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Ansar al-Islam Urges Jihadi Factions in Aleppo to Confront IS

The jihadi group Ansar al-Islam urged jihadi factions in the northern countryside of Aleppo, Syria, to confront the Islamic State (IS), both militarily and religiously, warning that if the IS succeeds in taking their positions then it is the “beginning of the end”.

Wednesday, 03 June 2015
Ansar al-Islam Releases Video on Abdul Rashid Ghazi Training Camp

The Iraq-based jihadi group Ansar al-Islam released a video focusing on its training camp named in honor of radical Pakistani cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi.

Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Al-Qaeda-Affiliates Expand Online Platform to Twitter

Al-Qaeda-Affiliates Expand Online Platform to TwitterBy Rita Katz and Adam Raisman

On December 5, 2013, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) joined the long list of al-Qaeda affiliates with a presence on Twitter.

Friday, 03 January 2014
Ansar al-Islam Gives Two More Picture Sets from Abdul Rashid Ghazi Camp

The Iraq-based jihadi group Ansar al-Islam released two more picture sets from its training camp it named in honor of radical Pakistani cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi.

Monday, 30 December 2013
Ansar al-Islam Gives Additional Pictures from Abdul Rashid Ghazi Camp

The Iraq-based jihadi group Ansar al-Islam released additional pictures from its training camp named in honor of slain radical Pakistani cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi.

Monday, 16 December 2013
Ansar al-Islam Gives Eid al-Adha Greetings to Indians, Kurds and Syrians

The Iraq-based jihadi group Ansar al-Islam gave Eid al-Adha greetings to Indians, Kurds and Syrians, and addressed each group of people with messages promoting jihad and Shariah and rejecting democracy.

Friday, 18 October 2013
Ansar al-Islam Gives Record of Failed Negotiations with ISIL, Halts Ceasefire

Ansar al-Islam released a record of its failed negotiations with the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to end hostilities between the groups, and said that its fighters will strike back against the ISIL.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Jihadi Media Groups, Ideologues Address Discord in Community Over ISIL

The jihadi media groups al-Masada Media Foundation and Fursan al-Balagh released a statement signed by 12 prominent jihadists including Abu Sa'ad al-'Amili and Nasser al-Qaeda, addressing discord in the online community over the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Friday, 04 October 2013
Ansar al-Mujahideen Responds to Controversy with Administrator Over ISIL

After one of its administrators disparaged the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Twitter, the Ansar al-Mujahideen Network issued a statement seeking to quell the controversy and offering advice.

Thursday, 26 September 2013
Ansar al-Islam Says it Will Fight Back Against ISIL, Seeks Reconciliation

After nearly a year of alleged attacks against its fighters by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Ansar al-Islam's leadership announced that it will now fight back, but is still open to peace initiatives.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Ansar al-Islam Urges Sunnis in Iran to Seek Independence

The Iraq-based jihadi group Ansar al-Islam called on Sunnis in Iran to seek independence and prepare themselves for jihad against the Iranian government.

Thursday, 08 August 2013
Facebook Page Serves as Official Facebook Outlet for Ansar al-Islam

The page "Al-Thabaat," meaning "steadfastness" in Arabic, serves as the primary mouthpiece on Facebook for the Iraqi al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadi group, Ansar al-Islam (AAI).

Tuesday, 06 August 2013
Ansar al-Islam Reports on Incident Involving Gang Stealing in its Name

Ansar al-Islam reported on an incident in Iraq's Ninawa province involving a clash between its fighters and members of a gang that steals in its name, and reiterated to Sunnis that it would never transgress against them.

Thursday, 01 August 2013
Ansar al-Islam Says ISIL Forced Confessions to Justify Targeting Fighters

Ansar al-Islam's leadership for Mosul district of Iraq accused the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the al-Qaeda-affiliate formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), of forcing some of its fighters to make false confessions in a video in order to justify its targeting of the group.

Monday, 22 July 2013
Ansar al-Islam Appeals to Scholars for Help in Conflict with ISI

Ansar al-Islam appealed to Islamic scholars for help in its alleged bloody conflict with the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) after failing to receive a response from Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Monday, 01 July 2013
Ansar al-Islam Denies Illegally Taking Money from Mosul Residents for Jihad

The "Shariah and Justice Department" of Ansar al-Islam responded to a grievance towards it from Sunnis in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, denying that it illegally took money from them for jihad, and charging Iraqi and Kurdish gangs with responsibility.

Friday, 28 June 2013
Ansar al-Islam Claims Revenge for Hawija Massacre, Considers Mosul Bombings Unlawful

The Iraq-based Ansar al-Islam claimed responsibility for 48 attacks against Iraqi forces in Kirkuk province between April 23 and May 29, 2013, in a revenge for a deadly raid on a protest encampment in the city of Hawija in April.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Ansar al-Islam Thanks Supporters for Advice During Recent "Ordeal"

Ansar al-Islam thanked scholars, groups and jihadi writers who gave it advice and support during an "ordeal" it experienced in the recent months, possible referring to its issues with the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI).

