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AQ-aligned Hurras al-Deen and Ansar al-Tawhid Announce Alliance

The al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Hurras al-Deen (Guardians of the Faith) announced an alliance with fellow Syria-based militant faction Ansar al-Tawhid.

Monday, 30 April 2018
IS Reports Killing 37 Syrian Soldiers During Southern Damascus Defense, Portrays Battle as Repulsing Iranian Influence

The Islamic State (IS) reported that its fighters killed at least 37 Syrian soldiers while repulsing their attempts to advance on their positions in southern Damascus, and portrayed the battle as one of deterring Iranian influence over Sunni areas.

Monday, 23 April 2018
Pro-AQ Group Produces Video Promoting Role of Foreign Fighters in Syria

The Syria-focused division of the pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) Khayr Ummah Foundation produced a video promoting the role of foreign fighters in the country and questioning Syrian Muslims who reject them.

Thursday, 19 April 2018
IS-linked Group Claims 77 Casualties Among Syrian Opposition Militants in Suicide Bombing and Raid in Daraa

The Islamic State (IS)-linked Khalid ibn al-Walid Army claimed killing 35 Syrian opposition militants and wounding 42 others in a suicide bombing and raid on their positions in two towns in Daraa governorate.

Thursday, 19 April 2018
IS Claims 1st Attack in Palmyra (Tadmur) in Nearly 6 Months, Hitting Syrian Military Barracks

The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for its first attack in the city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Syria's Homs governorate in nearly six months, striking Syrian military barracks.

Thursday, 19 April 2018
IS Division in Damascus Calls Rebel Factions to Repent and Join Group, Decries HTS’ Concessions to Enemies

The Islamic State’s (IS) Damascus Province in Syria released a video decrying the concessions made by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to the enemies and calling on it and other rebel factions to repent for their misdeeds and join the IS.

Thursday, 12 April 2018
Al-Qaeda Urges Disputing Factions in Northern Syria to Reconcile, Not Allow Strife Benefit Regime

Al-Qaeda (AQ) addressed disputing militant factions in northern Syria in the 25th issue of its al-Nafeer bulletin, urging them to reconcile and not allow their strife to benefit the Bashar al-Assad regime.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Syria-based Uzbek Faction Imam al-Bukhari Battalion Criticizes Terrorist Designation by U.S.

The Imam al-Bukhari Battalion, a Syria-based Uzbek jihadi faction, criticized its terrorist designation by the U.S. State Department and questioned why Shi'ite militias were not instead listed.

Monday, 26 March 2018
IS-linked Khalid ibn al-Walid Army Releases Video on Schools it Operates in Yarmouk Basin

The Islamic State (IS)-linked Khalid ibn al-Walid Army released a video on schools it operates in the Yarmouk Basin in Syria's Daraa governorate, disputing allegations that it shut down such institutions.

Thursday, 22 March 2018
Pro-IS French Group Attempts to Shame Men to Act by Citing Woman in IS Battle Footage

A pro-Islamic State (IS) French media group attempted to shame men to act by citing the footage of a woman engaged in battle from an IS video production.

Friday, 16 March 2018
IS' Damascus Province Reports Taking Control Over Areas Handed to Syrian Regime by Opposition Factions

The Islamic State (IS) reported that its fighters in the Qadam neighborhood of southern Damascus seized control over areas handed over to the Syrian regime by opposition factions.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Pro-IS Group Advises Fighters on Interacting with Local Populations, Protecting Against "Crusaders"

A pro-Islamic State (IS) group focused on foreign fighters provided them advice on interacting with local populations in Syria and protecting themselves against the "Crusaders".

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Prominent Jihadi Cleric Muhaysini Promotes Ansar al-Islam, Distributes Group's Hama Attack Video

Abdullah al-Muhaysini, a prominent Saudi cleric and jihadi figure in Syria, promoted Ansar al-Islam as "great" foreign fighters, and distributed the group's video of of an attack in northern Hama.

