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IS Supporters Draw from Las Vegas Attack to Offer Ideas for Lone Wolves

In the 7th part of the English-language "Knights of Lone Jihad" series, Islamic State (IS) supporters drew from the Las Vegas attack and its carnage to suggest new operations for lone wolves.

Sunday, 15 October 2017
Jihadist Observes Las Vegas Attack as "Cultural Penetration" by IS, Gives Short Story "Inspired" by Media Accounts of Shooting

An Islamic State (IS) supporter gave his analysis of the Las Vegas attack, observing that it demonstrates a "cultural penetration" by the group through its indoctrinating an unlikely individual, and gave a short story "inspired" by media accounts of the shooting.

Sunday, 15 October 2017
Two Pro-IS Media Groups Merge, Publish Posters Threatening U.S. and Russia, FIFA World Cup

Two pro-Islamic State (IS) media groups, al-Wafa' Media Foundation and al-Wa'd Media Foundation, announced their merger, and published posters threatening the United States and Russia and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow.

Friday, 13 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Reiterates that Trump Strategy for War in Afghanistan Will Only Fuel Jihad

Remarking on U.S. President Donald Trump's new strategy in Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban declared that it will only fuel the jihadi spirit embodied by Afghans, and it has already been demonstrated in recent suicide bombings.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
IS Features Infographic on Las Vegas Attack in Naba 100

The Islamic State (IS) featured an infographic on the Las Vegas attack in the 100th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, and indicated that the shooter, “Abu Abdul Barr al-Amriki” had converted to Islam six months ago.

Thursday, 05 October 2017
Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Urges Muslims Consolidate Ranks, Mobilize Efforts Against U.S. and "Client Regimes"

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Muslims to consolidate their ranks and mobilize efforts together against the United States and its "client" regime in a speech for the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017
Pro-IS Media Group Releases Infographic Video on Las Vegas Attack

Khattab Media Foundation, a pro-Islamic State (IS) group, released an English infographic video on the Las Vegas attack.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017
Pro-IS Group Publishes Article Inciting Lone-Wolf Attacks in West in Wake of Las Vegas

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Wafa' Media Foundation published an article inciting for lone-wolf attacks in the West in the wake of the IS-claimed Las Vegas mass shooting.

Tuesday, 03 October 2017
IS Supporters Challenges Doubters of Group’s Claim for Las Vegas Attack

Responding to those who doubt the Islamic State’s (IS) claim of credit for the Las Vegas attack, group supporters challenged the reasons for suspicion, and one remarked that the truth is more terrifying to Americans than concocted fiction.

Tuesday, 03 October 2017
Pro-IS al-Battar Media Video Says Las Vegas Attack "Equitable Revenge"

The pro-Islamic State (IS) al-Battar Media Foundation swiftly produced a video on the Las Vegas shooting, featuring within an English message portraying the attack as "equitable revenge".

Monday, 02 October 2017
Motivated by Las Vegan Attack, Pro-IS Jihadists Warn Americans in Series of English Posters

Motivated by the Islamic State’s (IS) claim of responsibility for the Las Vegas shooting, jihadists in support of the group published a series of English posters warning Americans of more attacks to come.

Monday, 02 October 2017
IS Issues Formal Communique for Las Vegas Attack, Identifies Shooter as "Abu Abdul Barr al-Amriki"

The Islamic State (IS) issued a formal communique claiming credit for the Las Vegas shooting, identifying the perpetrator as "Abu Abdul Barr al-Amriki" and declaring that he heeded the response of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to attack coalition countries.

Monday, 02 October 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS’ Responsibility for Las Vegas Attack, Says Shooter Previously Converted to Islam

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that the Las Vegas shooter is a “soldier” of the group and had converted to Islam months ago.

Monday, 02 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Boasts that Kabul Airport Attack Challenges Trump's "New War Strategy"

Maintaining its own claim of credit for an attack on Kabul International Airport during the visit of James Mattis and Jens Stoltenberg, the Afghan Taliban boasted that it challenges the "new war strategy" announced by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Friday, 29 September 2017
Afghan Taliban Fighters Threaten Trump to Withdraw U.S. Forces or They Will 'Play with Their Skulls"

The Afghan Taliban's Manba al-Jihad media unit released a video in four languages in which fighters threaten U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan or they will kill them and 'play with their skulls".

