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AQ-Aligned Jaysh al-Malahem Releases Video on Liberating Mushayrifa and Tal Khaznah

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Jaysh al-Malahem released a video on its fighters' participation in the "liberation" of Mushayrifa and Tal Khaznah in Syria's Idlib governorate.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018
IS Photo Report from Hasakah Shows Guided Rocket Training, Attacks

Barakah Province, the Islamic State’s (IS) division for Hasakah, Syria, and parts of Deir al-Zour, published photos of guided rocket training for its fighters and attacks on Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Wednesday, 17 January 2018
IS Publishes Photos of Destroying Gravesite in Idlib

The Islamic State’s (IS) Idlib Province published photos of its members destroying a gravesite in the area.

Monday, 15 January 2018
IS Captures 3 More Syrian Soldier During Ongoing Offensive in Southern Idlib

The Islamic State (IS) reported that its fighters captured another three Syrian soldiers during their ongoing offensive near the Abu Duhur military airbase in southern Idlib, and 'Amaq released videos of the POWs.

Monday, 15 January 2018
AQ-Aligned Jaysh al-Badia and al-Malahem Release Joint of Video on "Liberating" Idlib Town

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Jaysh al-Badia and al-Malahem released a joint video of their "liberating" the town of Mushayrifa in southern Idlib from Syrian regime forces.

Friday, 12 January 2018
'Amaq Reports IS Capturing 6th Syrian Soldier in Idlib, Releases Video of POW

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that the group captured a sixth Syrian soldier amidst clashes in Idlib, and released a video of the POW.

Friday, 12 January 2018
AQ Reminds Fighters in Syria to Shun Differences to Achieve Victory

Al-Qaeda (AQ) dedicated the 20th issue of its al-Nafeer bulletin to fighters in Syria, repeating its call to them to shun differences as a necessary step towards victory.

Friday, 12 January 2018
Jihadi Cleric in Syria: “Obligatory” to Establish Rebel Coalition amid Regime’s Idlib Offensive

Prominent Saudi cleric and jihadi figure Abdullah al-Muhaysini made repeated calls for an operations room amid the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces’ mounting offensive to retake the rebel-held city of Idlib.

Thursday, 11 January 2018
Syrian POW Taken by IS Gives Panicked Speech in ‘Amaq Video

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video showing four Syrian soldiers taken as POWs by the group in Idlib, with one giving a panicked speech on the circumstances of their capture.

Thursday, 11 January 2018
IS Claims Rare Activity in Idlib, Clashing Against Syrian Army

For the first time since its May 2017 suicide bombing on Ahrar al-Sham fighters, the Islamic State (IS) claimed operations in Idlib, both of which hit Syrian soldiers.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018
AQ-Aligned Jaysh al-Badia in Syria Releases Training Camp Video

Jaysh al-Badia, a Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned group, released a training camp video featuring speaking segments from fighters promoting jihad as a necessity.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Al-Qaeda Central Reiterates Call to Fighters in Syria to Unite in Face of Common Enemies

Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) reiterated its call to fighters in Syria to unite in the face of their common enemies, namely the Bashar al-Assad regime, Iran, "Crusaders," and the Islamic State (IS).

Monday, 08 January 2018
Fifth Issue of Pro-IS "Anfal" Features Threat to Paris, IS Operation Statistics for Past Month

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Dera' al-Sunni Foundation released the fifth issue of its "Anfal" magazine, featuring a poster threatening Paris, and another graphic presenting statistics of IS operations in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, and Syria in the past month.

Tuesday, 02 January 2018
'Amaq Reports 771 Suicide Operations Total in Iraq and Syria in 2017

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported a total of 771 suicide operations carried out by its fighters in Iraq and Syria in 2017.

Tuesday, 02 January 2018
Pro-IS Group Publishes Article in 5 Languages Inciting for Holiday Attacks, Urging to Attack Churches and Kill Women and Children

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Ashhad Media Foundation published an article in five language inciting lone-wolf jihadists everywhere to attack Christians during the holiday season, and in particular, urging they strike churches and kill women and children.

