Military Manuals and Training
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Jihadists Distribute Version of “Al-Mobtakar Al-Fareed” (Unique Invention) Manual for Lone Wolves

Jihadists distributed on forums and social networking websites a version of a decade-old manual called “Al-Mobtakar Al-Fareed” (Unique Invention), which instructs how to fabricate a chemical weapon and recommends its use in public places of the enemy such as restaurants, schools, and theaters.

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Monday, 20 April 2015
Jihadist Offers Design and Operation Method for Explosive Drone Weapon

A jihadist offered a design for an explosive remote-controlled drone along with suggestions on how to perform an attack with the weapon.

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Friday, 12 December 2014
British Jihadist Solicits Self-Made Weapon Instructions to IS Fighters

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.

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Jihadist Gives Recommendations to Attack Police, Construct Explosives

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.

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Friday, 26 September 2014
Al-Nusra Front Begins Publishing Research on Explosives, Projectiles

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”.

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Thursday, 21 August 2014
Al-Nusra Front Publishes Manual for Grenades, Homemade Bombs

Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, released through its military research division, a 67-page manual for grenades and homemade bombs.

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Preparation Series Advises On Turkey, Instructs Women

The sixth entry of a jihadi-produced series on preparing for Syria addressed issues relating to travel through Turkey on the way to Syria.

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Monday, 16 June 2014
Jihadis Compile Advice for Prospective Syrian Fighters

English speaking jihadis claiming to be fighting with the Syrian insurgency have established an online compilation of advice for prospective Western fighters.

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Friday, 13 June 2014
Advice Compilation Issues Packing Guidelines

A compilation of advice for prospective foreign fighters seeking to travel to Syria described essential items to bring on the journey along with an analysis of the rationale for each recommendation.

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Friday, 13 June 2014
Jihadi Forum Shares Tutorials For Creating Burning Laser Weapons

Members of a jihadi forum exchanged tutorials on the conversion of consumer lasers into weapons capable of inflicting damage.

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Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Jihadist Recommends Fighters in Syria Use EFP Directed Devices

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.

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Tuesday, 04 March 2014
TIP Video Demonstrates Preparation of Explosive from Sulfur

The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) demonstrated how to prepare an explosive from sulfur extracted from match heads in the ninth episode of its weapons training video series, "Express Mail of the Mujahideen of Turkistan".

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Monday, 14 October 2013
TIP Video Demonstrates Use of Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle

The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) demonstrated how to use a Dragunov SVD sniper rifle in the seventh episode of its weapons training video series, "Express Mail of the Mujahideen of Turkistan".

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Thursday, 19 September 2013
AQIM Distributes AQAP Bomb Manual in Arabic, English and Spanish

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) distributed via its "Muslim Africa" Twitter account a manual that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) had published in the first issue of its "Inspire" magazine and that the Tsarnaev brothers reportedly used for the April 2013 Boston bombings.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Jihadist Suggests Using Modified Fire Extinguisher to Give Fighters Cover

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.

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Monday, 19 August 2013
Jihadist Suggests Prospective Fighters Learn to Make Homemade Weapons

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.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Jihadist Gives Manual to Make Civilian Detonating Cord

A jihadist gave a manual to make a civilian detonating cord similar to Cordtex, and noted that such a cord was used by Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir, the now-deceased leader of the Gaza-based jihadist faction Jund Ansar Allah.

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Thursday, 18 July 2013
Jihadist Gives Manual to Make Activated Charcoal for Use in Gas Masks

A jihadist gave a manual to make activated charcoal, which is a form of charcoal riddled with many small pores capable of adsorption of toxic gases.

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Wednesday, 03 July 2013
Shabaab Releases Swahili Training Video for AK-47 Assault Rifle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a Swahili-language video showing a Kenyan fighter demonstrating how to use an AK-47 assault rifle.

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Monday, 20 May 2013
Jihadist Gives Manual for Nitrostarch Explosive

A jihadist gave a manual to prepare the secondary explosive nitrostarch and promoted the presentation as a first in the "history of jihadi encyclopedias".

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Friday, 17 May 2013
Jihadi Forum Releases Video Manual for Explosive Jacket

The al-Qital Urdu Forum released a video demonstrating how to make an explosive jacket that is to be worn by a suicide bomber.

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Tuesday, 07 May 2013