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IS Presents Biography of Former IMU Official who Joined Group in Syria and Died Days Later in Naba 104

The Islamic State (IS) featured in Naba 104 a biography and account of the travels to Syria for Abdul Hakim al-Tatari, a former official in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), who was killed in battle just days after his arrival.

Monday, 06 November 2017
German Jihadi Media Group Redistributes 2010 IMU Speech, Calls on Mothers to Encourage Sons to Fight

A German jihadi media group released a section from a previously-published video from a German Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) fighter calling on mothers to encourage their sons to fight.

Friday, 09 September 2016
Audio Speech Attributed to Former IMU Religious Scholar Disavows IS

A media group opposed to the Islamic State (IS) released an audio speech attributed to Abu Dher Azzam (AKA Abu Dher al-Barmi), a Burmese religious scholar who previously served as a mufti in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), disavowing the Islamic State (IS).

Monday, 29 August 2016
IMU Rejects Pledge by Leader to IS, Claims its Group Continues to Exist

In a statement attributed to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), the group rejected the pledge by its former leader Uthman Ghazi to the Islamic State (IS), and claimed that it continues to exist and operate.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Jihadist Gives Account of Afghan Taliban Nearly Eliminating IMU, Demands IS Address Happenings

A jihadist gave an account of the fighting between the Afghan Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) that has allegedly resulted in the capture of the IMU leader and the near-elimination of the group, and demanded that the Islamic State (IS) address what has happened. In a message posted on Twitter on December 10, 2015, the jihadist, “Tahir Jan,” gave what is called “a statement on the truth of what happened in Zabul,” discussing what transpired between the Afghan Taliban and the IMU from the point after the leader of the latter, Uthman Ghazi, questioned the fate of Mullah Muhammad Omar before he was announced dead. The IMU pledged allegiance to the IS, which ignited violence between the two groups in Zabul, and led to the Afghan Taliban capturing Uthman Ghazi, killing dozens of fighters and their families, and practically eliminating the group. He remarked: “What America and its agents could not do in 14 years, the Taliban did in 24 hours”.

The message also alleged that Afghan Taliban fighters killed Mullah Mansour Dadullah, the leader of a splinter faction within the group, and 45 members of his family. The author then expressed disappointment in the failure of IS leaders and Khorasan Province to speak on the incident. He wrote:

Most of the brothers in the Islamic State in Khorasan or their supporters are amazed by this silence by the Caliph, Sheikh Muhammad al-‘Adnani, the governor of Khorasan, and the media of the Islamic State, may Allah preserve and support them, as if nothing had happened, even though a month had passed since the events. Is the blood of our brothers and sisters cheap to this degree?

Indeed, we see slowness by the governor of Khorasan in helping the families with money and other things!! According to what appears to us now, and we hope from the Caliph to hold him accountable if he is neglectful, for we have pledged allegiance so that the blame of anyone would not take us in Allah, and if he is excused then we ask Allah to forgive us and him.

Friday, 11 December 2015
Jihadists Report Death, Capture, and Surrender of IS-Pledged IMU Fighters in Zabul

Jihadists opposing the Islamic State (IS) reported that fighters from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) who had pledged to the IS were killed and captured in a battle with the Afghan Taliban in Afghanistan’s Zabul province, while others surrendered, including their leader.

Monday, 09 November 2015
IS’ “Bahrain Province” Claims Shooting at Shi’ite Hall in Saudi Arabia

“Bahrain Province,” a newly-established division of the Islamic State (IS), claimed credit for the shooting at a Shi’ite religious hall in the area of al-Qatif in Saudi Arabia.

Friday, 16 October 2015
IMU Leadership Demands Afghan Taliban Pledge to IS, Criticizes Counterparts in Group

The leadership of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) addressed its counterparts in the Afghan Taliban, claiming that they lied about the true cause and date of Mullah Muhammad Omar’s death, and demanding that they pledge to the Islamic State (IS), stop issuing orders from Pakistan, and implement Shariah in liberated areas.

