- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”.
- 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.
- As-Sahab Uses Clips from Previous Video to Report on Pakistan’s Operation Zarb-e-Azb in Waziristan
Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a video using clips from a previous production to report on Operation Zarb-e-Azb, a military campaign that the Pakistan Armed Forces had launched in North Waziristan in June 2014.
- Al-Murabitoon Appoints Belmoktar as Leader, Calls Itself AQ in West Africa
Al-Murabitoon, the group of Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) in Mali, announced the appointment of Belmoktar as a leader and called itself “Qaedat al-Jihad in West Africa”.
- Zawahiri Pledges Allegiance to New Afghan Taliban Leader in Audio Speech
In an audio recording attributed to Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda leader pledged allegiance to new Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour and eulogized its previous leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar.
- Al-Muhajiroun in East Africa Denies Links to Radical UK Preacher
Al-Muhajiroun - Emigrants of East Africa, a pro-al-Qaeda group, issued a statement denying any links to radical UK preacher Ajnem Choudary, who is currently facing charges for inviting support for the Islamic State (IS).
- Al-Qaeda Confirms Death of Adam Gadahn in Special Issue of “Resurgence”
Al-Qaeda released a “special” issue of its English-language magazine, Resurgence, confirming in it the death of Adam Gadahn (AKA Azzam the American) and featuring an interview with him on his life and his experiences in and thoughts on jihad.
- AQAP Claims Multiple Attacks on Houthi Targets in al-Bayda’
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed multiple attacks on Houthi targets on June 18, 2015, in the Makiras, Masha'ba, and al-Taffa areas, and the city of al-Bayda’ in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate.
- Jihadi Ideologue Abdullah al-Muhaysini Condemns IS Offenses in Aleppo
Saudi jihadi ideologue and al-Qaeda ally Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Muhaysini condemned the Islamic State’s (IS) recent reported offenses on rebel and Nusra Front (NF) forces in Aleppo.
- Tunisian Female Jihadist Lauds Bardo Museum Attack, Discusses Economic, Political Impact
A Tunisian female jihadist lauded the Bardo Museum attack and its perpetrators, and discussed its economic and political impact.
- Nusra Front Responds to Reuters Article about Possible Split from al-Qaeda
The Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, issued a statement responding to a Reuters article from March 4, 2015, “Syria's Nusra Front may leave Qaeda to form new entity,” claiming it is full of “lies and fabrications”.
- Jihadi Cleric Abu Mariya al-Qahtani Remarks on Rumor of Nusra Front Breaking from al-Qaeda to Receive Gulf Support
Abu Mariya al-Qahtani, a prominent jihadi cleric and former Shariah official in the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, commented on the rumor that the group will break from al-Qaeda in order to receive support from Gulf states.
- Jihadist Prospects Respond to Call for Migration
A prominent British al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned fighter in Syria invoked expressions of willingness to join jihad from Twitter users.
- Al-Qaeda Releases First Issue of English Magazine “Resurgence”
Seven months after advertising its coming release, al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media Foundation published the first issue of its new English magazine, “Resurgence,” featuring articles exploring ways to harm Western economies.
- Jihadist Disregards Call for IS-AQ Unity in Syria, Criticizes IS
A user on an English-language jihadist forum provided a scathing rebuttal to a recent call by Omar Khaled al-Khorasani, an official in Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar, for al-Qaeda (AQ) and the Islamic State (IS) to make amends amid coalition aggression in Syria.
- Al-Qaeda Official Warns Muslims Against Following IS, Urges Fighters in Syria to Save the Jihad
Al-Qaeda official Muhammad bin Mahmoud Rabie al-Bahtiyti (AKA Abu Dujana al-Basha) issued an audio speech warning Muslims against following the Islamic State (IS) and urging fighters in Syria to "rescue the ship of jihad, and reach it before it deviates from its course and settles on the path of the people of desires".
- Jihadists on Twitter Announce, Mourn the Death of Two Senior AQ Leaders
Jihadists on Twitter are reporting the death of two senior al-Qaeda (AQ) operatives considered to be part of "The Khurasan [Afghanistan] group," which had migrated to Syria as a co-AQ affiliate with al-Nusra Front.
- Brigades of Abdullah Azzam Gives Condolences for Slain Shabaab Leader
The Brigades of Abdullah Azzam gave condolences to Muslims, to al-Qaeda and its commanders and branches, and to the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement for the killing of its former leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir (AKA Ahmed Abdi Godane).
