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Tahrir al-Sham Video Shows Controlled Areas in Yarmouk Camp, Gains over Regime and IS

Tahrir al-Sham released a video showing the areas of control and current situation in al-Yarmouk Camp, claimed discovering a tunnel belonging to Islamic State (IS), and taking various explosives from pro-regime forces as spoils.

Monday, 27 February 2017
Syria-Focused “Al-Haqiqa” Magazine Compiles Content from from Pro-AQ Media Groups

Jihadists introduced the first issue of “Al-Haqiqa,” a Syria-focused magazine composed of previously released content from pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) media groups.

Monday, 27 February 2017
IS Claims Striking Russian Delegation in Deir al-Zour with Weaponized UAV

Al-Khayr Province, the Islamic State (IS) division for Deir al-Zour, Syria, published photos of its using a weaponized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to attack a “Russian delegation”.

Monday, 27 February 2017
Zawahiri’s Deputy in Syria Reportedly Killed in U.S. Airstrike in Idlib

Jihadists reported that Ahmed Hassan Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, the deputy of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Syria, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Idlib, and a Telegram channel provided a brief biography.

Monday, 27 February 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Claims 5-Man Suicide Raid on State and Military Security Branches in Homs

Tahrir al-Sham, the group into which Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and several Syrian militant factions dissolved, claimed credit for the suicide raid at the State and Military Security branches in Homs.

Saturday, 25 February 2017
IS Claims Killing 8 Turkish Soldiers, 60 Syrian Rebels in Suicide Bombing in Northern Aleppo

The Islamic State’s (IS) Aleppo Province claimed killing eight Turkish soldiers and 60 Syrian opposition militants in a suicide bombing on their gathering in the town of Susiyan in the north.

Friday, 24 February 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Declare Terminating Liwa al-Aqsa

Tahrir al-Sham announced the “termination” of Liwa al-Aqsa, an offshoot of Jund al-Aqsa consisting of pro-IS elements formed in north of Hama, and promised to continue to watch for any remaining Liwa al-Aqsa cells and protect Muslims from their aggression.

Thursday, 23 February 2017
After Losing Control Over al-Bab, IS’ ‘Amaq Focuses on Enemy Losses

After Turkish forces and Syrian opposition elements captured the Syrian city of al-Bab in Aleppo, the Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency focused on enemy losses over the past 104 days while acknowledging the battle is over.

Thursday, 23 February 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Claims Suicide Bombing on Pro-Regime Forces in Daraa

Tahrir al-Sham claimed a suicide bombing targeting the pro-regime forces in al-Mansheyya neighborhood of al-Balad, Daraa.

Thursday, 23 February 2017
Al-Bunyan al-Marsous Release Results of 2nd Phase of Battle in Daraa

Al-Bunyan al-Marsous released an infographic detailing the results of the second phase of the battle “Death Rather Than Humiliation” in Daraa.

Monday, 20 February 2017
Tahrir al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham, Faylaq al-Sham Form Shura Council in Ma’rat al-Numan

Three of the most significant rebel factions in Syria – Tahrir al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, and Faylaq al-Sham – announced forming a Shura Council for the city of Ma’rat al-Numan, in the countryside of Idlib, to help protect and develop the city.

Monday, 20 February 2017
IS Claims Suicide Bombing by French Fighter Killing 25 PKK in Shaddadi

Al-Barakah Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) for Syria’s al-Hasakah governorate, claimed killing at least 25 PKK elements in a suicide bombing by a French fighter.

Friday, 17 February 2017
Al-Bunyan al-Marsous Operation Room Provide List of Participating Factions in Battle in Daraa

Al-Bunyan al-Marsous Operation Room released a statement identifying 35 rebel factions working together against the regime and pro-regime militia forces in the battle of “Death Rather Than Humiliation” in Daraa.

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Essay Narrates Killed Somali NF Fighter’s Journey from U.S. to Syria

A jihadi media group published a biographical eulogy of “Abu Zubayr Somali,” a Somali Nusra Front (NF) fighter killed in Syria after living in the U.S. for “a number of years.”

