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IS Claims Killing Nearly 100 Lebanese Soldiers, Hezbollah Fighters Amidst Ongoing Clashes in Western Qalamoun

The Islamic State’s (IS) Damascus Province in Syria claimed killing nearly 100 Lebanese soldiers and Hezbollah fighters amidst clashes in western Qalamoun.

Sunday, 20 August 2017
HTS Releases Photos of Training Camp in Latakkia

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) released a photo report showing the group’s training camp in the northern countryside of Latakkia.

Thursday, 17 August 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Announces Major Changes in Its Leadership

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement’s new general commander Hassan Sufan announced major changes within thegroup’s leadership, appointing four figures to replace his current First Deputy Leader, General Military Commander, Chief of the Political Wing, and Secretary General.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
IS Claims Killing Nearly 80 Syrian Soldiers in Offensive in Eastern Homs

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing nearly 80 Syrian soldiers in an offensive from three axes on their positions in the east of Syria’s Homs governorate.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Ahrar al-Sham’s New Leader Expresses Readiness to Work with Rebel Groups against Common Enemy in First Address

Hassan Sufan, the newly appointed general commander of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, apologized to the Syrian people for the group’s loss of vision “in trivial disputes,” and promised to continue to keep the revolution alive by fighting the regime and the Islamic State (IS).

Tuesday, 08 August 2017
HTS Publishes 2nd Episode of Video Series “Shooters of Horror”

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) published the second episode of its video series “Shooters of Horror” in which the group provides real footage of an HTS fighter sniping at least 4 enemy forces in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

Tuesday, 08 August 2017
IS Claims Killing, Wounding 60 “PKK Apostates” in Suicide Bombings in 2 Days in Raqqah

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding over 60 from what it described as “PKK apostates” in suicide bombings over a two-day period in Raqqah, Syria.

Thursday, 03 August 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Announce Change of Leadership

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement’s Shura Council announced appointing Hassan Sufan (Abu al-Bara) as the group’s new general commander.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017
HTS Announces Readiness to Dissolve in Eastern Ghouta

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) announced its willingness to “dissolve into one entity that brings together all factions of the central sector” in Eastern Ghouta, in response to the calls of the “aggrieved people” in the area hoping to avoid any violations of the ceasefire, which requires HTS’ withdrawal from the territory.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017
IS Video Shows Over 15 Foreign Fighters, Including English-Speaking Somali, Engaged in Battles in Raqqah

The Islamic State’s (IS) Raqqah Province released a video featuring over 15 foreign fighters, including an English-speaking Somali who addressed U.S. President Donald Trump, engaged in battles against Kurdish fighters.

Sunday, 30 July 2017
Shura Council of Scholars in Syria Declares Pledges to HTS Leader Julani “Null and Void,” Calls Factions to Respond to “Criminality”

After declaring Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) military commander Abu Muhammad al-Julani a “war criminal” and calling on fighters under him to break away, the Shura Council of Scholars in al-Sham [Syria] announced that pledges to him are “null and void,” and urged revolutionary factions to respond to HTS’ “criminality”.

Friday, 28 July 2017
IS Claims Killing 60 “PKK Apostates” in Four-Team Raid in Eastern Raqqah

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing 60 elements of what it described as “PKK apostates” in a four-team raid on their camp and another military position in the east of Raqqah, Syria.

Thursday, 27 July 2017
IS Claims Suicide Bombing by Swedish Fighter on “PKK Apostates” South of Raqqah

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing 11 “PKK apostates” in a suicide bombing by a Swedish fighter south of Raqqah.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
HTS Claims Killing over 200 Hezbollah and Iranian Militia Forces in Western Qalamoun in the Course of Five Days

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed killing over 200 Hezbollah and Iranian militia forces and wounding over 250 in the past five days in fierce clashes in Western Qalamoun.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
HTS Video Shows Execution of 2 IS Members in Idlib

Ebaa News Agency released a video of the execution of two alleged IS cell members responsible for the death of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) fighters and civilians in Idlib city.