Monday, 21 September 2015
IS’ Khorasan Province Congratulates IMU for Pledging to Baghdadi, Beheads Afghan Soldier

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) released a video of fighters congratulating the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) for its pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and beheading an Afghan soldier.

Tuesday, 08 September 2015
IMU Alleges Anti-IS Militants in Zabul Gave Them Ultimatum to Leave Afghanistan

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) alleged that militants opposed to the Islamic State (IS) gave its fighters in Afghanistan’s Zabul province an ultimatum to pledge to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour or leave the country.

Wednesday, 02 September 2015
IMU Publishes Account of Bahraini Fighter’s Experiences in Waziristan

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) published two articles by a Bahraini fighter giving accounts of his experiences in Waziristan, in IMU training camps, in the battlefield, and during the group’s move from Pakistan to Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015
IMU Pledges Allegiance to IS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), with its chief, Uthman Ghazi, and its fighters, pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS), after months of IMU propaganda supporting the group.

Thursday, 06 August 2015
IMU Releases Video on June 2014 Suicide Raid at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video focusing on its fighters involved in the June 2014 suicide raid at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan.

Monday, 06 April 2015
IMU Leader Allegedly Questions Whereabouts of Mullah Omar, Recognizes Baghdadi as “Caliph”

A statement attributed to Uthman Ghazi, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), questioned the whereabouts of Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Muhammad Omar and recognized Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as “Caliph”.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015
IMU Representative Defends Group’s Approval of Peshawar School Attack

A representative of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) defended the group’s approval of the deadly attack carried out by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) at an army-run school in Peshawar, after jihadists questioned how it can condone the murder of children.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014
IMU Considers TTP Peshawar School Attack “Justified” and “Defensive”

Taliban Pakistan (TTP) at an army-run school in Peshawar, finding it “justified” and “defensive”.

Saturday, 20 December 2014
IMU Video Focuses on the Group’s Children in Pakistan’s Tribal Region

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video focusing on the group's children in a camp in Pakistan's tribal region.

Friday, 19 December 2014
TTP Claims Joint Suicide Raid with IMU on Quetta Airbases

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed credit for the suicide raid at two airbases in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, on August 14, 2014, and indicated that it was a joint operation with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).

Sunday, 17 August 2014
IMU Discusses “Battle of Flags” in Mir Ali of North Waziristan

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) discussed an aspect of its conflict with Pakistan that it called the "battle of flags," whereby fighters are raising black banners to counter the Pakistani flags in the mountains and local markets.

Thursday, 05 June 2014
IMU Scholar Incites Uyghur Muslims Support TIP, Jihad in Burma

Burmese jihadi ideologue Abu Dher Azzam incited Uyghur Muslims to support the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and jihad in Burma.

Wednesday, 02 April 2014
IMU Video Shows Clashes, Pakistani Raid in Mir Ali in December 2013

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video featuring scenes from the events in Mir Ali, North Waziristan, in December 2013 involving Pakistani military raids on civilian areas, and fighters from the IMU and other jihadi factions attacking soldiers.

Friday, 14 February 2014
German IMU Spokesman Speaks on Slain Fighter Patrick Klaus in Video

Mounir Chouka (AKA Abu Adam), a German spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), spoke about a slain German fighter identified as Patrick Klaus in a two-part video.

Thursday, 09 January 2014
IMU Gives Account of Clashes, Pakistani Military Raids in Mir Ali

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) gave an account of recent events in Mir Ali, North Waziristan, involving Pakistani military raids on civilian areas, and fighters from the IMU and other jihadi factions attacking soldiers.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013
IMU Offers Condolences to Syrian Faction for Top Commander's Death

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) gave condolences to the Tawhid Brigade, a Syrian militant faction, for the death of its top commander in an airstrike.