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Liwa al-Aqsa Executes over 150 Tahrir al-Sham Members in Khan Shaykhun

Liwa al-Aqsa, an offshoot of Jund al-Aqsa consisting of pro-IS elements which was formed in the northern countryside of Hama, executed over 150 members of rebel factions in Khan Shaykhun.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Al-Bunyan al-Marsous Infographic Shows Results of Battle in Daraa

Al-Bunyan al-Marsous released an infographic showing the “harvest” of the first three days of the battle “Death Rather Than Humiliation” in Daraa.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Releases Video Identifying Structure of Organization

Tahrir al-Sham released a video showing the structure of the organization, including comprising groups, the most prominent scholars and factions that pledged allegiance to it, and identifying the outcome and the goals of the new structure.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Release Military Report on Operations against Regime and IS in Hama, Latakkia, Aleppo and al-Ghouta

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement released a weekly report of the group’s military operations in Hama, Latakkia, Aleppo, and eastern al-Ghouta, during which it claimed attacks against the regime and pro-regime militia forces as well as the IS.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Jaish al-Islam Release Weekly Report of Military Operations in Eastern al-Ghouta

Jaish al-Islam’s Media Office released an infographic of its weekly military operations in Eastern al-Ghouta, claiming 67 casualties in the regime and aiding forces, and destroying 11 tanks and other military vehicles during the week of February 4-12, 2017.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Al-Bunyan al-Marsous Operation Room Declare Launch of Battle in Houran, Daraa, Provide Updates on Progress

Al-Bunyan al-Marsous Operation Room announced the launch of the battle “Death Rather than Humiliation” against the regime forces in the Houran area in Daraa, and released updates about progress and newly controlled areas.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Jihadist Proposes Plan for IS to Use Weaponized UAVs as Means to Capture Deir al-Zour Airbase

A jihadist proposed a plan for the Islamic State (IS) to use its recently-deployed weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) as a means to capture Deir al-Zour military airbase.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
South African Jihadist Fighter Killed in Syria, Eulogized by Fellow Fighters on Social Media

Jihadi fighters in Syria announced the death of South African fighter “Abu Dujana al-Afriki,” who was allegedly killed during clashes against a pro-Islamic State (IS) faction in Syria’s Hama governorate.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Releases Statement against Pro-IS “Liwa al-Aqsa” Faction in Northern Hama Countryside

Tahrir al-Sham issued a statement against what it called a newly formed pro-Islamic State (IS) faction in the northern countryside of Hama, describing its attacks against rebel forces and demanding it attend a Shariah court.

Monday, 13 February 2017
Jihadi Media Group Eulogizes Australian Fighter Killed in Syria Two Years Prior

A jihadi media group provided a brief biography about an Australian fighter allegedly killed in Syria two years prior.

Monday, 13 February 2017
‘Amaq Reports Weaponized UAV Attack Near Tiyas Airbase, East Homs

On February 10, 2017, the Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported strikes from an IS-operated weaponized UAV northeast of Tiyas Airbase in east Homs.

Friday, 10 February 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Leader Promises to Liberate Syria from Regime, Invites Rebel Groups to Join Organization

In a first address following the establishment of Tahrir al-Sham, Abu Jaber Hashem al-Sheikh, the general leader of the organization, promised to end the Syrian regime and to liberate the country, while inviting all rebel groups and fighters to forget past discords, and join them to achieve the common goal.

Thursday, 09 February 2017
IS Promotes Weaponized UAVs in Naba 67, Claims Killing and Wounding 39 in Less Than One Week

The Islamic State (IS) promoted its development and use of weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in Iraq and Syria in the 67th issue of al-Naba newspaper, and claimed to have killed and wounded 39 enemy elements in the span of less than a week.

Thursday, 09 February 2017
Jaish al-Islam Infographic Reports Over 240 Pro-Regime Forces Killed in January

Jaish al-Islam released an infographic reporting killing over 240 pro-regime militia forces during battles in Eastern Ghouta in January.

