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"Mujahideen of Shaam" Publish 3rd Issue of English Magazine "Al Risalah"

Fighters in Syria in support of al-Qaeda and Jabhat Fath al-Sham (formerly the Nusra Front) released the third issue of the English magazine “Al Risalah,” featuring a two-part story by a former British Guantanamo detainee, and interviews with a British fighter in al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, and a suicide bomber from the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) before his mission.

Monday, 01 August 2016
Jabhat Fath al-Sham Claims Clashes with Regime Forces in Lattakia, Homs

The newly established Jabhat Fath al-Sham claimed clashes with Syrian regime forces in Lattakia and Homs, marking its first such report under the name since relinquishing its al-Qaeda affiliation as the Nusra Front.

Friday, 29 July 2016
NF-AQ Split Announcement Prompts Celebration and Wariness from Supporters

Following the Nusra Front’s (NF) recently announced split from al-Qaeda (AQ) and consequential rebranding as “Jabhat Fath al-Sham,” members and supporters of the group on social media expressed both support and wariness of the decision.

Friday, 29 July 2016
Jabhat Fath al-Sham Claims NF-AQ Split Part of Necessary “Phase” Toward Opposition Unity

One day after formally ending its affiliation to al-Qaeda (AQ) as the Nusra Front (NF) in a video speech by leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani, the newly established Jabhat Fath al-Sham (“Syria Conquest Front”) explained the separation as part of a necessary “phase” in establishing opposition unity in Syria.

Friday, 29 July 2016
Newly Established Jabhat Fath al-Sham Releases List of 10 Objectives for Syria

Hours after formally ending its affiliation to al-Qaeda as the Nusra Front via a video speech by leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani, the newly named Jabhat Fath al-Sham (“Syria Conquest Front”) released a list of 10 objectives for establishing opposition unity and Shariah in Syria.

Thursday, 28 July 2016
NF Leader Announces Split from AQ, Rebranding as “Jabhat Fath al-Sham”

Nusra Front (NF) leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani announced breaking ties with al-Qaeda (AQ) and the group’s consequential rebranding as “Jabhat Fath al-Sham.”

Thursday, 28 July 2016
Zawahiri's Deputy Tells Nusra Front to Do What is Necessary to Preserve Syrian Jihad

The Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's branch in Syria, released an audio speech from a figure identified as the deputy of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri telling the group to do what is necessary to preserve the Syrian jihad, even to cut organizational ties.

Thursday, 28 July 2016
Nusra Front Supporters Discuss Rumored Split from al-Qaeda, Give Mixed Reactions

Nusra Front (NF) fighters, supporters, and officials on social media expressed mixed reactions to unconfirmed reports that the group would be formally leaving al-Qaeda (AQ).

Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Zawahiri Speaks on Slain Hostages Weinstein and Lo Porto, Reiterates Call to Fighters to Kidnap for Prisoner Swaps

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri spoke on slain hostages Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto in the third episode of his series "Take Up the Weapon of the Martyr," and reiterated his call to fighters to kidnap for prisoner swaps.

Sunday, 24 July 2016
Jihadi Media Group al-Fursan Gives Biography of Slain al-Qaeda Shariah Committee Member

Al-Fursan Media Foundation published a biography of a Saudi member of al-Qaeda's Shariah Committee who was killed in in Afghanistan in April 2015.

Friday, 22 July 2016
Al-Qaeda Calls IS and Baghdadi Hypocrites in Latest Issue of Anti-IS Bulletin

Al-Qaeda called the Islamic State (IS) and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, hypocrites for claiming that they follow the "correct doctrine" while at the same time they eschew Shariah principles.

Friday, 22 July 2016
Al-Qaeda Holds Those who Pledge to Baghdadi Responsible for IS Crimes

In the fifth issue of its "al-Nafeer" (Call to Mobilize) bulletin, al-Qaeda warned that those who pledge allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi are responsible for the crimes committed by him and his group.

