- 5th Issue of IS French Magazine “Dar al-Islam” Gives Advice to and Incites Lone Wolves
A jihadi publishing unit identifying itself as the French-language division of al-Hayat Media Center, the foreign language media branch of the Islamic State (IS), released the fifth issue of its magazine, “Dar al-Islam”.
- IS Fighter Calls for Allegiance from African Americans, Lone Wolf Attacks in West
An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter called for lone wolf attacks in the West and for African American communities to pledge to the group.
- IS Video Shows Suicide Bombing by French Fighter with VBIED in Anbar
Anbar Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq released a video of a suicide bombing with an armored VBIED driven by a fighter identified as Abu Waliya al-Firansi (French).
- IS Supporter Incites Attacks in Enemy Lands, Offers Manpower in UK
An English speaking IS supporter addressed IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in video, and offered to gather an army of 10,000 in the UK while asserting “the solution to win this last crusade is bring the war into the enemy lands.”
- French IS Suicide Bomber Challenges Hollande in Posthumous Video
Al-Furat Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq, released a posthumous video of a French suicide bomber urging his family to embrace Islam and declaring to French President Francois Hollande that it is impossible to win against Islam.
- Pro-IS Jihadi Media Group Directs Compilation Video of IS Threats to French People
Al-Wa’d Foundation, a pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadi media group, compiled clips of French fighters from IS videos, and excerpts from the video of Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly, and directed the production to the people of France.
- Radical British Islamist Preacher Blames Attack in France on Country’s Foreign Policy
Radical British Islamist preacher and Islamic State (IS) supporter Anjem Choudary released a statement blaming French foreign policy for the June 26, 2015 terrorist attack at a gas factory in the country.
- French IS Fighter Discusses Conversion to Islam, Threatens Europe in Video
A French fighter in Syria’s ar-Raqqah province discussed his conversion to Islam and his decision to join the Islamic State (IS) in a video, and also warned European governments that “lions of the Caliphate” are present in every capital.
- 4th Issue of IS French Magazine “Dar al-Islam”
A jihadi publishing unit identifying itself as the French-language division of al-Hayat Media Center, the foreign language media branch of the Islamic State (IS), released the fourth issue of its magazine, “Dar al-Islam”.
- IS Releases French Video Chant Calling on Muslims to Travel and Join Group
The Islamic State (IS) released French video chant calling on Muslims to pledge allegiance to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and travel to IS-held territories to participate in jihad.
- British IS Fighters Call for Attacks on U.K. Polling Stations, Politicians
Two alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighters on Twitter made direct and implied calls for attacks on U.K. polling locations and politicians, as well as other Western countries.
- “CyberCaliphate” Allegedly Claims Hacking French Television Network TV5Monde
On hacked social media websites of the French television network TV5Monde, a message attributed to the “CyberCaliphate” claimed credit, and the group provided links to access purportedly leaked images and documents.
- British IS Fighters Call for Lone Wolf Attacks, Specify Targets and Methods
Between April 4 and 6 of 2015, three alleged British Islamic State (IS) fighters and recruiters called for lone wolf attacks in Western countries while providing targets and methods of attack.
- IS Releases Video on Clashes in Salah al-Din, Suicide Bombings by French and Qatari Fighters
The Islamic State (IS) released a video on its clashes with Iraqi soldiers and Shi’ite militias in Iraq’s Salah al-Din province, suicide bombings by French and Qatari fighters near Camp Speicher, and beheading of four Iraqi militia elements.
- French Division of IS’ al-Hayat Releases 3rd Issue of “Dar al-Islam” Magazine
The French-language division of al-Hayat Media Center, the foreign language media branch of the Islamic State (IS), released the third issue of its magazine, “Dar al-Islam”.
- Jihadist Gives Photo Report on U.S. Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti to Benefit Fighters
A jihadist published a photo report on Camp Lemonnier, a United States Naval Expeditionary Base in Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport, hoping that the information can be useful to fighters in the event they decide to target the location.
- French IS Fighter, Former Businessman Describes Conversion to Islam. Promotes Jihad in IS Video
The Islamic State (IS) released a video of a French fighter in Syria describing his conversion to Islam and his desire to pursue jihad, while promoting the group and its “Caliphate”.
