Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published the text of an interview with group official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi addressing topics such as the current military situation of fighters, Yemeni public perception of U.S. forces, and the role of the UAE in the country.


Abu Dher Azzam, a Burmese religious scholar who previously served as a mufti in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), released an audio speech for Eid al-Fitr promoting the cause of Uyghur Muslims in China while urging Muslims in general to boycott Chinese goods and fighters in particular to attack Chinese interests.

Tags: Jihadist News: Statements
Multimedia: Multimedia
Countries: China
Individuals: Azzam, Abu Dher AKA Abu Dher al-Barmi

afghan taliban

At the conclusion of Eid al-Fitr and its accompanying ceasefire with Afghan security forces, the Afghan Taliban remarked that the "successful implementation" of the suspension of operations demonstrates its controlling the "trajectory" of battles and the cohesiveness of its fighters.

Tags: Jihadist News: Statements
Countries: Afghanistan
Groups: Afghan Taliban


The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, documented multiple attacks in neighboring Kenya is a video released for Eid al-Fitr 2018, and in a segment devoted to slain fighters, identified a Briton.

Tags: Multimedia: Multimedia
Countries: Kenya
Media Groups: Kata'ib Foundation (Shabaab)
Groups: Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement


The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing and wounding nearly 100 Afghan Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces in a suicide bombing in Nangarhar, which the former regarded as a "mysterious explosion" in its own statement.


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