The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province released a video showing the interrogation and subsequent brutal execution of a spy, after which an orphaned child stands atop his decapitated head and declares revenge against those charged with espionage.

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Highlights: HTS claims killing at least 30 regime soldiers in clashes in the countryside of Hama and Aleppo; reports of ceasefire with Nour al-Din Zinki; announces a suicide bombing in Shekheiter in the eastern countryside of Hama; reports of Russian airstrikes in the eastern countryside of Hama and Syrian airstrikes in Western Ghouta, Western Idlib, and the countryside of Quneitra.


Spokesman for the Afghan Taliban, Muhammad Yusuf, discussed U.S. President Trump’s new plan for the war in Afghanistan, asserting his “nasty strategy” has benefitted the Taliban by encouraging new recruits and making easier the targeting of foreign forces.

Tags: Jihadist News: Statements
Countries: Afghanistan,United States
Groups: Afghan Taliban
Individuals: Yusuf, Muhammad


The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed an attack on police in Kenya's Lamu County, and took credit for multiple strikes on Somali National Army (SNA) forces in Mogadishu.

Tags: Jihadist News: Statements
Countries: Kenya,Somalia
Media Groups: Shahada News Agency
Groups: Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement


The Islamic State's (IS) Diyala Province released a video of various attacks against Iraqi soldiers and PMU, including footage of the fighters involved in the May 2017 raid on the Kirkush Military Training Base in Baladruz, and the beheading and gunshot executions of spies and "apostates".

Tags: Multimedia: Multimedia
Countries: Iraq
Groups: Diyala Province (IS), Islamic State (ISIS-ISIL)


Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri demanded that Muslims take revenge against the U.S. for the death in prison of the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman, and reiterated his call to fighters in general and those in Syria in particular to unite against the enemy alliance.

Tags: Multimedia: Multimedia
Countries: Syria,United States
Media Groups: Sahab (AQ)
Groups: Al-Qaeda
Individuals: Rahman, Omar Abdul, Zawahiri, Ayman


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