Monday, 18 November 2013
German IMU Spokesman Calls German Muslims to Do Jihad in New Series

Yassin Chouka (AKA Abu Ibraheem), a German spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), encouraged German Muslims to become pious and to embrace jihad in a new video series called "Beloved Brother, Come to Your Senses".

Monday, 11 November 2013
IMU Video Shows Fighter Training in Pakistan's Tribal Areas

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released the 12th episode in its "What's Happening in the Tribal Areas" series, showing fighters participating in military training and martial arts exercises.

Tuesday, 05 November 2013
IMU Releases Video on 5/29/13 Joint Attack with Afghan Taliban in Panjshir

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video focusing on the joint attack it carried out with the Afghan Taliban in Afghanistan's Panjshir province on May 29, 2013.

Thursday, 31 October 2013
IMU Highlights Story of Young Slain Fighter to Promote Jihad, Martyrdom

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) highlighted the story of a young, recently engaged fighter who was killed during battle in Orakzai Agency of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, to promote jihad and martyrdom.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013
IMU Claims Killing 15 American Soldiers in Bagram Suicide Bombing

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) claimed killing 15 American soldiers and 2 Afghans in a suicide bombing at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province.

Monday, 21 October 2013
IMU-TTP Collaboration Claims Killing of Pakistani Police Officer in Karachi

"Ansar al-Aseer" (Supporters of the Prisoners), a collaboration between the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility for killing a Pakistani police officer in Karachi.

Monday, 30 September 2013
JHUF Translates Uzbek IMU Video on Female Suicide Bomber

The Jamia Hafsa Urdu Forum (JHUF) released Arabic-, English-, and Urdu-subtitled versions of an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) video focused on a female suicide bomber named Ummu Usman.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
IMU Video Focuses on Female Suicide Bomber Ummu Usman

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video regarding a female suicide bomber named Ummu Usman, who carried out an attack in Pakistan in 2012.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013
IMU Claims Panjshir Suicide Raid as Joint Attack with Afghan Taliban

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) announced that the six-man suicide raid against a government compound in Afghanistan's Panjshir province on May 29, 2013, was a joint attack with the Afghan Taliban.

Friday, 31 May 2013
IMU Claims Suicide Bombing in Quetta in Revenge for Airstrike

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) claimed responsibility for the May 12, 2013, suicide bombing that targeted the provincial police chief in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province.

Monday, 13 May 2013
German IMU Spokesman Praises Millatu-Ibrahim Officials in TIP Video

Yassin Chouka (AKA Abu Ibraheem al-Almani), a German spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), praised Millatu-Ibrahim officials Mohamed Mahmoud (Abu Usama al-Gharib) and Denis Mamdou Cuspert (Abu Talha al-Almani) and gave them advice in an audio speech released by the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP).

Monday, 06 May 2013
IMU Video Documents Travels, Jihadi Activity of Slain German Fighter

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video documenting the travels and jihadi activity of Samir Hatour (AKA Abu Laith), a German fighter from Aachen who was killed in a US drone strike in Makeen, South Waziristan, on March 9, 2012.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013
German IMU Fighter Lauds Slain Fellow Countryman as "King of Setterich"

Yassin Chouka (AKA Abu Ibraheem al-Almani), a German spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), gave a eulogy for a fellow countryman who he knew in Germany and Pakistan and called the "King of Setterich".

Thursday, 11 April 2013
German IMU Fighter Addresses Obama Over Criminal Acts in Afghanistan

Mounir Chouka (AKA Abu Adam al-Almani), a German spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), directed an audio speech to US President Barack Obama, condemning the US-led war in Afghanistan and accusing the American military of criminality.

Monday, 18 March 2013
TTP and IMU Release Joint Video on Supporting Muslim Prisoners

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) collaborated on a video dedicated to Muslim prisoners, featuring fighters from Germany, Pakistan and Russia discussing the need to support them.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
IMU Scholar Promotes Support to Burmese Muslims, Incites for Attacks

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released an audio speech from one of its scholars, Abu Dher Azzam AKA Abu Dher al-Burmi, raising the issue of Rohingya Muslims in Burma and inciting for attacks against those countries he claims supports the massacres against them, namely, Burma, China and Germany.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012
IMU Video Shows Attack, Lecture from Abu Dher about Fighters' Success

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released the tenth episode in its "What's Happening in the Tribal Areas" series, featuring a lecture by one of its scholars,

Tuesday, 23 October 2012
IMU Releases Video on Fighters Slain in Afghanistan

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released the eighth episode in its series about the activities of its fighters in Afghanistan and focused on slain fighters in particular.

Tuesday, 02 October 2012
IMU Scholar Abu Dher Azzam Answers Jihadists' Questions (Part 4 - Final)

In the fourth and final set of answers from Abu Dher Azzam AKA Abu Dher al-Burmi, a religious authority in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), to questions presented to him by jihadists, he accused several jihadi groups in Pakistan, including Lashkar-e-Taiba, of being Pakistani army fronts, and urged participation in jihad.

Friday, 14 September 2012
IMU Scholar Abu Dher Azzam Answers Jihadists' Questions (Part 3)

In the third set of answers from Abu Dher Azzam AKA Abu Dher al-Burmi, a religious authority in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), to questions presented to him by jihadists, he discussed the fighters' tactics against drones and assured that these aircraft are not invincible.

Friday, 07 September 2012
IMU Scholar Abu Dher Azzam Answers Jihadists' Questions (Part 2)

In the next set of answers from Abu Dher Azzam AKA Abu Dher al-Burmi, a religious authority in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), to questions presented to him by jihadists, he noted the "dire" need for doctors and engineers in the battlefield, and emphasized jihad as mandatory for all Muslims

Tuesday, 04 September 2012
IMU Scholar Abu Dher Azzam Answers Jihadists' Questions (Part 1)

Abu Dher Azzam AKA Abu Dher al-Burmi, a religious authority in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), answered questions presented to him by jihadists concerning Pakistan and the situation there in terms of jihad.

Thursday, 23 August 2012
IMU Announces Death of Leader, Appointment of Successor

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) announced the death of its leader, Uthman Adil, and the appointment of his successor, now-former deputy, Uthman Ghazi.

Saturday, 04 August 2012
Al-Nusra Front Claims Raid at Air Defense HQ, Attacks in Aleppo, Idlib

The al-Nusra Front claimed killing at least 36 Syrian soldiers during a raid at an Air Defense headquarters in the city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria, and claimed several attacks in areas of Aleppo and Idlib.

Monday, 30 July 2012
IMU Gives Eulogy for Slain Turkish Fighter in Video

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video focusing on a Turkish fighter slain in Afghanistan, and presenting eulogies given by IMU figures including its leader, Adil Uthman, and German member Yassin Chouka AKA Abu Ibraheem the German.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012
IMU Releases German Video Covering Bannu Prison Break

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a German-language video covering the April 15, 2012, attack on Bannu Central Jail in Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Thursday, 28 June 2012
IMU Releases Video of Women Inciting for Jihad

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video of two female fighters inciting Muslims in general to participate in jihad, and recommending that women seek to marry fighters and raise their children with a jihadi upbringing.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012
IMU Video Focuses on Bannu Prison Break (Update)

Jihadists distributed an English-subtitled version of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's (IMU) video about the April 15, 2012, attack on Bannu Central Jail in Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Monday, 25 June 2012
Palestinian Militant Faction Applauds IMU for Bannu Prison Break

The Army of the Ummah [Jeish al-Ummah], a Palestinian militant faction, applauded the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) for its freeing 384 prisoners from Bannu Central Jail in Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012
IMU Video Focuses on Bannu Prison Break

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video focusing on the April 15, 2012, attack on Bannu Central Jail in Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province of Pakistan in which 384 prisoners were freed.

Thursday, 07 June 2012
IMU Eulogizes Slain Commander, Media Member in Video

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video eulogizing its military commander, Abbas Mansoor, and a member of its Jundallah Studios media wing, Abdul Aziz, who were killed together in a drone strike.

Thursday, 31 May 2012
German IMU Member Urges Attacks Against Pro NRW, Media

Yassin Chouka AKA Abu Ibraheem the German, a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), called for attacks against the far-right Pro NRW party for its mockery of the Prophet Muhammad, and also against German media outlets for publishing the party's cartoons.

Thursday, 17 May 2012
Gazavat Media Reports Drone Strike in Mir Ali, Death of Commander

Gazavat Media, a Turkish jihadist media outlet, reported that a US drone strike in North Waziristan, Pakistan, killed fighters affiliated with an "Uzbek group," possibly referring to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).

Tuesday, 08 May 2012
German IMU Member Praises Toulouse Shooter as Example

Mounir Chouka AKA Abu Adam the German, a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), praised Mohammed Merah in an audio speech, calling him the "Knight of Toulouse."

Thursday, 05 April 2012
German IMU Member Praises Frankfurt Airport Shooter, Urges Emulation

Yassin Chouka AKA Abu Ibraheem the German, a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), urged Muslims living in the West to carry out individual acts of jihad, and held Frankfurt Airport shooter Arid Uka as an example worthy of emulation.

Friday, 09 March 2012
German IMU Member Condemns German Role in War, Calls for Attacks

Mounir Chouka AKA Abu Adam the German, a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), condemned the German role in the US-led war on terror and said that jihad in German is "only a matter of time."

Friday, 10 February 2012
IMU Video Shows Lives of Child Fighters in Tribal Region of Pakistan (Update)

Jihadists distributed on February, 3, 2012, an English-subtitled version of the seventh episode in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's (IMU) video series "What's is Happening in the Tribal Areas". 

Wednesday, 08 February 2012
IMU's "Battle of Hind" Magazine, Issue 3

The third issue of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's (IMU) Urdu-language magazine, "Ghazwa-e-Hind" (Battle of Hind), includes a special feature on the joint IMU-Afghan Taliban suicide raid in Panjshir province of Afghanistan.

Thursday, 26 January 2012
IMU's "Battle of Hind" Magazine, Issue 2

The second issue of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's (IMU) Urdu-language magazine, "Ghazwa-e-Hind" (Battle of Hind), was posted on jihadist forums on November 15, 2011.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012
IMU Launches Urdu-Language Magazine, "Battle of Hind

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) launched an Urdu-language magazine called "Ghazwa-e-Hind" (Battle of Hind), referring to a Hadith from the Prophet Muhammad that the Muslim army will ultimately conquer the Indian subcontinent.

Thursday, 12 January 2012
IMU Video Focuses on Weddings of Fighters

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video focusing on weddings of its fighters in the tribal region of Pakistan.

Thursday, 22 December 2011
IMU Lists 87 Fighters Slain in 2010/2011

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a list of 87 of its fighters who were killed in the past year in the Islamic calendar, 1432 (2010/2010), including fighters from Germany, Pakistan, and Russia.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011
IMU Scholar Urges Pakistanis to Continue to Harbor Foreign Fighters

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video of a Friday sermon given by one of its scholars, Abu Dher al-Barmi AKA Abu Dher Azzam, urging Pakistanis in Waziristan to continue providing haven to foreign fighters.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011
German IMU Member Gives Eid al-Adha Greetings in Audio

Mounir Chouka AKA Abu Adam the German, a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), spoke on the brotherhood of Muslims in a speech for the occasion of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice).

Tuesday, 08 November 2011
German IMU Member Gives Thoughts on Martyrdom

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan released a message from one of its German members, Abdul Matin the German, giving his thoughts on the pursuit and achievement of martyrdom.