Thursday, 21 July 2016
Al-Qaeda Demands Baghdadi Provide Evidence of its "Apostasy"

Al-Qaeda demanded Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi produce evidence for the allegations made by his spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani, about its "apostasy" and that of other fighters.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Female Jihadist Releases Fourth Issue of Swahili Magazine for Women

A female jihadist published the fourth issue of a Swahili jihadi magazine for women called “Al-Ghurabaa”. Al-Muhajiroun - Emigrants of East Africa, a pro-al-Qaeda, pro-Shabaab group, posted the four-page magazine on Twitter on July 19, 2016.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Al-Qaeda Questions Baghdadi about Former Ba'ath Intel Officers in IS Ranks

Al-Qaeda questioned Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi about former Ba'ath intelligence officers in his ranks, asking about their role and actions, while the IS accuses the Taliban of working with Pakistani intelligence.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Al-Qaeda Warns U.S., Pakistan Over Detaining Families of Slain Officials

Al-Qaeda issued a warning to the U.S. and Pakistan over Pakistani authorities arresting and detaining the families of three slain officials on alleged orders from American intelligence.

Monday, 18 July 2016
Pro-AQ Accounts Rejoice as IS Leaders “Wiped Out One After the Other” Following Death of Umar al-Shishani

Al-Qaeda (AQ) fighters and supporters expressed joy at the reported death of Islamic State (IS) commander Umar al-Shishani (AKA Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili), blaming him for the deaths of hundreds of rebel fighters in 2014, and rejoicing that IS leaders are now “being wiped out one after the other.”

Thursday, 14 July 2016
Zawahiri Attacks IS and Baghdadi in Audio Eulogy for Former AQAP Leader

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri gave an audio eulogy for former al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQA) chief Abu Baseer al-Wuhayshi, which quickly became a platform to criticize the Islamic State (IS) and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Monday, 11 July 2016
Hamza bin Laden Threatens Revenge Against U.S. for Assassinating Father

Hamza bin Laden, a son of former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, threatened revenge against the U.S. for the assassination of his father, and told the American people that they are accountable for the decisions of their leaders.

Saturday, 09 July 2016
NF Associate Describes Status of “More than 150” IS Defectors in Rebel-Held Territory

An alleged associate of the Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate group, claimed that over 150 defectors from the Islamic State (IS) had entered territory held by opposition groups, and called for a larger and more organized embrace of such fighters.

Friday, 08 July 2016
AQIM's Sahara Leader Incites Against France, Calls Muslims to Fight

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from the leader of its Sahara division, Jemal Oukacha (AKA Yahya Abu al-Hammam), inciting against France and calling on Muslims to fight.

Friday, 08 July 2016
Shabaab Releases Fourth Episode of “From the Frontiers of Glory” Series

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia released the fourth episode of its “From the Frontiers of Glory” series, titled, “From Golis to Lamu.”

Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Nusra Front Claims Suicide Bombing in Leiramoun, Recapturing Parts of Region

Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, claimed recapturing part of Leiramon in Aleppo following a suicide bombing carried out by a wheelchair-bound Saudi fighter.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Jihadists React to Medina Blast on Social Media

Jihadists on social media commented on a reported suicide bombing on the Prophet's Mosque in Medina.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Zawahiri Addresses Uyghur Muslims in Ninth Episode of “Islamic Spring”

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri addressed Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of northwestern China in the ninth episode of his “Islamic Spring” series, promoting their cause and urging them to have patience amidst the “long battle” with the “atheist Chinese occupiers”.

Saturday, 02 July 2016
Pro-IS "Jabha East Africa" Posts Videos of Alleged Shabaab Defectors

A group calling itself "Jabha East Africa," which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) two months ago and has since criticized the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, gave videos of alleged Shabaab defectors.

Thursday, 30 June 2016
Prominent Australian NF Cleric Condemns Ataturk Airport Attack as “Barbaric”

Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir (AKA Mostafa Mahamed), an Australian cleric and member of the Shariah Committee of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, condemned the June 28, 2016 triple suicide bombing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.

Thursday, 30 June 2016
AQIM Claims Bombing French Military Vehicle in Malian City of Gao

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed bombing a French military vehicle in the Malian city of Gao and killing its occupants.

Thursday, 30 June 2016
Zawahiri Threatens "Harsh Consequences" for U.S. if Death Sentence Implemented on Boston Marathon Bomber

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri threatened "harsh consequences" upon Americans if the death sentence is implemented on Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev.

