IS Fighters Speak from Kobani, Claim Advancing Despite Airstrikes
The pro-Islamic State (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video of fighters speaking from what they allege is the center of Kobani, claiming that their morale is high and that they are advancing despite coalition airstrikes.
English Speaker Addresses Coalition After Fall of Two Helicopters in Salah al-Din in IS Video
An English speaker in the Islamic State (IS) identified as Abu Bakr al-Muhajir addressed the U.S.-led coalition after the shooting down of two helicopters in Iraq’s Salah al-Din province, declaring that the IS will be victorious over them.
“Soldiers of Egypt” Claims Bombing Outside Cairo University
The jihadi group Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) claimed credit for the bombing outside Cairo University and noted that it reduced the potency of the explosive in order that fragments not reach civilian passers-by.
IS Video Shows Battle in Deir al-Zour, Slain French and Turkish Fighters
The provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) for “al-Khayr,” the name given by the group to Deir al-Zour, Syria, released a video of a battle with Syrian soldiers in the city of Deir al-Zour, and showing slain French and Turkish fighters.
Brigades of Abdullah Azzam Official Claims Discrimination Against Sunnis in Lebanese Army
Sirajuddin Zurayqat, an official in the Lebanon-based Brigades of Abdullah Azzam, claimed that Sunni soldiers in the Lebanese army are discriminated against and that they are being expelled for fear of their connection to fighters and the possibility they might defect.
Ansar al-Shariah in Libya Urges Muslims to Fight Haftar Loyalists in Benghazi, Mourns Slain Official
- Category: Statements
- Created: 22 October 2014
Ansar al-Shariah in Libya urged Muslims in Benghazi to mobilize and fight loyalists of General Khalifa Haftar, and mourned Ali al-Kershini, a group official who was killed while at home with his family.
Canadian, Foreign Jihadists Comment on Attacks in Canada, Call for Further Attacks
Two attacks in Canada within the span of three days—one in the form of a hit-and-run by suspected jihadist Martin Rouleau on October 20 in Quebec, and another by multiple unidentified shooters on October 22 on Parliament Hill in Ottowa—has prompted claims of justice by jihadists online.
Jihadists Reject Calls for Unity with IS
- Category: Western Jihadist Forum Digest
- Created: 21 October 2014
A jihadist call for unity between Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front forces in Syria on a prominent English-language jihadist forum received rebukes from fellow members.
TTP Explains that Spokesman who Pledged to IS is No Longer Part of Group
- Category: Statements
- Created: 20 October 2014
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) explained that Abu Omar Maqbul, who served as its spokesman and was given the name “Shahidullah Shahid,” and who had pledged to the Islamic State (IS), has been removed from his position.