Monday, 07 November 2011
German IMU Member Regards Anwar al-Awlaki as "Exemplary Muslim"

Yassin Chouka AKA Abu Ibraheem the German gave a eulogy for slain Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in a video released by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).

Monday, 31 October 2011
IMU Reports Panjshir Suicide Raid as Joint Operation with Afghan Taliban

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) reported that the October 15, 2011, five-man suicide raid at a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) center in Panjshir province of Afghanistan was a joint IMU-Afghan Taliban operation.

Friday, 28 October 2011
IMU Scholar Rallies Fighters in Eid al-Fitr Sermon

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video of a sermon given by one of its scholars, Abu Dher al-Barmi AKA Abu Dher Azzam, for the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Thursday, 27 October 2011
Female IMU Member Lauds Women's Role in Jihad

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a German-language message from a woman identified as Umm Safiyya, lauding women's role in jihad and declaring that she has renounced her German citizenship.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011
IMU Video Focuses on Suicide Bomber "Ali the Sniper"

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video focusing on a fighter identified as "Ali the Sniper," a married Tajik man with three children, who participated in the May 19, 2010, suicide raid at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011
IMU Video Focuses on Jihad in Pakistan, Incitement

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video focused on jihad in Pakistan and incitement of Muslims, particularly those in the Indian subcontinent, to participate.

Tuesday, 06 September 2011
German IMU Member Gives Eid al-Fitr Greetings in Audio

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a German-language audio speech from Mounir Chouka AKA Abu Adam the German, for the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Thursday, 01 September 2011
IMU Official Gives Eid al-Fitr Greetings in Video

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video from one of its officials, Abu Dher al-Barmi AKA Abu Dher Azzam, delivering a message for the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011
German IMU Member Possibly Injured

Gazavat Media reported that Mounir Chouka AKA Abu Adam the German, a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), may have been seriously injured in a drone strike. 

Tuesday, 16 August 2011
IMU Video Shows Lives of Child Fighters in Tribal Region of Pakistan

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video focusing on the lives of child fighters at a training camp in the tribal region of Pakistan. 

Monday, 11 July 2011
Jihadist Website Administrator Isa Al Khattab Arrested in Germany

On June 28, 2011, German authorities Harry Machura, a 19-year-old German convert to Islam, better known online as the jihadist “Isa Al Khattab,” who allegedly operated a German-language website called the “Islamic Hacker Union” (IHU). 

Wednesday, 06 July 2011
Prominent Jihadist Remarks on Arrest of German Jihadist

A prominent jihadist commented on the arrest of Harry M. AKA Isa al-Khattab, the German jihadist behind a German-language jihadist website called the "Islamic Hacker Union."

Thursday, 30 June 2011
IMU Releases German-language Audio Tribute to Usama bin Laden

Jundallah Studio, the media unit of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), released a German-language nasheed, an Islamic-oriented chant, in tribute to slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011
IMU’s Media Unit Explains Circumstances of its Studio

Jundallah Studio, the media unit of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), released a German-language statement explaining the circumstances of its production studio and reporting that a hard disk failure delayed some forthcoming video releases. 

Monday, 20 June 2011
German IMU Member Urges Afghans in Germany to Return and Fight

Yassin Chouka AKA Abu Ibraheem the German, a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), urged Afghan expatriates living in Germany to return to Afghanistan and participate in jihad in a video released by the IMU. 

Thursday, 02 June 2011
IMU Releases Photographs from Military Training Camp

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a photoset of 102 photographs taken at the Military Camp of Professor Abu Abdullah al-Pakistani on its website on May 31, 2011.

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
IMU Questions US Account of Bin Laden’s Assassination

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released two statements, one from its deputy leader and the other from an official in the group’s media unit, questioning American accounts of the assassination of al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2011
IMU Deputy Leader Explains Obstacles in Jihad

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a German-translation of a document written by its deputy leader Abdul Fattah Ahmadi and titled, “Obstacles in Jihad.”