Monday, 24 July 2017
Shura Council of Scholars in Syria Demands HTS Members Leave Organization, Calls Julani a “War Criminal”

The Shura Council of Scholars in Sham [Syria] issued a statement criticizing Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), calling its general military commander Abu Muhammad al-Julani a “war criminal.”

Friday, 21 July 2017
Australian Cleric, Former JFS Official, Expresses Disapproval of Recent Battle Between Ahrar al-Sham and HTS

Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed Farag (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) released a statement in which he deliberated on the infighting between Ahrar al-Sham and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), calling it “existential” and explained why it is immoral as per His view of Islamic Shariah.

Thursday, 20 July 2017
HTS Reports Transgressions by Ahrar al-Sham on its Positions Throughout Idlib

With ongoing tensions between Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Ahrar al-Sham in past weeks ultimately erupting in violence, Ahrar al-Sham has reportedly launched coordinated attacks against HTS, with its fighters storming and taking control over cities and villages throughout Idlib.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
IS Video Showing Sniper Training and Attacks on PKK in Raqqah, Claims 164 Killed in Month-Period

The Islamic State’s (IS) Raqqah Province released a video focusing on the training and attacks of its snipers, featuring footage of sniper fire on PKK fighters, and an infographic claiming to have killed 164 and wounded 90 in a one-month period.

Friday, 14 July 2017
HTS Arrests 4 Additional IS Fighters, Discovers IS Explosive Warehouse in Idlib

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) announced arresting 4 more IS fighters and discovering a warehouse belonging to an IS cell in Idlib as part of the group’s widespread anti-IS campaign.

Thursday, 13 July 2017
Jaish al-Islam Reports “Record-Breaking” Casualties Caused to Syrian Regime Forces in Two Days

Jaish al-Islam announced killing at least 19 Syrian regime forces in Eastern Ghouta, stating this is the most casualties incurred on to the Syrian regime in two days.

Thursday, 13 July 2017
HTS Reports Further Arrests of IS Fighters in Idlib, IS Responds with Suicide Bombing

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) announced capturing 53 Islamic State (IS) fighters as part of the group’s anti-IS arrest campaign in Idlib.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Brigades of Abdullah Azzam Incites Against Lebanese Army over Arsal Refugee Camp Raids

After nine months of inactivity, the Lebanon-based Brigades of Abdullah Azzam resumed issuing propaganda, publishing a statement inciting Sunnis in the country against the Lebanese army over its raids on Syrian refugee camps in Arsal.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017
HTS Media Affiliate Publishes Infographic on Anti-IS Arrest Campaign in Idlib

A media affiliate of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) published an infographic on the group's anti-Islamic State (IS) arrest campaign in Idlib, Syria.

Monday, 10 July 2017
HTS Reports Additional Arrests of IS Officials in Idlib, Pro-IS Group Says Captured are al-Qaeda Elements who Refused Pledging to HTS

During its "extensive security operation" against Islamic State (IS) cells in Idlib, Syria, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed additional arrests of IS officials, including its "governor" for northern Syria, while a pro-IS group charged that the captured elements are al-Qaeda elements who refused pledging to HTS.

Sunday, 09 July 2017
IS Identifies German as “Martyr” in ar-Raqqah

The Islamic State (IS) identified a German man as a “martyr” in its ar-Raqqah Province in Syria.

Sunday, 09 July 2017
IS Supporter Sees Hope in Group’s Eventual Resurgence Following Expected Defeat in Iraq and Syria

Islamic State (IS) supporters circulated an essay expressing hope in the group’s eventual resurgence following its expected defeat in Iraq and Syria.