Thursday, 09 February 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Pledge to “Destroy” Regime and IS in Training Video

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement released a video of a graduation group from al-Shaheed Abu Nur Training Camp in the northern countryside of Aleppo in which the group pledged to “destroy” the regime and the Islamic State (IS).

Tuesday, 07 February 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Two Attacks with the Group’s Explosives-Equipped UAVs in Iraq and Syria

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency published two reports on attacks involving the group’s explosives-equipped unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) on targets in Iraq and Syria.

Saturday, 04 February 2017
IS Claims Suicide Bombing in Jableh, Syria in Naba 66, Totals 1540+ PKK Forces Killed in al-Hasakah in One Year

In the 66th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) claimed a suicide operation killing and wounding nearly 100 in Jableh, Syria, and totaled 1,540 PKK forces killed in al-Hasakah, Syria since February 2016.

Thursday, 02 February 2017
IS Claims Suicide Operation, Sniping Attacks amid Clashes around al-Bab

The Islamic State (IS) claimed a suicide operation and several sniping attacks during separate clashes with regime and joint Turkish-rebel forces near the city of al-Bab.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017
Shura Council of Scholars in Syria Make Demands in Light of Tahrir al-Sham Formation

The Shura Council of Scholars in Sham [Syria] released a statement in support of the formation of Tahrir al-Sham and demanded ceasefire, release of prisoners, and mediation in an independent Sharia court, to “regain the trust” among the rest of the rebel factions.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Commander Calls Tahrir al-Sham to Arbitration

Ali al-Omar, the General Commander of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, released a video statement discussing the situation in Syria, the course of the revolution, and the recent mergers, and urged Abu Jaber, the commander of the newly formed Tahrir al-Sham Assembly, to agree to an arbitration in order to resolve hostilities among rebel factions.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Jihadi Media Groups Celebrate Formation of Tahrir al-Sham

Several jihadi media outlets reporting in English, including Fursan al-Sham, al-Maqalaat, and al-Fustaat, released a statement in support of the formation of Tahrir al-Sham Assembly, and expressed faith in “more efficient results” towards the liberation of Syria.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
IS Demonstrates Use of Explosives-Equipped UAV for Second Time in Video

After first demonstrating its use of an explosives-equipped unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the battlefield in Ninawa, the Islamic State (IS) released a video showing its utilizing the new weapon in western Iraq.

Monday, 30 January 2017
IS Photo Report Shows Training Camp for Children in its Damascus Province

The Islamic State (IS) in Syria released a photo report showing a military training camp for children in its Damascus Province.

Saturday, 28 January 2017
JFS and Allied Groups Announce Dissolving to Form “Tahrir al-Sham Assembly”

Jihadist and Islamist opposition factions in Syria announced the formation of the “Tahrir al-Sham Assembly” (“Liberation of Syria Assembly”) amid escalating infighting amongst opposition factions.

Saturday, 28 January 2017
Five Opposition Factions in Northern Syria Announce Merger into Ahrar al-Sham

Five opposition factions in northern Syria announced their merger into the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, which one jihadi media group spun as a positive outcome of the Ahrar al-Sham - Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) dispute.

Friday, 27 January 2017
IS Video Shows Bodies of Briton, Unidentified Westerner Killed Amidst Clashes with Kurdish Fighters in Raqqah

Ar-Raqqah Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria released a video showing the bodies of Ryan Lock, a Briton fighting alongside the YPG, and an unidentified Westerner killed amidst clashes with Kurdish fighters.

Friday, 27 January 2017
JFS Condemns SIC Fatwa Urging Rebels to Attack JFS

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) released a statement condemning the Syrian Islamic Council (SIC) for the double standard shown to the group and for being branded as “Renegades of Islam,” and the fatwa issued by the council which called upon the Syrian opposition factions to attack JFS until the group announces its disbanding.

