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NF Video Memorializes Suicide Attacker for Anniversary of Idlib Takeover

The Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Syria, released a video memorializing a Maldivian suicide bomber for the one year anniversary of the taking of Idlib.

Monday, 04 April 2016
Nusra Front Official Abu Firas al-Suri Reportedly Killed in U.S. Airstrike in Idlib

Jihadists are reporting that Nusra Front official Abu Firas al-Suri, his son, and several people with him were killed in a U.S. airstrike in Idlib, Syria. Pro-NF jihadists posted the news on Telegram and Twitter on April 3, 2016, and mourned his death.

Sunday, 03 April 2016
NF Announces Victory Over Al-Eis Village, Surrounding Areas

The Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate group, announced the taking of al-Eis village in Aleppo, along with surrounding areas.

Saturday, 02 April 2016
TIP Slideshow Video Shows Fighters Training, Children in Classrooms

The Syria division of the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) released a video slideshow of “rare” photographs of fighters and children in training, classroom, and other settings.

Friday, 01 April 2016
IS’ Amaq News Agency Reports 112 Suicide Operations in Iraq and Syria for March

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released an infographic tallying suicide operations in Iraq and Syria for March of 2016.

Friday, 01 April 2016
Ahrar al-Sham Video Shows Discovery and Disassembly of IS Cells in Idlib

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement published a video explaining the stages of the discovery of Islamic State (IS) cells in Idlib, and providing confessions by captives that were involved in their operations.

Thursday, 31 March 2016
Nusra Front Video Shows Military Training Camp in Northern Homs

The Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Syria, released a video of a military training camp located in the northern countryside of Homs.

Thursday, 31 March 2016
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for March 29, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the March 29, 2016, English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which includes recaps of attacks in Syria, Iraq, and Egypt.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
NF Sees “Notable Increase” in Recruitment Entering Fifth Year of Revolution

The Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Syria, released a video celebrating the fifth year of the Syrian Revolution while claiming to have experienced a spike in recruitment.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
IS Claims Killing 17 Nusra Front Fighters in Second Day of Clashes in Western Qalamoun

In the second consecutive day of clashes with the Nusra Front in the western Qalamoun, Damascus Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing 17 fighters and forcing the remainder to flee.

Monday, 28 March 2016
Belgian IS Fighter in ar-Raqqah Justifies Brussels Attacks, Executes Spy for "Crusader Coalition"

A Belgian Islamic State (IS) fighter in the group's ar-Raqqah Province in Syria justified the Brussels attacks in a video and executed a spy for the "Crusader coalition".

Saturday, 26 March 2016
IS Calls Brussels Attacks Just a "Drop in the Sea" in Video from Deir al-Zour

In a video from al-Khayr Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) for Deir al-Zour, Syria, the group called the attacks in Brussels a "a drop in the sea" of what the IS prepared for the "nations of disbelief".

Friday, 25 March 2016
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for March 21-24, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the March 21-24, 2016, English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which included recaps of attacks in Iraq, Libya, Bangladesh, Belgium and Syria.

Friday, 25 March 2016
Belgian IS Fighters in Ninawa Laud Brussels Attacks, Make Threats in Video

Two Belgian Islamic State (IS) fighters in the group's Ninawa Province lauded the Brussels attacks in a video, one of whom threatened that "this is just the beginning of your nightmare".

Friday, 25 March 2016
Nusra Front Releases Video Memorializing Slain British Fighter

Abu Baseer al-Hindi, a slain British fighter of Indian descent, was memorialized in a video released by the al-Latakia media division of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front.

Friday, 25 March 2016
FSA Groups Reject Kurdish Autonomous Federation, Promise to Continue Revolution “Till Victory”

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, 69 Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups released a joint statement pledging to continue their fight “till victory” and rejecting the Kurds’ declaration of an Autonomous Federal Region in Syria.

Thursday, 24 March 2016
IS' Amaq Video Shows a Quiet Tadmur (Palmyra), Fighter Challenging Putin

Amidst reports that Syrian regime forces have entered Tadmur (Palmyra) in Homs, 'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) released a video showing the city devoid of activity, and a fighter challenging Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian army.