- Adam Gadahn Calls to Target American and Western Interests to Achieve Regime Change in Pakistan
Al-Qaeda’s American spokesman, Adam Yahiye Gadahn (AKA Azzam al-Amriki), urged Muslims to target American, Western, and Jewish interests in Pakistan and abroad as the “fastest” way to achieve regime change in Pakistan.
- Al-Qaeda Releases Video for 13th Anniversary of 9/11, Denies Reports of Waning Influence
Al-Qaeda released its annual video for the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and in this installment, placed group official Hossam Abdul Raouf in the prominent role of lead speaker, and denied reports of its waning influence and strength.
- Narrator for al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media Reportedly Killed in Airstrike
Jihadists are reporting that the individual who narrates videos for al-Qaeda's as-Sahab Media Foundation and interviews the group's top officials was killed in a U.S. airstrike in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.
- AQIS Spokesman Identifies Jihad Against America Among Primary Goals
Usama Mahmoud, the spokesman of the newly-created al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), identified that among the goals of the group is waging jihad against America and the "system of global disbelief," and uprooting it, in order to establish Shariah-based governance.
- Al-Qaeda Announces Establishment of “Qaedat al-Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent”
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and fellow officials 'Asim Umar and Usama Mahmoud announced the creation of a new branch called "Qaedat al-Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent".
- Al-Qaeda Official Urges Targeting of American and Jewish Interests to Support Gaza
Al-Qaeda official Muhammad bin Mahmoud Rabie al-Bahtiyti (AKA Abu Dujana al-Basha) urged Muslims to support Palestinians in Gaza by targeting American and Jewish interests and fighting the “apostate” rulers that support Israel.
- Al-Qaeda Addresses Message to Family of U.S. Hostage Warren Weinstein
Al-Qaeda addressed a message to the family of American hostage Warren Weinstein, telling them that the U.S. government has not made any "serious efforts" for his release and that it wants him to die in their possession.
- As-Sahab Writer Compares Plight of Palestinians to Pakistanis in Waziristan
An individual identified as Usama Mahmoud self-released a message purportedly produced by al-Qaeda's as-Sahab Media Foundation, comparing what Palestinians experience in Gaza to what Pakistanis endure in Waziristan, and rallying fighters for jihad.
- As-Sahab Introduces New Publication “Al-Nafeer”
Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, introduced a new publication called "Al-Nafeer" (The Call to Mobilize), and in the first issue, renewed the group's pledge of allegiance to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar, and greeted fighters all over the world.
- Zawahiri Calls for Revenge for Slain Libyan Officials, Remembers Tora Bora
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri continued to recall his experiences with fellow officials and fighters in Tora Bora in the sixth episode of the “Days with the Imam” series, and called for revenge for slain Libyan officials Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, Abu Yahya al-Libi, and Attiya Allah.
- Attiya Allah, Abu Yahya Converse about Arab Spring in Posthumous Sahab Video (Part 1)
Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, released a posthumous video of Attiya Allah and Abu Yahya al-Libi conversing about the Arab Spring and other issues.
- Jihadists Launch Pro-IS English Magazine “The Truth and the Best Explanation”
Jihadists launched a pro-Islamic State (IS) English magazine called "The Truth and the Best Explanation," and in the first issue, drew lessons from the jihad in Bosnia, and gave a eulogy for a Serbian IS fighter.
- Jihadi Ideologue Hussein bin Mahmoud Urges al-Qaeda, ISIL Leaders Keep Dispute Private
Jihadi ideologue Hussein bin Mahmoud urged al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and the heads of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to keep their dispute private and away from the public and the enemy.
- ISIL Refuses Zawahiri Order to Withdraw from Syria, Responds to Message
Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani, the official spokesman of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), responded to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's recent message in which he asked the group to withdraw from Syria to Iraq, refusing the order, and making demands of his own.
- Alleged Jihadi Group “al-Zarqawiyya Battalion” in Saudi Arabia Threatens to Attack Shi’ites
An alleged jihadi group naming itself in honor of former al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi threatened to attack Shi'ites and all their "manifestations of polytheism" in Saudi Arabia.
- Zawahiri Reflects on Experiences in Tora Bora in Series on Bin Laden
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri continued to reflect on his memories with Usama bin Laden in the fourth episode of the "Days with the Imam" series, speaking about their experiences in Tora Bora, and asking Afghans to take revenge against Americans soldiers and their "agents" who killed those who helped the fighters escape the area.
- Zawahiri Details Relationship with ISIL, Repeats Call to Return to Iraq
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released an audio speech detailing the relationship between his group and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its predecessor, including references to correspondence between officials recovered by the U.S. at Usama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
- Adam Gadahn Declares it “Essential” to Fight America in Speech on Egypt
Al-Qaeda's American spokesman, Adam Gadahn (AKA Azzam al-Amriki), declared that it is "essential" for Muslims to fight America, arguing that only by restraining its power and influence can they be free to elect governments of their choosing.
