to Pope Francis to intercede on her behalf.

Monday, 29 January 2018
AQ Leader Zawahiri Questions Outcome of Arab Spring on 7th Anniversary of Uprisings

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri questioned the outcome of the Arab Spring on the seventh anniversary of the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, arguing as he did in years past that they failed due to not orienting towards Shariah-based governance and adopting violence.

Friday, 26 January 2018
Hamza bin Laden Continues to Vilify KSA Founder for "Betrayals," Explores Uqair Convention in 4th Episode in Series

Al-Qaeda (AQ) official Hamza bin Laden, a son of Usama, continued to vilify the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, exploring the Uqair Convention and his agreements with the British in the 4th episode of a series inciting for regime overthrow.

Thursday, 18 January 2018
AQ-Aligned Jaysh al-Malahem Releases Video on Liberating Mushayrifa and Tal Khaznah

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Jaysh al-Malahem released a video on its fighters' participation in the "liberation" of Mushayrifa and Tal Khaznah in Syria's Idlib governorate.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018
AQ-Aligned Jaysh al-Badia and al-Malahem Release Joint of Video on "Liberating" Idlib Town

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Jaysh al-Badia and al-Malahem released a joint video of their "liberating" the town of Mushayrifa in southern Idlib from Syrian regime forces.

Friday, 12 January 2018
AQ Reminds Fighters in Syria to Shun Differences to Achieve Victory

Al-Qaeda (AQ) dedicated the 20th issue of its al-Nafeer bulletin to fighters in Syria, repeating its call to them to shun differences as a necessary step towards victory.

Friday, 12 January 2018
AQ-Aligned Jaysh al-Badia in Syria Releases Training Camp Video

Jaysh al-Badia, a Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned group, released a training camp video featuring speaking segments from fighters promoting jihad as a necessity.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Al-Qaeda Central Reiterates Call to Fighters in Syria to Unite in Face of Common Enemies

Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) reiterated its call to fighters in Syria to unite in the face of their common enemies, namely the Bashar al-Assad regime, Iran, "Crusaders," and the Islamic State (IS).

Monday, 08 January 2018
Mali-based NIM Cautions Supporters on Authorized Media Channels and Platforms

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), cautioned its supporters about following any channel in its name that is not authorized to speak on its behalf.

Thursday, 04 January 2018
AQ’s Mali Branch Claims Destroying Malian Military Vehicle in Mopti, Attacking Gendarmerie Post in Burkina Faso

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda’s (AQ), claimed its second attack on a Malian convoy in Mopti, destroying a military vehicle, and attacking Burkinabe gendarmerie near Burkina Faso’s border with Mali, killing two.

Wednesday, 03 January 2018
Al-Qaeda Promotes Faith-based Brotherhood Among Muslims Despite Personal Differences in Opinion

Dovetailing a prior bulletin urging Muslims to unite despite their ideological differences, al-Qaeda (AQ) promoted faith-based brotherhood regardless of an individual’s opinion and perspective in “discretionary matters”.

Monday, 01 January 2018
AQ Insiders Distribute Letter from Hamza bin Laden Announcing Death of His Son

Al-Qaeda (AQ) insiders distributed a letter attributed to AQ official Hamza bin Laden announcing the death of his eldest son, 12-year-old Usama.

Sunday, 31 December 2017
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Estimates 8 Malian Soldiers Killed and Wounded in Blast in Mopti

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claiming bombing a Malian military convoy in Mopti Region, and cited "some sources" to give an estimate of eight killed and wounded.

Friday, 29 December 2017
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Claims Two Attacks in Burkina Faso, Striking G5 Sahel Force in Mali

The Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed an attack on the G5 Sahel Force in the country in addition to other strikes on Malian and MINUSMA soldiers, and also took credit for two operations in Soum province of neighboring Burkina Faso. 

Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Syria-based "Jaysh al-Badia" Promotes Fighters Using AQ Hashtags, Calls to Avenge Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Using hashtags for Qaedat al-Jihad (AQ) and al-Qaeda in the Land of Sham (Syria), a jihadi faction calling itself "Jaysh al-Badia" (Army of the Desert) has promoted its fighters and called on Muslims to take revenge for U.S. President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Thursday, 21 December 2017
Al-Qaeda's as-Sahab Media Releases Biography of Fighter Killed while Participating in Afghan Taliban Suicide Raid

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation released a biography of a Saudi fighter who was killed while participating in an Afghan Taliban-claimed suicide raid.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Al-Qaeda Criticizes Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) as "New Crusader Coalition"

Al-Qaeda (AQ) criticized the first meeting of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), a 41-country coalition from the Muslim world led by Saudi Arabia against the Islamic State (IS) and other extremist groups and actors, calling it a "new Crusader coalition in a Saudi gown".

Tuesday, 12 December 2017
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