Sunday, 09 July 2017
IS Military Commander in Naba 87 Interview: Preparations for Mosul Battle Began with Liberation of City, Civilians Joined Fighters

The head of the Islamic State’s (IS) “Department of Soldiery” discussed the Mosul battle in an interview in the 87th issue of the group’s al-Naba newspaper, claiming that preparations for the engagement that has been ongoing since October 2016 were made as soon as the IS seized control over the city in June 2014.

Thursday, 06 July 2017
IS-Praising Rap Lyrics Posted on Telegram Tout Group’s Expansion “From the East to the West”

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel posted rap-styled lyrics touting the group’s ongoing “victory” and steady expansion across the globe.

Thursday, 06 July 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
HTS News in Syria for July 6, 2017

Highlights: HTS claims targeting Syrian regime soldiers in the Hama countryside, Qalamoun, Aleppo, and Homs; reports the discovery of an IS cell and arresting its members in the countryside of Idlib, and conflicts with Ahrar al-Sham over power supply lines in the same area.

Thursday, 06 July 2017
Australian Doctor under IS Calls for Attacks, Challenges “Old Trump” to Put Boots on the Ground

An Australian doctor living under the Islamic State (IS) condemned America’s “continuous bombings” on children and called for attacks “in the countries that are sending us rockets.”

Monday, 03 July 2017
IS’ “Monetary Committee” Announces Currency Regulations within Held-Territory in Syria

The Islamic State’s (IS) “Monetary Committee” announced regulations on its currency and Syrian Lire in the territory is holds in Syria, and indicated it would begin broadcasting daily information one exchange rates.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
HTS News in Syria for June 26, 2017

Highlights: HTS claims major advances in al-Quneitra and battles with the Syrian regime’s army and pro-regime militias in the countryside of Damascus, and Aleppo and Hama; reports repelling an infiltration attempt by the IS into a refugee area in Damascus and an attempted advance of the IS-linked Jaish Khaled bin al-Walid in the western countryside of Daraa.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
European Fighter Condemns Western Society in Al Muhajirun Video, Urges Muslims to Immigrate to Islamic Countries

Al Muhajirun, a group promoting itself as the “representative face” of foreign fighters from various jihadi factions in Syria, released a video featuring a European fighter condemning Western society and urging Muslims there to immigrate to Islamic countries to freely practice their religion.

Sunday, 25 June 2017
Uzbek Group within HTS Releases Training Camp Video

The Tawhid wal Jihad Brigade, an Uzbek group within Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Syria, released a training camp video featuring the religious and military education given to its fighters.

Friday, 23 June 2017
Former JFS Official Calls for Unity, Deems Islamic State a “Cancer”

In the final installment of his open-interview, Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) called for unity among Muslims and non-Muslims, discussed suicide operations and an Islamic government, and deemed the Islamic State (IS) a “cancer” that one must “completely eliminate.”

Friday, 23 June 2017
IS Claims Killing, Wounding More than 53 PKK, Regime Soldiers in Raqqah and South of Tabqa Airfield

The Islamic State (IS) claimed targeting PKK forces and Syrian Regime soldiers in suicide operations and clashes in Raqqah and south of Tabqa Airfield, killing and wounding more than 53.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Second Issue of Haqiqa Jihadi Magazine Focuses on Prisons, Migration to Syria

Jihadists released the second issue of Haqiqa magazine, focusing on Muslim imprisonment and migration to Syria.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Muhaysini Expresses Disgust with IS for “Staining Islam’s Reputation” After Assassination Attempt on His Life

Abdullah al-Muhaysini, a prominent Saudi cleric and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) official, expressed disgust with the Islamic State (IS) for “staining Islam’s Reputation” following a recent assassination attempt on his life, and discussed the West’s continued persecution of HTS, stating, “we have nothing to do with you.”

Bilal Abdul Kareem, a commentator embedded with Syrian rebels, conducted the 23 minute, 55 second interview via his On the Ground News (OGN) media organization. The English-subtitled video was entitled “Dr. Abdullah Muhaysini Responds to Controversies,” and was uploaded on YouTube on June 20, 2017.