Thursday, 28 September 2017
IS Issues Formal Communique Claiming 80 Afghan, American, and Turkish Soldiers Killed in Kabul Airport Attack

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province issued a formal communique for the conclusion to its three-man suicide raid at Kabul International Airport, claiming to have killed more than 80 Afghan, American, and Turkish soldiers.

The message was issued on September 27, 2017, after an initial communique taking responsibility for the operation and noting its coinciding with the arrival of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis to the Afghan capital, and the release of a photo of the three attackers. The group's 'Amaq News Agency also published a video clip of a SPG-9 attack on the location, and a follow-up report. The Afghan Taliban had also claimed credit for firing projectiles at the airport during Mattis' arrival, but offered no evidence.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 4 U.S. Soldiers in Mine Blast in Parwan

One day after claiming to have killed three American soldiers in a bomb blast in Nangarhar province, the Afghan Taliban alleged that it killed another four in Parwan.

Friday, 22 September 2017
IS Video Celebrates Hurricane Disasters in U.S., Fighter Says "Insane Trump" will Call on Arab Rulers for Support

The Islamic State (IS) released a video celebrating the disasters from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey in the United States, and featuring an English-speaking fighter commenting that the "insane Trump" is expected to call on Arab rulers for support.

Friday, 22 September 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims 3 U.S. Soldiers Killed in IED Blasts in Front of Jalalabad Airfield

The Afghan Taliban claimed that three American soldiers were killed when bombs struck their vehicle in front of Jalalabad airfield in Nangarhar province.

Thursday, 21 September 2017
Pro-IS Group Urges Lone Wolves in Indonesia to Attack Americans, Britons

A pro-Islamic State (IS) group urged lone-wolf jihadists in Indonesia to focus on “smaller targets” and to stab foreigners, specifically Americans and Britons, as well as Buddhists.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017
AQAP’s Chief Bombmaker Promises Ongoing War Against America in Message for 16th Anniversary of 9/11 (2)

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a message for the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks from its chief bombmaker, Ibrahim al-‘Asiri, promising ongoing war against America.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media Publishes 2015 Letter from 9/11 Planner to Barack Obama

As the second of four advertised releases for the 16th anniversary of 9/11, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation published a letter written in September 2015 from Khalid Sheikh Muhammad to then-U.S. President Barack Obama.

Monday, 11 September 2017
Al-Qaeda Releases Will of 9/11 Hijacker Muhannad al-Shehri for 16th Anniversary of Attacks

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation released the video will of 9/11 hijacker Muhannad al-Shehri (AKA Abu Umar al-Azdi) on the 16th anniversary of the attacks in New York and Washington DC.

Monday, 11 September 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 13 U.S. Soldiers, Wounding 11 Others in Suicide Bombing in Parwan

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 13 American soldiers and inflicting another 11 with “life-threatening injuries” in a suicide bombing on their convoy in Parwan.

Monday, 11 September 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Reports Casualties Among U.S. and Afghan Forces While Repulsing Attack in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province reported casualties among American and Afghan forces while fighters repulsed their attack in Nangarhar, Afghanistan.

Thursday, 07 September 2017
IS Supporters Celebrate Damage Wreaked by Hurricanes on U.S., Call Them “Soldiers of Allah”

Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, and continuing through the forecasts regarding Hurricane Irma, Islamic State (IS) supporters have celebrated these disasters as acts of God and revenge for the destruction of Muslim cities.

A pro-IS Telegram channel, Monasser Media, for example, published a poster on September 6, 2017, calling the hurricanes “soldiers of Allah” and noting financial losses and human casualties incurred by America. The channel wrote: “When the Arab and the Muslim tyrants procrastinated to support their religion, Allah recruited wind, water, and fire against the worshippers of the Cross”.

Wednesday, 06 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
Pro-IS Telegram Channel Calls on Lone Wolves in Britain to Kill Soldiers Before Deployment

In reaction to British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon announcing the deployment of 44 troops to Anbar, Iraq, to support the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), a Telegram channel supporting the group called on lone wolves in Britain to kill them.