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
IMU Releases Video Eulogy for German Suicide Bomber

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video in which Yassin Chouka AKA Abu Ibraheem the German delivered a eulogy for a German suicide bomber and urged German Muslims to follow his example.

Monday, 25 April 2011
German IMU Member Praises Convicted Female Jihadist

Mounir Chouka (AKA Abu Adam the German) praised Filiz Gelowicz, a female jihadist who was found guilty in Germany of supporting a foreign terrorist network, and urged Muslims to carry out attacks in Germany in a German-language message titled “The Fall of ‘Schokocafe’.”

Tuesday, 19 April 2011
IMU Releases Seventh Video on Activity in Afghanistan

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released the seventh episode in its series focusing on the activity of its fighters in Afghanistan. The 20 minute, 32 second Uzbek-language video was posted on the IMU’s website and on jihadist forums on April 2, 2011, the same day as the sixth episode in the series.

Friday, 08 April 2011
IMU Releases Fifth Video on Activity in Afghanistan

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released the fifth episode in its series focusing on the activity of its fighters in Afghanistan.

Thursday, 17 March 2011
IMU Releases English Version of Jihad in Pakistan Video

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released an English-language version of its video titled “Glad Tidings from Pakistan, Part 1”, on jihadist forums on February 25, 2011.

Friday, 25 February 2011
IMU Reports on Condition of Jihad in Pakistan

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a report providing information about the current condition of jihad in Pakistan, particularly in South Waziristan, and giving statistics of its operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan for 2009/2010.

Friday, 21 January 2011
IMU Reports Death of German al-Qaeda Member

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) reported that Bekkay Harrach (AKA Abu Talha the German), a German member of al-Qaeda, died while commanding a raid on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.  The German-language report is authored by Mounir Chouka (AKA Abu Adam the German) and is titled “The New Year in Waziristan.”

Thursday, 20 January 2011
IMU Releases German Video on Jihad in Pakis

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a German-language video highlighting its operations in South Waziristan, the history of the conflict in the Afghan-Pak region, and its fighters who died in Pakistan in 2009/2010.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011
IMU German Member Urges Fighters’ Mothers be Proud

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a video featuring one of its German members, Abu Ibrahim the German, addressing the mothers of fighters in the field and urging them to not be sad but proud.

Monday, 18 October 2010
IMU Spokesman Speaks on Kyrgyzstan Ethnic Riots

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released an Uzbek-language audio message from its spokesman, Abdul Fatah Ahmadi, speaking on the June 2010 ethnic riots in south Kyrgyzstan and calling it “another bloody conspiracy by global infidelity.”

Friday, 15 October 2010
IMU German Member Lectures New Recruits in Video

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) released a German-language video on its website showing one of its German members, Mounir C. (AKA Abu Adam the German), lecturing new recruits on the legitimacy and necessity of jihad.

Thursday, 12 August 2010
Germany and the Jihadist Threat

The appearance in an al-Qaeda video of Bekkay Harrach (AKA Abu Talha the German) speaking fluent German and possessing knowledge of the German social and political fabric brought to the forefront the preexisting jihadist threat to Germany. His video, released concurrently with a Taliban suicide bombing outside the German embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on January 17, 2009, was celebrated on jihadist forums. Indeed, virtual jihadist groups, such as the Global Islamic Media Front and the Jihadist Brigades to Invade the Internet, launched a campaign for its distribution to German internet forums and German citizens via e-mail and Facebook groups.

Sunday, 01 February 2009
Rise of the Islamic Jihad Union

One of the most striking developments in the past year within the global jihadist movement has been the rise in prominence of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), an Uzbek jihadist group known today as a European affiliate of al-Qaeda. The IJU, established in 2002, is a jihadist group created after members splintered from the more established Uzbek jihadist movement, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).

Tuesday, 01 July 2008