Thursday, 30 June 2016
Jihadists Continue Celebrating Orlando Attack, Condone LGBT Community as Attack Target

Jihadists continued praising the June 12, 2016 attack on an LGBT night club in Orlando by Islamic State (IS)-pledged attacker Omar Mateen. Such reactions came from both IS and al-Qaeda (AQ) supporters, who expressed unanimous hate toward the LGBT community and branded Muslims condemning Mateen as “hypocrites.”

Friday, 17 June 2016
Nusra Front Reports Clashes with Shiites in Khan Touman, Taking Captives

Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, announced repelling an attack by the pro-regime militia over Ma’raata near Khan Touman, in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo, and capturing Shiite soldiers and war spoils as a result of the clashes in the area.

Thursday, 16 June 2016
Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri Pledges to New Afghan Taliban Chief

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri mourned the killing of former Afghan Taliban head Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour and pledged allegiance to the group's new chief, Haibatullah Akhundzada.

Saturday, 11 June 2016
Three al-Qaeda Branches Give Joint Eulogy for Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour

Three branches of al-Qaeda – al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and al-Qaeda in Syria (Nusra Front) - issued a joint eulogy for Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Jihadi Media Group al-Fursan Gives Bio of Yemeni Son-in-Law of al-Qaeda Official

Al-Fursan Media Foundation published a biography of a slain Yemeni commander and son-in-law of now-deceased al-Qaeda official Muhammad al-Hukaymah (AKA Abu Jihad al-Masri).

Thursday, 26 May 2016
Telegram Channel Suggests Methods to Fund Migration

A jihadi Telegram channel called on Muslims to stop “wasting time” and begin preparing for migration, suggesting different methods to raise funds.

Thursday, 26 May 2016
AQIM Media Division Promotes Old Belmoktar Message, Calls Azawadi Muslims to Support Jihad

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) al-Murabitoon division, called on Malian Muslims in the country's desert region to support jihad, and promoted a December 2012 message from Moktar Belmokar.

Thursday, 19 May 2016
IS Gives Biography of Slain Shabaab Defector Hussein Abdi Gidi in al-Naba

After giving a biography of Abu Nu'man Yintari, the Islamic State (IS) published a biography of another Shabaab defector who was killed by the al-Qaeda faction in Somalia for pledging to the IS, in its al-Naba weekly newspaper.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Jihadists Disseminate Latest Issue of Inspire Magazine, Urge for Attacks in West

Jihadists on social media disseminated issue 15 of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) “Inspire” magazine, encouraging Western Muslims to use it as a resource for attacks.

Monday, 16 May 2016
Hamza bin Laden, Son of Usama, Promotes Lone-Wolf Attacks in West as Means to "Liberate" Jerusalem

Al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media Foundation released an audio speech from Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, promoting lone-wolf attacks in the West as a means to "liberate" Jerusalem, and urging unity among fighters in Syria.

Monday, 09 May 2016
Zawahiri Calls Fighters' Unity in Syria a Matter of "Life and Death" in Audio

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri again urged fighters in Syria to unite in the face of the enemy and its conspiracies, calling it a matter of "life and death".

Sunday, 08 May 2016
German-Language Telegram Channel Calls for Migration to Syria amid Renewed Offensive

A German-language jihadi Telegram channel called for migration to Syria amid a recently renewed offensive against regime forces in Syria.

Monday, 02 May 2016
Jihadi Media Group al-Fursan Gives Biography of Slain Saudi Associate of Former al-Qaeda Official

Al-Fursan Media Foundation published a biography of a slain Saudi military camp trainer and associate of former al-Qaeda official Mustafa Abu al-Yazid.

Monday, 02 May 2016
Jihadi Campaign Aims to Recruit “More than 5000” Fighters to Syrian Battlefronts

Jihadist and Islamist scholars in Syria launched a massive social media recruitment campaign, aiming to “mobilize more than five thousand Sunni young men” to Syrian battle fronts.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Jihadi Media Group al-Fursan Gives Biography of Slain Palestinian Official for al-Qaeda Battalion in South Waziristan

Al-Fursan Media Foundation published a biography of a slain Palestinian official for an al-Qaeda-linked battalion in South Waziristan.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Jihadi Telegram Channel Suggests Attacking Planes with Drones

A jihadist Telegram channel suggested attacking commercial planes with remote-control drones, and forwarded pages of a popular jihadist bomb-making guide.