- Seventh Issue of “Gaidi Mtaani” Magazine Promotes the Charlie Hebdo and Westgate Attacks
The publishers of "Gaidi Mtaani" (Terrorism Street), a pro-Shabaab magazine, released the seventh issue, promoting the attacks on Charlie Hebdo's offices in Paris and the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, and featuring an article by a foreign fighter inciting Muslims to leave life on the streets and the "'hood" to an "eternal paradise".
- French-Division of IS’ al-Hayat Releases Second Issue of “Dar al-Islam” Magazine
The French-language division of al-Hayat Media Center, the foreign language branch of the Islamic State (IS), released the second issue of its magazine, "Dar al-Islam".
- French-Speaking IS Fighters Threaten France and Belgium, Call for Lone-Wolf Attacks in Video
Two French-speaking fighters threatened France and Belgium and called for lone-wolf attacks in a video released by the Salah al-Din provincial division of the Islamic State (IS).
- IS Releases 7th Issue of English Magazine “Dabiq,” Features Interviews with Hayat Boumediene, Abdel Hamid Abaaoud
The Islamic State (IS) released the seventh issue of its English magazine “Dabiq,” featuring among other articles, an interview with Hayat Boumediene (AKA Umm Basir al-Muhajirah), the wife of Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly, after her “safe arrival” to IS-controlled territory.
- Afghan Taliban Remarks on Charlie Hebdo Protest in Kabul
The Afghan Taliban remarked on the recent protests to the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by Afghans in Kabul, expressing solidarity with people in their outrage to cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, and noting the shooting incident by "stooges and nominal Afghans in the clothing of Afghans hobnob with the invaders and stand against their noble people in defense of foreigners".
- IS Interviews French-Speaking Fighters in Video about Charlie Hebdo Attack
The Deir al-Zour division of the Islamic State (IS), what the group calls "al-Khayr Province," released a video of three French-speaking fighters and one Arabic speaker praising the attack on Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris and inciting lone-wolves in France.
- French-Speaking Fighter in IS Video Urges Muslims to Strike France, Follow Example of Mohammed Merah and Amedy Coulibaly
The al-Fallujah division of the Islamic State (IS) released a video of a French-speaking fighter inciting Muslims in France to carry out lone-wolf attacks and demanding that they not let the French “live in peace”.
- Afghan Taliban Publishes Article Critical of Muslim Leaders Silent to Insults to Prophet in France
The Afghan Taliban published an article on its website critical of Muslim leaders who have been silent to cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in France, and have also expressed solidarity with the enemy, and warned that “the Kouachi lions will come again to teach another lesson to Charlie Hebdo and other enemies of Islam”.
- French-Speaking IS Fighter Warns of Attacks in France, Incites for Lone-Wolf Strikes in Revenge for Prophet
A French-speaking fighter in the Islamic State (IS) warned France of attacks on its soil and incited for lone-wolf operations in revenge for the Prophet Muhammad.
- 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.
- AQAP Official Demands Action Against Mockers of the Prophet, Calls for Attacks in the West
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an audio speech from one of its top official, Ibrahim al-Rubeish, demanding that Muslims take action against those individuals who insult the Prophet Muhammad, and calling for attacks in the West and France in particular.
- British IS Fighter Echoes IS Spokesman’s Calls for Lone Wolf Attacks, Proposes Targets
An alleged British fighter with the Islamic State (IS) echoed IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani's January 26, 2015 speech, entitled, "Say, 'Die in Your Rage!'," wherein he called for lone wolf attacks in Western countries.
- AQAP Publishes Quarterly Report on Operations, Claims 205 Attacks Including Charlie Hebdo Raid
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a statistical report on its operations from approximately October 25, 2014, through January 20, 2015, claiming a total of 205 attacks including the raid by Charif and Said Kouachi on Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris, France.
- IS Beheads Peshmerga Element in Video, Threatens U.S., France, Belgium
The Ninawa provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq released a video documenting the effects of the alleged poison gas attack by the Kurdish Peshmerga on civilians in Mosul, and showing the beheading of a Peshmerga element, and a fighter threatening the U.S., France, and Belgium.
- IS Fighter Solicits Incoming English, French Speaking Fighters to Join Westerner-Comprised Battalion
An alleged British fighter and recruiter with the Islamic State (IS) solicited English and French-speaking jihadists entering Syria to join a battalion of soldiers speaking the same languages.
- Shabaab Praises Attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Calls Muslims in Europe to Launch Similar Strikes
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, praised the attack on Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris, France, and urged Muslims in Europe to follow the example of Charif and Said Kouachi, as well as that of Amedy Coulibaly.
- TTP Jamat-ul-Ahrar Praises Charlie Hebdo Attack, Criticizes Paris Rally
After its spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, commented on the Charlie Hebdo attack in France, Paris, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar issued a formal statement praising the incident and criticizing the Paris rally held in its wake.
- Jihadist Calls Muslims in France to Assassinate Bernard-Henri Lévy
A jihadist called upon Muslims and those in France in particular to assassinate Bernard-Henri Lévy, calling him a "heretic" who incites against Muslims.
- Jihadist Suggests IS Fighters in Libya Strike the French Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle
A jihadist suggested that Islamic State (IS) fighters in Libya launch a naval strike from the port city of Derna against the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and turn it into a “hotel for sharks”.
- Uqba bin Nafi Battalion Congratulates Muslims for Charlie Hebdo Attack, Rallies Fighters
Afriqiyah Media, a jihadi media group, released a visual speech from a fighter attributing himself to the Tunisia-based Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, congratulating Muslims for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, France, and rallying fighters in Tunisia.
- Boko Haram Leader Abu Bakr Shekau Discusses Ideology, Denies Infidel-Branding Muslims without Justification
Boko Haram released a visual speech from its leader, Abu Bakr Shekau, discussing its ideological method and also denying an accusation that it passes judgment of "takfir" (infidel-branding) on Muslims without justification.
- TTP Jamat-ul-Ahrar Spokesman Calls Latest Depiction of Prophet by Charlie Hebdo an “Invitation of their Death”
Ehsanullah Ehsan, the spokesman for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar, remarked that the latest depiction of the Prophet Muhammad by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is “again the invitation of their death”.
- Afghan Taliban Condemns Charlie Hebdo for Again Depicting Prophet Muhammad
The Afghan Taliban issued a statement about cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad by Charlie Hebdo, stating that the attack on its office in Paris brought “perpetrators of the obscene act to justice,” and condemning it for again depicting the prophet.
- Boko Haram Leader Abu Bakr Shekau Expresses Joy for Charlie Hebdo Attack
Boko Haram released a visual speech from its leader, Abu Bakr Shekau, expressing joy for the attack at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
- French-Speaking Fighters in ar-Raqqah Praise Attacks in France, Call for More
The ar-Raqqah provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria released a video of three French-speaking fighters praising the attacks in Paris, France, and calling for more strikes.
- AQAP Publishes Designs Promoting its Claim for Charlie Hebdo Attack
Immediately after releasing a visual speech from a group official claiming credit for the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published ten designs – five in Arabic and five in English - promoting its claim, featuring excerpts from the speech and images of the attackers and al-Qaeda officials.
- AQAP Claims Responsibility for Charlie Hebdo Attack
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a visual speech from a group official Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, claiming responsibility for the deadly attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France.
- Charlie Hebdo Protests and New Cartoon Prompt Cyber-Attacks, Calls for Lone Wolf Action
Social media accounts belonging to jihadists, jihadist-sympathizers, and other radicals have displayed unanimous anger regarding protests for French satirical news publication Charlie Hebdo, as well as its release of another cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
- 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.
- Pro-IS Jihadists Allege Wife of Paris Gunman Coulibaly Reached IS-Controlled Territory
Pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadists have tweeted unconfirmed news that Hayat Boumediene, the common-law wife of Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly, has reached IS-controlled territories.
- Dagestani Jihadi Group Praises Charlie Hebdo Attack and Gunmen
Vilayat Dagestan, a division of the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC), expressed its joy for the attack at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, praising the gunmen and announcing its support for any "similar operation that gladdens the chests of the believers".