After briefly discussing the events of the assassination attempt, Muhaysini regarded Muslims who migrate to join IS, declaring he was “very sad” of the consequences. Muhaysini explained that Islam is a religion of mercy and peace, and that the actions of IS fighters “stain Islam’s image.” He stated:

And that makes me sad because also they’ll stain Islam’s image. I am sad also for the Mujahidin because they’ll stain the Mujahidin’s image. Many people will not be able to differentiate between the true Mujahidin today who belong to the mercy and justice of Allah’s religion Islam, and those (ISIS) who made their religion to be the sucking of blood, killing of innocents and the [severing of] body parts (as in explosions). I am very sad for that and insha’Allah this sadness is regarding the staining of Islam’s image and that some people may not differentiate between the Mujahidin and the injustice of those people (ISIS).

Muhaysini then addressed the would-be assassin and his supporters directly, asserting that they “have lost the way” and advising them to “return back to Allah Almighty”:

The message, since you want it to be direct, is for the man who wanted to kill me a few days ago, and he killed himself. I am asking, ‘What did you benefit out of this?’ For sure now he is with Allah, and perhaps [he has been placed in] Hell, and there are many, like him, who support and sympathize with people like him....Fear Allah and I know that you all want the paradise but you have lost the way. I know that you want with sincere intentions to go to Paradise otherwise you wouldn’t kill yourself, but I am telling you that good intentions (alone) are not enough...so I advise you to return back to Allah Almighty

Abdullah al-Muhaysini additionally discussed the West’s continued persecution of HTS following its rebranding and split from al-Qaeda (AQ) under its former name, Nusra Front (NF). He concluded that HTS is entirely unlike AQ in both policy and leadership, and since entering Syria as NF, its actions have always concerned the Syrian people foremost. He accused the West of “delud[ing] the Syrian people” and stated that “[NF] is the one who brought you the problems,” and that, even after HTF formed, the West used “double standards” to continue targeting the group:

The Syrian people’s interest is more important than everything and that Syrian people want Islam and the toppling of Bashar Al-Assad and this is why they (AQ) came to Syria. And then they said we will declare disengagement with Al-Qaida and they changed their name. And this was a bad situation for the West, and the West is using double standards. If they were professional they would say we are outside the war as long as you are fighting in Syria so we have nothing to do with you. And we were fighting you for that reason but now we are outside of the issue.

The interview additionally addressed Muhaysini’s status as a terrorist in his home country of Saudi Arabia. It concluded with a request for the audience to send additional questions for a future open interview with the cleric, likely similar to OGN’s two-part interview with Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) earlier this month.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017
‘Amaq Video Shows Use of IS’ Currency in Deir al-Zour Markets

‘Amaq News Agency released a video documenting the use of the Islamic State’s (IS) currency in markets in Deir al-Zour, Syria, two years after the announcement of its minting and eventual circulation.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Ebaa News Agency Interviews HTS Cleric Following IS’ Failed Assassination Attempt on Him

In an Ebaa News Agency interview, Abdullah Muhaysini recounted surviving an assassination attempt by an alleged member of the Islamic State (IS) and reprimanded the perpetrators for choosing to target the liberated areas rather than their apparent enemies.

Monday, 19 June 2017
Former JFS Official Calls U.K. Attacks “Completely Unjustified,” Discusses Reasons for Joining and Leaving NF/JFS

Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) condemned the recent Manchester and London attacks, and explained why he joined—and later left—the Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) former Syrian affiliate.

Monday, 12 June 2017
IS Claims Killing Two U.S. Soldiers, Wounding Third in ar-Raqqah Province

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing two American soldiers and wounding a third in ar-Raqqah province.

Friday, 09 June 2017
Jihadist Urges Lone Wolves Attack Gas and Oil Sites Throughout Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Russia

A jihadist urged lone wolves to burn and bomb gas and oil pipelines and wells throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Russia in revenge for coalition strikes on Islamic State (IS) positions in Mosul and ar-Raqqah.