Thursday, 24 March 2016
NF Promotes Upcoming Tribute to Killed British Fighter

The Nusra Front (NF) promoted an upcoming tribute video for “Abu Baseer al-Hindi,” a killed British fighter of Indian descent.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
NF Announces Death of Military Commander in al-Jnoub

Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, announced the death of Tareq Mez’al al-Masalmah (a.k.a. Abu Salah al-‘Askari), the group’s military emir of al-Jnoub Province.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
IS Fighters in Syria Distributes Sweets in Celebration of Brussels Attacks

Fighters in al-Khayr Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) for Deir al-Zour, Syria, celebrated the deadly attacks claimed by the IS in Brussels by handing out sweets to children and adults.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Ajnad al-Sham Claims Killing 10 Regime Soldiers in Southern Countryside of Aleppo

Syrian opposition faction Ajnad al-Sham, claimed killing more than 10 Syrian regime soldiers in the outskirts of Ma’an village, in response to the regime’s advance in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
IS' Homs Province Claims Killing, Wounding Nearly 70 in Suicide Bombing

Homs Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria claimed killing and wounding nearly 70 Syrian militiamen in a suicide bombing in al-Dowa.

Monday, 21 March 2016
Faylaq al-Sham and Other Rebel Groups Claim Advancing on 12 IS-Held Villages in Northern Aleppo

Faylaq al-Sham, al-Mu’tasim Brigade, al-Sultan Murad Division, and other Syrian factions claimed “liberating” twelve Islamic State (IS) held villages in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Monday, 21 March 2016
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for March 18-19, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the March 18-19, 2016, English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which included recaps of attacks in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Sinai, and Syria.

Monday, 21 March 2016
NF Claims Attacking Syrian Regime in Northern Countryside of Homs

The Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, claimed to have attacked the Syrian regime army in the northern countryside of Homs, in which the group killed a number of soldiers and destroyed a tank.

Monday, 21 March 2016
Pro-IS Recruiter Calls for Attacks “Anywhere,” Refers Belgian Prospects to Recruiter

An alleged American female Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Syria called on jihadists who cannot migrate to Syria, to fight in their native lands instead.

Monday, 21 March 2016
IS-Linked 'Amaq Publishes Infographic on Types of Aircraft Downed by IS

After its promotion of the Islamic State (IS) shooting down an Iraqi fighter plane in Kirkuk, the IS-linked 'Amaq News Agency published an animated infographic on twelve types of aircraft downed by IS fighters in Iraq, Libya, Sinai, and Syria between 2014 and 2016.

Friday, 18 March 2016
German-Speaking Jihadi in Syria Forwards Contact Info for Migration Advice

A German-language Telegram account pertaining to an alleged jihadist in Syria shared a personal email address, offering advice for jihad and migration.

Friday, 18 March 2016
Ahrar al-Sham Video Shows Members Preparing for “Human Resources” Roles

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement released its second video showing members of the group learning computer programs in order to fill administrative roles.

Friday, 18 March 2016
IS’ Homs Province Reports on Russian Soldiers Killed near Tadmur

The Homs provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria claimed the killing of five Russian soldiers among others near Tadmur (Palmyra), adding to related reports by the IS-linked ‘Amaq News Agency.

Friday, 18 March 2016
NF Leader Congratulates Syrians on Fifth Anniversary of Revolution

A message attributed to Nusra Front (NF) leader Abu Mohammad al-Joulani congratulated Syrians for the fifth anniversary of the Syrian Civil War, and asserted, “we are from the people of al-Sham and al-Sham is from us.”

Friday, 18 March 2016
‘Amaq News Reports Five Russians Killed Near Tadmur, Releases Photos Taken from Killed Fighter

The Islamic State (IS)-linked ‘Amaq News Agency claimed that IS killed five Russian soldiers near Tadmur (Palmyra) in Syria’s Homs province, and provided photos obtained from one of the killed individuals.

Thursday, 17 March 2016
IS Boasts of Attacks on Regime Forces and PKK in Syria, Comments on Russian Withdrawal in al-Naba Newspaper

The Islamic State (IS) boasted about its attacks in the past week on Syrian regime forces and Kurdish PKK in Syria, and commented on the Russian withdrawal from Syria in its al-Naba weekly newspaper.

Thursday, 17 March 2016
The Association of Scholars in Sham Demands End of Conflict Between NF and Division 13, Announces Independent Court to Resolve Case

Rabitat Ahl al 'Ilm Fi al-Sham (the Association of Scholars in Sham) released a statement demanding the cessation of hostilities between Nusra Front (NF) and Division 13, and demanded the release of captives from both parties.