Thursday, 08 March 2018
Sahel Brigade Announces its Joining Hurras al-Deen, Becomes 13th Faction to Enter Jihadi Group

The "Sahel Brigade" announced its joining Hurras al-Deen (Guardians of the Faith), to become the thirteenth faction to enter into and consolidate ranks with the jihadi group.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Abdul Rahman bin 'Awf Brigade Joins Hurras al-Deen, Following Suit of Pro-AQ Factions in Syria

Abdul Rahman bin 'Awf Brigade, a Syrian militant faction, announced its joining of the newly emerged Hurras al-Deen (Guardians of the Religion), following suit of pro-AQ and other factions in Syria.

Tuesday, 06 March 2018
IS Video Shows Ongoing Operations in Deir al-Zour, Townspeople Giving "Reception' for Fighters After Successful Return from Battle

The Islamic State's (IS) Furat Province released a video on its ongoing operations in the northeast of Shafa village in Syria's Deir al-Zour governorate, and featured scenes of a "reception" by townspeople for the successful return of fighters from battle.

Monday, 05 March 2018
Eight More Syria-based Factions Announce Their Joining Hurras al-Deen

After the al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Syria-based Jaysh al-Badia, Jaysh al-Malahem, and Jaysh al-Sahel announced their joining Hurras al-Deen (Guardians of the Faith), eight more factions followed in entering into the organization.

Monday, 05 March 2018
IS Argues HTS Losing Positions to SLF is Similar to al-Qaeda’s Expulsion from Territories After Losing Popular Support

The Islamic State (IS) discussed Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) losing its positions to the Syrian Liberation Front (SLF) in Naba 121, arguing that it is due to the failure to maintain popular support, which also afflicted al-Qaeda (AQ) and led to its expulsion from its controlled-territories.

Friday, 02 March 2018
JTS Acknowledges “Mistakes” against Foreign Fighters, Forms “Special Office” to Handle Future Transgressions

Amid reports of its mistreatment toward migrants, Jabhat Tahrir Suriya (JTS) vowed to “protect” foreign fighters and announced the formation of an office to handle claims of unjust conduct.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
HTS Supporters in Africa and Europe Share Handwritten Notes Promoting Group

Supporters in Africa and Europe of the Syria-based Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) shared photos of their handwritten notes promoting the group, most overlooking sites in their respective countries.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
HTS Reports Clashes and Gains against JTS in the Countryside of Idlib and Aleppo

Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) reported engaging in numerous clashes with Ahrar al-Sham and Nour al-Din Zinki, the leading groups within the Jabhat Tahrir Suriya (JTS) umbrella, and gaining control of several villages in the countryside of Aleppo and Idlib.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Pro-AQ Groups in Syria Distribute Group’s Call to Help Those in Besieged Eastern Ghouta

Pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) groups in Syria disseminated a newly emerged group’s call to protect besieged Muslims in the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018
IS Video Shows Raid on "PKK" Barracks in Northeast Shafa (Deir al-Zour)

The Islamic State (IS) released a video showing its fighters storming "PKK" barracks in the northeast of Shafa village in Syria's Deir al-Zour governorate.

Monday, 26 February 2018
IS-linked Khalid ibn al-Walid Army Shows Beheadings of an Attacks on Opposition Factions in Daraa, Syria

The Islamic State (IS)-linked Khalid ibn al-Walid Army released a video of its attacks on and beheadings of fighters from opposition factions in Syria's Daraa governorate.

Monday, 26 February 2018
Al-Qaeda Uses Ghouta Massacre as Rallying Cry for Syria-based Fighters

Al-Qaeda (AQ) cited the massacre of Muslims in the eastern Ghouta of the Syrian capital, Damascus, as a rallying cry for Syria-based fighters to unite and settle their conflicts.

Saturday, 24 February 2018
IS Video Shows Suicide Bombings, Clashes in Deir al-Zour in "Revenge for the Chaste" Offensive

The Islamic State's Barakah Province released a video showing suicide bombings and clashes within its "Battle of Revenge for the Chaste" campaign in Syria's Deir al-Zour governorate.

Friday, 23 February 2018
HTS Demands Nour al-Din Zinki Movement Surrender, Threatens Reprisal Attacks

Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) demanded that fighters from rival faction the Nour al-Din Zinki Movement surrender and threatened reprisals for their attacks on its positions and members.