Saturday, 30 December 2017
IS Reiterates Call for Lone-Wolf Attacks During Holidays in Video from Deir al-Zour

In a video from its “Khayr Province,” which encompassed Deir al-Zour, Syria, the Islamic State (IS) reiterated its call to lone wolves in the West to mount attacks during the holidays.

Friday, 29 December 2017
IS Reports Cutting Power to Factory for Army Use in Central Sinai in Naba 112, Claims Controlling Areas in Diyala

As part of its “economic war” on U.S. allies, the Islamic State (IS) reported in Naba 112 that its fighters in Central Sinai cut power to a cement factory used by the Egyptian military, and separately, asserted that fighters in Iraq’s Diyala governorate hold control over areas.

Friday, 29 December 2017
Syria-based "Jihad Callers' Center" Advertises Contest Held on WhatsApp

The Syria-based "Jihad Callers' Center," which is headed by radical Saudi cleric Abdullah al-Muhaysini, advertised a contest held through the WhatsApp messaging program.

Thursday, 28 December 2017
IS Gives "Exclusive" Details of al-Arish Airport Operation in Naba 111, Info on Assault in Tadamon (Damascus)

The Islamic State (IS) presented in Nabba 111 "exclusive" details of its December 19, 2017, attack at the al-Arish Airport in North Sinai, and its December 13 assault in Damascus' Tadamon neighborhood.

Friday, 22 December 2017
Syria-based "Jaysh al-Badia" Promotes Fighters Using AQ Hashtags, Calls to Avenge Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Using hashtags for Qaedat al-Jihad (AQ) and al-Qaeda in the Land of Sham (Syria), a jihadi faction calling itself "Jaysh al-Badia" (Army of the Desert) has promoted its fighters and called on Muslims to take revenge for U.S. President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Thursday, 21 December 2017
Alleged NGO Continues Raising Bitcoin Donations for Syrian Jihad, Now Offers to Smuggle Fighters

A self-professed “charity organization” raising Bitcoin donations for fighters in Syria reinvigorated its campaign and additionally offered smuggling services.

Thursday, 14 December 2017
IS Claims Capturing Towns and Villages in Albu Kamal Countryside, Killing 41 Syrian Soldiers and Shi'ite "Militiamen"

The Islamic State's (IS) Furat Province, the group's division in western Anbar in Iraq and eastern Deir al-Zour in Syria, claimed capturing villages and towns outside Albu Kamal, and killing 41 Syrian soldiers and Shi'ite "militiamen" in an offensive it mounted on their positions.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017
IS Video Shows Battle Footage from Albu Kamal, Portrays City as Strategic for Syrian Army

The Islamic State's (IS) Furat Province, the group's division in western Anbar in Iraq and easter Deir al-Zour in Syria, released a video featuring battle footage from Albu Kamal, and identifying the city as a strategic location for the Syrian army.

Monday, 11 December 2017
IS Claims Bombing Bus in Homs (Syria), Disabling U.S. Military Vehicle in Nangarhar (Afghanistan)

The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the bombing of a bus in the Syrian city of Homs, and separately, reported its fighters in Afghanistan disabling a U.S. military vehicle in Nangarhar.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017
Pro-IS Group Calls Lone Wolves in West to Kill Children as Revenge for Child Victims of Airstrikes in Syria

A pro-Islamic State (IS) group calling itself all-Qastantiyyah Foundation called on lone wolf jihadists in the West, and America, Australia, and Europe in particular, to kill children in revenge for child victims of airstrikes in Syria.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017
'Amaq Reports 1700 Students in IS-Managed Qur'an Memorization Schools in Deir al-Zour

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a visual report in which it announced 1700 students in Qur'an memorization schools in the southeast of Deir al-Zour, Syria.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
AQ Leader Zawahiri Gives First Public Rejection of Nusra Front Split

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri directly addressed the split from his group by the Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) for the first time since its occurrence in July 2016, rejecting it and calling on fighters still loyal to AQ, and others, to seek unity against the enemy.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
HTS Officials Demand Immediate Release of Arrested AQ Affiliates, Threaten to Resign

