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Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Rallies Fighters in AQ Branches, Urges North African Branch “Teach the French a Lesson”

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri rallied fighters in the group’s branches in the Indian Subcontinent, North Africa, Somalia, and Yemen, and to those in the Mali area, called to “teach the French a lesson”.

Saturday, 16 September 2017
IS Operatives in Algeria Release Video of Beheading Spy

Islamic State (IS) operatives in Algeria released a video showing the beheading of a spy who had infiltrated their ranks.

Thursday, 07 September 2017
Pro-AQ Media Group Rebukes IS’ “False” Claim of Tiaret Attack, Asserts AQIM’s Responsibility

The pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) Al-Hijrah Media rebuked the Islamic State’s (IS) “false” claim of responsibility for the August 31, 2017 suicide bombing at a police station in the Algerian city of Tiaret, asserting al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) responsibility.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017
AQIM Issues Message Competing with IS' Claim for Tiaret Suicide Bombing

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a message competing with the Islamic State’s (IS) claim of credit for the August 31, 2017, suicide bombing at a police station in the western Algerian city of Tiaret.

Monday, 04 September 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Releases Video of Suicide Bomber who Hit Algerian Police Station in Tiaret

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released the video will of the suicide bomber who hit a police station in the western Algeria city of Tiaret.

Sunday, 03 September 2017
IS Reports Through 'Amaq its Responsibility for Suicide Bombing in Algerian City of Tiaret

The Islamic State (IS) reported through its 'Amaq News Agency that it is responsible for the suicide bombing at a police station in the city of Tiaret in western Algeria.

Thursday, 31 August 2017
AQIM Claims Killing Two Algerian Soldiers, One of whom an “Explosives Expert,” in Explosive Attack

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed killing two Algerian soldiers, one of whom an “explosives expert officer,” in an explosive attack near the Algerian city of Batna.

The statement was issued by AQIM's "Muslim Africa" publishing division on August 1, 2017. It stated that fighters from the group’s “al-Malahem Brigade” detonated an explosive device “on a group of forces from the Algerian army” in the al-Shal’ala' area, located in the outskirts of the city. The attack “led to killing two soldiers at the scene, one of them an explosives expert officer.”

Tuesday, 01 August 2017
Jihadist Advises IS Supporters Seeking to Travel from Tunisia to Turkey

A jihadist gave advice to Islamic State (IS) supporters seeking to travel from Tunisia to Turkey presumably to enter Iraq or Syria.

Thursday, 06 July 2017
AQIM Claims Bombing Algerian Army Vehicle in Khenchela

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed bombing an Algerian army vehicle in Khenchela province in northeastern Algeria.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017
AQIM Claims Killing and Wounding Six Algerian Soldiers in IED Blast in Tébessa

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed killing and wounding at least six Algerian soldiers in Tébessa province.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Ambushing Algerian Security Forces in Blida

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that IS fighters in the northern Algerian province of Blida ambushed security forces.

Thursday, 01 June 2017
AQIM Reports Three Special Forces Soldiers Killed in Aïn Defla, Algeria

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) reported three special forces soldiers killed in Aïn Defla province, Algeria.

Monday, 08 May 2017
AQIM Claims Bombing Vehicle Carrying Algerian Military Officers in Tébessa

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed bombing a vehicle carrying Algerian military officers in the country’s Tébessa province.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017
IS Threatens Copts in Egypt, Additional Suicide Bombings in Algeria in Naba 71

The Islamic State (IS) continued to threaten Coptic Christians in Egypt, warning in the 71st issue of its al-Naba newspaper, that those who do not submit to Islam or pay a tax to live within its land will be killed.

Thursday, 09 March 2017
Ansar Dine and AQIM’s Sahara and Murabitoon Branches Announce Merger

Three jihadi factions in Mali, Ansar Dine and the Sahara and Murabitoon branches of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), announced their merger and their pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
IS Claims Suicide Bombing at Police Station in Algerian City of Constantine

Algeria Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the suicide bombing at a police station in the northeastern city of Constantine.

Monday, 27 February 2017
IS Gives Detailed Report in Naba 68 Regarding Beheading of Spy in Algeria

In the 68th issue of its weekly newspaper al-Naba, the Islamic State (IS) provided a detailed report on the beheading of a spy for the Algerian intelligence in the country’s Jijel province.

Thursday, 16 February 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters “Slaughtering” a Spy in Algeria’s Jijel Province

Arabic report posted on Telegram on February 14, 2017, ‘Amaq stated that fighters “slaughtered,” meaning beheaded, an “agent” for the Algerian intelligence.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
AQIM Fighter Calls on Muslims to Express Support for Libyans in Ganfouda

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published a message from a fighter in the Algerian mountains calling on Muslims to express support for afflicted civilians in the Ganfouda area of Benghazi.

Monday, 30 January 2017
AQIM Eulogizes Former Official Killed Algeria’s Jijel Province

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) eulogized a former official who was killed in Algeria’s Jijel province on January 20, 2017.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
In Interview, AQIM Judge Draws Lessons from Failure of GIA to Caution Jihadi Groups

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published an interview with Abu Hayyan ‘Assim, a member of its Shariah Committee and a group judge, focusing on the religious deviation and extremism of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) in Algeria that ultimately led to its defeat, and applying its lessons to jihadi groups elsewhere and in Syria in particular.

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Zawahiri Eulogizes Slain AQIM and NF Officials, Continues to Attack IS

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri gave a eulogy for two slain officials from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Nusra Front (NF), and continued to attack the Islamic State (IS).

Monday, 16 January 2017
Alleged North African Fighters Publish First Issue of "Al-Huda Magazine"

A group purporting to consist of "some of the most distinguished of the mujahideen of the Islamic Maghreb" published the first issue of a magazine called "Al-Huda" (Guidance), concerning global jihad and that in North Africa in particular.

Thursday, 03 November 2016
'Amaq Reports IS Responsibility for Assassination of Algerian Policeman in Constantine

'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) reported that IS fighters assassinated a policeman in the Algerian city of Constantine, and posted a photo of his confiscated weapon.

Saturday, 29 October 2016
IS’ ‘Amaq Claims Bombing of Army Convoy in Algeria

The Islamic State’s (IS’) Algeria Province claimed detonating an explosive device on a convoy of the Algerian army in the city of Tamalous on October 9, 2016.

Monday, 10 October 2016
AQIM Announces Death of Prominent Commander in Clash in Tizi Ouzou (Algeria)

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) announced the death of a prominent commander, Abu Khaythama (Ahmed Jabri), in a clash in Bouzeguène in Algeria's Tizi Ouzou province.

Thursday, 21 July 2016
IS Claims Killing Four Algerian Soldiers in IED Attacks in Jijel

Algeria Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing four Algerian soldiers in bombings in Jijel.

Monday, 25 April 2016
AQIM Media Division Releases Photos from March 2016 Rocket Strike on BP-Statoil Gas Plant in Algeria

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of the al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released photos of the rockets fired at the BP-Statoil gas plant in In Salah, Algeria, in March 2016.

Saturday, 09 April 2016
AQIM Issues Statement on BP-Statoil Gas Plant Attack in Algeria, Threatens Western Companies

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a statement on its rocket attack on a BP-Statoil gas plant in In Salah, Algeria, threatening both the Algerian government and Western companies, specifically those extracting shale gas.

Friday, 18 March 2016
AQIM Claims Credit for Rocket Attack on BP Gas Plant in Algeria

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed credit for the rocket attack on a BP gas plant in Algeria, declaring that it comes within its "war on the interest of the Crusaders in every place".

Friday, 18 March 2016
IS-Linked 'Amaq News Reports 3 Algerian Soldiers Killed in Clash with IS Fighters in Bouira

Three Algerian soldiers were killed in a clash with Islamic State (IS) fighters in Algeria's Bouira province, according to a report from the IS-linked 'Amaq News Agency.

Saturday, 20 February 2016
AQIM Media Division Releases Video Will of Fighter Killed with Former al-Murabitoon Leader

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of the al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released a video will of an Algerian fighter who was killed alongside the group’s former leader.

Monday, 08 February 2016
IS-Linked ‘Amaq News Reports Killing, Wounding of Algerian Soldiers in Skikda

The Islamic State (IS)-linked ‘Amaq News Agency reported the killing and wounding of Algerian soldiers with explosive devices in Skikda province of northeastern Algeria.

Friday, 29 January 2016
AQIM's Sahara Leader Explains Position on IS, Discusses Relationship with Ansar Dine, Focus on Targeting French Interests

Jemal Oukacha (AKA Yahya Abu al-Hammam), the leader of the Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), participated in an interview with the Mauritanian news agency al-Akhbar, discussing the group’s position on the Islamic State (IS), its relationship with Ansar Dine and the Macina Liberation Front, and its work to focus on targeting French interests.

Monday, 11 January 2016
AQIM Calls on Muslims to Punish Chairman of Algerian Workers Union

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) called on Muslims to punish Abdul Majeed Sidi Sa’eed, the Secretary General of the Algerian Workers Union, for comments he made insulting Islam.

Friday, 08 January 2016
AQAP Official, Ex-Gitmo Detainee Gives Eulogy for AQIM Shariah Head, Reminds to Attack West

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

Monday, 28 December 2015
AQIM Announces Death of Shariah Committee Leader in Ambush in Algeria

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) announced that Abu al-Hassan Rashid al-Bulaydi, a long-standing official in the group and the head of its Shariah Committee, was killed in an ambush in Algeria’s Tizi Ouzou province.

Saturday, 26 December 2015
IS Claims Second Bombing on Algerian Soldiers in Constantine

Algeria Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding a number of Algerian soldiers in the city of Constantine by detonating improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on their foot patrol.

Friday, 18 December 2015
AQIM Publishes Photo Report on Distributing Propaganda to Civilians at Fake Checkpoint in Batna

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published a photo report on its distributing propaganda and calling on civilians to offer them support at a fake checkpoint near the city of Batna in northern Algeria.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Shariah Official in AQIM’s Sahara Branch Incites Muslims in North and West Africa for Jihad

The Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from Abu Abdul Rahman Ali al-Sanhaji, the group’s deputy Shariah judge, inciting Muslims in North and West Africa for jihad.

Tuesday, 08 December 2015
IS Claims Bombing on Algerian Forces in Constantine

Algeria Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed bombing Algerian forces in the city of Constantine.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015
IS-linked ‘Amaq News Reports Bombing on Algerian Forces in Constantine

The Islamic State (IS)-linked ‘Amaq News Agency reported that IS fighters struck Algerian soldiers in the city of Constantine in Algeria’s Constantine province.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015
AQIM’s Sahara Branch Claims Killing Two “Agents” of France

The Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) reportedly claimed killing two “agents” of France in Algeria.

Saturday, 28 November 2015
Belgian, Algerian, and Tajik IS Fighters in Deir al-Zour Promote Paris Attacks, Call Upon Lone Wolves

Al-Khayr Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) for Deir al-Zour, Syria, released a video featuring Belgian, Algerian, and Tajik fighters promoting the Paris attacks and calling upon lone wolves to emulate the actions of its perpetrators.

Monday, 23 November 2015
Ansar Dine Leader Calls for Attacks on French, Rejects Mali Peace Agreement

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from Ansar Dine leader Iyad Ag Ghaly calling for attacks on French interests and rejecting the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali.

Friday, 30 October 2015
Ansar al-Shariah in Libya Announces Death of Military Official, AQIM Offers Eulogy

Ansar al-Shariah in Libya announced the death of one of its military officials amidst fighting in Benghazi, after which al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) offered a eulogy and noted his fighting in Algeria and Libya.

Thursday, 29 October 2015
IS’ Algeria Province Releases Audio Promoting Group, Predicting Russian Failure in Syria

Algeria Province of the Islamic State (IS) released an audio speech from a representative promoting the IS, congratulating its provinces in Iraq, Khorasan, Libya, and Syria, and remarking that Russia will fail in its mission against the group.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Al-Qaeda Calls for “Rightly-Guided Jihad,” Criticizes IS and Baghdadi

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

Friday, 09 October 2015
AQIM Official Calls to Attack Multinational Corporations, Western Capitals

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from the head of its “Council of Dignitaries,” Abu Obeida Yusuf al-‘Annabi, calling on Muslims to reclaim their lost glory and dignity by attacking multinational corporations and Western capitals.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015
AQIM Division Pledges Allegiance to IS Leader Baghdadi in Video

The “Protectors of the Salafist Call” (Humat al-Da’wa al-Salafiya), an Algeria-based jihadi group that had joined al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in December 2013, announced its pledge of allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015
AQIM Claims Defected Fighters from al-Ansar Battalion to IS Only a “Few”

The leader of the Central Region division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed that the fighters who defected from the al-Ansar Battalion to the Islamic State (IS) are only a “few”.

Sunday, 06 September 2015
Fighters from “Al-Ansar Battalion” in Algeria Pledge to IS in Audio

A group of fighters from the “al-Ansar Battalion” in Algeria pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Friday, 04 September 2015
IS Releases Video Version of July 2015 Pledge from Former AQIM Division in Algeria

The Islamic State (IS) released the video version of the audio pledge given in July 2015 from the “al-Ghurabaa’ Brigade,” which had identified itself as a former division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the Algerian city of Constantine.

Thursday, 03 September 2015
AQIM Subgroup Claims Attack on Military Barracks in Algeria

The al-Malahem Battalion, a subgroup of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), claimed an attack on an Algerian military barracks in Batna. The message, dated July 25, 2015, was released by AQIM’s al-Andalus Media Foundation.

Sunday, 26 July 2015
Former AQIM Division in Algeria Pledges Allegiance to IS Leader

The “al-Ghurabaa’ Brigade,” which identified itself as a former division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the Algerian city of Constantine, pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State (IS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Saturday, 25 July 2015
AQIM Denies Reports of Algerian Soldiers Killing 16 Fighters in Ain Defla

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) denied reports that Algerian soldiers killed 16 of its fighters in Ain Defla province, and claimed that they are safe and none are hurt.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015
AQIM Claims Killing 14 Algerian Soldiers in Ambush in Ain Defla

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed killing 14 soldiers in an ambush in Ain Defla province of northern Algeria and published photos of bloodied corpses and weapons and gear taken as war spoils.

Sunday, 19 July 2015
AQIM Claims Killing Two Policemen in Bouira

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed killing two policemen and wounding others in a “quick” operation in Algeria’s Bouira province.

Wednesday, 08 July 2015
AQIM Claims Attacks on Algerian Officers and Guardsmen in Batna

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed credit for two attacks in Algeria’s Batna province targeting Algerian military officers and guardsmen.

Sunday, 07 June 2015
IS’ Damascus Province Congratulates Fighters in Algeria for Pledging to IS

A fighter in the Damascus division of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria congratulated colleagues in Algeria for pledging to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and prayed that all fighters will be able to pray in the White House.

Monday, 01 June 2015
IS Releases Pledge to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from “Skikda Battalion” in Algeria

The Islamic State (IS) released an audio speech from a representative of fighters from the “Skikda Battalion” in Algeria, or what is called “Ansar al-Khilafah Battalion in the Mountains of the Most Gracious,” pledging allegiance to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Saturday, 09 May 2015
AQIM Gives Eulogy for Slain IEC Leader Ali Abu Muhammad al-Dagestani

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) gave a eulogy for Ali Abu Muhammad al-Dagestani, the leader of the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus), who was killed in a clash with Russian forces in Dagestan.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015
AQIM Gives Eulogies for Slain AQIS and Ajnad Misr Officials

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) gave eulogies for slain officials in al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt).

Wednesday, 15 April 2015
AQIM Divisions Allegedly Offer Support to the IS

Two divisions of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) have allegedly offered support to the Islamic State (IS), acknowledging its “Caliphate” and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdaid, as “Caliph”.

Monday, 23 March 2015
IS’ al-Jaza’ir (Algeria) Province Claims Attacks in Bouira and Medea

The al-Jaza’ir (Algeria) provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) has issued its first claims of credit for operations, stating that its fighters assassinated two gendarmes outside a café in al-Adjiba municipality of Bouira province, and attacked soldiers and police in Bouira and Medea.

Thursday, 19 March 2015
IS’ al-Jaza’ir (Algeria) Province Congratulates Pledge of Boko Haram to IS

 

Al-Jaza’ir (Algeria) Province of the Islamic State (IS) congratulated the Nigeria-based jihadi group Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad, or what is known as Boko Haram, for its pledging allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015
IS Publishes Photo Report on Suicide Bombings by Algerian and Moroccan Fighters Near Yabani Bridge in Anbar

The Anbar provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) published a photo report on suicide bombings by two Moroccan fighters and an Algerian on Iraqi forces stationed near the Yabani Bridge.

Friday, 06 February 2015
Message Attributed to AQIM Official Remarks on Charlie Hebdo, France, and Insults to the Prophet

A message attributed to Abu al-Hassan Rashid bin Muhammad al-Bulaydi, the head of the Judicial Authority in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), remarked on France, Charlie Hebdo, and insults to the Prophet Muhammad.

Monday, 02 February 2015
AQIM Gives Biography of Slain Algerian Fighter Sa’ad Abu al-Dahdah al-‘Assemi

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published a brief biography of a slain Algerian fighter it identified as Sa'ad Abu al-Dahdah al-'Assemi (AKA Bu'Alaam Sharif).

Thursday, 22 January 2015
Slain Fighter in Uqba bin Nafi Battalion Calls Algerians to Open Warfront in Posthumous Video

Afriqiyah Media, a jihadi media group, released a posthumous video from a slain fighter in the Uqba bin Nafi Battalion urging his colleagues to be patient and steadfast, and calling Algerians to open a warfront.

Friday, 16 January 2015
AQIM Issues Statement Praising Charlie Hebdo Attacks, Urges Muslims to Follow Example of Gunmen

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a statement praising the attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and urging Muslims to follow the example of the gunmen.

Monday, 12 January 2015
IS Video Features Fighters in Raqqah Celebrating Pledges to Group

The ar-Raqqah provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video featuring fighters celebrating the recent pledge to IS and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from jihadi groups in Sinai, Algeria, Yemen, and the Arabian Peninsula.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014
IS Video Shows Fighters in Ninawa Celebrating Pledges from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen

The Ninawa provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video showing its fighters handing out flyers and candy to civilians in celebration of the recent pledges from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.

Thursday, 13 November 2014
Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria Again Pledges to the IS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

In the third message in a series from fighters in Algeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, "Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria" reiterated its pledge.

Monday, 10 November 2014
AQIM Shariah Official Promotes Bonds of Faith, Calls to Unite Against Enemy

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from Abu Hayyan 'Assim, a member of its Shariah Committee, promoting the bonds of faith-based brotherhood, and calling Muslims to unite against the enemy.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria Releases Video Reiterating Pledge to IS

Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria, a jihadist group that had previously released a video of its beheading a French citizen in support of the Islamic State (IS), reiterated its pledge of allegiance to the IS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a new video.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Jihadists React to Hervé Gourdel’s Beheading on Twitter

Jihadist and jihadist-supporting accounts on Twitter reacted to the video by Jund al-Khilafah, an Algerian jihadist group that has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State (IS), showing the beheading of French hostage Hervé Gourdel in response to U.S. aerial strikes in Syria.

Thursday, 25 September 2014
Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria Beheads French Hostage in Video

Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria beheaded its French hostage, Hervé Gourdel, after having given a 24-hour deadline for French President Francois Hollande to stop airstrikes on the Islamic State (IS).

Wednesday, 24 September 2014
“Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria” Releases Video of Kidnapped Frenchman

Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria, which had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS), claimed credit for the kidnapping of a Frenchman, and announced that it is their fulfilling the order of IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani to attack citizens of countries participating in the U.S.-led coalition against the group.

Monday, 22 September 2014
“Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria” Renews Pledge to IS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

A group calling itself "Jund al-Khilafah (Soldiers of the Caliphate) in Algeria," comprised of the al-Huda Battalion and unidentified Algerian jihadi brigades, announced its formation and the renewal of its pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Monday, 22 September 2014
AQIM Releases Video on “Protectors of the Salafist Call” Joining its Ranks

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video on the Algeria-based "Protectors of the Salafist Call" (Humat al-Da'wa al-Salafiya) joining its ranks.

Friday, 25 July 2014
AQIM Claims Bombings in Jijel as Revenge for Death of Fighter’s Daughter

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed killing and injuring more than 30 Algerian soldiers in a revenge attack in Jijel for the death of a fighter’s daughter over two months ago.

Tuesday, 01 July 2014
AQIM Calls for Support to ISIS Conquests in Iraq, Stop Infighting

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) congratulated the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) for its conquests in Iraq’s Ninawa and Salah al-Din provinces and hoped that they may divert attention from the infighting in Syria and enable the problems to be solved.

Tuesday, 01 July 2014
AQIM Claims Killing, Wounding Nearly 30 in Revenge Attack in Tizi Ouzou

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed killing and seriously injuring nearly 30 Algerian soldiers in an ambush in Iboudraren district of Tizi Ouzou province.