Thursday, 17 March 2016
IS-Linked 'Amaq Agency Releases Video of Russian Military Advisor Killed Near Tadmur (Palmyra)

The Islamic State (IS)-linked 'Amaq News Agency released a video showing the corpse and equipment of a man it identified as a "Russian military advisory" killed in fighting near Tadmur in Syria's Homs governorate.

Thursday, 17 March 2016
Video Released of Japanese Journalist Kidnapped in Jisr al-Shughur, Syria

A video was released of a Japanese journalist who was kidnapped in Jisr al-Shughour, a city in Syria's Idlib governorate, giving a message in English to his family and fellow countrymen.

Thursday, 17 March 2016
Pro-IS Telegram Channel Refers Prospective Migrants, Donors to American Recruiter

A pro-IS Telegram Channel referred prospective migrants and donors to an alleged American recruiter living in Syria, stating “he will help you out.”

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Jihad Callers Center Video Publicizes Work of Child Preacher

The Jihad Callers Center, a Syria-based group led by pro-Nusra Front Saudi cleric Abdullah al-Muhaysini, released a video publicizing the work of a child preacher, showing, for example, his lecturing children and adults.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Ahrar al-Sham, Jaish al-Islam, and Opposition Factions Launch Campaign on Regime in Northern Hama

Ahrar al-Sham, Jaish al-Islam, Jaish al-Nasr, and other Syrian opposition factions claimed launching a large campaign on the Syrian forces in northern Hama, in response to the attacks by the regime and pro-regime militia on the villages in Lattakia and al-Sahel [the Coast] area.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
IS Claims Two Suicide Bombings, One by German Fighter, on Kurdish Units in Shaddadi (Al-Hasakah)

Al-Barakah Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) for al-Hasakah, Syria, claimed two suicide bombings, one of them executed by a German fighter, on Kurdish military units in the city of Shaddadi.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016
NF Releases Video of Ambush on Hezbollah Forces in Arsal Hills, Qalamoun

The Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, released a video showing their discovery of Hezbollah fighters positioned to attack the group’s supply route in Arsal Hills located on the border of Qalamoun.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016
TIP Video Promotes Victories in Syria, Calls Muslims to “Join the Jihad”

The Syria division of the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) released a video promoting successes in Syria and calling on Muslims to “join the jihad.”

Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Jaish al-Islam Claims Capturing IS-Held Tunnel in South Damascus

Jaish al-Islam claimed seizing a tunnel dug by Islamic State (IS) fighters who were preparing to attack the group in Zayn neighborhood, south of Damascus.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Ahrar al-Sham Field Commander Discusses Developments in Lattakia

In a video release by Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, a field commander discussed the latest developments in the countryside of Lattakia, and asserted the group will continue to its battles.

Monday, 14 March 2016
NF Demands Independent Trial for Incident Between Group and Division 13

Following the Nusra Front claim that “Division 13” stormed its headquarters and the houses of its fighters in Idlib, a new statement from NF demanded that the responsible parties from both sides be trialed in an independent Sharia court under the supervision of three prominent scholars.

Monday, 14 March 2016
NF Video Shows Locally-Made Mortar Weapons, Mortar Training

The Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, released a video on locally manufactured mortar weapons, their use in battle tactics, and mortar group training.

Monday, 14 March 2016
IS Claims Two Suicide Bombings, Five-Man Suicide Raid on Opposition Fighters in Aleppo

Aleppo Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed two suicide bombings and a suicide raid involving five fighters on positions of "Awakenings of apostasy" in the northern countryside.

Sunday, 13 March 2016
Nusra Front Issues Statement on Actions by FSA Faction Division 13 in Idlib

The Idlib correspondent of the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's branch in Syria, issued a statement on actions against its fighters in Idlib by the FSA faction Division 13.

Saturday, 12 March 2016
IS Claims Killing 10 from "Iranian Militias" in Clash West of Tadmur (Palmyra)

Homs Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria claimed killing 10 and wounding 15 elements from "Iranian militias" west of the city of Tadmur (Palmyra).

Saturday, 12 March 2016
IS Claims Killing 10 from "Iranian Militias" in Clash West of Tadmur (Palmyra)

Homs Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria claimed killing 10 and wounding 15 elements from "Iranian militias" west of the city of Tadmur (Palmyra).

Saturday, 12 March 2016
Jaish al-Islam Claims Killing 50 in al-Murj, Eastern Ghoutah

Jaish al-Islam claimed killing over 50 Syrian regime forces in eastern Ghouta during a two-day-long battle which followed the regime’s attempt to seize a strategic road to seven villages in the southern sector.

