The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released an infographic tallying suicide operations in Iraq and Syria throughout 2016.
A charity group which calls itself “Your Sons at Your Service” solicited financial donations to support fighters in Syria and their families, and to “participate in the fight by feeding the front lines that protect the civilian population.”
The Afghan Taliban denied the dissemination of various messages and threats attributed to the group and its officials, stating it is instead “the work of Kabul administration intelligence.”
Rebel groups operating in Syria criticized the fatwa issued by prominent Islamic scholars calling for a merger among the Syrian rebel groups which was allegedly signed by Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), Ajnad al-Sham, Noor al-Dine al-Zanki, Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and others.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing four soldiers from the Popular Committees and firing mortars at Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen’s Abyan governorate, and attacking Houthi fighters in al-Bayda’.
A jihadist developed an idea for the Islamic State (IS) to spare its “human ammunition” through the use of what he described as “rolling explosive barrels”.
After the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the New Year's Eve attack at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, the pro-IS Nashir Media Foundation published several posters threatening additional strikes in Turkey.
Salah al-Din Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing over 100 Iraqi Federal Police and Shi’ite militiamen in a three-man suicide raid in the city of Samarra.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported more than 30 killed and at least 44 others wounded in a twin suicide bombing at the Peace Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding 214 Shi'ites in a suicide bombing, two car bombings, and the detonation of an explosive device in eastern Baghdad.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a twin suicide bombing at the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu, and took credit for ten attacks between December 27, 2016, and January 1, 2017, including the assassination attempt on the district commissioner of Baidoa.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the deadly attack at a nightclub on New Year's Eve in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that two IS suicide bombers attacked a checkpoint of Syrian forces in the coastal city of Tartus.
The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported a grenade attack on a Philippine Army headquarters in Maguindanao, and a bombing of a military truck south of Cotabato.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing over 100 Shi'ites between civilians and security forces in a five-man suicide raid in Iraq's Najaf governorate.
The Joint Defense in Damascus, formed recently in order to combat any forced displacement of the Syrian people and any potential breaches of truce agreements on the part of the Syrian regime, vowed action against it, likening it to a “criminal” gang.
Continuing its incitement for attacks during the holiday season, the pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir Media Foundation called for and threatened lone-wolf operations during New Year's Eve celebrations in France.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that an IS suicide bomber struck Pakistani police in Rahim Yar Khan district in Pakistan’s Punjab province. It posted an Arabic report on December 31, 2016, stating that one day prior, a fighter detonated his explosive vest on a police gathering. The message reads:A martyrdom-seeking operation with an explosive vest targeted a Pakistani police gathering yesterday in the area of Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab province of southeastern Pakistan.According to media reports, a suicide bomber detonated outside the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officer in Rahim Yar Khan, wounding two policemen.
Baghdad Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding over 100 Shi'ites in twin suicide bombings in the Sinak market.
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir Media Foundation urged lone wolves in Saudi Arabia to target foreign companies and embassies, and to strike New Year's Eve celebrations.