Thursday, 20 June 2013
Ansar al-Islam Issues Video Tracing its Founding as Global Jihadi Group

Ansar al-Islam released a documentary-style video tracing its establishment in Iraqi Kurdistan and its development through the first year of the US-led war in Iraq, and declaring itself a global jihadi group.

Thursday, 13 June 2013
Ansar al-Islam Denies Declaring War on ISI in Mosul Despite Issues

Ansar al-Islam's leadership for Mosul district of Iraq denied reports that it declared war on the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) and targeted its fighters, but acknowledged issues between the groups.

Wednesday, 05 June 2013
Ansar al-Islam Joins Twitter

Ansar al-Islam, an Iraq-based jihadi group, announced that it has joined the social networking website Twitter, telling supporters it wished to expand its presence to other platforms.

Monday, 03 June 2013
Ansar al-Islam Advises Jihadi Leaders in Syria to Reject Nationalism, Adopt Shariah

The Command of Ansar al-Islam addressed jihadi leaders in Syria in an alleged statement, advising them to reject nationalism and adopt the implementation of Shariah-based governance as their goal.

Thursday, 30 May 2013
Ansar al-Islam Urges Jihad Against Shi’ite-Led Iraqi Government

Ansar al-Islam called upon Iraqi Sunnis to support jihad against the Shi'ite-led Iraqi government, claiming that the Shi'ite "conspiracy" in the country is "more dangerous than the Zio-Crusader plot".

Monday, 29 April 2013
Ansar al-Islam Renews Pledge to Leader; Warns Sunni Landowners, Police

Ansar al-Islam declared that it has renewed its pledge to its leader, thus reinforcing its commitment to fight, and gave warnings to Sunni landowners, police, and soldiers against any action that might benefit the Shi'ite-led Iraqi government and Shi'ites in general.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Ansar al-Islam Releases Video on November 2012 Suicide Bombing in Rabia

Ansar al-Islam released a video focusing on the November 25, 2012, suicide bombing in Rabia, a town along the Iraqi-Syrian border in Ninawa province in Iraq, in which over 30 Shi'ite militia elements were reportedly killed.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Ansar al-Islam Claims Suicide Bombing in Iraq-Syria Border Crossing Town

Ansar al-Islam claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing against Shi'ite militia elements in Rabia, an Iraqi border crossing town between Iraq and Syria, and announced that the attack came in support of imprisoned Sunni women in both countries.

Tuesday, 04 December 2012
Ansar al-Islam Leader Gives Eid al-Adha Message to Fighters, Rebels

The leader of Ansar al-Islam, Abu Hashim Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman al-Ibrahim, issued a message for the occasion of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, rallying fighters and calling for uprising Muslims to reject the "moderate movement".

Monday, 29 October 2012
Ansar al-Islam Gives Eulogy for Abu Yahya al-Libi

Ansar al-Islam gave a eulogy for Abu Yahya al-Libi, praising him for his knowledge and his actions within jihad, and recalling his being a "companion on the path" of one of its slain commanders, Abu al-Darda'a a-Kurdi.

Friday, 28 September 2012
Ansar al-Islam Urges Revenge on Those who Insult the Prophet

The Iraq-based Ansar al-Islam called upon Muslims to kill those who insulted the Prophet Muhammad, pointing to the people behind the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims," and exact retribution on those who support them.

Monday, 24 September 2012
Ansar al-Islam Calls for Jihad in Burma's Arakan State

The Iraq-based Ansar al-Islam called upon Rohingya Muslims in Arakan, Burma (Myanmar), to do jihad and retaliate for what it calls the enemy's attempt to "annihilate" them, and encouraged all Muslims to support them with advice and money.

Friday, 14 September 2012
Ansar al-Islam Gives Condolences to Fatah al-Islam for Leader's Death

The leadership of the Iraq-based Ansar al-Islam offered its condolences to Fatah al-Islam for the killing of its leader in Syria, Abu Hussam al-Shami AKA Abdul Aziz al-Kourkli.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Ansar al-Islam Releases Video of Bombing Iraqi Federal Police in Baghdad

Ansar al-Islam released a video of detonating an improvised explosive device (IED) against an Iraqi Federal Police patrol in the al-Karrada district of Baghdad.

Monday, 02 July 2012
Ansar al-Islam Video Shows Attack on Iraqi Military Barracks in Mosul

Ansar al-Islam released a video of its fighters attacking Iraqi military barracks in the city of Mosul in Ninawa province of Iraq. The 23-minute video is produced by the group's media arm, al-Ansar Foundation, and is the fifth episode in its "Protectors of the House" series.

Monday, 14 May 2012
New Leader of Ansar al-Islam Gives Speech to Fighters, Muslims

Abu Hashim Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman al-Ibrahim, the new leader of the Iraq-based jihadist group Ansar al-Islam, gave a speech addressed to the group's fighters and to Muslims in general, announcing Ansar al-Islam's continued dedication to jihad.