Monday, 05 June 2017
A Founder of IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency Killed in Airstrike, According to Unverified Announcements

A founder of the Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency was killed in an airstrike in Syria, according to reports disseminated on social media.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017
HTS Publishes First Episode of Video Series “Shooters of Horror”

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) published a video showcasing the significance of snipers during battles.

Monday, 22 May 2017
IS Claims Killing, Wounding Over 170 Syrian Soldiers in Eastern Hama Offensive

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding over 170 Syrian regime soldiers in an offensive in eastern Hama.

Thursday, 18 May 2017
HTS News in Syria for May 18, 2017

Highlights: No reports of military operations; HTS recruits youth from Damascus; HTS-controlled areas undergo rehab activities in Idlib; regime forces continue attacks on agricultural crops in Idlib; HTS shows fortifications in western Aleppo.

Thursday, 18 May 2017
Jihadist Telegram Channel Solicits Donations to Syria, Provides Private Contact Information

A jihadist Telegram channel requested donations while describing monetary contributions made to “needy Muslim families” and “wives of martyrs” in Syria.

Thursday, 18 May 2017
French-Language Jihadi Chat Users Suggest Migration to Syria Via Jordan

Users on a Telegram French-language jihadist chat group discussed potential migration routes to Raqqa, Syria, suggesting traveling via Jordan.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Attack in Rukban Refugee Camp on Syria-Jordan Border

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that IS fighters carried out an attack in Rukban Refugee Camp on the Syria-Jordan border.

Monday, 15 May 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Releases Video Showing Destruction of Antique Statues in Al Salhia region, Deir al-Zour

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video showing the destruction of antique statues “that were made by the tyrants as idols who are worshipped other than Allah” in Deir al-Zour.

Monday, 15 May 2017
IS Claims Killing “Nearly 100” from PKK Forces in Clashes across its Raqqah Province

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing nearly 100 from PKK forces in clashes across its Raqqah Province, which included an immersive suicide operation in its eastern countryside.

Thursday, 11 May 2017
Naba 80 Infographic Tallies Costs of “1000 Days of Crusader Strikes” against IS

In issue 80 of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) provided an infographic on the financial costs of “Crusader” airstrikes over 1,000 days.

Thursday, 11 May 2017
HTS Video Outlines Military Achievements in First 100 Days

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) released a video promoting the group’s military achievements in the first 100 days of its formation.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
IS’ Damascus Province Claims Dual Suicide Operation on Syria/Jordan Border

The Islamic State’s (IS) Damascus Province claimed a 2-man immersive suicide raid targeting New Syrian Army elements on the Jordanian border, killing and wounding 14. The following day, photos of the bombers were released.

Monday, 08 May 2017
IS Claims 19+ Man Suicide Raid on Enemy Positions in Shaddadi and its Perimeter

Al-Barakah Province, the Islamic State’s (IS) division for al-Hasakah, Syria, claimed a suicide raid involving five groups of over 19 fighters on what it called PKK positions, in Shaddadi and its perimeter.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017
IS Claims 3-Man Suicide Raid on HTS Positions in Yarmouk Camp, South of Damascus

The Islamic State (IS) claimed a three-man suicide raid on Hayat Tahir al-Sham (HTS) positions in Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus.

Thursday, 27 April 2017
HTS Claims Suicide Bombing in Northern Countryside of Hama, Control of al-Masasna Village

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed carrying a suicide bombing in al-Masasna, in the northern countryside of Hama, and seizing control of the village after attacking it with VBIEDs.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Jaish al-Nasr Infographic Outlines Battle in Zalin Barrier, Northern Countryside of Hama

Jaish al-Nasr released an infographic outlining the outcome of a two-day battle in the northern countryside of Hama, in which the group claimed regaining control of Zalin Barrier.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Francophone Jihadist Advises Potential Migrants on Preparations for Journey to Syria

A French-language jihadist addressed potential migrants to Syria, advising on how to prepare for their journey, including to remain discreet, sell items on Ebay, bring a portable charger, and be wary of online recruiters.