Thursday, 22 February 2018
Jihadist Reports Deaths of French IS Fighter, Executor of Purported Mossad Spy in March 2015 IS Video

A jihadist reported the death of French Islamic State (IS) fighter and his young relative who had executed a purported Palestinian Mossad spy in a March 2015 IS video.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Reiterates Call for Unity in Syria, Tells Fighters to Prepare for Decades-Long War

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reiterated his call and that of his group to fighters in Syria to unite and put aside their differences, and asked fighters and Muslims alike to prepare for a decades-long war.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Ahrar al-Sham and Nour al-Din Zinki Announce Merger Against Syrian Regime and Rival Rebel Groups

Syrian rebel groups Ahrar al-Sham and Nour al-Din Zinki Movement announced merging ranks under a new formation called “Jabhat Tahrir Suriya,” in an attempt to fight the “enemies” of the Syrian revolution and rebel factions that “lost the compass of their rifle.”

Monday, 19 February 2018
Syria-Based AQ-Aligned Groups Jaysh al-Badia, Jaysh al-Malahem Photograph Fighter Training

Two Syria-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned groups, Jaysh al-Badia and Jaysh al-Malahem, each published photo reports on the training of their respective fighters.

Friday, 16 February 2018
AQ-Aligned Syria-based "Jaysh al-Sahel" Announces Split from HTS

An al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Syria-based faction calling itself "Jaysh al-Sahel" announced its split from Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
HTS Announces Defeat and Surrender of IS Cells in South Idlib

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) announced the surrender of Islamic State (IS) cells following violent battles between the groups that continued for over four months in the countryside of Idlib, and asserted HTS is the main actor in defeating IS in the area.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
HTS Claims Killing Dozens of IS Fighters in Southern Idlib

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed killing over 20 Islamic State (IS) fighters in clashes in the southern countryside of Idlib.

Monday, 12 February 2018
HTS Accuses Faylaq al-Sham of “Stealing” Body of Russian Pilot in Video Follow-Up on Incident

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) released through its Ebaa News Agency a follow-up video about a Syrian rebel faction “stealing” the body of the Russian pilot, accusing Faylaq al-Sham of the act and restating its condemnation.

Wednesday, 07 February 2018
HTS Condemns Handover of Body of Russian Pilot without Compensation

The Syria-based Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) condemned the lack of compensation for the handover of the body of the Russian pilot whose plane it shot down, charging that the rebel faction that “stole” the corpse has disappointed Syrians.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Jihadi Media Group Gives Biography of Indonesian HTS Suicide Bomber

The Maldivian-run Bilad al-Sham Media gave a biography of an Indonesian Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) fighter who performed a suicide operation in eastern Idlib.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018
HTS' News Agency Reports that Body of Russian Pilot was "Stolen" by Rebel Faction

Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) reported through its Ebaa News Agency that the body of the Russian pilot whose plane was shot down over Idlib on February 3, 2018, was "stolen" by a rebel faction and then delivered to the enemy.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018
HTS Photographs Documents, ID Cards Allegedly Found on Pilot of Russian Warplane Downed in Idlib

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) published a photograph of documents and identification cards allegedly belonging to the pilot of the Russian warplane downed in Syria’s Idlib governorate.

Monday, 05 February 2018
HTS Claims Shooting Down Russian Warplane Over Saraqib, Provides Footage of Hit and Wreckage

Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed credit for shooting down a Russian warplane over the town of Saraqib in Syria's Idlib governorate and provided footage of the hit that led to its fall, and a scene of the wreckage.

Saturday, 03 February 2018
IS Shames Deserters in Video from “Khayr Province,” Shows Murder of Syrian Regime-Linked Tribesmen

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khayr Province, its division in Deir al-Zour, Syria, released a video in which fighters shame those who deserted its ranks, and showing a raid on two villages and the murder of tribesmen charged with belonging to the Syrian regime.

Friday, 02 February 2018
British Jihadist Lucas Kinney Calls on Former Fighters from Syrian Jihad to Resume Action, Muslims to Join

British jihadist Lucas Kinney (AKA Abu Basir al-Britani) appeared a video calling on former fighters to resume their role in the Syrian Jihad, and urging Muslims in the region to come and fight.