Friday, 11 March 2016
HNC Confirms Participation in 3rd Round of Geneva Talks

The High Negotiations Committee (HNC), representing Syrian opposition factions, confirmed its participation in the third round of Geneva talks scheduled to take place on March 14. The statement was distributed through Twitter, in both English and Arabic, on March 11, 2016.

Friday, 11 March 2016
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for March 10, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the March 10, 2016 Russian edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which included recaps of an immersive-suicide operation in Anbar, Iraq, a suicide operation in IS’ Jazirah Province, and an assault in Kirkuk, Iraq. 

Friday, 11 March 2016
Saudi Jihadi Cleric Claims Donation from “Group of Preachers”

Saudi cleric and Nusra Front (NF)-affiliated fighter Abdullah al-Muhaysini claimed to have received a donation from “a group of preachers.”

An Arabic tweet made from Muhaysini’s Twitter account on March 10, 2016 read:

We received through a group of preachers to Allah the sum of 5160. I ask Allah the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsisting, that it will be a shield for them from Hell.

Muhaysini did not specify which group of preachers had given the alleged donation or what currency the stated amount pertained to. 

Friday, 11 March 2016
Jihad Callers Center Releases Video Chant Promoting Training, Islamic Education

The Jihad Callers Center, a Syria-based group led by pro-Nusra Front Saudi cleric Abdullah al-Muhaysini, released a video chant promoting fighter training and Islamic education under jihadi territories.

Friday, 11 March 2016
Ahrar al-Sham Video Shows Training for Its Administrative Cadre

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement released a video showing the training of its members for the group’s “administrative cadre” intended to help better understand the needs of the group.

Friday, 11 March 2016
IS' Aleppo Province Claims Two Suicide Bombings on Kurdish Positions West of al-Farouq Dam

Aleppo Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria claimed two suicide bombings on Kurdish positions west of the al-Farouq Dam.

Friday, 11 March 2016
Caucasus Emirate Subgroup Announces Plans to Fight Alongside NF and Jund al-Aqsa in Syria

Guraba Battalion, a faction of the Caucasus Emirate, appeared in a video declaring its preparations to join the Syrian opposition, including Nusra Front and Jund al-Aqsa, in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

Thursday, 10 March 2016
Ahrar al-Sham Claims Seizing Buildings in Aleppo as Retaliation for Regime’s Attacks on Castillo Road

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement released a “promo” video in which the group claimed seizing a youth residence in al-Ashrafiya neighborhood in Aleppo as retaliation for the regime’s violations on Castillo road, a main supply route.

Thursday, 10 March 2016
Faylaq al-Sham Claims Seizing Qara Kobri from IS in Aleppo

Faylaq al-Sham released a video in which the group claimed capturing Qara Kobri village located in the northern countryside of Aleppo from the Islamic State (IS).

Thursday, 10 March 2016
Faylaq al-Sham Directs Members Not to Disrupt Peaceful Protest Against the Regime

Faylaq al-Sham released a statement instructing its members not to disrupt any peaceful demonstrations made against the “Syrian regime and its associates.”

Thursday, 10 March 2016
Ahrar al-Sham Releases Video on al-Za’eer Training Camp

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement released a video on its “al-Za’eer [lion’s roar] Camp in the South,” featuring Ahrar al-Sham fighters participating in physical and military training.

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
Jaish al-Islam Creates Intensive Sharia School for Fighters in Southern Damascus

Jaish al-Islam released a video of its new Sharia school in southern Damascus created to “strengthen the concept of the call to Allah.”

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
Fighter Continues Posting Pictures of Weapons, Prices in “North Syrian Market”

An alleged opposition fighter in Syria’s Lattakia governorate continued posting pictures of weapons and tactical gear for sale, and claimed that multiple factors had made such items “dirt cheap.”

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
IS Challenges Coalition to Continue Expenditures on War, Executes Spies by Blowing Up Prison in Which They Were Bound

Al-Khayr Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) for Deir al-Zour, Syria, released a video showing the execution of two spies by blowing up the prison in which they were bound, and challenging the coalition to continue financial expenditures on war.