Tuesday, 05 September 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
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
Photo Disseminated of Individual Displaying IS Flag on Phone in New York City

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel warned “Crusaders” that IS supporters are in their lands, posting a photo of an individual displaying the group’s flag on an iPhone in New York City.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Shabaab Claims Attack on U.S.-AMISOM Base in Lower Shabelle, Bombings in Bay and Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an attack on a U.S.-AMISOM base in Lower Shabelle region, and three bombings in Bay region and the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 2 American Soldiers, ‘Horribly Wounding’ a Third During Clashes in Logar

The Afghan Taliban claimed that during clashes in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital of Logar in northern Afghanistan, its fighters killed at least two American soldiers and “horribly wounded” a third.

Monday, 21 August 2017
Shabaab Confirms Death of Banaadir “Governor” Ali Jabal in U.S. Airstrike

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, confirmed the death of its “governor” for Banaadir, Ali Muhammad Hussein (AKA Ali Jabal), in a U.S. airstrike.

Monday, 21 August 2017
IS Publishes Photos of Firing Rockets at U.S. Base East of Tal Afar

The Islamic State's (IS) al-Jazeera Province in northern Iraq published photos of fighters firing rockets at what it described as an American base east of the city of Tal Afar.

The five photos were posted on Telegram on August 18, 2017, and show fighters measuring the trajectory of the rockets and then firing seven of them. According to the captions, the attack targeted a U.S. base at the water project in al-Buwayr village. Five days prior, on August 13, the group claimed killing 4 "Crusaders" and wounding at least six others in an attack with Grad rockets on their positions in the same area.

Friday, 18 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Reports 3 Americans Killed in Previously Claimed Suicide Bombing in Kunduz

The Afghan Taliban provided an updated to its communique for the August 15, 2017, suicide bombing in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, claiming that three American “aggressors” are among the dozens of casualties.

Thursday, 17 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Attempts to Reason with U.S. President Trump in Open Letter, Insists Upon Futility of the War

The Afghan Taliban published an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, urging him to not repeat the “historical mistake” of continuing the war in Afghanistan or risk having the group “reach out to [his] foes” for help.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Shabaab Claims Assassinating Ethiopian Intel Officer Near Border with Ethiopia, Repelling Attack Involving U.S. Forces in Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing an Ethiopian intelligence officer near the country’s border with Ethiopia, and repelling an attack involving U.S. forces in Kismayo.

Monday, 14 August 2017
AQAP Dedicates Inspire 17 to Train Derailment - Economic Impact, Derail Tool Construction, U.S. Passenger Train Routes

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) dedicated the 17th issue of its Inspire Magazine to train derailment and impacting the transportation sector, reviewing the economic impact, giving designs and instructions for fabricating a derail tool, and providing major passenger train routes in the United States.

Sunday, 13 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Video Focuses on Suicide Attacks Hitting U.S. Forces, NDS HQ in Jalalabad

The Afghan Taliban released a video focusing on suicide attacks, including the August 2014 six-man suicide raid at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Jalalabad, and the August 2016 suicide bombing on a U.S. convoy, also in the capital of Nangarhar province.

The 50 minute, 58 second, Pashto-language video, entitled, “Strike of Khaibar,” was produced by the group’s al-Emarah Jihadi Studios, and was posted on its website and Telegram channels on August 10, 2017. Footage shows the wills, training, and execution of attacks by fighters in Logar, Nangarhar, and Paktika. The attack on the American convoy is shown through computer-generated images, and according to a prior message, resulted in the killing of six soldiers. Regarding the six-man suicide raid, the Afghan Taliban had reported that it resulted in killing 71 Afghan intelligence agents and security forces, and wounding 83 others.

Friday, 11 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing, Wounding 11 U.S. Special Forces in Suicide Bombing Near Bagram Airbase

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding 11 American Special Forces in a suicide bombing near Bagram Airbase.