Thursday, 01 May 2014
AQIM Threatens Revenge for Killing of Fighter’s Daughter in Jijel

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) threatened revenge against the Algerian army for the killing of a fighter's young daughter in Jijel province.

Monday, 14 April 2014
Al-Murabitoon Reportedly Threatens France, Details Attacks in 2013

Al-Murabitoon, the group borne from the merger of the al-Mulathameen Brigade and Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa, reportedly threatened France for its involvement in the war in Mali, and gave a detailed list of its attacks in 2013.

Monday, 06 January 2014
AQIM Commander Speaks on Unity of Muslims in Posthumous Video

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a posthumous video from a slain military commander speaking on the unity of Muslims and the fighters' desire to dispel the idea of borders between countries.

Friday, 03 January 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
Similarities in Tactics in Major Attacks on Western Targets in 2013: A Look at Tigantourine and Westgate

Similarities in Tactics in Major Attacks on Western Targets in 2013: A Look at Tigantourine and Westgate

By Rita Katz and Margaret Foster

Two of the most high-profile jihadi attacks during 2013 displayed a striking similarity in targets and tactics, raising the possibility that the attacks are on the vanguard of an emerging trend in jihadi operations.

Thursday, 02 January 2014
AQIM Announces Joining of "Protectors of the Salafist Call" to its Ranks

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) announced that the Algeria-based "Humat al-Da'wa al-Salafiya" (Protectors of the Salafist Call) has joined its ranks.

Monday, 23 December 2013
AQIM Claims 11 Attacks in Second Video Roundup of Recent Releases

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed 11 attacks in Algeria in the second episode of its video roundup of recent releases, including ambushes in Tizi Ouzou province and bombings and other strikes in Bouira, Boumerdes, Jijel and Tebessa.

Thursday, 24 October 2013
Video Released of BP Oil Facility Raid in Algeria, Suicide Attacks in Niger

The video of the BP oil facility raid in In Aménas, Algeria, in January 2013, and the twin raids in Niger in May 2013, among other attacks, was released.

Monday, 09 September 2013
AQIM Official Urges Taking Up Arms, Questions Legitimacy of Arab Armies

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) official Abu Abdul Ilah Ahmed al-Jijeli urged Muslims to give owning weapons a higher priority than having food and work in an article questioning the legitimacy of Arab armies.

Monday, 19 August 2013
AQIM Denies Role in Death of Three Recruits in Qasr al-Bukhari

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) denied having a role in the death of three recruits and charged Algerian "death squads" with responsibility, saying they framed the fighters for the incident.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013
AQIM Calls Algerians to Protest Raids, Expose Police and Military Abuses

Abu Abdul Ilah Ahmed al-Jijeli, the chief of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) al-Andalus Media Foundation, called upon Algerian Muslims to expose alleged abuses by Algerian security forces and protest their actions.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013
AQIM Says European Hostages Safe, Announces Forthcoming Video

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) announced that the eight European hostages it is holding are safe and that a video of them is forthcoming.

Sunday, 23 June 2013
AQIM Finds Signs of Military Role in Latest Bouteflika Images in Media

Shortly after images of Algerian President Abdelaziz Boutefilka were published in the Algerian media for the first time since he suffered a mini-stroke in April 2013, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a statement that "big meanings" and "connotations" are to be found in them.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Jihadist Forum Offers Open Interview with AQIM Shariah Official, Gives Bio

The Ansar al-Mujahideen Network announced an open interview opportunity with Abu Yahya al-Shanqiti, a Mauritanian member of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) Shariah Committee, and presented a brief autobiography from the official.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013
AQIM Remarks on Bouteflika's Absence, Says US Ambassador is Real Ruler

Ahmed Abu Abdul Ilah, the head of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) al-Andalus Media Foundation, remarked on the prolonged public absence of Algerian President Abdelaziz Boueflika, believing that he is either dead or politically finished, and said that regardless, the US Ambassador is the actual ruler in the country.

Thursday, 06 June 2013
AQIM Claims Algerian Military Used Hallucinogenic Toxin Against Fighters

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed that the Algerian military used a hallucinogenic toxin against fighters in order to capture them during a combing mission in Bouira, and this act proves the Algerian Defense Ministry's "state of despair".

Thursday, 30 May 2013