- Belmoktar Praises Charlie Hebdo Attack, Urges Muslims in the West to Execute Similar Strikes
Al-Murabitoon official Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) praised the attack at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and urged Muslims in the West to carry out similar strikes.
- IS-Linked Jihadist Video of Paris Gunman Amedy Coulibaly Pledging to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Displaying His Weapons
An Islamic State (IS)-linked jihadist released a video of Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly pledging allegiance to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and explaining the motivation for his attack, and also displaying his weapons.
- AQAP-Linked Jihadist Claims Group Directed Charlie Hebdo Attack
A jihadist linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed that the group directed and supervised the deadly attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and delayed its claim due to “security reasons related to the executors”.
- AQAP Official Speaks on Charlie Hebdo Attacks, Threatens France
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a speech from one of its top Shariah officials, Harith bin Ghazi al-Nadhari, speaking on the attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and threatening France with more operations if it does not stop “fighting” Islam and its symbols, and Muslims.
- Jihadists Regard Kouachi Brothers, Amedy Couilbaly as Martyrs, Hope for More Attacks
After the killing of Said and Cherif Kouachi, two brothers suspected in the deadly attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and Amedy Couilbaly, who reportedly shot a policewoman and took hostages at a Jewish grocery, in connection with the brothers, jihadists regarded the three men as "martyrs" and hoped for more attacks to come.
- IS Notes Associated Press Censoring Images Depicting the Prophet Muhammad
The Islamic State (IS) noted that the Associated Press has adopted a policy to censor images depicting the Prophet Muhammad, and claimed that in the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France has taken a decision to "prevent the mockery" of Muhammad.
- Jihadists Urge Muslims to Support Charlie Hebdo Gunmen, Distract Investigators
Jihadists urged Muslims in France to support Said and Cherif Kouachi, two brothers suspected in the deadly attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, by distracting the attention of investigators by placing fake phone calls, burning cars, and attacking embassies.
- IS Regards Charlie Hebdo Gunmen as “Heroic Jihadists” in Audio Bulletin
The Islamic State (IS) regarded the gunmen who carried out the deadly attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, as “heroic jihadists”.
- Online Jihadist Community Scorns Moderate Muslims Following Charlie Hebdo Attack
Following the January 7, 2015 attack on the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, the online jihadist community has begun to counter statements of condemnation from Muslims.
- AQIM Lauds Charlie Hebdo Gunmen, Reminds of Bin Laden Threat to Those who Mock the Prophet Muhammad
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) lauded the gunmen who attacked the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and reminded about a threat from former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden to those who mock the Prophet Muhammad.
- TTP Jamat-ul-Ahrar Spokesman Praises Charlie Hebdo Attack
Ehsanullah Ehsan, the spokesman for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar, praised the attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and congratulated its organizers.
- Pro-IS Afriqiyah Media Praises Gunmen in Charlie Hebdo Attack in Paris
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Afriqiyah Media praised the gunmen involved in the deadly attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and lauded their "highly professional degree".
- Jihadist React to Charlie Hebdo Attack in Unanimous Celebration
The reported January 7, 2014 attack by three unidentified gunmen on the office of "Charlie Hebdo," a French satirical newspaper known for publishing material mocking radical Islamists, has triggered widespread celebration across the online jihadist community—particularly on Twitter.
- Jihadist Turns Eyewitness Videos of Paris Attack into Jihadi Propaganda
A jihadist compiled clips from eyewitness videos circulated in the media of the deadly attack on the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and turned them into jihadi propaganda.
- In Wake of Paris Attack, Jihadists Circulate French Video from IS Calling for Lone-Wolf Strikes in France
After the deadly assault by gunmen on the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, jihadists redistributed a November 2014 video from the Islamic State (IS) inciting for lone-wolf attacks in France.
- Charlie Hebdo a Target of Jihadi Rage for Years, Jihadists Praise Gunmen in Latest Attack
Jihadists praised the gunmen involved in the attack at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, recalling its past mockery of the Prophet Muhammad, and French military involvement in Muslim countries.
