A British jihadist in Syria claimed to have received funding from the Islamic State (IS) for developing weapons.
A British jihadist in Syria offered Islamic State (IS) fighters self-made weapon instructions, allegedly pertaining to RPG7 grenade launchers, Anti-Tank Rifles, and Mortars.
A jihadist provided manuals to construct explosive devices for “those who lost bullets,” and gave recommendations to attack police as well as oil and gas pipelines. The jihadist, Abu Safiya al-Iraqi, posted his messages on Twitter between September 22 and September 23, 2014.
Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, published the first episode in its research into projectiles and their science, which it indicated to be part of a “massive encyclopedia” called “Lighting the Path in the Knowledge of Explosives”.
IslamDin, the website of Vilayat KBK (Kabarda-Balkaria-Karachai) of the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC), gave video instructions to prepare an explosive it called “chocolate”.
In a discussion about explosive vests, a jihadist posted a Chechen video giving step-by-step instructions to manufacture such a weapon for suicide bombings.
Finding that Syrian militant factions are using “primitive” explosives, a jihadist recommended they borrow from Iraqi groups and use EFP (explosively formed penetrator) directed devices.
As a means to provide cover to fighters in the battlefield, a jihadi suggested modifying a fire extinguisher to blow dust or ashes in the air.
Noting the high prices of weapons, and believing that cost deters prospective fighters from jihad, a jihadist suggested they learn how to make homemade weapons.