Monday, 09 January 2012
Ansar al-Islam Announces Appointment of New Leader

Ansar al-Islam, an Iraq-based jihadist group, announced the appointment of its new leader, Abu Hashim Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman al-Ibrahim.

Thursday, 05 January 2012
Ansar al-Islam Remarks on US Withdrawal from Iraq

Ansar al-Islam pledged to continue jihad against the Iraqi government, remarking that despite the withdrawal of American forces from the country, Iraq remains a "land of war."

Tuesday, 03 January 2012
Ansar al-Islam Video Shows Fighters Celebrating Eid al-Adha with Civilians

Ansar al-Islam released the fifth episode in its video series "Merciful Among Themselves," which presents to viewers scenes that depict mutual love and compassion between fighters and civilians.

Wednesday, 09 November 2011
Ansar al-Islam Gives Eid al-Adha Greetings, Comments on Arab Spring

Ansar al-Islam released a message from its leadership for the occasion of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice), congratulating Muslims for its arrival and commenting that gains made in the Arab Spring may be squandered by agents and opportunists.

Monday, 07 November 2011
Ansar al-Islam Showcases Weapon Development in New Video Series

Ansar al-Islam released a video showcasing its Manufacturing and Development Department's production of rockets, silencers and thermal grenades in the first part of a new series called, "Inexhaustible Weapons."

Tuesday, 01 November 2011
Ansar al-Islam Video of Bombing US Vehicle in Kirkuk

Al-Ansar Media Foundation, the media arm of Ansar al-Islam, released a video showing the bombing of what they say is a US military vehicle in Kirkuk province of Iraq.

Monday, 31 October 2011
Ansar al-Islam Claims Killing Over 60 in Bombings in Baghdad

Ansar al-Islam, a jihadist faction in Iraq, claimed killing over 60 Iraqi security elements in multiple bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and challenged the enemy's intelligence and spy networks to discover where the next bombings will occur.

Monday, 24 October 2011
Ansar al-Islam Previews Forthcoming Video on Weapons Manufacture

Ansar al-Islam released a preview for a forthcoming production titled, "Inexhaustible Weapons," which focuses on the group's development and manufacture of weapons.

Tuesday, 04 October 2011
Ansar al-Islam Rallies for Jihad in Eid al-Fitr Message

Ansar al-Islam, a jihadist faction in Iraq, rallied Muslims for jihad in a message issued on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Ansar al-Islam Focuses on Taking Captives, Celebrates Slain Commander

Ansar al-Islam, a militant faction in Iraq, released a video focusing on taking captives, and celebrating a slain commander who was a proponent of such tactics.

Monday, 15 August 2011
Ansar al-Islam Rallies for Jihad in Ramadan Greetings

Ansar al-Islam, a militant faction in Iraq, rallied Sunni Muslims for jihad in a statement issued on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. 

Friday, 05 August 2011
Ansar al-Islam Denies Alleged Role in PJAK Attack

Ansar al-Islam, a militant faction in Iraq, denied a claim that it participated with Iranian forces in striking a camp of the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) in an area near the Iran-Iraq border. 

Monday, 25 July 2011
Ansar al-Islam Claims Killing Two Iraqi Officials

Ansar al-Islam claimed killing two Iraqi officials who work in the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in a communiqué issued on jihadist forums on July 12, 2011. 

Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Ansar al-Islam Warns Against US Plans, Advises Egyptians

Ansar al-Islam, a jihadist group in Iraq, charged that recent changes in the political landscape in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world are the result of an American plan to safeguard its interests and those of Israel.

Monday, 07 March 2011
Ansar al-Islam Video of Bombing an Iraqi Vehicle in Mosul

Ansar al-Islam’s media arm, al-Ansar Media Foundation, released a video of bombing what they say is an Iraqi armored military vehicle in the city of Mosul in Ninawa province of Iraq.

Wednesday, 02 March 2011
Ansar al-Islam Video of Shelling a US Base in Baghdad

Ansar al-Islam’s media arm, al-Ansar Media Foundation, released a video of a fighter firing mortar shells at what they say is an American base in Baghdad province of Iraq.

Monday, 21 February 2011
Ansar al-Islam Video of Attacking a US Humvee in Kirkuk

Ansar al-Islam’s media arm, al-Ansar Media Foundation, released a video showing what they say is a guided rocket attack on a US Humvee in Kirkuk province of Iraq.

Tuesday, 08 February 2011
Ansar al-Islam Video of Ambush in Samarra

Ansar al-Islam’s media arm, al-Ansar Media Foundation, released a video showing the group’s fighters launching an ambush on Iraqi forces in Samarra, Salahuddin province of Iraq. The 16 minute, 47 second video is titled, “Protectors of the House 4,” and was posted on jihadist forums on December 8, 2010.

Friday, 10 December 2010
Ansar al-Islam Video of Shelling a US Base in Samarra

Ansar al-Islam’s media arm, al-Ansar Media Foundation, released a video of firing a mortar shell at what they say is a US military base in the city of Samarra in Salahuddin province of Iraq.

Tuesday, 07 December 2010