Monday, 24 April 2017
AQ Leader Zawahiri Declares Syrian Jihad an Issue Concerning All Muslims, Calls to Reject Nationalist Sentiment

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri addressed fighters in Syria, urging them to reject nationalist sentiment and wage a protracted guerrilla war against the Syrian regime, and called on Muslims the world over to support their brethren in the country.

Sunday, 23 April 2017
Jaish al-Islam and Fajr al-Ummah Revenge Attack Reportedly Kills 55 Regime Forces in Eastern Damascus

Syrian rebel groups Jaish al-Islam and Lewa’a Fajr al-Ummah claimed killing at least 55 regime soldiers in a retaliatory attack executed in reaction to the continuous bombing and use of banned weapons by the regime in east of Damascus.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017
IS Claims 6-Man Suicide Raid on PKK Positions South of Tabqa

The Islamic State (IS) claimed a six-man suicide raid on PKK positions south of Tabqa, in Syria’s ar-Raqqah governorate.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
IS Reports on al-Tanf Camp Raid in Naba 76, Remarks on U.S. Missile Strike on Syrian Government Airbase

The Islamic State (IS) reported on its suicide raid at al-Tanf Camp in southern Syria in the 76th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, and also remarked on the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian government airbase from which chemical weapon strikes were launched.

Thursday, 13 April 2017
Jaish al-Islam Claims Liberating 35 sq km in Qalamoun, Vows Upcoming Attacks on Regime and IS

Jaish al-Islam claimed to have “liberated” over 35 square kilometers in the mountains of Qalamoun, and vowed to continue its battles in the countryside of Homs, and attack the regime forces and the Islamic State (IS) in regions “dirtied” by them.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Al-Bunyan al-Marsous Infographic Provides Gains and Casualties of Battle in Daraa

Al-Bunyan al-Marsous Operation Room claimed killing over 155 pro-regime forces and seizing control of over 500 buildings and 11 strategic checkpoints in the battle “Death Rather Than Humiliation” in Daraa.

Monday, 10 April 2017
Pro-AQ Ideologue Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi Urges Supporters not Praise U.S. for Syrian Airbase Strike

Amidst ongoing reactions by jihadists to the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian airbase, prominent pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) ideologue Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi expressed distrust towards America's intentions, and warned supporters not to find good in its actions.

Friday, 07 April 2017
Jihadists Declare U.S. Airstrikes in Syria an Attempt to “Fool the World,” Contend They Increase Rebels’ Chance of Victory

Following the U.S.’s decision to conduct airstrikes in Syria, jihadists on social media declared the U.S. government was attempting to “fool the world,” contemplating potential coordination with Russia and Syria, and asserting the strikes will allow Syrian rebel forces “to advance faster.”

Friday, 07 April 2017
FSA Commends U.S. Missile Strike on Syrian Airbase

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) commended the missile strike launched by the United States on a Syrian government airbase, and remarked that it is America’s “responsibility” not to stop at that operation.

Friday, 07 April 2017
U.S. Missile Strikes in Syria: Follow SITE Twitter Accounts for Ongoing Updates, Analysis

In wake of U.S. missile strikes on the Assad regime’s al-Shayrat airbase, SITE and its Director, Rita Katz, will be providing ongoing updates and analysis on the matter via their respective Twitter accounts.

You can follow SITE’s Twitter account here: https://twitter.com/siteintelgroup

You can follow Katz’ Twitter account here: https://twitter.com/Rita_Katz

Friday, 07 April 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Condemns Sarin Gas Attack in Idlib, Vows for “More Bitter” Response

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) released a statement to condemn the sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib, and promised to avenge it in a “worse and more bitter” way with “intense consecutive operations behind the enemy lines, and in [the regime’s] most reinforced locations.”