- “Al-Qaeda in Kurdistan” Pledges to Zawahiri, Proclaims Willingness to Fight ISIL
An alleged group calling itself "al-Qaeda in Kurdistan" renewed its pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and expressed its willingness to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) upon his order.
- Belmoktar Reaffirms Commitment to al-Qaeda, Zawahiri
Amidst the deepening rift between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as well as their respective supporters, al-Murabitoon official Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) reaffirmed his group's commitment to al-Qaeda and its leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
- Zawahiri Advises Kidnapping Westerners for Prisoner Exchanges
In the second part of his recent interview with as-Sahab, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri advised Muslims to kidnap Westerners and Americans in particular to exchange for jihadi prisoners, and commented on events in the Central African Republic (CAR), Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.
- ISIL Spokesman Denounces General Command of al-Qaeda
Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani, the spokesman for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), released an audio speech denouncing the General Command of al-Qaeda for having “deviated” from the path of Usama bin Laden.
- Jihadists, Ideologues Request Zawahiri Directly Address the ISIL Issue
A jihadist started a campaign on Twitter and jihadi forums for ideologues, fighters, and supporters of al-Qaeda to request Ayman al-Zawahiri to directly address issue of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as it pertains to the bloody conflict in Syria.
- Jihadist Questions “New Command” in al-Qaeda
A jihadist questioned the "new command" in al-Qaeda, and in particular, Hossam Abdul Raouf, the editor of the group's "Vanguards of Khorasan" magazine who appeared for the first time in an as-Sahab video in June 2013.
- Al-Nusra Front: Breaking al-Qaeda’s Forum Monopoly
Al-Nusra Front: Breaking al-Qaeda's Forum MonopolyBy Rita Katz and Margaret Foster
A recent move by al-Qaeda's wing in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, illustrates again the importance of social media for the global jihadi movement and its effect on the evolution in jihadi online platforms.
- Al-Qaeda Official Proposes Idea to End Infighting, Calls Scholars to Battlefield
Al-Qaeda Shura Council member Abu Khalil al-Madani proposed an idea to settle infighting among jihadi factions, most likely referring to the bloody conflict in Syria, and urged scholars to come to the battlefield.
- Al-Qaeda Announces Open Interview with Pakistani Shariah Official
Al-Qaeda's as-Sahab Media Foundation announced an open interview with 'Asim Umar, the head of the group's Shariah Committee for Pakistan.
- Syrian Jihad: The Weakening of al-Qaeda’s Leadership
Syrian Jihad: The Weakening of al-Qaeda's LeadershipBy Rita Katz and Adam Raisman
In an unexpected and unprecedented turn of events, al-Qaeda members and jihadists from all over the world who embrace the ideology of global jihad are now doubting the group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and calling for his removal.
- Zawahiri Gives Eulogy for Abu Khalid al-Suri, Condemns Sedition in Syria
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri gave a eulogy for his designated representative in Syria, Abu Khalid al-Suri, and condemned the sedition between jihadi groups in the country that led to his death.
- Zawahiri Publishes Second Edition of Book Promoting Suicide Operations
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri published the second edition of his book "Winds of Paradise," clarifying in it the proper conduct of suicide operations and how to respond to enemy propaganda against them.
- Al-Qaeda Announces Forthcoming English Magazine Called "Resurgence"
Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, announced that it will soon release a new English magazine called "Resurgence".
- Jihadist in Somalia Explains Motivation of Western Muslims to Join al-Qaeda
A jihadi in Somalia penned an essay outlining the radicalization process of Western jihadis, and explaining what brought him to embrace the al-Qaeda ideology.
- Al-Nusra Front Leader Accuses ISIL of Killing Zawahiri Representative
Abu Muhammad al-Julani, the leader of al-Qaeda's branch in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, accused the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) of killing Abu Khalid al-Suri and demanded that it agree to a Shariah Court to resolve the ongoing dispute or face consequences.
- Al-Nusra Front Gives Eulogy for Abu Khalid al-Suri
The al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front gave a eulogy for Ayman al-Zawahiri's representative in Syria, Abu Khalid al-Suri, who was killed in a suicide bombing in Aleppo.
- Al-Qaeda Disassociates from ISIL
The General Command of al-Qaeda rebuked the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), disassociating itself from the group and declaring itself innocent of its actions.
