HTS Releases Photo Allegedly Showing Russian Pilot’s Belongings

On February 2, 2018, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) claimed responsibility for the downing of a Russian warplane over Idlib.[i] On February 4, the organization's Ebaa news agency released what it claimed was a photo of the pilot's personal belongings.[ii] The items in the photo inclu...


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Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Publishes Death Notice Following Killing of Its Media Director

On February 3, 2018, the Telegram channel of the Al-Andalus Foundation for Media Production of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), published a death notice from AQIM following the killing of the organization's media director, Hisham Abu Rawaha Al-Constantini.[i] The notice...


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Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) Launches Fund-Raising Campaign For Fighters In Syria; Donors Are Requested To Contact A Turkish Phone Number Via Whatsapp And Telegram

Voice of Islam, the media outlet of the Uyghur jihadi organization the Turkestani Islamic Party (TIP) that is active in Syria, published a poster on February 3, 2018, calling on Muslims to join their ranks to fight against the forces of the Syrian regime in the rural area around ...


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Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), Publishes Photos Of Memorial Prayers Held In Syria For Cleric Who Died In Chinese Jail

Voice of Islam, the media outlet of the Uyghur jihadi organization the Turkestani Islamic Party (TIP) that is active in Syria, published several photographs on February 2, 2018, depicting the memorial prayer service held during Friday prayers at one of the mosques in the village ...


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In Video, Alleged Defector Discloses Inside Information About ISIS’s Sinai Province, Says Many Of Its Members Have Fled

On January 25, 2018, Jund Al-Islam, an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group operating in the Sinai Peninsula, published a video titled "To be Absolved before Your Lord" featuring the testimony of an alleged defector from the Islamic State (ISIS) Sinai Province. The video, 17 minutes in dura...


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To Boost Morale, HTS Releases Video Of Leader Al-Joulani Visiting Fighters On The Idlib Front

HTS leader Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani Amjad Visual Production, a media group affiliated with Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), published a video on their website entitled, "Confident of Allah's Victory," on January 27, 2018. The six-minute video shows HTS leader Abu Muhammad Al-Joulan...


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Gazan Salafi Group Jaish Al-Ummah Calls On Palestinians In The West Bank And Israel To Attack Jews In Their Cities – In Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, And Everywhere Else

The Al-Raya media outlet, the media arm of the Gaza-based Salafi group Jaish Al-Ummah, released an audio message on January 25, 2018, with the title, "Message to Our People in the West Bank and the Occupied [Land, i.e. Israel]," recorded by a man named Sheikh Huzaifa.[i] ...


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Jaish Al-Islam Jihadi Group In Gaza Posts Photographs of A Training Course for the Operation of SAM-7 Anti-Aircraft Rocket Launchers

The Al-Qimam media outlet of the Jaish Al-Islam jihadi group that operates in Gaza published a series of photographs on January 28, that document a training course for mujahideen fighters in the operation of SA- 7 antiaircraft rocket launchers. The photos, which were posted on th...


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ISIS Claims Combined Attack On British, Swedish NGOs And Other Targets In Jalalabad

On January 24, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a combined attack on several targets in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, including a British NGO, a Swedish NGO and a government building. The statement, released by ISIS's Khorasan Province, reads: "Four of the Cali...


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Senior AQAP Official Calls For Attacks On U.S., UK, France; Western, Jewish Interests Worldwide Following U.S. Recognition Of Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel

On January 23, 2018, the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al-Malahim, released an 18-minute video message delivered by one of its top leaders, Khaled Batarfi, in which he calls for attacks on U.S. and Jewish interests worldwide, as well as on the interests o...


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Jihadis Share “Rare” Photo Of Osamah Bin Laden’s Son Muhammad

On January 19, 2018, a Telegram channel associated with Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham posted a photo of Muhammad, the son of Osamah bin Laden. The "rare" photo is said to have been taken at the wedding ceremony of his brother, Hamzah, which took place in 2005 while the brothers where in ...


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ISIS Claims To Have Killed U.S. Soldier In Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province

A message issued January 22, 2018 by Al-A'maq, the news agency of the Islamic State (ISIS), claims that the organization killed a U.S. soldier and wounded seven Afghan soldiers in a battle in the Deh Bala area in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province. A second message, issued the same...


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Jihadi Telegram Channel Reviews Tunnel-Boring Machine

In a January 12, 2018 post, the "Military Tactics" Telegram channel,[1] identified with Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), reviews a tunnel-boring machine, presenting photos of it and recommending it as effective and easy to use. The post says: "[This] tool or machine for digging tunne...


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Russian-Speaking ISIS Fighter Announces New “Battalion,” Threatens Terrorist Attacks In Russia In New Video

On January 18, 2018, supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) distributed via Telegram a three-minute video in which an armed, masked man, speaking in Russian, announced the establishment of a new force that will operate for ISIS in Russia, especially in the Caucasus, and threatene...


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ISIS Branch In Mali Claims Responsibility For Killing Of U.S. Special Forces Soldiers In Niger

On January 12, 2018, the Nouakchott News Agency published a communiqué issued by the On January 12, 2018, the Nouakchott News Agency published a communique issued by the Islamic State (ISIS) branch in Mali, the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara[1], led by Adnan Abu Al-Walid Al-...


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Photographs of Osama Bin Laden’s Sons in An Iranian Prison

A Telegram channel run by a person who calls himself 'Iz Al-Din Al-Shihri, who describes himself as "a supporter of the Al-Qaeda organization," published a photograph of three of Osama Bin Laden's sons – Muhammad, Laden, and Hamza in Iran. The photograph was posted on his Telegra...


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Video by Islamic State’s “Al-Baraka Province” Shows Raids On SDF Positions, Attack On Syrian Army Headquarters Allegedly Housing Russian Soldiers

A video released on January 6, 2108 by the Islamic State's (ISIS) "Al-Baraka Province" in Syria documents raids on positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), as well as a car-bomb attack on a Syrian army headquarters in the village of Madhloum, where, according to the video...


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French Jihadis Celebrate Third Anniversary Of Charlie Hebdo Attack

Two Al-Qaeda trained operatives massacred most of the staff at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015, in an act of revenge against its publication of several caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.[1] The attack, which was perceived as justified by many Musl...


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ISIS Continues Incitement Against Christians In Egypt, Urges Members To Kill Civilians Who Stand In Their Way

On December 29, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for an attack on the Mar Mina Coptic church in a southern Cairo suburb, which took the lives of 11 people.[1] The attack followed continued incitement and threats against Christians in Egypt by media operatives...


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TIP Video: Syrian Sunni Cleric Harshly Criticizes Muslims Who Shirk The Fighting In Syria

Through its Voice of Islam media outlet , the Uyghur jihadi organization, the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), published a video on December 31, 2017, entitled "Calling All Syrians." The eleven-minute video features the Syrian Sunni cleric Abu Ahmad Al-Shami harshly rebuking Muslim...


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