Wednesday, 05 April 2017
IS Spokesman Rallies Fighters and Challenges America in Audio Speech, Calls on Lone Wolves

The Islamic State (IS) released an audio speech from its spokesman, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, rallying the groups fighters in all its “provinces” and especially Iraq and Syria, and challenged America as well as calling on lone wolves in the U.S., Europe, and Russia to “preoccupy” the enemy and attack their interests.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017
Pro-AQ Analyst Assesses Global Jihadist Movement, Comments on NF-AQ Split

Jihadists disseminated a pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) analyst’s take on the global jihadist movement’s “current situation,” which included an assessment of the Nusra Front’s (NF) split from AQ in 2016.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017
HTS’ Ebaa News Agency Shows Child Victims of Sarin Gas Attack in Khan Shaykhun

Ebaa News Agency, a media unit of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), released a video showing child victims of a sarin gas attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Claims Killing over 400 Regime Forces in Two Months

Tahrir al-Sham’s Ebaa News Agency released an infographic of the group’s most prominent accomplishments during its first 60 days of activity, and claimed over 400 losses to the regime and seizing control of 20 locations throughout Syria.

Monday, 03 April 2017
IS Targets PKK Ferry with Weaponized UAV in ar-Raqqah

The Islamic State (IS) published a photo report showing its targeting a PKK gathering and a ferry with a weaponized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Syria’s ar-Raqqah governorate.

Monday, 03 April 2017
IS Claims Killing 65 from PKK Forces across its Raqqah Province

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing 65 from PKK forces across its Raqqah Province in a series of immersive operations.

Saturday, 01 April 2017
Pro-IS Jihadist Alleges Group Made Preparations from Sirte for Attack in America

A jihadist alleged that the Islamic State (IS) made preparations from its then-stronghold in Sirte, Libya, for an attack in the United States.

Friday, 31 March 2017
Jihadists Discuss Means for IS to Poison Explosives from Weaponized UAVs

Seeking to increase the harm caused by the weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) utilized by the Islamic State (IS), jihadists discussed means for the group to poison the explosives it drops.

Friday, 31 March 2017
In Naba 74, IS Claims Killing Nearly 125 in Suicide Bombings in Damascus

The Islamic State (IS) published in the 74th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, and claimed killing around 125 in two suicide operations on March 15, 2017 which hit the Justice Palace and a restaurant in Damascus.

Thursday, 30 March 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Announce Operation Room in Hama, Clashes in Latakkia and Damascus

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement announced the formation of an operation room in the countryside of Hama and gaining control of several villages in the area, and claimed attacking the pro-regime militia forces in Latakkia and Damascus.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Ebaa News Agency Clarifies Relief Transportation Practices Within Areas Controlled by Tahrir al-Sham

A Tahrir al-Sham official clarified security measures and procedures followed in regulating the relief-transporting vehicles arriving into areas held by the group.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Claim Suicide Bombing in Qamhana Village, Clashes Against Regime in Hama and Aleppo

Tahrir al-Sham’s Ebaa News Agency reported a suicide bombing in Qamhana village, Hama and clashes against the regime forces in battles in northern Hama and western Aleppo, and claimed that the group seized checkpoints in eastern al-Ghouta while causing losses to the regime on both fronts.

Monday, 27 March 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Claims Gaining Control of 15 Villages on Day 1 in Battles in Northern Hama

Tahrir al-Sham’s Ebaa News Agency claimed seizing over 15 villages and towns in the northern countryside of Hama during the first day of the battle “And Say: Do Deeds.”

Thursday, 23 March 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Released Videos of Suicide Bombing, Battle in Me’erdes, Northern Hama

Tahrir al-Sham released footage of the suicide bombing carried out on the Syrian regime forces near the bridge of Me’erdes in the northern countryside of Hama, as part of the battle “And Say: Do Deeds.”