Monday, 18 April 2016
AQAP Denies Killing Yemeni Soldiers in Ahwar, Claims Attack on Houthis in al-Bayda’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) denied involvement in the incident in which Yemeni soldiers were ambushed and killed in Ahwar district of Yemen’s Abyan governorate.

Saturday, 09 April 2016
Telegram Channel Calls for Plane Hijackings, Domestic Attacks

A jihadi Telegram channel called for airplane hijackings and domestic attacks while disseminating bomb-making manuals.

Tuesday, 05 April 2016
Jihadi Media Group al-Fursan Gives Biography of Slain Son of Top al-Qaeda Official Behind Danish Embassy Bombing in Islamabad

Al-Fursan Media Foundation, a newly-established jihadi media group, published a biography of a deceased son of slain al-Qaeda official Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, identifying the son as a planner of many "unique" operations, including the June 2008 suicide bombing at the Danish embassy in Islamabad.

Friday, 01 April 2016
Alleged al-Qaeda Defector Comments on Group's "Deviation," Work in Libyan Revolution in Final Interview with IS' al-Naba

In the final episode of his interview with the Islamic State's (IS) al-Naba newspaper, the alleged al-Qaeda defector Abu Obeida al-Lubnani discussed the group's "deviation" and its work in Libya during the Arab Spring, among other issues.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
German-Speaking Jihadi in Syria Forwards Contact Info for Migration Advice

A German-language Telegram account pertaining to an alleged jihadist in Syria shared a personal email address, offering advice for jihad and migration.

Friday, 18 March 2016
Anti-IS Jihadi Media Group Publishes Refutation of Allegations Raised by al-Qaeda Defector in al-Naba Newspaper

Al-Hidaya Media Foundation, a Yemeni jihadi media group opposed to the Islamic State (IS), published an article refuting the allegations made in the IS' al-Naba weekly newspaper by an individual portrayed as a defected al-Qaeda official.

Tuesday, 01 March 2016
Alleged al-Qaeda Defector Claims "al-Qaeda in Khorasan" is Finished in Interview in IS' al-Naba Newspaper

An alleged former al-Qaeda official who defected to the Islamic State (IS) claimed in an interview with the IS' weekly newspaper, "al-Naba," that "al-Qaeda in Khorasan" is finished, and discussed al-Qaeda's aspirations in Syria, its relationship with Iran, and its working with Pakistani intelligence.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016
AQIM Fighters Threaten France, Feature Western Politicians in Video That Focuses on Activity in Mali

Fighters in the Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video threatening France, asserting French media censors the “damage” AQIM has caused the French military, and featuring footage of politicians who AQIM perceives as leading a war on Islam.

Sunday, 14 February 2016
Zawahiri Remembers Figure who Helped Bin Laden Escape Tora Bora in 5th Episode in “Days with the Imam” Series

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in the fifth episode of his series “Days with the Imam,” in which he remembers his experiences with Usama bin Laden, discussed the man who helped Bin Laden escape the siege on Tora Bora.

Monday, 08 February 2016
NF Video Details Costs and Casualties of War through Infographics

Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, released an infographics video on the cost of the Syrian war to the Syrian regime and Russia, the number of civilian and military casualties, and the impact of the Russian intervention.

Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Jihadists Distribute Document Advising on Lone Wolf Attacks

Jihadi Twitter and Telegram accounts distributed a document advising on how to perpetrate effective lone wolf attacks.

Monday, 01 February 2016
Fighters and Supporters Debate Syrian Opposition Unity, NF’s Allegiance to AQ

Fighters and supporters of the Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate group, debated and weighed approaches to achieve “unity” with other opposition groups in the country.

Monday, 01 February 2016
NF Fighter Claims New and Coming Pledges to Group, Coming Offensive

A fighter with the Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate group, claimed new and coming pledges to the group in Aleppo and Hama, and claimed that a “new offensive” would soon begin.

Friday, 29 January 2016
Zawahiri Promotes al-Qaeda to Muslims in East Asia Over IS in 8th Episode of “Islamic Spring”

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri addressed an audio speech to Muslims in East Asia, promoting his group and its ideology and goals over that espoused by the Islamic State (IS), and urged they contribute to jihad.