Jihadi sources shared a statement by a number of officials of various sectors of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) condemning the recent arrests of the AQ affiliates and demanding their immediate release.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
HTS Infographic Claims 400+ Regime Soldiers Killed in 30 Days

Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed killing over 400 regime soldiers and wounding over 1000 others in battles in East and North of Hama, and in the southern countryside of Aleppo during the course of 30 days.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
HTS Security Official Clarifies Circumstances of Abu Julaybib and 'Aridi's Arrests

The security official for the Syria-based Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) clarified the circumstances of the arrests of Abu Julaybib al-Urduni and Sami al-'Aridi, disputing that both men were betrayed.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
HTS Arrests Prominent AQ-Affiliated Clerics Including Sami al-'Aridi and Abu Julaybib

Jihadi sources in Syria reported that Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) arrested clerics formerly affiliated with the group and who defected and maintained their ties to al-Qaeda (AQ), including Sami al-'Aridi and Abu Julaybib al-Urduni.

Monday, 27 November 2017
IS Counts 1,164 Syrian Forces Killed and Wounded in Two Months in Naba 107 Infographic

An infographic featured in the Islamic State’s (IS) Naba 107 counted 1,164 Syrian forces, including over 20 Russian experts and officers, killed and wounded and 161 vehicles destroyed over a two-month period.

Monday, 27 November 2017
IS Reports Killing of 5 Russians, 58 Syrians in 8-Man Suicide Raid on Deir al-Zour Military Airbase in Naba 106 "Exclusive"

The Islamic State (IS) reported the killing of five Russian "experts" and 58 Syrian soldiers in an eight-man suicide raid on Deir al-Zour military airbase in a Naba 106 "exclusive".

Monday, 20 November 2017
IS Reports Deterring Enemy Attempt to Advance on Positions in al-Omar Oil Field Area

Barakah Province, the Islamic State (IS) division for Hasakah, Syria, reported that its fighters deterred an attempt by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and opposition factions to advance on their positions in the area of the al-Omar oil field.

Thursday, 16 November 2017
IS Video Focuses on 10/20/2017 Raid on Aknaf Beit al-Maqdis Positions in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

The Islamic State's (IS) Damascus Province in Syria released a video focusing on its October 20, 2017, raid on positions held by the Aknaf Beit al-Maqdis group in the Yarmouk refugee camp.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
In Video from Hasakah, IS Fighter Calls "Delusional" Those who Think Group is Gone Following Territorial Losses

An Islamic State (IS) fighter in a video showing attacks in Hasakah, Syria, called "delusional" those individuals who think the group is gone following its territorial losses in that country and in Iraq.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017
IS Division in Hasakah Releases Video of Raids on SDF Forces in Three Locations

Barakah Province, the Islamic State (IS) division for Hasakah, Syria, released a video featuring raids on Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
IS Supporters Comfort Those Upset by Group's Territorial Losses

Since the Islamic State (IS) lost its Syrian capital, Raqqah, and then Marawi in the Philippines, and other territories within its "Caliphate," group supporters have comforted those disappointed and upset with these defeats.

Monday, 06 November 2017
IS Video Shows Sniper Attacks on Syrian Regime Forces, Opposition Militants in Southern Damascus

The Islamic State's (IS) Damascus Province released a video showingattacks on Syrian regime forces and opposition militants on various front's in the south of the region.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017
IS Claims Killing 32 SDF in 2 Suicide Bombings in Hasakah, Targeting Syrian Soldiers with SVBIED in Deir al-Zour

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing 32 Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in two suicide bombings in the Jafra oil field in Hasakah governorate, and killing and wounding an unspecified number of Syrian soldiers in a suicide bombing in Deir al-Zour.

Saturday, 28 October 2017
As “Revenge” for Mosul, Raqqa, and Marawi, Pro-IS Telegram Channel Incites for Lone-Wolf Attacks with Bomb, Knife, or Car

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel incited for lone-wolf attacks as revenge for Muslims in Mosul, Raqqa, Marawi, and “elsewhere around the globe,” listing attack styles and urging potential attackers to “make a plan!”

Friday, 27 October 2017
HTS Infographic Claims 170+ IS Fighters Killed in Battles in Eastern Hama

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed regaining control of at least 25 villages in the eastern countryside of Hama and killing over 170 Islamic State (IS) fighters during clashes in the area.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017
'Amaq Video Shows IS Weaponized UAV Attack on Regime Weapons Depot in Deir al-Zour, Conflagration Afterwards

'Amaq News Agency released a video showing a weaponized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Islamic State (IS) dropping an explosive on a Syrian regime weapons depot in Deir al-Zour, and the conflagration afterwards.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017
IS Claims Raid on Aknaf Beit al-Maqdis Position in Return to Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Approximately one-month after its last reported attack in the Yarmouk refugee camp, the Islamic State's (IS) Damascus Province claimed a raid on a position held by the Aknaf Beit al-Maqdis group.

Friday, 20 October 2017
Alleged HTS Defector Claims IS Stormed Positions to Free Captive Women and Children

Pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channels and Twitter accounts distributed a message from an alleged Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) defector claiming that the IS stormed his group's positions in Hama in order to free captive women and children.

Friday, 20 October 2017
Pro-IS Telegram Channels Distribute a Message Providing Migration Advice for Supporters

Pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channels distributed a message advising supporters for how to prepare for migration IS-controlled territories, providing a list of necessary items required to prepare for the journey.

Thursday, 19 October 2017
HTS Video Features Julani and Clashes During Abu Dali Battle in the Southern Countryside of Idlib

Amjad Visual Productions, the media unit of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), published a video featuring the Abu Dali Battle in the southern countryside of Idlib, during which HTS reportedly killed nearly 100 regime forces and gained control over the villages of Um al-Traikia, al-Mushayrafa, Abu Dali, and Tel al-Maqta.

Thursday, 19 October 2017
IS Video Focusing on Snipers in Deir al-Zour Highlights Foreign Fighters, Claims 2500 Sniped in 3 Years

Khayr Province, the Islamic State (IS) division for Deir al-Zour, Syria, released a video focusing on snipers, highlighting the foreign fighters among them, and claiming to have sniped 2500 people in nearly three years.

Thursday, 12 October 2017
Ansar al-Furqan Iran Declares No Connection to Group of Similar Name in Syria

Ansar al-Furqan Iran declared that it has no connection to "Ansar al-Iran in the Land of Sham [Syria]," a group that had announced its establishment three days prior.

Thursday, 12 October 2017
HTS' Ebaa News Agency Reports on Battles with IS in Eastern Hama, Retaking Villages and Killing Dozens

Ebaa News Agency, a media unit of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), reported on the group's ongoing battles with Islamic State (IS) fighters in the east of Syria's Hama governorate, with HTS retaking villages and killing dozens.

Thursday, 12 October 2017
IS Claims 3-Man Suicide Raid at Police HQ in Syrian Capital

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding dozens in a three-man suicide raid at a police headquarters in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
'Amaq Video Shows Scenes from IS-Held Syrian Town of Qaryatayn

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a video showing scenes from the IS-held town of Qaryatayn in Homs, Syria.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
HTS Claims Gains in Idlib from the Regime, Restoring Control of Villages from IS in Eastern Hama

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) celebrated gains and victory against the regime forces in the southern countryside of Idlib, and reported regaining control of several villages which were temporarily lost to the Islamic State (IS) in the eastern countryside of Hama.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017
IS Reports Offensive on HTS Positions in Eastern Hama, HTS Calls Group a “Tool” to Implement Russian Project

The Islamic State's (IS) Hama Province in Syria reported its fighters mounting a "broad offensive" on positions held by Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the east, taking four elements prisoner and capturing 13 villages.

Monday, 09 October 2017
IS Claims Repulsing Joint Russian-Syrian Military Advance in Deir al-Zour with Turkish Suicide Bomber

Through a suicide bombing by a Turkish fighter, the Islamic State (IS) claimed repulsing an attempt by Russian soldiers and Syrian regime forces to advance on a position in eastern Deir al-Zour.

Thursday, 05 October 2017
IS Claims Capturing Syrian City of Qaryatan, Surrounding Areas

The Islamic State’s (IS) Damascus Province reported that fighters took control over the city of Qaryatayn and surrounding areas, while killing and wounding dozens of Syrian regime forces.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017
Alleged British IS Fighter Speaks from Raqqah in Audio, Says City is Being "Obliterated" not Liberated

A man identifying himself as British Islamic State (IS) fighter in the Syrian city of Raqqah spoke on the situation amidst coalition airstrikes and the offensive by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), saying that the de facto capital of the “Caliphate” is being "obliterated" not liberated.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017
'Amaq Releases Video of Two Russian Soldiers Captured by IS in Deir al-Zour

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a video of two Russian soldiers captured by the group in Shola village in Deir al-Zour, Syria.

Tuesday, 03 October 2017
IS Reports on Launch of "Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani Invasion" in Naba 99, Tallies Ops in Sinai in Past Year

In the 99th issue of its newly-designed al-Naba weekly newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) reported on the launch of a military campaign named in honor of former spokesman Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani, and in an infographic, tallied operations in Sinai in a one-year period.

Friday, 29 September 2017
IS Claims Killing Nearly 40 Syrian Regime Forces, Capturing Checkpoints, Village, Gas Station in Homs

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing nearly 40 and wounding “dozens” of Syrian regime forces in a widespread attack in the areas surrounding Sukhna.

Friday, 29 September 2017
IS Claims Killing at Least 80 Russian and Syrian Soldiers, Capturing Two Russians in Deir al-Zour

The Islamic State's (IS) Khayr Province, its division for Deir al-Zour, Syria, claimed killing at least 80 Russian and Syrian soldiers as well as capturing two Russians, during an offensive on two axes.

Thursday, 28 September 2017
IS Claims Killing Nearly 100 Syrian Regime Forces in offensive in Homs

The Islamic State's (IS) Homs Province claimed that its fighters killed nearly 100 Syrian regime forces thus far in an ongoing offensive south of Sukhna.

Thursday, 28 September 2017
'Amaq Reports IS Fighters Taking Two Russian Soldiers Prisoner, Killing a Third Amidst Offensive in Deir al-Zou

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that the group captured two Russian soldiers in the west of Syria's Deir al-Zour governorate, and killed a third, and also killed thus far 33 Syrian regime forces.

Thursday, 28 September 2017
HTS Claims Killing More Than 10 Regime Soldiers in Northern Hama

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) reported killing more than 10 Syrian regime soldiers in the northern countryside of Hama, after repelling an attempted advance by the regime army over the checkpoints in Tel Za’atar, Madjanet al-Naddaf, Beyout al-Mokhtar, north of the village of Ma’an.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017
IS Claims Killing Nearly 120 SDF in Offensive in Eastern Raqqah City

The Islamic State's (IS) Raqqah Province claimed killing nearly 120 Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in an offensive in the east of the capital city.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017
IS Claims Killing, Wounding 80 Syrian Regime Forces While Halting Second Attempt on Position in Deir al-Zour

Boasting that its fighters successfully thwarted a second attempt by the Syrian regime to storm one of its positions in Deir al-Zour, the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding 80 in a suicide bombing and subsequent clash.

Saturday, 23 September 2017
IS Publishes Photos of Ambushing Alleged American, SDF Vehicles on Hasakah-Deir al-Zour Highway

The Islamic State’s Barakah Province, its division for Deir al-Zour, Syria, published a photo report on ambushing what it described as vehicles of the “American Crusader army and PKK apostates” on the Kharafi highway.

Saturday, 23 September 2017
IS Claims Killing Two Russians, 9 Opposition and “PKK” Elements in Eastern Deir al-Zour

Following an earlier claim of killing 30 soldiers from the Russian and Syrian armies in a clash on the outskirts of Madhlum in eastern Deir al-Zour, the Islamic State (IS) reported that it killed another two Russians, as well as “PKK” and opposition elements in the same village.

Friday, 22 September 2017
IS Claims Killing 3 Russian Soldiers in Western Hasakah, ‘Amaq Publishes Photos of Corpses

The Islamic State’s (IS) Barakah Province, its division of Hasakah, Syria, claimed killing three Russian soldiers during clashes, and the group’s ‘Amaq News Agency published photos of the corpses.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017
IS Claims Halting Syrian Regime Offensive in Deir al-Zour, Killing at Least 40 in Clashes, 3 Suicide Bombings

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khayr Province, its division for Deir al-Zour, Syria, claimed halting an offensive on multiple locations by Syrian regime forces, killing at least 40.

Monday, 18 September 2017
Hamza bin Laden Urges Muslims in Audio to Participate in Syrian Jihad

Hamza bin Laden, a son of former al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Usama bin Laden, urged Muslims to participate in jihad in Syria through physical or financial means, and help stop what he described as “international Crusader-Rafidhi aggression”.

Thursday, 14 September 2017
IS-Linked Channels Distribute Translation of Message to Hama Province Encouraging “Perseverance” Against Regime Forces

Telegram Channels linked to the Islamic State (IS) disseminated an English translation of a message attributed to the group’s “Delegated Committee,” offering encouragement to its Hama Province in fighting against Syrian regime forces.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Prominent Jihadi Cleric Abdullah al-Muhaysini Resigns from HTS

Prominent Saudi jihadi cleric Abdullah al-Muhaysini announced his resignation from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), citing transgressions against its Shariah Committee and his being unable to change “errors” he witnessed and bloodshed and in-fighitng.

Monday, 11 September 2017
IS Reports 40 Syrian Regime Forces Killed, Dozens Wounded in Offensive on Humaymah

The Islamic State (IS) reported the killing of 40 Syrian regime forces and the wounding of dozens in an offensive on Humaymah, where 25 alone were allegedly killed in a suicide bombing.

Saturday, 09 September 2017
In Unverified Audio, HTS Official Julani Purportedly Discourages Arrest of Prominent HTS Official to Avoid “Huge Crisis”

Jihadists on Telegram disseminated a video containing unverified audio of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) official Abu Muhammad al-Julani purportedly discouraging the arrest of group official Abdullah al-Muhaysini so as to avoid “a huge crisis.”

Friday, 08 September 2017
IS Video Shows Russian Soldiers Killed During Clashes in Hama, Two Suicide Bombings

The Islamic State’s (IS) Hama Province in Syria released a video on recent clashes in Uqayribat, showing dead Russian soldiers among the casualties.

Friday, 08 September 2017
IS Video Focuses on Elderly Fighter Brainwashing Children to Become Suicide Bombers, Inciting Attacks in America, China, and Russia

The Islamic State (IS) released a video from its Khayr Province (Deir al-Zour) in Syria focusing on an elderly fighter brainwashing children to become suicide bombers and inciting Muslims outside the country, namely those in America, China, and Russia, to carry out attacks.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017
IS Identifies Swedish Boy as Slain Media Operative in Raqqah

The Islamic State’s (IS) Raqqah Province in Syria identified a Swedish boy as a slain media operative.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017
Hezbollah Says US will be “Held Responsible” for Any Deaths from IS Members’ Disrupted Travel from Syrian Border

Hezbollah released a statement commenting on the U.S. government’s halting of Islamic State (IS) members’ transport from the Syria-Lebanon border, calling for the international community “to prevent the occurrence of a horrible massacre.”

Saturday, 02 September 2017
Tunisian IS Fighter Calls on Fighters in Raqqah to Kill During Eid, Carries Out Suicide Bombing in City

The Islamic State’s (IS) Raqqah Province in Syria released a video showing a Tunisian suicide bomber calling on fighters in the area to kill during Eid and carry out a suicide operation in the city.

Friday, 01 September 2017
IS Supporters Express Disbelief, Justification of Group’s Deal for Safe Transfer from Lebanese Border Region

Following a reported deal for the evacuation of Islamic State (IS) fighters from the Syrian-Lebanese border, IS supporters responded with a mix of denial and attempted justification.