Thursday, 23 March 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Claim Killing Over 100 Regime Soldiers After Suicide Bombings and Battles in Jobar, Damascus

Tahrir al-Sham’s Ebaa News Agency released a statement with updates and developments from Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, claiming that over 110 regime and pro-regime soldiers were killed following suicide bombings and attacks part of the battle “Be Steadfast O Worshippers of Allah,” and claimed gaining control of various areas in the region.

Thursday, 23 March 2017
Alleged IS Resident Calls for Migration, Lone-Wolf Attacks

An alleged jihadi migrant, self-implied as living under the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, called on Muslims to either migrate to IS territory or carry out lone-wolf attacks at home, stating, “leave or take revenge.”

Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Faylaq ar-Rahman Outlines Battle Regulations in Damascus, Claim Gains From IS in East Qalamoun

Faylaq ar-Rahman released a statement defining the “offense-style” battle launched by rebel groups in al-Ghouta and claimed gains in East Qalamoun against the Islamic State (IS).

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Announces Death of Official in Idlib

Tahrir al-Sham announced the death of “Abu al-Abbas al-Suri,” whom it identified as an official with the group’s “general follow-up committee” in Idlib.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Claims Seizing Mountains in Eastern Qalamoun After Clashes with IS

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement claimed gaining control of a mountain range in Eastern Qalamoun following clashes against the Islamic State (IS).

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Video Shows Group’s “Elite Forces” in Training

Tahrir al-Sham released a video glorifying the organization’s “Elite Forces” team, showing fighters in training with focus on close combat, firearms, and tactical exercises.

Monday, 20 March 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Claims Two Suicide Bombings in Damascus, Advances in Area

Tahrir al-Sham claimed two suicide bombings as part of the battle “Be Steadfast O Worshippers of Allah” in the Jobar neighborhood in Damascus, and announced “liberating” various points in association with other rebel groups in the area.

Monday, 20 March 2017
IS Reveals Launch of “Al-Bayan Channel” in Video on Foreign Fighters and Their Children in ar-Raqqah

The Islamic State (IS) revealed its launch of “Al-Bayan Channel,” a television channel across which it broadcasts programming for people in its held-territories, in a video focusing on two foreign fighters and their children and upbringing in Syria’s ar-Raqqah governorate.

Monday, 20 March 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Commander Promises to “Escalate Operations” Against Regime on 6th Anniversary of Syrian Revolution

On the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, Abu Jaber Hashem al-Sheikh, the general leader of Tahrir al-Sham Organization addressed the Syrian people, rebel fighters, the independent media and news agencies, and Islamic scholars to help protect and defend the cause of the revolution, and promised to intensify the operations and pressure on the Syrian regime.

Monday, 20 March 2017
Australian Cleric Remarks on U.S. Special Envoy for Syria’s Statement on Tahrir al-Sham

Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir), an Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official, remarked on the statement from U.S. Special Envoy for Syria Michael Ratney regarding Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and it allegedly being a front for al-Qaeda (AQ).

Monday, 20 March 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Condemns U.S. Airstrike in Aleppo, Claims America Pursues “Killer Friendship” with Syrians

Tahrir al-Sham condemned the U.S. airstrike on what it said is a mosque in the town of al-Jineh in Aleppo, and claimed that America pursues a “killer friendship” with the Syrian people.

Saturday, 18 March 2017
Al-Qaeda Incites Muslims to Take Revenge Against America for Aleppo Airstrike

Al-Qaeda (AQ) incited Muslims to take revenge against America for an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, that allegedly killed dozens.

Friday, 17 March 2017
Al-Bunyan al-Marsous Infographic Shows Updates of Battle in Daraa

Al-Bunyan al-Marsous Operation Room shared an updated infographic of the results of the battle “Death Rather Than Humiliation” against the Syrian regime in Daraa.

Thursday, 16 March 2017