Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a joint statement regarding the death of the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman in an American prison, eulogizing him and urging fighters to take revenge.
Hassan Yaqub Ali, a senior official in al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, threatened new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo with a “vicious war,” and claimed he is more dangerous than past presidents due his holding American citizenship.
A previously-released letter from Omar Abdel-Rahman AKA “The Blind Sheikh,” an Egyptian cleric involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was circulated on Telegram following his death in the U.S. prison where he was being held on February 18, 2017.
The Sahara division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video memorializing Abu al-Noor al-Andalusi, a commander from the Spanish enclave of Melilla who was killed in a raid by French commandos in Mali in March 2016.
Al-Barakah Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) for Syria’s al-Hasakah governorate, claimed killing at least 25 PKK elements in a suicide bombing by a French fighter.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing two Philippine Army officers in an ambush in the city of Marawi.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing over 60 and wounding 70 in a car bomb attack in southern Baghdad.
In the 68th issue of its weekly newspaper al-Naba, the Islamic State (IS) provided a detailed report on the beheading of a spy for the Algerian intelligence in the country’s Jijel province.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement’s Shahada News Agency provided an updated report on the mortar strike on the Presidential Palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, during a ceremony for the new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing at least 100 “polytheists” and wounding hundreds of others in a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine in Sindh, Pakistan.
Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement announced 955 defections from the group in an infographic containing a breakdown by location and status.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed credit for a suicide bombing on a van carrying judges in Peshawar, and an attack on a Samaa TV van in Karachi, as well as executing a spy, the video of which it said is forthcoming.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement’s Shahada News Agency reported a mortar strike on the Presidential Palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, during a ceremony for the new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
A jihadi media group published a biographical eulogy of “Abu Zubayr Somali,” a Somali Nusra Front (NF) fighter killed in Syria after living in the U.S. for “a number of years.”
Liwa al-Aqsa, an offshoot of Jund al-Aqsa consisting of pro-IS elements which was formed in the northern countryside of Hama, executed over 150 members of rebel factions in Khan Shaykhun.
Al-Qaeda pointed to CIA director Mike Pompeo awarding Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef for his work against terrorism as proof of Saudi loyalty to America, and urged Muslims to fight such “apostate regimes”.
Al-Bunyan al-Marsous released an infographic showing the “harvest” of the first three days of the battle “Death Rather Than Humiliation” in Daraa.
IS’ Baghdad Province claimed killing and wounding “nearly 100” Shi’ites in eastern Baghdad.
Within its newly-declared military campaign, “Operation Ghazi,” the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar claimed a double suicide bombing on a political office in Mohmand Agency and vowed to “crush the apostates”.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing five Afghan policemen and wounding at least five others in three bombings in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar.