- AQAP Official Uses Occasion of Papal Mass in UAE to Incite Regime Change in Region
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) delivered a video speech using the occasion of the historic papal mass in the UAE to incite regime change in the regime.
- Al-Qaeda Condemns Papal Mass in UAE, Calls Muslims in Arabian Peninsula to Embrace Jihad and Support AQAP and Shabaab
Al-Qaeda (AQ) condemned the historic papal mass in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, considering it a manifestation of of the shame into which leaders plunged Muslims, and called on Muslims in the entire Arabian Peninsula to embrace jihad and seek help from and lend support to AQAP and the Shabaab in Somalia.
- Afghan Taliban Announces Meeting with Representatives of America, KSA, Pakistan, and UAE
The Afghan Taliban announced that officials from its Political Office will meet with representatives of America as well as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arabic Emirates, but not Afghanistan.
- AQAP Claims Car Bombing on UAE-backed Forces in Abyan
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed credit for the car bombing on UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen's Abyan governorate.
- AQAP Claims Killing Houthi Official in Ibb, Bombing UAE-backed SBF in Abyan
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing a Houthi official and two of his guards in Yemen's Ibb governorate and ambushing Houthi fighters in al-Bayda', and also bombing a truck belonging to UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Abyan.
- AQAP Claims Bombing and Ambush on UAE-Backed Forces in Shabwa
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed bombing and ambushing forces from the UAE-backed Shabwani Elite in Yemen's Shabwa governorate.
- AQAP Claims Attacks on Houthis, UAE-backed SBF in al-Bayda’ and Abyan
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed five operations targeting Houthis and UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in al-Bayda’ and Abyan.
- AQAP Video Shows Raid on UAE-backed Shabwani Elite Near Ataq
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing a raid on barracks belonging to the UAE-backed Shabwani Elite in Ataq district in Yemen's Shabwa governorate.
- Shabaab Claims Attacks on AMISOM Forces, "UAE-Trained" Somali Troops in Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, Bay, and Gedo
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Ethiopian and Ugandan forces within the AMISOM mission and also what is described as "UAE-trained" Somali troops in Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, Bay, and Gedo.
- AQAP Claims Suicide Raid on UAE-backed Yemeni Forces in Abyan, Attacks on SBF and Houthis
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed credit for the suicide raid at a base of UAE-backed Yemeni forces in Abyan, in addition to multiple strikes on Security Belt Forces (SBF) in that governorate, and Houthi fighters in al-Bayda'.
- AQAP Video Shows Suicide Bombing at UAE-Backed Forces’ Camp in Belhaf, Storming Positions in Rudum
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video on its July 18, 2017, suicide bombing at a camp of UAE-backed forces in the Belhaf area of Shabwa, and its August 2 raid on the forces’ positions in Rudum, in the same Yemeni governorate.
- AQAP Official Batarfi Remarks on Saudi Reception for Trump, Urges Yemeni Tribes Battle U.S. Troops on Ground
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi condemned the reception by Saudi leaders for U.S. President Donald Trump, remarking that it demonstrates their lack of religiosity and morals, and urged Yemeni tribes to battle any U.S. military presence on the ground.
- Benghazi Defense Brigade Says UAE Spearheaded Terrorist Designation by Four Arab Countries
The Benghazi Defense Brigade (BDB) criticized its designation as a terrorist organization by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, claiming that it a move driven by the UAE in order to remove an obstacle in its “attempt at dominating Benghazi”.
- Afghan Taliban Declares it has No Connection to Kandahar Blast Involving UAE Diplomats
The Afghan Taliban declared that it has no connection to the bombing in Kandahar in which five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were killed.
- Jihadi Ideologue Gives Biography for Slain Official in Syria Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir
Jihadi ideologue Hani al-Siba'i gave a biography for Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir (AKA Abu al-Afghan al-Masri), a veteran of the Afghan Jihad who was reportedly killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria's Idlib governorate.
- IS Fighters Make Unsubstantiated Claim of Bombs on Planes amid Calls for Lone Wolf Attacks
As IS fighters continue to make calls for lone wolf attacks, the accounts of three prominent alleged IS fighters on Twitter tweeted and retweeted claims that a bomb was planted on two planes in what appeared to be an attempt to instill fear in the West.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Suicide Bombing in Helmand, Denies Rumor of Seeking to Open Political Office in UAE
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding 30 Afghan policemen in a suicide bombing on their motorcade in Helmand province, and denied a rumor that it is trying to close its political office in Qatar and open a new one in the United Arab Emirates.
- Jihadist Warns West of Inevitable Uprising of Muslims, Domestic Attacks
A jihadist warned the West that its "crimes" against Muslims and preventing them from traveling to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) will inevitably lead to a mass uprising against Western civilization and domestic attacks.
- Jihadists Report Massive US Airstrike, Vow Retribution
Following the launch of an enormous airstrike by US forces on much of the Islamic State (ISIS) controlled areas of Syria, including Raqqa, jihadists on Twitter—both ISIS and al-Nusra Front (NF)—detailed and complained about the attacks and the United States.
- Jihadist Asks AQAP to Strike UAE for Supporting France in Mali
A jihadist appealed to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to first advise, then threaten, and eventually launch strikes in the United Arab Emirates in revenge for supporting the French-led military intervention in Mali.