Friday, 04 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Suicide Bombing on U.S. Tanks in Kandahar, Killing 15

The Afghan Taliban claimed carrying out a suicide operation on two U.S. armored tanks in Kandahar city, “leaving 15 invaders killed on the spot.”

Wednesday, 02 August 2017
Shabaab Claims Bombing Convoy with U.S. Forces, Reports Kenya Enhancing Security in Anticipation of Attacks During Upcoming Election

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing a military convoy in which American forces were present, and reported that Kenyan authorities announced enhanced security in anticipation of its attacks during the general election on August 8, 2017.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Afghan Taliban Reports Infiltrator in Afghan Army Killed Three American Soldiers

The Afghan Taliban reported that a fighter who infiltrated the Afghan National Army (ANA) shot and killed three American soldiers in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Second Instance of Killing, Wounding American and Afghan Forces in Two Days in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed a second instance in the span of two days of killing and wounding American and Afghan forces in Dih Bala district in Nangarhar.

The group reported in a communique issued on July 25, 2017, that one day prior, fighters stormed a joint convoy of U.S. and Afghan forces in Dih Bala, engaging in a clash with them and killing and wounding “many of them. It acknowledged the death of one fighter in the attack. Khorasan Province previously claimed killing four soldiers among Americans and Afghan when its fighters repulsed their offensive in Dih Bala on July 23.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017
IS Claims Killing American and Afghan Soldiers While Repulsing Attack on Military Position in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing four soldiers, including Americans, while repulsing a joint offensive by U.S. and Afghan forces on their position in Dih Bala district in Nangarhar.

Monday, 24 July 2017
Shabaab Claims Bombing in Garissa, Attacks on American, AMISOM, and SNA Forces in Somalia

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed attacks on American, AMISOM, and Somali National Army (SNA) forces in the country, as well as bombing a Kenyan military vehicle in Kenya’s Garissa County.

Monday, 17 July 2017
IS Supporter Calls on Lone Wolves in America to Attack July 4th Celebrations

An Islamic State (IS) supporter called on lone wolves in the United States to attack American Independence Day celebrations.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017
Iranian, Russian, Turkish, and Turkmen Children Execute Prisoners in Grisly IS Video, Call for Attacks

Al-Jazeera Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq released a grisly video featuring Iranian, Russian, Turkish, and Turkmen children brutally executing prisoners and calling for and threatening attacks in their native lands and the West.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017
IS Supporter Calls Lone Wolves in West to Avenge Afflicted Brethren in IS Territories, Suggests Vehicular Attacks

An Islamic State (IS) supporter called on Muslim lone wolves in America and Europe to avenge their afflicted brethren in IS territories abroad, and provided a copy of the vehicular attack guide from the group’s Rumiyah magazine.

Thursday, 29 June 2017
Pro-IS Group Calls to Poison “Crusaders” in Western Countries

After calling on lone wolves in Western countries to execute knife and vehicular attacks in Western countries, the pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir News Agency urged them to poison “Crusaders”.

Sunday, 25 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Releases Second Video of American and Australian Professors Kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016

The Afghan Taliban released a second video of two professors kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016, American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, pleading with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Donald Trump to “have mercy” and negotiate for a prisoner swap.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Pro-IS Telegram Account Shares “Detailed Report” of U.S. Military in the Philippines

A pro-Islamic State (IS) account on Telegram disseminated a “detailed report” of U.S. military in the Philippines, providing former airbase and task force locations and information about weapons supplied to Philippine forces.

Friday, 09 June 2017
IS Claims Killing Two U.S. Soldiers, Wounding Third in ar-Raqqah Province

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing two American soldiers and wounding a third in ar-Raqqah province.

Friday, 09 June 2017
AQIM Official Condemns Arab Leaders Welcoming Trump, Derides U.S. President as Scandal-Ridden “Fool”

An official in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) condemned Arab leaders warmly welcoming Donald Trump during his Middle East tour and derided the American President as a scandal-ridden “fool”.

Thursday, 01 June 2017
Hasam Movement Addresses U.S. Embassy in Egypt’s Security Message to Citizens

Harakat Sawa'd Misr (Arms of Egypt Movement), or "Hasam," noted the security message to U.S. citizens in Egypt issued by the U.S. Embassy following the group’s advertisement for a video, and remarked that the only “killers” citizens should dread are the “coup mercenaries” of Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

Thursday, 25 May 2017
Inspired by Times Square Vehicular Homicide, Pro-IS Telegram Channel Incites for Similar Attacks

Inspired by the vehicular homicide in New York City's Times Square on May 18, 2017, a pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel threatened similar attacks to come and incited lone wolves to take action.

Friday, 19 May 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing at Least Four from U.S. Forces with IEDs in Parwan

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing at least four from U.S. forces with IEDs in Afghanistan’s Parwan province.

Monday, 15 May 2017
Hamza bin Laden Gives Advice to Lone Wolf Attackers in the West, Suggests Targets

Hamza bin Laden, a son of former al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Usama bin Laden, provided advice for lone wolf attackers in the West in an audio speech.

Saturday, 13 May 2017
AQAP Leader Calls for “Eye for an Eye” Lone-Wolf Attacks in Video Speech

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video of its leader, Qasim al-Rimi (AKA Abu Huraira al-Sana'ani), calling for “eye for an eye” lone-wolf attacks in the West as retaliation for “traged[ies] upon Muslims.”

Sunday, 07 May 2017
Shabaab Posts Alleged Identity, Photo of Fallen U.S. Soldier in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released the alleged identity of the fallen U.S. soldier killed during a “failed landing operation” in Lower Shabelle and supplied a photo.

Saturday, 06 May 2017
Shabaab Releases Photos of Spoils from Fallen U.S. Soldier in Lower Shabelle, Somalia

Following its claim of killing a U.S. soldier in Lower Shabelle, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, distributed photos from the fallen soldier, showing the attack’s aftermath and the soldier’s uniform and gear.

Saturday, 06 May 2017
Shabaab Reports on U.S. Soldier Killed in “Failed Landing Operation,” Claims Seizing War Spoils

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing a U.S. soldier during a “failed landing operation” against the group.

Friday, 05 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding U.S. Troops in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding U.S. soldiers in the country’s Lower Shabelle region.

Friday, 05 May 2017
TTP Claims Attack by 120 Fighters on Pakistan Army Camp in Shawal in Revenge for U.S. Drone Strike

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed an attack by 120 fighters on a Pakistan Army camp in North Waziristan, in revenge for a U.S. drone strike on a position held by a TTP commander, Akhtar Muhammad Khaleel.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 7 American Soldiers in Attacks in Kunduz and Nangarhar

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing six American soldiers in a bomb blast in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, and one during a clash with American and Afghan troops in Kunduar.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Jihadists React to America’s Use of MOAB in Afghanistan, Call for Revenge

Following America’s use of a 10 kg “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB) on an Islamic State (IS) tunnel complex in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, pro-IS jihadists tried to downplay its effect while at the same time calling for revenge.

Friday, 14 April 2017
Jihadists on Social Media Describe MOAB Bombing as a “Joke,” Assign Blame, Incite for Violence in U.S. and Saudi Arabia

Jihadists on social media reacted to America’s dropping of a “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB), a 10,300 kg bomb, on what was described as an Islamic State (IS) tunnel complex in Nangarhar, calling it a “joke,” assigning blame, and inciting for revenge attacks in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

Friday, 14 April 2017
‘Amaq Denies Reports of IS Casualties in MOAB Attack in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency denied reports of the group incurring casualties in America dropping a “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB), a 10,300 kg bomb, on its tunnel complex in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

Friday, 14 April 2017
Pro-AQ Ideologue Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi Urges Supporters not Praise U.S. for Syrian Airbase Strike

Amidst ongoing reactions by jihadists to the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian airbase, prominent pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) ideologue Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi expressed distrust towards America's intentions, and warned supporters not to find good in its actions.

Friday, 07 April 2017
Jihadists Declare U.S. Airstrikes in Syria an Attempt to “Fool the World,” Contend They Increase Rebels’ Chance of Victory

Following the U.S.’s decision to conduct airstrikes in Syria, jihadists on social media declared the U.S. government was attempting to “fool the world,” contemplating potential coordination with Russia and Syria, and asserting the strikes will allow Syrian rebel forces “to advance faster.”

Friday, 07 April 2017
FSA Commends U.S. Missile Strike on Syrian Airbase

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) commended the missile strike launched by the United States on a Syrian government airbase, and remarked that it is America’s “responsibility” not to stop at that operation.

Friday, 07 April 2017
U.S. Missile Strikes in Syria: Follow SITE Twitter Accounts for Ongoing Updates, Analysis

In wake of U.S. missile strikes on the Assad regime’s al-Shayrat airbase, SITE and its Director, Rita Katz, will be providing ongoing updates and analysis on the matter via their respective Twitter accounts.

You can follow SITE’s Twitter account here: https://twitter.com/siteintelgroup

You can follow Katz’ Twitter account here: https://twitter.com/Rita_Katz

Friday, 07 April 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing Afghan Soldiers, Wounding American in Nangarhar Attack

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing four Afghan troops and wounding an American soldier in an attack in Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.

Thursday, 06 April 2017
IS Spokesman Rallies Fighters and Challenges America in Audio Speech, Calls on Lone Wolves

The Islamic State (IS) released an audio speech from its spokesman, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, rallying the groups fighters in all its “provinces” and especially Iraq and Syria, and challenged America as well as calling on lone wolves in the U.S., Europe, and Russia to “preoccupy” the enemy and attack their interests.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017
Pro-IS Jihadist Alleges Group Made Preparations from Sirte for Attack in America

A jihadist alleged that the Islamic State (IS) made preparations from its then-stronghold in Sirte, Libya, for an attack in the United States.

Friday, 31 March 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Releases Statement Rebuking the United States for its “Selfish Policy”

Tahrir al-Sham, the group which Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and several militant Syrian groups dissolved into, released a statement rebuking the United Sates for what it called a “selfish” that it applies in regard to Syria.

Sunday, 12 March 2017
Article in AQAP-Affiliated Newspaper Discusses AQ Insistence to Attack U.S.

Al-Masra, a digital newspaper linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), published in its 42nd issue an article discussing al-Qaeda’s (AQ) war with America and the West, wherein the author claimed that it is due to this war that the U.S. and its allies suffer societal division.

Friday, 10 March 2017
AQAP Leader Reveals “Blind Sheikh” was Sought for Prisoner Swap with American Hostage, Calls for Revenge

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an audio speech from its leader, Qassim al-Rimi (AKA Abu Huraira al-Sana’ani), offering a eulogy for the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman, and revealing that the group had sought his release in a prison swap for American hostage Luke Somers.

Monday, 06 March 2017
Pro-IS Telegram Channel Calls for “Omar Mateens in Britain” to Attack LGBT Targets

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel called for British lone wolves to attack LGBT targets to the like of 2016 Orlando nightclub attacker Omar Mateen.

Monday, 06 March 2017
IS Incites to Target Western, Arab Economic Interests in Naba 70

The Islamic State (IS) incited its supporters to attack American, European, and other Western economic interests, as well as those of Arab states, in the 70th issue of its al-Naba newspaper.

Monday, 06 March 2017
Twitter Account Incites Followers to Avenge “Blind Sheikh” in “Most Utmost and Deadly Way”

A Twitter account called on its followers to “avenge” the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman, an Egyptian cleric involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, in a “most utmost and deadly way.”

Monday, 27 February 2017
Shabaab Gives Eulogy for “Blind Sheikh,” Remarks on Qifa Raid by U.S. Special Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, issued a eulogy for the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman, wherein it urged Islamic scholars to follow his example and incite for jihad, and also remarked on the U.S. military operation in Qifa, Yemen.

Thursday, 23 February 2017
Al-Qaeda Central Calls Muslims to Take Revenge Against Americans for Death of Blind Sheikh in Prison

The General Command of al-Qaeda (AQ) called on Muslims to act upon the will of the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman and avenge his death by killing Americans and attacking American interests.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017
AQAP and AQIM Eulogize the Blind Sheikh, Call Fighters to Avenge His Death in American Prison

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a joint statement regarding the death of the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman in an American prison, eulogizing him and urging fighters to take revenge.

Sunday, 19 February 2017
Essay Narrates Killed Somali NF Fighter’s Journey from U.S. to Syria

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

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Al-Qaeda Says CIA Director Awarding Saudi Crown Prince is Proof of Saudi Loyalty to America

Al-Qaeda pointed to CIA director Mike Pompeo awarding Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef for his work against terrorism as proof of Saudi loyalty to America, and urged Muslims to fight such “apostate regimes”.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Shabaab Claims Attacks on American, Kenyan, Somali Forces, Two Large-Scale Attacks, Capturing Areas in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed over 20 military operations in 21 days targeting American, Somali, and Kenyan forces, including two large scale attacks and capturing areas within Somalia.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Jihadist Authors Booklet on AQ Leading to Downfall of American Hegemony, Finds Trump Racially Dividing and Isolating U.S.

A jihadist authored a booklet on al-Qaeda (AQ) “draining” America to the point of losing its global hegemony, and remarking that in the current phase, U.S. President Donald Trump is racially dividing the country and isolating it more from its European and Arab allies.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017
IS Supporters Disseminate Artwork Depicting Weaponized UAVs Used on American Locations

Supporters of the Islamic State (IS) disseminated artwork depicting IS fighters launching weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into high-profile sites in the United States.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Afghan Taliban Military Official Touts “Achievements,” Downplays Announcement of 300 U.S. Troops to Helmand

The Afghan Taliban released an interview with one of its military officials, detailing the group’s “achievements” thus far within given provinces and downplaying the announced deployment of extra U.S. troops to Afghanistan.

Monday, 06 February 2017
Radical Jamaican Cleric Calls Donald Trump “A Wonderful Enemy” in Wake of Travel Ban

Radical Jamaican cleric Abdullah el-Faisal discussed President Donald Trump’s recently enacted travel ban from six predominantly Muslim nations, predicting that the policy would ultimately encourage Muslims to “wake up.”

Friday, 03 February 2017
Pro-IS Group Publishes Article on Trump Taking “Larger Steps” Towards End of America, Hidden U.S.-Iran Relationship

The pro-Islamic State (IS) al-Burhan Media Foundation published an article charging that U.S. President Donald Trump is taking “larger steps” than his predecessors towards the “end” of America, and speculating on a hidden, mutually beneficial relationship between America and Iran.

Friday, 03 February 2017
Jihadists Predict Doom for America and Perils for Muslims, Strengthening of Jihad Amidst Trump Presidency

Jihadists, both those in support of al-Qaeda (AQ) and the Islamic State (IS), are predicting doom for the United States and perils for Muslims there and abroad, as well as a strengthening of jihad under the presidency of Donald Trump.

Thursday, 02 February 2017
Alleged American Jihadist Urges Use of Open Source Info to “Destroy the Enemy from Within”

A message attributed to an alleged American jihadist urged Muslims to utilize open source material from Western citizens in order to gather intelligence and “destroy the enemy from within.”

Monday, 30 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Correspondent Says “Reported Undergoing Negotiations” Regarding Captive American-Canadian Couple

An Afghan Taliban correspondent claimed that there are “reported undergoing negotiations” to release an American-Canadian couple and their two children in the form of a prisoner swap.

Monday, 30 January 2017
Jihadists Call Trump’s Travel Ban Proof of America’s “Hatred towards Muslims”

Jihadists commented on President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, stating that it revealed America’s “hatred towards Muslims.”

Sunday, 29 January 2017
Jihadists Comment on Trump’s Inauguration, Predict Continued “Crusade” against Islam

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

Friday, 20 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Video Shows Fighters Training, Threatens U.S., Invites “Muslim Brothers” to Jihad

The Afghan Taliban released a video showing fighters training at al-Farouq Camp, and featuring a speaker defining the group’s “aim,” threatening the U.S., and inviting “other Muslim brothers” to join.

Monday, 16 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Downing American UAV in Nangarhar

The Afghan Taliban claimed to have shot down an American unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) being used “to gather surveillance on Mujahideen fighters” in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

Monday, 16 January 2017