Thursday, 26 January 2017
Jaish al-Fateh Security Forces Declare Its Territories Safe from Internal Conflicts

The Security Forces of Jaish al-Fateh declared its territories will be closed to any internal conflicts in an undated statement released following numerous announcements regarding recent incidents, clashes, and disagreements amongst rebel factions and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
JFS Issues Clarification Regarding Conflicts and Attacks by Rebel Factions

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed it was targeted by Suqoor al-Sham and Jaish al-Islam in separate attacks which it denounced, and expressed disbelief in being called “renegades of Islam” [term used for Islamic State fighters] by Suqoor al-Sham leader.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
JFS Elaborates on Recent Conflicts, Urges Cooperation Among Factions, Rejection of International Conventions

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) released a statement elaborating on the recent conflicts among rebel factions and JFS, as well as the truce talks and international conventions and their impact on the battlefield, and calling upon all rebel factions to reevaluate the circumstances and stand by and cooperate with JFS.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Syrian Islamic Council Demands Opposition Factions in North Attack Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS)

The Syrian Islamic Council (SIC) demanded that Syrian opposition factions in the north attack Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), arguing that it has adopted extremism towards fellow fighters and unjustifiably attacked their military positions.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Rejects Isolating JFS, Urges JFS to Sharia Court

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement declared it “rejects the scheme to alienate Jabhat Fateh al-Sham [JFS] and its being targeted by the international coalition and others,” while also warning it is essential that JFS cease transgression upon other rebel factions and submit to an independent Sharia court to settle all differences.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
JFS Announces Disavowal of Jund al-Aqsa, Due to Its Continued Conflict with Ahrar al-Sham

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) announced disowning Jund al-Aqsa due to the group’s continued infighting with Ahrar al-Sham, after explaining the reasons behind the initial acceptance of Jund al-Aqsa’s pledge for allegiance and what led to its disavowal.

Monday, 23 January 2017
Shura Council of Scholars in Syria Urges JFS to Stop Support for Jund al-Aqsa

The Shura Council of Scholars in Sham [Syria] demanded that Jabhat Fateh al-Sham [JFS] release an official statement declaring disavowal of Jund al-Aqsa and urging that JFS cease support and protection for the faction.

Monday, 23 January 2017
JFS Rejects Astana Meeting, Calls on Allies to Beware Such “Conspiracies”

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) rejected the meeting to be held in the Kazakh capital, Astana, regarding a political settlement with the Bashar al-Assad regime and a nationwide ceasefire, and called on its militant allies to beware such “conspiracies”.

Sunday, 22 January 2017
JFS Condemns American Airstrike on Training Camp in Aleppo, Declares U.S. Chose Assad Regime Over Syrian People

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) condemned the American airstrike on a training camp in western Aleppo in which over 100 fighters were reportedly killed, and declared that with this action the U.S. has shown it has chosen the Bashar al-Assad regime over the Syrian people.

Friday, 20 January 2017
Jihadists Comment on Trump’s Inauguration, Predict Continued “Crusade” against Islam

Jihadists across Deep Web and social media spaces have reacted to Donald Trump’s January 20, 2017 inauguration as president of the United States.

Friday, 20 January 2017
IS Boasts “Large Military Gains” in Deir al-Zour in Naba 64, Claims 6500 Killed in 3 Months in Mosul Battle

The Islamic State (IS) boasted that its fighters achieved “large military gains” in Deir al-Zour, Syria, in the 64th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, and claimed in an infographic to have killed 6,500 people since the start of the Mosul battle in October 2016.

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Ahrar al-Sham's Shura Council Announced Group Will Not Partake in Asetana Convention

The Shura Council of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement announced the group will not participate in the negotiations in Asetana for several reasons, including the failure in fulfilment of the ceasefire and internal disagreements amongst the opposition factions.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Alleged Female IS Member Details Radicalization, Credits Prominent Recruiter for Migration Success

An alleged female resident living under the Islamic State (IS) detailed her migration, crediting much of its success to a killed female IS recruiter whom she called her “best and only friend.”