- IS Fighter Claims that IS Killed a British Solider in Home, Calls for New Year’s Day Attacks in West
An alleged fighter with the Islamic State (IS) tweeted a claim that IS had "killed a British soldier in his own home," and also made an implied call for lone wolf attacks in the U.K. and France.
- “AQ Chef” Advises Lone Wolves, Threatens Civil Aviation in Interview in Inspire 13
In the 13th issue of “Inspire,” a representative of the magazine interviewed the “AQ Chef,” the author of the “Open Source Jihad” articles since the inception of the publication, discussing lone wolf operations and the manual to make a bomb similar to that of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
- Jihadists Memorialize Knife Attacker in Joue-les-Tours, France
Jihadists memorialized Bertrand Nzohabonayo (AKA Bilal Nzohabonayo), a French-Burundian who attacked officers outside a police station in Joue-les-Tours on December 20, 2014, while shouting “Allahu Akbar,” and lauded him for allegedly answering the call of Islamic State (IS) spokesman Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani.
- Jihadists Remark that Vehicular Attack in France is Consequence of Barring Muslims from Joining IS, Mali Intervention
Jihadists remarked that the incident in which a man shouted “Allahu Akbar” while ramming his car into pedestrians in Dijon, France, is a consequence of barring Muslims from traveling to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State (IS), as well as revenge for the French intervention in Mali.
- French-Speaking IS Fighter Calls in Video for Lone-Wolf Attacks in France
An unidentified French-speaking fighter in the Islamic State (IS) called upon Muslims in France to take Toulouse shooter Mohamed Merah as their example and carry out lone-wolf attacks in France, and to pledge allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
- French Fighters in IS Call Muslim Countrymen to Travel to Join Group, Carry Out Lone-Wolf Attacks in France
Three French fighters in the Islamic State (IS) urged the Muslims among their fellow countrymen to travel to Iraq or Syria to join the group, and told those unable to do so to carry out lone-wolf attacks in France, suggesting to poison food and water and to drive over victims.
- Twitter Account Shows Alleged French IS Fighter
A pro-Islamic State (IS) account tweeted a picture of an alleged French IS fighter.
- Jihadists Mourn Death of French IS Commander
Jihadists on Twitter lamented the passing of a French Islamic State (IS) commander, Abu Ali al-Firansi, on October 23, 2014.
- IS Video Shows Battle in Deir al-Zour, Slain French and Turkish Fighters
The provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) for "al-Khayr," the name given by the group to Deir al-Zour, Syria, released a video of a battle with Syrian soldiers in the city of Deir al-Zour, and showing slain French and Turkish fighters.
- Jihadists Discuss Lone Wolf Methods, Targets
Members of a prominent jihadist forum discussed ways to carry out lone wolf attacks on American and Western soil while listing possible targets.
- 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.
- Jihadist Urges Lone Wolves in U.S., France, and Allied Countries to Attack Soldiers, Place Fake Bombs in Public Locations
After the launching of airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria, a jihadist called upon lone wolves in countries participating in the U.S.-led coalition, naming America, France, Jordan, Qatar, and the UAE, to target soldiers as they leave work and to place fake bombs in public locations.
- “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.
- Jihadist Urges Lone Wolves in U.S. Carry Out “Aggressive and Sustained” Campaign, Target Politicians, Military Officers, Banking Officials, Journalists
A jihadist published a 17-page message in Arabic and English directed to Muslims in the United States as well as other Western countries, namely France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, calling for an “aggressive and sustained campaign of lone-wolf attacks” in response to U.S.-led military intervention against the Islamic State (IS).
- Shabaab Releases Video on Failed French Raid to Rescue Hostage
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a documentary-style video on the French raid to free Denis Allex in Somalia in January 2013, featuring a confession by the spy involved in the operation, and showing the deceased body of Allex.
- ISIL Claims Suicide Bombing by French Fighter in North Baghdad
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed that a French suicide bomber attacked a gathering of Iraqi soldiers in Baghdad, destroying two vehicles and killing and wounding a large number.
- 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.
- Al-Murabitoon Denies Killing of Official in French Airstrike
A spokesman for the Mali-based jihadi group al-Murabitoon reportedly denied the killing of Omar Ould Hamaha, a field commander, in a French airstrike.