Saturday, 16 January 2016
NF Claims Attacking Regime Forces in Northwest of Lattakia

The Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, claimed killing and wounding Syrian regime forces in attacks in al-Jub al-Ahmar and Salma city in Lattakia.

Friday, 15 January 2016
AQIM Claims Raid at Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed credit for the raid at the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, reporting its execution by the recently-joined al-Murabitoon Battalion.

Friday, 15 January 2016
Zawahiri Criticizes Riyadh Conference, Cautions Against and Condemns IS

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri criticized the Riyadh conference attended by Syrian opposition groups in an audio speech, warning of the “cunning” of Saudi Arabia, and continued to caution against and condemn the Islamic State (IS).

Thursday, 14 January 2016
Zawahiri Calls to Attack Interests of “Zionist-Crusader Alliance” to Avenge Prisoner Executions by Saudi Arabia

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called in an audio speech for fighters to attack interests of the “Zionist-Crusader alliance” in revenge for the execution of Sunni militants and scholars by Saudi Arabia.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016
AQAP Claims 7 Bombings on Houthis in al-Bayda’ Between Dec. 29-Jan.3

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed nine attacks on Houthi fighters in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate between December 29, 2015, and January 3, 2016, seven of which involved improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Wednesday, 06 January 2016
Telegram Channel Provides Online Library of Jihadi Manuals, Publications

A Telegram channel has provided a steady feed of jihadist manuals, speech transcripts, and other documents for jihadi followers.

Thursday, 31 December 2015
AQAP Releases Video on Retaking Ja’ar, Killing Deputy Commander of Popular Committees in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video on its retaking the city of Ja’ar in Yemen’s Abyan governorate, and killing Ali al-Sayyid, the deputy commander of the Popular Committees.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015
IS Fighters Claim “Looming Collapse” of IS in Yemen

Pro-al-Qaeda jihadists on Telegram and Twitter distributed a JustPaste.it document attributed to Islamic State (IS) fighters in Yemen, wherein they predicted the collapse of IS in the country due to immoral leadership.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015
AQAP Official, Ex-Gitmo Detainee Gives Eulogy for AQIM Shariah Head, Reminds to Attack West

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an audio speech from former Guantanamo detainee Ibrahim al-Qosi (AKA Khubaib al-Sudani) giving a eulogy for Abu al-Hassan al-Bulaydi and reminding fighters not to stop attacking the West and America specifically.

Monday, 28 December 2015
AQAP Claims 16 Attacks on Houthis in Five Days in al-Bayda’, Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed 16 attacks in five days on Houthis and what it called a “pro-Houthi” security administration in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ and Ibb governorates.

Monday, 28 December 2015
Jihadists Campaign for Arrested German Preacher Sven Lau (“Abu Adam”)

Jihadists on social media campaigned for Sven Lau, a German Islamist preacher known as “Abu Adam,” following his December 15, 2015 arrest for allegedly aiding jihadists in Syria.

Thursday, 17 December 2015
Nusra Front Fighters Claim Meager Wages from Group

Fighters with the Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, commented on salaries paid to NF fighters versus those of other opposition groups.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Fighters Condemn Riyadh Conference, Claim “Huge Consequences on the Ground”

Jihadi fighters in Syria commented on the ongoing conference of Syrian rebel groups in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which aims to achieve unified positions amongst opposition parties to bring to negotiations with the Syrian government.

Friday, 11 December 2015
NF-Affiliated Fighter Condemns Strikes on IS Oil Fields, Claims Raised Prices

A fighter affiliated with the Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate, condemned British airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) oil fields and detailed their alleged consequences on oil prices in the region.

Thursday, 10 December 2015
Zawahiri Lauds January 2015 Paris Attacks, Calls for Strikes in U.S., Europe

In an as-Sahab video produced 3-4 months after the January 2015 attacks in Paris, but released on December 1, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri praised the strikes and called on Muslims to “move the battle” to the United States and Europe.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015
Jihadis: Germany “Needs a Lesson” Following Entrance into Anti-IS Coalition

Jihadi users on Twitter threatened Germany in response to its decision to join an intensified anti-Islamic State (IS) military campaign with other Western nations in Syria.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015
Tor Security Guidelines Distributed on AQ-Affiliated Forum

A group calling itself the “al-Aqsa IT Team” distributed a manual for ensuring online anonymity while using Tor Browser on an al-Qaeda (AQ)-affiliated forum.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015
Pro-AQ Palestinian Faction Condemns Jihadi Community for Lack of Support

Abu Abdullah al-Ghazi, an official with pro-al-Qaeda Gaza faction Jaish al-Ummah (Army of the Ummah), released a statement condemning a lack of support from the international jihadist movement for its efforts in Palestine. The message was dated November 22, 2015.

The statement began by touting a decade of “conquests after conquests” by Jaish al-Ummah despite its small numbers and amount of resources. It followed up, however, by stating in part to the international jihadist community: “…you have left us down in our time of need…” Abu Abdullah al-Ghazi condemned jihadi scholars, as well as other components of the movement:

…we were let down by the Ulama of the Muslims and the Ulama of Jihad by not inciting the sons of the Ummah to support us with their souls and money… we were let down by the merchants of the Muslims and the people of money and they did not give us of their money and Zakah… we were let down by the media of the Muslims and the Mujahideen by them being silent about us and marginalizing our Jihad… we were let down by those leaders and writers and thinkers who took it upon themselves to support the oppressed, and did not support our call and Jihad.

Abu Abdullah al-Ghazi then called upon the international jihadist community to “remove the invasion and liberate Jerusalem” under a unified movement:

Come O free people of the Umma from the Jihadi and Islamic movements: To form one united Jihadi front that launches from Palestine to remove the invasion and liberate Jerusalem and Earth and man; to establish the religion, and empower the Shari’a of Allah the god of the two worlds, and return the authority to the Muslim Ummah in Palestine, the cradle of the honest wise Caliphate and then the general lands of the Muslims.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015
Pro-AQ Jihadists Celebrate Bamako Attack, Contrast to IS Tactics

The November 20, 2015 attack on a hotel in Bamako, Mali on November 20, 2015, claimed by pro-al-Qaeda (AQ), Mali-based group al-Murabitoon, was met with approval by the jihadi community on Twitter.

Friday, 20 November 2015
NF Fighter Posts Picture of Killed Dutch Fighter

An alleged fighter with the Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Syrian affiliate group, posted a photograph on Twitter of an alleged Dutch fighter killed with the group.

Thursday, 19 November 2015
International Peace Talks and Foreign Aid Prompts Tensions Among Fighters

In response to the second round of the Vienna Talks on Syria on November 14, 2015, fighters and supporters of the Nusra Front (NF) and other Syrian opposition groups discussed the implications of foreign aid and political engagement.

Thursday, 19 November 2015
Fighters in NF Video Condemn IS as a Renegade Organization, Lay out Arguments

The Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, released a video featuring two NF fighters criticizing the Islamic State (IS) for acting as renegades and causing sedition in jihadist movement.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Nusra Front Photo Report Shows Attack on Regime Forces in South Aleppo
The Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, reported an attack on Syrian regime forces in the southern countryside of Aleppo.
Friday, 13 November 2015
Nusra Front Denies News Reports of Cooperation with Israel
The Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, released an official statement denying rumors that the group was cooperating with Israel.
Friday, 13 November 2015
Jihadist Calls for Financial Support for Ansar al-Furqan

A jihadist-supporter on Twitter called for financial and other forms of support to Balochistan-based jihadi group Ansar al-Furqan.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015
Female Jihadist Releases Second Issue of Swahili Magazine for Women

A female jihadist published the second issue of a Swahili jihadi magazine for women called “Al-Ghurabaa”. The four-page magazine was posted on Twitter on October 29, 2015, and was promoted by al-Muhajiroun - Emigrants of East Africa, a pro-al-Qaeda, pro-Shabaab group.