Thursday, 01 February 2018
IS Remarks on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Declaring Open-Ended American Presence in Syria

The Islamic State (IS) remarked in Naba 117 on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stating that the U.S. military will maintain an open-ended presence in Syria.

Thursday, 01 February 2018
Jihadi Cleric in Syria: “The Kurds are our Brothers but the PKK is our Enemy”

Abdullah al-Muhaysini, a prominent Saudi cleric and jihadi figure in Syria, called the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) an oppressive and “non-believing” enemy of Sunnis in Syria.

Monday, 29 January 2018
HTS Leader Julani Rallies Fighters with Speech in Idlib, Declares Jerusalem as Objective

Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani delivered a speech to fighters in Syria's Idlib governorate, rallying them to persevere amidst battle and be assured of victory from God, and declaring that entering Jerusalem is their ultimate objective.

Monday, 29 January 2018
IS Video Highlights Determination of Fighters Disabled in Battle to Incite Able-Bodied Muslims

The Islamic State's (IS) Furat Province, a division active in western Iraq and eastern Syria, released a video highlighting the determination of fighters disabled in battle to shame and incite able-bodied Muslims who reject jihad.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018
IS Takes Another 2 Syrian Soldiers Captive Amidst Ongoing Battles in Idlib

The Islamic State (IS) captured another two Syrian soldiers amidst its ongoing battles in Idlib and provided a video of the POWs through its 'Amaq News Agency.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018
HTS Infographic Claims 350+ Regime Casualties in 50 Days in the Countryside of Hama, Idlib, Aleppo

Ebaa News Agency released an infographic indicating HTS and other rebel groups killed over 350 regime soldiers and wounded at least 400 in the course of 50 days in the countryside of Hama, Idlib, and Aleppo.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018
IS Supporters Highlight Disabled Fighter in Syrian Battlefield to Shame the Able-Bodied

After the Islamic State (IS) published a communique for a suicide bombing on SDF in Deir al-Zour, and revealed its executor as a disabled fighter, group supporters distributed a video highlighting his disability as not holding him back, and using him to shame the able-bodied who abandon jihad.

Monday, 22 January 2018
IS Begins Executing POWs in Idlib, Publishes Photos of Beheading 3 Captives

Since launching its military offensive in Syria's Idlib governorate on January 10, 2018, and taking a total of 18 Syrian and pro-regime forces prisoner, the Islamic State (IS) has begun executing them, posting photos of beheading three.

Friday, 19 January 2018
Syria-based Maldivian Fighters Featured in Military Training Video

The Maldivian Bilad al-Sham Media released a military training video featuring Syria-based Maldivian fighters.

Thursday, 18 January 2018
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

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

Aug 07, 2017
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Pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channels warned of dangers posted to migrant fighters…

Pro-IS Telegram Channel Calls Western Muslims to Kashmir, Characterizing Westerners as Having Intense “Love for Jihad”

Jul 31, 2017
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A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel called for Westerners to migrate to Kashmir,…

American Suicide Bomber Active On Social Networking Site

Jun 01, 2014
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Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, named as the American suicide bomber "Abu Hurayra al-Amriki"…

British Jihadis in Syria Use Kik Messenger For Recruitment, Transport of Foreign Fighters

Jan 09, 2014
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Purported English-speaking jihadi recruiters and foreign fighters in Syria have adopted…

Bomber in Embassy Attack in Beirut Discussed Martyrdom, Promoted al-Qaeda Propaganda on Facebook

Nov 22, 2013
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Mouin Adnan Abu Dahir, one of the two suspects in the November 19, 2013, double suicide…

Syrian Faction Uses Facebook, Skype to Recruit Fighters

Nov 15, 2013
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The Jund al-Haq (Soldiers of Truth) Brigades, a Syrian militant faction, advertised for…

Facebook Page Reports on Death of Alleged Bulgarian Jihadist In Pakistan

Oct 02, 2013
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A Facebook page dedicated to jihadist fighting uploaded a September 29, 2013 image of a…

Social Network Jihad: Madad News Agency on Facebook

Apr 20, 2012
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Madad News Agency, a jihadist media group that reports from Yemen and acts as an…