Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released two videos respectively showing a bombing of a Houthi truck and storming of a Houthi military position in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, and also claimed attacks in the past two days in al-Bayda’ and Ibb.
A fighter in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, refuted allegations from two former members, a husband and wife, about criminality, injustice, and manipulation exercised by the group.
In its al-Bayan Radio News Bulletin for June 6, 2017, the Islamic State (IS) featured a claim for the shooting attack in Melbourne, Australia that took place yesterday.
The Afghan Taliban reported that it released a total of 73 Afghan security forces and officials it took prisoner in Kandahar, in addition to giving them money.
The Islamic State (IS) reported through its ‘Amaq News Agency that the attacker in the Brighton suburb of Melbourne, Australia, is one of its “soldiers”.
Al-Bayda’ Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, published a photo report showing a sniper training camp in the country’s Qifa area.
Shahada News Agency, a media unit of al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, promoted its attacks inside Kenya over the course of three weeks.
A jihadist urged lone wolves to burn and bomb gas and oil pipelines and wells throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Russia in revenge for coalition strikes on Islamic State (IS) positions in Mosul and ar-Raqqah.
Prior to any connection being established to the Islamic State (IS) in the hostage-taking incident in the Brighton suburb of Melbourne, Australia, a pro-IS Telegram channel celebrated, boasting that the “operation is but a sample of what’s to come”.
As the situation in the city of Marawi in the Philippines’ Lanao del Sur province continues, with attacks despite a “humanitarian pause,” the Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that close to 10 Philippine soldiers were killed during clashes in Mamasapano in Maguindanao province.
In its al-Bayan Radio news bulletin for June 5, 2017, the Islamic State (IS) featured its claim for the vehicular and stabbing attacks in London, England, two days prior.
A message attributed to Islamic State (IS) fighters in France demanded the French people to pressure their government to end its role in the anti-IS coalition and “oppression of Muslims,” or be held accountable for its actions and be subject to attacks.
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir News Agency called for additional revenge attacks against Western states involved in the coalition in the wake of the June 3, 2017, London operation.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the June 3, 2017 vehicular and stabbing attacks in London, England were carried out by fighters of the Islamic State.
The Afghan Taliban reported that two infiltrator fighters in the Afghan police ranks opened fire on policemen in Kandahar city, killing more than 30.
Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed Farag (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) pointed to the June 3, 2017, London Bridge attack and other incidents to decry the Islamic State (IS) and its supporters.
As the situation continues to unfold in London, England, with attacks occurring at London Bridge and its vicinity, jihadists are anticipating the Islamic State (IS) to be responsible and are celebrating and threatening in kind.
Pro-IS jihadists on social media and the Deep Web forum al-Minbar Jihadi Media have posted on June 3, 2017, updates from the international media, including the advisory from London's Metropolitan Police Service to “run, hide, and tell,” graphics distributed in the past during and after lone-wolf attacks at Westminster Bridge and elsewhere, and messages expressing joy and triumph, including one mocking post: "London Bridge is falling down...falling down…”.
For example, a Telegram channel named after the terror tactics section of the IS’ Rumiyah Magazine, “Just Terror,” posted in English:
Londoners now living in a state of terror and fear
Crusading #brits now living in a state of terror and fear! Where is your great Kingdom now?
Here are the black days we have promised you
What is coming will be more bitter and severe insha'Allah
This is Just Terror, Oh Crusader! Tidings of further calamities!
Tonight in #London, Tomorrow? Keep in suspense....
Three attacks in one hour hit #London. We are coming for you from Iraq and Sham!
Security leaders meet in old London. What have your previous meeting acheived?
Other channels redistributed the poster from Nashir News Agency urging lone wolves in the West to kill civilians during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan via trucks, knives, and guns:
Nashir News Agency also posted messages in French, including one that translates to:
The wolves have mobilized and are attacking individual civilians in response to the calls of Islamic state to target coalition nationals. May Allah reward you and give you the highest ranks of Paradise, Allah permitting.
Another channel, “ANSARULHAQQ, redistributed a poster inciting for attacks in Europe, and posted in English:
The Mujahideen didn’t stop to terrorize the kuffar in their lands!
As promised, they were attacked again! And what comes next will be more severe, by Allahs permission.
Further, the channel “Uways al-Khilafah” celebrated with Arabic postings, and emboldened by the second attack in England less than two weeks, wrote:
Britain, be happy with what will harm you, for you are now caught in the jaws of the lone wolves…
By Allah you will pay a high price, and what you are witnessing today is nothing but the beginning of the end of your empty kingdom. This is a small portion from your heavy bill that awaits you O Jews and Crusaders. Behold and wait, for we have come to you with men who love death the same way you love life, and whose drink is blood and their companions are body parts. They promised Allah that they will tear you to pieces and draw closer to Him in earnest by beheading you, dispersing your shredded bodies, and crushing your skulls. Indeed, the blood of the Muslims that was shed will not go in vain. You are striking us from the air by your planes and dropping the lava of your missiles, cruise rockets, and poisonous bombs over us, and we are striking your homes with our terror and responding to you with our hell and we will destroy you, kill you, and shake the earth beneath your feet inside your own homes. And by He who lifted the skies without pillars, you will never dream of safety until we are living it in realty in Palestine.
The news is what you see and not what you hear.
The grandchildren of Khaled are coming O Jews, so hold on to your necks, prepare your funeral shrouds, write your wills, and say goodbye to your families, for the battle has yet to begin.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that group fighters killed a Tunisian intelligence spy in the country’s Kasserine governorate.
The Afghan Taliban denied any connection to the bombings at a funeral in Kabul.
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir News Agency urged lone wolves in the West to kill civilians during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.