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.
A jihadist offered a design for an explosive remote-controlled drone along with suggestions on how to perform an attack with the weapon.
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”.
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.
The sixth entry of a jihadi-produced series on preparing for Syria addressed issues relating to travel through Turkey on the way to Syria.
English speaking jihadis claiming to be fighting with the Syrian insurgency have established an online compilation of advice for prospective Western fighters.
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.
Members of a jihadi forum exchanged tutorials on the conversion of consumer lasers into weapons capable of inflicting damage.
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.
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".
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a Swahili-language video showing a Kenyan fighter demonstrating how to use an AK-47 assault rifle.
A jihadist gave a manual to prepare the secondary explosive nitrostarch and promoted the presentation as a first in the "history of jihadi encyclopedias".
The al-Qital Urdu Forum released a video demonstrating how to make an explosive jacket that is to be worn by a suicide bomber.