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
NF Claims Seizing al-Eis in the Southern Countryside of Aleppo

The Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Syria, claimed capturing al-Eis from the Syrian regime in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
IS’ al-Hayat Media Video Incites Fighters, Lone Wolves in Caucasus to Attack Russians to Preoccupy from Syrian Airstrikes

Russian-speaking Islamic State (IS) fighters incited their counterparts in the group's Caucasus Province, as well as lone wolves to launch attacks in Russia in order to preoccupy the Russians from mounting airstrikes in Syria.

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for March 8, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the March 8, 2016 English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which included recaps of an assault on Egyptian military forces in IS’ Sinai Province, a suicide operation in Syria, and targeting Christians in IS’ Hasakah Province.

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
IS' Aleppo Province Gives Photo Report on Qur'an Memorization Boarding School for Children

Aleppo Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria published a photo report on a Qur'an memorization boarding school for children called the "Dar al-Arqam Institute".

Monday, 07 March 2016
Faylaq al-Sham Video Shows Alleged IS Defectors from Aleppo and Deir al-Zour

Faylaq al-Sham claimed that a large number of Islamic State (IS) fighters have defected to the group from the areas of Deir al-Zour and the countryside of Aleppo.

Monday, 07 March 2016
NF Video Shows Protection Provided to Public Institutions in Aleppo

The Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Syria, released a video featuring the group providing protection to the “humanitarian employees” of Aleppo who supply water and electricity to the area.

Monday, 07 March 2016
NF Fighters Criticize Ceasefire Deal in Concurrence with Jolani

The Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Syria, released a video of NF fighters’ testimonies regarding the truce agreement with the Syrian regime.

Monday, 07 March 2016
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for March 6-7, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the March 6-7, 2016 English editions of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which included recaps of positions captured in Syria, three suicide operations in IS’ Salah al-Din Province, and two suicide operations in IS’ Hasakah Province.

Monday, 07 March 2016
Al Muhajirun Answers Questions Regarding Immigration to Syria, Jihad, and "Non-Muslim Volunteers"

Al Muhajirun, a group promoting itself as the “representative face” of foreign fighters from various jihadi factions in Syria, answered questions it received regarding immigrating to Syria, waging jihad, and various issues such as acceptance of "non-Muslim volunteers".

Monday, 07 March 2016
Message Attributed to Fighters in Syria Calls on Afghan Taliban to Attack Hazaras

A message attributed to fighters in Syria called on the Afghan Taliban to attack Hazaras, a Shi'ite people in Afghanistan, and claimed capturing an Afghan Shi'ite in Aleppo.

Friday, 04 March 2016
Jaish al-Islam Denies Signing Ceasefire Agreement in East Qalamoun

Jaish al-Islam denied news disseminated by Russian media suggesting that members of the group in east Qalamoun agreed to a ceasefire.

Friday, 04 March 2016
NF Video Releases Video of Bombing on Syrian Military Vehicle in Hama

The Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Syria, released a video claiming three regime soldiers were killed in a bombing on a Syrian military vehicle on the Athrea – Khanaser road in Hama.

Friday, 04 March 2016
IS Claims Suicide Bombing, Attack with Nearly 300 Mortars on Peshmerga Barracks in Ninawa

Ninawa Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed an attack on Peshmerga barracks involving a suicide bomber, fighters using medium and heavy weapons, and a barrage of nearly 300 mortar shells.

Friday, 04 March 2016
High-Ranking IS Official Amr al-Absi Reported Dead

High-ranking Islamic State (IS) official Amr al-Absi (AKA Abu al-Athir) was announced dead by users on social media.

Friday, 04 March 2016
IS-Linked 'Amaq Reports 803 Syrian Regime Forces Killed in February 2016

According to an infographic published by the Islamic State (IS)-linked 'Amaq News Agency, 803 Syrian regime forces were killed in February 2016, most of them in battles with IS fighters in Aleppo.

Friday, 04 March 2016
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for March 3, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the March 3, 2016 English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which included recaps of nine suicide operations in IS’ Salah al-Din Province, a suicide operation in Raqqa, Syria, and Egyptian forces targeted in IS’ Sinai Province.

Thursday, 03 March 2016
NF Fighter's Death Shown During Clashes in Aleppo via Head-Mounted Camera

The Nusra Front (NF), the al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate group, released a video of an NF fighter dying in battle while wearing a head-mounted camera.

Thursday, 03 March 2016
TIP Division in Syria Releases Video of Rocket Strikes, Attacks in Lattakia

The Syria division of the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) released the third episode in its video series, “And There is No Victory Except From Allah the Almighty,” featuring operations by the group in the area of Jeb al-Ahmar in Lattakia.

