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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.

Thursday, 13 August 2015
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”.

Thursday, 13 August 2015
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.

Thursday, 13 August 2015
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).

Thursday, 06 August 2015
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.

Thursday, 25 June 2015
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.

Saturday, 20 June 2015
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.

Monday, 01 June 2015
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.

Thursday, 26 March 2015
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”.

Monday, 09 March 2015
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.

Friday, 06 March 2015
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.

Monday, 20 October 2014
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.

Sunday, 19 October 2014
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.

Wednesday, 08 October 2014
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".

Friday, 26 September 2014
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.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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).

Monday, 22 September 2014
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.

Sunday, 21 September 2014
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.

Sunday, 14 September 2014
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.

Monday, 08 September 2014
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.

Thursday, 04 September 2014
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".

Wednesday, 03 September 2014
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.

Monday, 01 September 2014
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.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014
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.

Thursday, 07 August 2014
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.

Monday, 21 July 2014
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.

Friday, 18 July 2014
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.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014
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.

Tuesday, 08 July 2014
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.

Friday, 16 May 2014
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.

Monday, 12 May 2014
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.

Monday, 05 May 2014
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.

Monday, 05 May 2014
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.

Friday, 02 May 2014
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.

Friday, 02 May 2014
“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.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014
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.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014
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.

Friday, 25 April 2014
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.

Thursday, 17 April 2014
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.

Friday, 11 April 2014
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.

Friday, 11 April 2014
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.

Friday, 11 April 2014
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.

Thursday, 10 April 2014
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.

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
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.

Tuesday, 08 April 2014
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.

Friday, 04 April 2014
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.

Thursday, 13 March 2014
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".

Sunday, 09 March 2014
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.

Thursday, 06 March 2014
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.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014
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.

Monday, 24 February 2014
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.

Sunday, 02 February 2014
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.

Thursday, 23 January 2014
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.

Friday, 17 January 2014
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.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014
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.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013
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.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013
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.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013
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.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013
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.

Sunday, 01 December 2013
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.

Thursday, 28 November 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.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013
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.

Friday, 08 November 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,

Monday, 21 October 2013
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.

Monday, 14 October 2013
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.

Friday, 11 October 2013
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.

Thursday, 10 October 2013
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.

Wednesday, 09 October 2013
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.

Friday, 04 October 2013
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.

Friday, 27 September 2013
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.

Friday, 13 September 2013
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.

Thursday, 12 September 2013
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".

Wednesday, 04 September 2013
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.

Friday, 02 August 2013
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.

Friday, 02 August 2013
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.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013
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.

Thursday, 25 July 2013
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.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013
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.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013
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.

Thursday, 11 July 2013
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.

Tuesday, 09 July 2013
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.

Friday, 05 July 2013
"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.

Friday, 28 June 2013
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)...

Tuesday, 25 June 2013
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...

Friday, 21 June 2013
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.

Thursday, 20 June 2013
Indonesian Jihadists Show Readiness to Heed Zawahiri, Fight in Syria

Members of an Indonesia-based group calling itself "Anshorulloh Solo" showed their readiness to heed the call of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to fight the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, in a public demonstration in Solo, Central Java.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013
As-Sahab Video Focuses on Fighters' Pains, Calls Doctors to Participate

Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, released a video focusing on what fighters suffer while participating in jihad, such as pains and difficulty traveling with heavy weapons, traversing dangerous roads, and receiving wounds in battle.

Monday, 10 June 2013
Zawahiri Reportedly Settles Dispute Between ISI, al-Nusra Front

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reportedly sent a letter to the respective leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) and the al-Nusra Front resolving the dispute between them and naming a representative in Syria, Abu Khalid al-Suri, to arbitrate any issues.

Sunday, 09 June 2013
JHUF Translates Urdu As-Sahab Video of Attack on US Base in Paktika

The Jamia Hafsa Urdu Forum (JHUF) released Arabic- and English-subtitled versions of an as-Sahab-produced video showing a BM rocket attack on a US base in Afghanistan's Paktika province.

Friday, 07 June 2013
Zawahiri Speaks in New Audio on 65th Anniversary of Israel’s Founding

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri spoke in a new audio speech on the 65th anniversary of Israel’s founding.

Wednesday, 05 June 2013
As-Sahab Series Promotes Shariah on Indian Subcontinent (Episode 1)

Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, launched a series of videos promoting Islamic Shariah on the Indian subcontinent and condemning democratic-rule, and in the first episode, featured "mujahid Islamic scholar" Maulvi Asim Umar commenting on the issue.

Friday, 31 May 2013
London Attack Echoes al-Qaeda Incitement to Target Soldiers in West

Aftermath of attack in Woolwich, London / Credit: ITV

Although it is not yet clear what motivated the beheading of a man believed to be a soldier outside of the Woolwich barracks in London, the incident, which is being treated as an apparent terrorist attack, is reflective of al-Qaeda's incitement for lone-wolf strikes against soldiers in Western countries.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Shumukh al-Islam Forum Returns, Administrators Issue Statement

Administrators of the Shumukh al-Islam Network announced the forum's return after being inaccessible for the past week, and urged its members to participate more in jihadi media.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Shumukh al-Islam Administrators Address Attacks on Forum, Assure Return

Al-Masada Media Foundation, the media affiliate of the Shumukh al-Islam Network, released a message from the network's administrators addressing attacks by the enemy and assuring jihadists that the forum will soon return.

Friday, 17 May 2013
Jihadi Ideologue Says to Follow Bin Laden's Teachings to Remember Him

Jihadi ideologue Abu Sa'ad al-'Amili gave advice on the occasion of the second anniversary of Usama bin Laden's death, saying that while it's not appropriate for Muslims to celebrate such events and deify people, Muslims can follow Bin Laden's teachings to remember him.

Friday, 03 May 2013
Al-Fajr Chastises Jihadists who Slandered ISI, Spread Rumors

Al-Fajr Media Center, the exclusive online distributor of al-Qaeda's propaganda, chastised jihadists who spread rumors about the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) and slandered its leadership, and recommended that jihadist forums and media groups not associate with them.

Friday, 03 May 2013
Al-Qaeda's Pakistan Media Head Calls for Rallying Around Scholars, Shariah

Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, released a video speech from Ustadh Ahmad Farooq urging people to rally around Islamic scholars and Shariah-based governance as the solution to what he believes are Pakistan's problems.

Thursday, 25 April 2013
Jihadist Invites to "Electronic Islamic Army," Gives DDOS Program Tutorial

A jihadist gave a tutorial for a program he developed to facilitate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against "Zionist-Crusader" websites, and invited fellow al-Qaeda supporters to join the "Electronic Islamic Army".

Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Al-Qaeda Security Expert Reportedly Killed in Drone Strike in North Waziristan

Jihadists reported that al-Qaeda security expert Abu Obeida Abdullah Khalid al-'Adam (AKA Abu Obeida al-Maqdisi) was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan.

Saturday, 20 April 2013
East African Group Gives Biography of Bilal al-Berjawi

In the fourth issue of its "Biographies of the Well-Known Martyrs in East Africa" series, an unnamed group of fighters focused on Bilal al-Berjawi, who was killed in a drone strike on the outskirts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in January 2012.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

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…