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
JFS Claims Killing 16 Russian Military Consultants in Double Suicide Bombing in Damascus

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed killing 16 Russian military consultants, and “tens” of other enemy forces in a double suicide bombing carried out with explosive belts on January 12, 2017 in Kafr Sousah, Damascus after two months of observation of the enemy forces.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Ansar al-Deen Front Outlines Group’s Beliefs and Methods as Organization

Ansar al-Deen Front, a Syrian faction operating in Aleppo, released a statement defining the group’s stance and beliefs as an organization, and the prerequisites for new recruits.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing More Than 100 PKK Elements in Raqqah

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the killing of more than 100 PKK elements in attacks and clashes that took place north of Tabaqah city in the Raqqah countryside on January 15, 2016.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Video Shows Military Training, Threatens Defeat for Syrian Regime

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement released a video featuring group fighters who explained the significant improvement in their military skills as a result of joining a training camp, and declared the Syrian regime and the pro-regime militias will soon be defeated.

Monday, 16 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
IS Continues to Advance on Deir al-Zour Military Airbase with Control Over “Important Points,” Cutting Off Supply Route

Al-Khayr Province, the Islamic State (IS) division for Deir al-Zour, Syria, is continuing its advance on the military airbase, reporting that fighters took control over “important points” and cut off the sole supply route on the ground to it.

Monday, 16 January 2017
Alleged IS Resident Details Her Migration from England to Syria

An alleged jihadi migrant, self-implied as living under the Islamic State (IS), has described her and her husband’s journey from England to Syria in an ongoing series of entries on Telegram.

Monday, 16 January 2017
IS Reports Fighters Advancing on Deir al-Zour Airbase, Capturing Nearby Positions

Through communiques from its al-Khayr Province and reports from its ’Amaq News Agency, the Islamic State (IS) is advancing on Deir al-Zour military base in Syria.

Sunday, 15 January 2017
Fursan al-Sham Interviews Alleged British Fighter in Syria on His Immigration

Fursan al-Sham, a jihadi media outlet operated by foreign fighters in Syria, interviewed an alleged British fighter in Syria regarding his immigration to the country and his motivation.

Sunday, 15 January 2017
Jaish al-Islam Infographic Outlines Outcome of Battles in Eastern Ghouta in the Past 7 Months

The General Forces Committee of Jaish al-Islam released an infographic reporting on the outcome of the battles involving the group in Eastern Ghouta during the second half of 2016.

Thursday, 12 January 2017
JFS Suggests Methods of Protection from Airstrikes and Drones

The Security Division of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) released a list of suggested methods to help fighters avoid drones and aerial attacks, following numerous recent casualties in the group’s ranks resulting from coalition airstrikes.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
JFS Video Shows Suicide Bombing Killing 15 in Beit Jenn, Western Ghouta

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) released a video featuring the suicide bombing which killed 15 soldiers of the regime forces at Beit Jenn intersection, near Sa’sa’ city in Western Ghouta.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Issue Four of “Al Risalah” Praises Mevlut Mert Altintas, Comments on Jihad in Nigeria

Pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) fighters in Syria released the fourth issue of “Al Risalah,” an English-language magazine, focusing on various groups and components of the global jihadist movement.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
In Helping the “Caliphate,” Jihadist Makes Weather Forecast Video for IS Provinces

A jihadist produced a weather forecast video for “provinces” of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, Libya, Sinai, and Syria, to help serve the group’s self-proclaimed Caliphate.

Monday, 09 January 2017
JFS Claims Killing 15 in Suicide Bombing in West Ghouta, More in Attacks in Homs

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed killing more than 15 soldiers in Western Ghouta in a suicide operation, and tens of enemy forces in attacks in Homs.

Monday, 09 January 2017
Small Children Behead, Shoot to Death PKK “Agents” in Grisly IS Video from Deir al-Zour

Small children were showcased beheading and shooting to death PKK “agents” in a former playground, in a grisly video released by al-Khayr Province, the Islamic State (IS) division for Deir al-Zour, Syria.

Monday, 09 January 2017
The Levantine Front Outlines Rehabilitation Activities in Its Prisons

The Levantine Front released a video showing the rehabilitation activities within its prison facilities.

Thursday, 05 January 2017
Jaish al-Islam Releases Video Biography of Commander Abu Hammam Essam al-Buwaydhani

Jaish al-Islam released a video biography highlighting Abu Hammam Essam al-Buwaydhani, its military commander who was appointed following the death of Zahran Alloush.

Wednesday, 04 January 2017
IS Video Shows Several Suicide Bombings in Ninawa Recorded by Drones, Execution of Spy by Drowning

Ninawa Province of the Islamic State (IS) released a video showing footage of several suicide bombings recorded by drones, and also the beheading of one spy and the drowning of another.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Twelve Syrian Opposition Factions Criticize Regime for Breaking Terms of Ceasefire

Twelve Syrian opposition factions jointly signed a statement criticizing the Syrian regime for breaking the terms of the ceasefire and threatening that the agreement will soon become "null and void".

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Charity Group Calls for Donations to Rebel Fighters in Syria

A charity group which calls itself “Your Sons at Your Service” solicited financial donations to support fighters in Syria and their families, and to “participate in the fight by feeding the front lines that protect the civilian population.”

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Fatwa for Merger Raises Criticism Among Rebel Factions in Syria

Rebel groups operating in Syria criticized the fatwa issued by prominent Islamic scholars calling for a merger among the Syrian rebel groups which was allegedly signed by Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), Ajnad al-Sham, Noor al-Dine al-Zanki, Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and others.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
IS' 'Amaq Reports Twin Suicide Bombing on Syrian Checkpoint in Tartus

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that two IS suicide bombers attacked a checkpoint of Syrian forces in the coastal city of Tartus.

Sunday, 01 January 2017
Joint Defense Alliance in Damascus Promise Action Against “Criminal” Syrian Regime

The Joint Defense in Damascus, formed recently in order to combat any forced displacement of the Syrian people and any potential breaches of truce agreements on the part of the Syrian regime, vowed action against it, likening it to a “criminal” gang.

Saturday, 31 December 2016
IS Video Shows Military Training of Children of Slain Foreign Fighters, Executions of “Apostates”

Ar-Raqqah Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria released a video focusing on children of slain foreign fighters, showing their military training and religious education, and their executing “apostates” in cold blood.

Thursday, 29 December 2016
FSA Groups Announce Initiative to Merge in One Strong Coalition

The Levantine Front, Faylaq al-Sham, Jaish al-Islam (North), Suqoor al-Sham, and other rebel factions of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced an initiative to merge in one “strong coalition” against the Syrian regime.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Unified Military Command in Damascus Formed Against Starvation and Forced Displacement Politics in the Area

Towns and cities in the countryside of Damascus announced forming a “unified military command” against forced displacement of the people and any potential breaches of truce agreements by the Syrian regime.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016
JFS Officials Inspire Steadfastness Among Rebels In Video

A Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) video focused on significance of patience, unity, and resilience during jihad, and compared past and current battles to inspire and encourage steadfastness among the rebel fighters to achieve victory.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Jaish al-Islam Claims Killing over 300 Regime Forces During Nov. 2016

Jaish al-Islam claimed killing over 300 regime and pro-regime militia forces in Eastern Ghouta in operations that took place during the month of November, 2016.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016
IS Claims Killing Two “Western Soldiers” in Western Countryside of Raqqah

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing two “Western soldiers” during clashes with Kurdish forces in the western countryside of Raqqah.

Thursday, 22 December 2016
IS' Aleppo Province Releases Video of Burning to Death Two Soldiers in Turkish Army

Aleppo Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria released a disturbing video evoking the memory of the immolation of Jordanian pilot Mu’adh al-Kasasibah, showing the burning alive of two soldiers in the Turkish army.

Thursday, 22 December 2016
IS' Aleppo Province Releases Video of Burning to Death Two Soldiers in Turkish Army

Aleppo Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria released a disturbing video evoking the memory of the immolation of Jordanian pilot Mu’adh al-Kasasibah, showing the burning alive of two soldiers in the Turkish army.

Thursday, 22 December 2016
JFS Spokesman Denies Rumors JFS Seeks Leadership of Large-Scale Merger

Following the fall of Aleppo, which brought leaders of opposition groups together in an attempt to initiate a large scale merger, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) spokesman Husam al-Shafi'ee denied rumors that JFS will "swallow" the merger and assume control, and stated that such rumors are damaging to the goal of unification.

Thursday, 22 December 2016
Syrian Rebel Groups Claim Attacking Regime in Hama, Report Activity in Homs, Latakkia, Aleppo, Qalamoun

Syrian rebel groups including Jaish al-Nasr, Ahrar al-Sham, Jaish al-Ezzah [Army of Glory], and Abna al-Sham [Sons of Sham] claimed clashes against the regime forces in Hama, and shared videos and photos from battlefields in Homs, Aleppo, Latakkia, and Qalamoun.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016
JFS and Jaish al-Fateh Deny Involvement in Russian Ambassador’s Killing, Dismiss “Forged” Announcement

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) and the Jaish al-Fateh coalition of Syrian opposition groups denied involvement in the killing of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, calling a disseminated announcement of their responsibility “forged.”

Wednesday, 21 December 2016
JFS Field Commander in Aleppo Discusses the Role of Kurdish Militia Forces in Syria

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) released a video discussing the role of the Kurdish militia forces, their tactics, and “treachery” in the battle of the rebels against the Syrian regime and its allies.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Ansar al-Deen Front Eulogizes Slain Spanish Fighter in Video

Ansar al-Deen Front, a Syrian faction operating in Aleppo, released a video of a slain fighter from Spain who was killed in clashes against the regime forces.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016
The Southern Front Declares IS-Controlled Areas in Yarmouk Basin Military Zone, Instructs Civilians to Evacuate

The Southern Front, a rebel group of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), prompted the civilians in the Yarmouk Basin to evacuate the Islamic State (IS)-controlled areas, declaring them a “complete military action zone,” until their liberation.

Monday, 19 December 2016
Pro-JFS Groups Laud Assassin of Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Distribute List of Russian Embassies

Groups in support of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) and other Syrian rebel factions lauded the assassin who killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey, and one group distributed a list of Russian embassies around the world and incited for violence against them.

Monday, 19 December 2016
'Amaq Video Shows Suicide Bomber that Hit NSyA Fighters on Syria-Jordan Border

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a posthumous video of the suicide bomber that hit a gathering of New Syrian Army (NSyA) fighters near the Rukban camp on the Syria-Jordan border.

Monday, 19 December 2016
IS Claims Killing, Wounding Dozens of New Syrian Army Forces in Suicide Bombing on Syria-Jordan Border

Damascus Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding dozens of New Syrian Army forces in a suicide operation near the Rukban camp on the Syria-Jordan border.

Sunday, 18 December 2016
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Killing of American Soldier in Northern Raqqah

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that an American soldier was killing following an attack by IS in northern Raqqah, Syria.

Sunday, 18 December 2016
Fursan al-Sham Gives Story Tracing Journey of Fighters from China to Syria

Fursan al-Sham, a jihadi media outlet operated by foreign fighters in Syria, published a story tracing the journey of Uyghur fighters from China to Syria.

Friday, 16 December 2016
TTP Spokesman Addresses Aleppo Crisis, Urges Muslims Embrace Jihad

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Muhammad Khurasani addressed the crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo, attributing blame partly on Muslims for having abandoned religious principles and jihad and accepted "infidel and enslaved system of law".

Thursday, 15 December 2016
Fighter in IS' Damascus Province Collects Pledge to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in al-Hajar al-Aswad City

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a video of a fighter from the group's Damascus Province collecting a pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from men and children in the city of al-Hajar al-Aswad.

Thursday, 15 December 2016
Pro-IS Group Portrays IS as Savior for People of Aleppo, Urges Muslims to Fight

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir Media Foundation portrayed the IS as the only savior for the people of Aleppo after God, and urged Muslims to fight in their defense.

Thursday, 15 December 2016