- Zawahiri Urges Jihadi Groups in Syria to End Factional Conflict
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged jhadi groups in Syria to end the heated factional conflict among themselves, and stressed to the Syrian people that al-Qaeda does not accept any transgression against Muslims.
- Letter Attributed to Zawahiri's Arbiter in Syria Gives Advice to ISIL
A message attributed to Abu Khalid al-Suri, a jihadist named by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri as his representative in Syria to arbitrate issues involving the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the al-Nusra Front, urged the ISIL to stop attacking fellow militant groups and Muslims.
- Zawahiri Speaks on Massacre of Muslims in Bangladesh
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri spoke on the reported massacre of Muslims in Bangladesh in a new audio speech.
- As-Sahab Releases Weinstein Appeal to Obama, Kerry, U.S. Media
Less than a week after al-Qaeda emailed a video and alleged handwritten letter from American hostage Warren Weinstein to journalists, it released the video on jihadi forums.
- As-Sahab Releases English Update to Video Calling for Lone-Wolf Attacks
Al-Qaeda's as-Sahab Media Foundation released an English-dubbed version of its video from June 2011 calling for acts of individual jihad in the West, which was updated to include the April 2013 Boston bombings and the May 2013 Woolwich attack.
- Al-Fajr Media Center Releases New Encryption Program, "Amn al-Mujahid"
Al-Fajr Media Center, the exclusive online distributor of al-Qaeda's propaganda, released a new encryption program it named "Amn al-Mujahid" (Security of the Mujahid), and gave instructions for its use.
- As-Sahab Releases Video of Strikes in Paktika, Slain Fighters
Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, released a video of mortar and rocket strikes in Paktika province of Afghanistan, and showing other activities of the fighters, including their visiting a gravesite of men killed near the beginning of the U.S.-led war in the country.
- Adam Gadahn Calls for Revenge for Capture of Abu Anas al-Libi
Al-Qaeda's American spokesman, Adam Gadahn (AKA Azzam al-Amriki), called upon Muslims in Libya and elsewhere to take revenge for the capture of Abu Anas al-Libi by U.S. Special Forces, by attacking American interests and demanding his release.
- Al-Qaeda Gives Condolences for Death of Hakimullah Mehsud
The General Command of al-Qaeda gave its condolences to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for the death of its former leader Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan on November 1, 2013.
- Jihadists Discuss Possible Locations of Next al-Qaeda Strike
Jihadists discussed possible locations of al-Qaeda's next strike and battlefront, with one suggesting attacks in the U.S. and Europe, and another believing a front will be opened in Lebanon.
- Zawahiri Audio Aired by al-Jazeera is Reading of June 2013 Letter
The audio recording of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri voiding the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and rebuking its chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which al-Jazeera broadcast on November 8, 2013, is a reading of Zawahiri's letter from June 2013.
- Jihadists Discuss Kidnapping Americans for Prisoner Exchanges
A prominent jihadist exhorted fellow al-Qaeda supporters to kidnap Americans for prisoner exchanges, noting the recent capture of Nazih al-Ruqai (AKA Abu Anas al-Libi) and the imprisonment of Aafia Siddque,
- Ansar al-Shariah in Libya Expands, Holds Campaign Honoring Abu Anas
Ansar al-Shariah in Libya announced its expanding to Derna district in the east of the country, and in honor of Nazih al-Ruqai (AKA Abu Anas al-Libi), an al-Qaeda official captured in Tripoli by U.S. Special Forces, held a campaign to provide sacrificial animals to poor families for the upcoming Eid al-Adha.
- Zawahiri Urges Egyptians, Syrians and Tunisians to Demand Shariah
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called upon Egyptians, Syrians and Tunisians to demand Shariah-based governance and stand against the enemy, and focusing on Egypt, condemned crimes against Muslims.
- Al-Qaeda Shura Council Member Calls for Support in Eid al-Fitr Speech
Al-Qaeda Shura Council member Abu Khalil al-Madani called upon Muslims to offer financial and physical support for jihad in a speech for Eid al-Fitr 2013, and to be proud of their faith and think little of the enemy.
- Prominent Jihadist Urges Libyans to Act Against Government, U.S. for Capture of Abu Anas al-Libi
A prominent jihadist urged Libyan Muslims to take action against both the Libyan government and the U.S. for the capture of al-Qaeda official Nizah Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai (AKA Abu Anas al-Libi) in Tripoli, and cited the September 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi as an example of punishment.
- Jihadist Creates New HTML5 Games to Support Female Prisoners
A jihadist who previously created HTML5 games supporting Muslims in Chechnya, Gaza, Iraq, Mali and Tunisia, made two new ones, both of which focus on freeing female prisoners.