- Jihadi Network Renews Call to Assassinate Hollande, Attack France
The al-Minbar Jihadi Media Network reiterated its call for jihad in France and to assassinate French President Francois Hollande as a means to support Muslims in Mali and the Central African Republic (CAR).
- Al-Murabitoon Claims Rocket Attacks on French Forces in Gao, Timbuktu
Al-Murabitoon, a Mali-based jihadi group founded by al-Mulathameen and Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa, reportedly claimed rocket strikes on French forces in Gao and Timbuktu, and charged that France is silent about its losses.
- AQAP Releases 12th Issue of “Inspire” Magazine
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the 12th issue of its English e-magazine "Inspire," featuring questions submitted to Anwar al-Awlaki and answered before his death, and articles promoting arson and car bombs to strike the enemy.
- Ansar al-Shariah in Tunisia Calls Muslims in CAR to Jihad, Incites Against France
Ansar al-Shariah in Tunisia incited against France for its sending troops to the Central African Republic (CAR) to assist African Union peacekeepers, claiming it does not seek to protect Muslims but desires to eliminate them.
- AQIM Holds France Accountable for Massacres in Central African Republic
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) held France accountable for the massacre of Muslims by Christian militias in the Central African Republic (CAR), and urged Muslims in Africa to take revenge by striking French interests.
- 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.
- Jihadist Recalls Attacks by Mohammed Merah, Promotes Lone-Wolf Jihad
Promoting lone-wolf attacks, a jihadist gave details of the shootings in Toulouse and Montauban, France, by Mohammed Merah in March 2012, and regaled him as a "hero".
- Convicted Terrorists in Moroccan Prison Slam France, Go on Hunger Strike
A letter attributed to Stephane Ait Idir and Redouane Hammadi, two members of the "de Fes" cell who were convicted in the August 1994 shooting at the Hotel Atlas Asni in Marrakech, Morocco, criticized France for not working to release them from Moroccan prisons.
- Jihadists Report Death of 17-Year-Old French Fighter in ISIL
Jihadists reported that a 17-year-old French fighter in the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was killed.
- 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.
- Jihadists Report Suicide Bombing by French Fighter in Syria
Jihadists reported that a French fighter carried out a suicide bombing in Syria's Aleppo governorate. According to messages posted on jihadi forums and social media on October 9, 2013,
- Ansar al-Muslimeen Releases Video of French Hostage Francis Colump
The Nigeria-based Ansar al-Muslimeen released a video of French hostage Francis Colump and warned the French and Nigerian governments that they are responsible for his fate.
- Syrian Jihadi "Coordinating Body" Gives Story of 63-Year-Old French Fighter to Motivate Others
The Damascus-based "Coordinating Body for the al-Shaghour Neighborhood and the Surrounding Areas" gave a story of a 63-year-old French fighter to motivate Muslims for jihad, noting his exchanging a "life of luxury" for the battlefield.
- ANI Reports on AQIM Video of European, South African Hostages
The Mauritanian news organization Nouakchott News Agency (ANI) reported on a video it received from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) showing seven Dutch, French, Swedish and South African hostages the group kidnapped in Mali in September 2010 and Mali in November 2012.
- Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa Bomber Incites for Attacks in France, US
A suicide bomber belonging to Tawhid and Jihad Group in West Africa incited Muslims in France and the United States to carry out lone-wolf attacks against enemy targets, explaining in a posthumous video clip that voting in elections makes civilians responsible for their leaders' actions.
- ISIL Video Shows French Fighter Calling for Participation in Syrian Jihad
The al-Qaeda-affiliate formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), released a video of a French fighter calling upon French Muslims to participate in jihad in Syria.
- 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.
- AQIM Official Analyzes French Goals in Mali in Third Issue of "al-Balagh"
In the third issue of its magazine, "al-Balagh," the jihadi media group Fursan al-Balagh published a new article by Ahmed Abu Abdul Ilah, the head of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) al-Andalus Media Foundation, discussing the alleged goals and motivations behind the French "occupation" of northern Mali.