Tuesday, 01 March 2016
IS Claims Cutting off Road between Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn

The Islamic State (IS) claimed to cut off the road between the Turkey-bordering towns of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn in northern Syria.

Monday, 29 February 2016
IS-Linked ‘Amaq News Reports New Locations Taken Near Khanasir

Islamic State (IS) forces took multiple areas near the strategic town of Khanasir in Aleppo, according to reports from the IS-linked ‘Amaq News Agency.

Saturday, 27 February 2016
Jaish al-Sunnah and Ahrar al-Sham Merge to Form Iman Brigade in Hama

The Hama sector of Jaish al-Sunnah (Sunnah Army) announced merging into Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement to form the Iman Brigade in Hama.

Friday, 26 February 2016
Opposition Fighters in Syria Slam U.S.-Russia Ceasefire Plan

Ahead of the U.S.-Russia-announced ceasefire in Syria scheduled for midnight on February 27, 2016, Twitter accounts of opposition fighters in the country expressed skepticism and condemnation of the plan.

Friday, 26 February 2016
NF Polls Convey Civilian Rejection of Ceasefire Plan

The Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate group, released an infographic and three videos of a poll held among civilians in Aleppo, Hama, and al-Bayda, which expressed a general objection to the ceasefire plan.

Friday, 26 February 2016
97 Opposition Factions Agree to Temporary Ceasefire with Regime Forces

97 opposition factions have agreed to a temporary ceasefire with regime forces starting February 27, 2016.

Friday, 26 February 2016
Man Identified as Saudi Soldier Executed in Video by IS Pledges in KSA

Jihadists distributed a video showing the execution of a man identified as a Saudi emergency soldier, by individuals who pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Friday, 26 February 2016
Ahrar al-Sham Poll Reveals General Disapproval for Ceasefire Agreement

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement produced a video taking a poll of Syrian civilians’ positions concerning the recent ceasefire with regime forces brokered by the United States and Russia.

Friday, 26 February 2016
Nusra Front Leader Declares Battlefield is Negotiating Table, Calls on Muslims to Support Syrian Jihad

Ahead of the looming ceasefire between Syrian regime forces and Western- and Saudi-backed rebel factions, Nusra Front leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani declared in an audio speech that negotiations with the enemy are worthless and the only talking is that waged on the battlefield.

Friday, 26 February 2016
Alleged FSA Defector Turned IS Fighter Speaks in IS Video on American Proxy War in Syria

An alleged defector from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) who joined the Islamic State (IS) is featured in a video claiming that the U.S. is operating a proxy war in Syria.

Thursday, 25 February 2016
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for February 25, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the February 25, 2016 English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which included recaps of more than 200 regime forces killed in Syria, an assault on Shi’ite barracks in Iraq, and clashes with Nusra fighters in IS’ Damascus Province.

Thursday, 25 February 2016
AQAP Official Slams Conferences on Syria, Urges Syrians and Foreign Fighters to Work Together in Jihad

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an audio speech from group official Khalid Batarfi slamming the recent conferences on the war in Syria and urging Syrians and foreign fighters to work together in jihad.

Thursday, 25 February 2016
Ahrar al-Sham Claims Killing High-Ranking Russian Generals in Car Bombing near Lattakia

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement claimed killing high-ranking Russian generals in a car bomb attack carried out in Snobar Jableh near Lattakia.

Thursday, 25 February 2016
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for February 24, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the February 24, 2016 English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which included recaps of positions captured in Syria, a suicide operation in Iraq, and two suicide operations in IS’ Hasakah Province.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016
IS Claims Killing 16+ PKK Fighters in Two Suicide Bombings in Shaddadi

Al-Barakah Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) in al-Hasakah, Syria, claimed killing at least 16 PKK fighters in two suicide bombings in the countryside of Shaddadi.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016
IS Claims Two Suicide Bombings on Regime Forces in Hama

After seizing control over the strategic town of Khanasir and its surrounding area, Hama Province of the Islamic State (IS) repelled Syrian regime forces' attempt to retake a town with two suicide operations.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016
IS Claims Seizing Control Over Entirety of Strategic Syrian Town of Khanasir

Hama Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria claimed seizing control over the entirety of the strategic town of Khanasir following a broad offensive on Syrian regime forces.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

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…