Thursday, 31 August 2017
IS Fighter in Video Calls Muslims in the West to Mount Domestic Attacks During Eid al-Adha

An Islamic State (IS) fighter in a video from the group’s division in Deir al-Zour, Syria, called on Muslims in the West to mount domestic attacks during Eid al-Adha.

Thursday, 31 August 2017
IS Issues Communique for Two Russian Soldiers Killed during Clashes in Hama, Syria

After its ‘Amaq News Agency reported that two Russian soldiers were killed during clashes in Hama, Syria, the Islamic State (IS) issued a formal communique for the attack, stating a number of Syrian forces were killed as well.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Two Russian Soldiers Killed During Clash in Hama, Publishes Photo of One

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that two Russian soldiers were killed during clashes in Hama, Syria, and published a photo of the corpse of one.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
IS Releases Video on Storming Syrian Army and Hezbollah Positions on Iraq-Syria Border Just Five Days Prior

The Islamic State (IS) released a video on its August 23, 2017, raid on positions of Syrian regime forces and Hezbollah elements in Wadi al-Wa’ir near the Iraq-Syria border.

Monday, 28 August 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Attack on American Base in Hasakah, Syria

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported an attack on an American base in Shaddadi, located in Hasakah, Syria.

Sunday, 27 August 2017
Ansar al-Furqan Publishes Cartoons of Bashar al-Assad, Ali Khamenei, Suggests Using Them as ‘Gun Target Practice’

Ansar al-Furqan, a Balochistan-based Sunni jihadi group, published cartoons of Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad, and Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, with targets over their heads and bodies, suggesting fighters use them as “gun target prectise [sic].”

Thursday, 24 August 2017
IS Claims Killing 100 Syrian Soldiers in Raid, Suicide Bombing in Raqqah

The Islamic State’s (IS) Raqqah Province in Syria claimed killing nearly 100 regime forces in a raid on multiple positions, and a suicide bombing in the southeast of the governorate.

In a communique issued on August 24, 2017, the group reported that its fighters stormed various positions of the Syrian army, killing 42 and regaining control over seven villages. Meanwhile, it said, the fighter Abu Raji al-Julani detonated his vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) on the outskirts of one of the villages, Ghanim al-‘Ali, killing another 58.

Thursday, 24 August 2017
10-Year-Old American Boy Featured in IS Video from Raqqah, Tells Trump Battle Will End in West

The Islamic State’s (IS) Raqqah Province in Syria released a video featuring a 10-year-old American boy, who gave a message to U.S. President Donald Trump that the battle will not end in Raqqah or Mosul but in “your lands”.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Jihadi Media Group Gives Bio of Slain French AQ Explosives Expert David Drugeon

The jihadi media group al-Fursan published a biography of David Drugeon (AKA Abu Hamza al-Jaza’iri, Salman al-Faransi), a French al-Qaeda (AQ) explosives expert killed in an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, in July 2015.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
IS Reports 40 Hezbollah Fighters Killed in Latest Update on Ongoing Clashes in Western Qalamoun

In its latest update on the ongoing clashes in western Qalamoun, the Islamic State (IS) reported that it killed nearly 40 Hezbollah fighters.

Monday, 21 August 2017
IS Claims Suicide Attack Involving Indian Fighter in Raqqah

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding a “number” of what it described as “PKK apostates” in a suicide attack involving an Indian fighter in Raqqah.

In a communique published on August 21, 2017, the group’s Raqqah Province reported that one day prior, the fighters Abu Yusuf al-Hindi and Abu Fahd Qaryatayn engaged in a clash with enemy forces in northwestern Raqqah, during which they detonated their explosive vests.

Monday, 21 August 2017
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
Pro-IS Channels Warn of Migrant Fighters Being Killed in Idlib, Claim Fleeing to IS “Best Option”

Pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channels warned of dangers posted to migrant fighters amid rebel infighting in Idlib, stating that fleeing to IS is the best remaining option for such individuals still in Syria.

Monday, 07 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