Sinai Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding 25 Egyptian policemen in a car bombing followed by a raid on their checkpoint in a neighborhood west of Arish.
In less than one week, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed ten attacks targeting Houthis and Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen’s Abyan, al-Bayda’, and Ibb governorates, and clarified a video clip of an assassination in a statement attributed to the group’s Shabwa division.
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed killing more than 15 soldiers in Western Ghouta in a suicide operation, and tens of enemy forces in attacks in Homs.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that two Somali policemen were killed and another wounded during a hand grenade attack near the Ali Sufi intersection of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The Afghan Taliban remarked on the U.S. deploying an extra 300 troops to Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, remarking that it is part of the “final failed efforts of Obama”.
A jihadist published the second episode in a cartoon series promoting the Islamic State (IS), presenting it as a bedtime story for children.
Baghdad Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding a combined number of 125 Shi’ites in two separate suicide bombings in the east of the capital.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that five Shi’ites were killed in a shooting in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
A jihadist recommended lone wolves in the “lands of disbelief” to use poison to kill targets, and advised methods for execution and escape.
A pro-al-Qaeda Telegram channel called on lone wolves in the West to take Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the “Underwear Bomber,” as an example and follow his path, and asked users to distribute AQAP’s Inspire magazine using trending hashtags on Twitter.
Baghdad Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding more than 61 Shi’ites in four bombings in different areas of Baghdad.
The Islamic State (IS) promoted lone wolves as one-man armies in the 62nd issue of its al-Naba newspaper, and incited Muslims to follow the paths of the Berlin, Nice, and Orlando attackers, and also promoted the New Year's Eve attack in Istanbul.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadist created a game in which a player protects the Ibn al-Atheer maternity and children’s hospital in Mosul from coalition airstrikes.
Pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channels encouraged IS supporters to continue using social media platforms as a means of distributing jihadi material, and not let suspensions deter their activity online.
The pro-Islamic State (IS) al-Battar Media Foundation published an article defending the IS attack on New Year's Eve at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, from the perspective that Muslims at the targeted site were guilty of "disbelief".
A jihadist suggested a method to kill enemy targets in an “easy and simple manner” through booby-trapping their vehicles with an explosive substance.
A German-writing jihadi fighter in Syria advised against women and children entering Syria, insisting that Muslim men either wait for better conditions or leave their families in “Muslim-accepting” countries prior to their migrations.
A pro-al-Qaeda Telegram channel posted a brief manual to prepare a chemical weapon and suggested using it to target the United States.
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Wafa' Media Foundation published a message calling for more attacks in Turkey, defining jihad as the “true meaning” of tourism, and labeling the January 1, 2017 attack in Istanbul “the most important day in the history of Turkey.”
Twelve Syrian opposition factions jointly signed a statement criticizing the Syrian regime for breaking the terms of the ceasefire and threatening that the agreement will soon become "null and void".