- Jihadists Discuss Zawahiri's Guidelines for Jihad, Targeting of Americans
Jihadists discussed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's "general guidelines for jihad" as it relates to refraining from targeting non-combatants, and found that Americans and Alawites, for example, can still be hit.
- Zawahiri Gives General Guidelines for Jihad Regarding Military, Propaganda
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri authored a document giving "general guidelines for jihad" regarding military and propaganda work by the group's affiliates and their supporters, all of which focus on weakening the United States.
- Zawahiri Speaks on 12th Anniversary of 9/11, Calls for Attack on U.S.
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released an audio speech for the occasion of the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., calling for attacks on the U.S. and an economic boycott of it and its allies.
- Al-Salafiya Al-Jihadiyya in Sinai Denies al-Qaeda Presence in Area
Al-Salafiyya Al-Jihadiyya in Sinai denied reports about Egyptian special forces arresting a man believed to be the leader of al-Qaeda in the area, saying that "there is no al-Qaeda in Sinai as an organization for it to have a leader to arrest".
- Zawahiri Says Morsi Ouster Part of Division Plot, Chastises Brotherhood
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri argued that the ouster of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is part of a “Crusader” plot to divide Egypt, and chastised the Muslim Brotherhood for adopting democracy rather than Islamic Shariah.
- U.S. Travel Alert Comes Amidst Recent Threats from al-Qaeda and its Affiliates
Three days after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri called for attacks on U.S. interests in response to its military engagements in the Muslim world and its drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen in particular, the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert about the terror group potentially launching operations in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Zawahiri Calls to Act Against US and its Allies, Pledges to Free Detainees
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called Muslims everywhere to act against the United States and its allies in order to stop their "crimes," and pledged to free Muslim detainees in Guantanamo and other prisons.
- Al-Masada Media Gives Biography of Tunisian Suicide Attacker in Syria
Al-Masada Media Foundation published a biography of a 27-year-old Tunisian engineer who carried out a suicide attack in Syria on July 10, 2013, under the banners of al-Qaeda's offshoots in the country.
- As-Sahab Gives Message from Pakistani Scholar Inciting Indian Muslims to Participate in Global Jihad
Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, published a message from radical Pakistani scholar Asim Omar inciting Indian Muslims to participate in global jihad and particularly that being waged in Syria.
- Al-Qaeda Shura Council Member Speaks on Faith, Jihad in as-Sahab Video
A member of al-Qaeda's Shura Council, Abu Khalil al-Madani, spoke on faith and jihad in his first audio lecture to be released by the group's media arm, as-Sahab.
- As-Sahab Debuts New Video Series on Attacks in Afghanistan
Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, debuted a new video series on attacks in Afghanistan called, "Scenes from the Line of Fire," and in the first episode, showed raids against enemy bases and a supply convoy.
- Adam Gadahn Urges Syrian Rebels to Reject Western Support
Al-Qaeda's American spokesman Adam Yahiye Gadahn (AKA Azzam al-Amriki) urged Syrian rebels to reject Western support and realize that the goal is greater than the ouster of Bashar al-Assad, and includes ultimately rebuilding the Islamic Caliphate.
- Al-Qaeda Official Denies Fighters' Role in Sher Garh Suicide Bombing
Al-Qaeda's head of media and preaching in Pakistan, Ustadh Ahmad Farooq, denied that fighters had any role in the June 18, 2013, suicide bombing in the Pakistani town of Sher Garh, and charged "secret agencies" and enemy forces with responsibility.
- "Vanguards of Khorasan" Editor Promotes al-Qaeda, Revolutions in First Appearance in as-Sahab Video
Hossam Abdul Raouf, the editor of "Vanguards of Khorasan," promoted al-Qaeda and revolutions to establish Shariah-based governance in his first appearance in a video from al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab.
- Special Report on the Power Struggle Between al-Qaeda Branches and Leadership
The controversy between al-Qaeda's branches in Iraq and Syria took an unexpected turn on the night of June 14, 2013, when an audio message surfaced from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI)...
- Marathon Bombing: Why Target The Boston Marathon?
On June 1, 2013, the eleventh issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP’s) English-language magazine, Inspire, was released to jihadist forums...
- Jihadist Network Confirms ISIL-NF Conflict, Asks Supporters to be Neutral
Administrators of the top-tier jihadist network Shumukh al-Islam confirmed the conflict happening between al-Qaeda-affiliates the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the al-Nusra Front (NF), and asked supporters to be neutral.