Thursday, 29 October 2015
Uqba bin Nafi Battalion Denies Kidnapping Tunisian Customs Officer

The Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, the Tunisian branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), denied reports that it kidnapped a customs officer.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Shabaab Claims Over 80 Attacks in Somalia from Aug.14-Sep.16, 2015

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 83 attacks on Djiboutian, Ethiopian, Kenyan, Somali, and Ugandan forces between August 14 and September 16, 2015, including a suicide bombing and raid at an AMISOM base in Janale, and a suicide bombing at a training center in Kismayo.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Canadian Elections Seen as Highly Consequential to Jihadists

The recent electoral victory of Justin Trudeau's Liberal party in Canada, and consequential defeat of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has attracted much attention from jihadists on Twitter.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Jihadist Publishes English Adaptation for Lone Wolves of al-Qaeda Security Expert’s Audio Series on Security

A jihadist published an English summary of al-Qaeda security expert Abu Obeida Abdullah al-‘Adam’s audio series “The Terrorism Industry,” adapting its safety and security guidelines for lone wolves and small cells.

Monday, 19 October 2015
Jihadists Report Death of Wanted Saudi in Airstrike in Aleppo

Jihadists reported that Abdul Muhsen Abdullah al-Sharekh (AKA Sanafi al-Nasr), a wanted Saudi and al-Qaeda member who fought in the Afghanistan-Pakistan (Khorasan) region and Syria, was killed with two colleagues in an airstrike in Aleppo.

Friday, 16 October 2015
Jihadists Express Unanimous Condemnation, Calls for Attack amid al-Aqsa Mosque Violence

Recent clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protestors at al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem have sparked a unanimous wave of incitements from both al-Qaeda (AQ) and Islamic State (IS) supporters against Israelis and Jews.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Shabaab Calls for Lone-Wolf Attacks on Interests of Jews, Israel, Allies

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, called on lone wolves around the world and specifically in the vicinity of Jerusalem to attack interests of Jews and Israel and its allies as a means to support al-Aqsa Mosque.

Sunday, 11 October 2015
Al-Qaeda Calls for “Rightly-Guided Jihad,” Criticizes IS and Baghdadi

Al-Qaeda called Muslims to commit to a “rightly-guided jihad” in order to restore the Caliphate, and to stay away from the Islamic State (IS) and its self-declared Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and thus avoid the past “tragedies” in Algeria and Afghanistan.

Friday, 09 October 2015
Al-Qaeda Official Hussam Abdul Raouf Echoes Zawahiri’s Pledge to Mullah Akhtar, Mourns Mullah Omar

Al-Qaeda official Hussam Abdul Raouf issued an audio speech in which he echoed the pledge given by Ayman al-Zawahiri to new Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor, and mourned the death of Mullah Muhammad Omar.

Monday, 05 October 2015
Al-Qaeda Video Uses Slain Bengali Fighter to Promote Jihad, Martyrdom

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a video using the story of a slain Bengali fighter to promote jihad and martyrdom. The 20-minute, Bengali- and English-subtitled video, entitled, “Success in Life,” was posted on the Deep Web jihadi forums Shumukh al-Islam and al-Fida’ on October 5, 2015.

Monday, 05 October 2015
Jihadist Explains How al-Qaeda Officials Were Imprisoned in Iran

A jihadist explained how recently released al-Qaeda official Saif al-Adl and others ended up in Iranian custody and the measures al-Qaeda took to free them from Iran.

Monday, 21 September 2015
Zawahiri Attacks Baghdadi, IS for Exporting Infighting from Iraq and Syria

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri attacked Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of the Islamic State (IS), and his supporters in the IS for exporting the infighting from Iraq and Syria to other jihadi battlefields.

Wednesday, 09 September 2015
Zawahiri Recalls Siege, Escape from Tora Bora, Advises Jihadi Media to Stop Promoting Discord Between Fighters

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri recalled the siege on Tora Bora and his escape from it with fellow fighters and Usama bin Laden in the seventh episode of the “Days with the Imam” series, and advised members of the jihadi media to stop promoting discord between fighters and their supporters.

Thursday, 20 August 2015
Media Unit for al-Murabitoon Acknowledges Mistake in Using al-Qaeda Name

Al-Ribat Foundation, a media unit that recently published a statement from the Mali-based jihadi group al-Murabitoon about appointing Moktar Belmoktar as a leader, acknowledged a mistake in using the name “Qaedat al-Jihad in West Africa”.

Monday, 17 August 2015
Hamza bin Laden, Son of Usama, Calls for Lone-Wolf Attacks in the West

Al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media Foundation released an audio speech from Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, with an introduction by current chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Friday, 14 August 2015

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…