In the second part of his graduation address to foreign fighters from East Africa, the spokesman for the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement directed a message to “disbelievers” in Kenya, declaring that fighters will not relent in their war unless the Kenyan government withdraws its troops from Somalia, and the Kenyan people embrace Islam.
Users on a pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram chat group brought attention to Malaysian government leaders’ efforts against the group domestically and in the Philippines, calling them “the big enemies” of IS.
‘Amaq News Agency released a video report on the past 21 days of the battle between Islamic State (IS) fighters and Philippine security forces in the city of Marawi, including a clip of the gunshot execution of six Christians.
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing five U.S. troops in a bombing that allegedly tore apart their armored personnel carrier (APC) in Nangarhar province.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed credit for an attack on a Yemeni army camp in Hadramawt governorate, in addition to strikes on Houthis in al-Bayda’, Ibb, and Taiz.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed seizing control over six position held by the Afghan Taliban in Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi condemned the reception by Saudi leaders for U.S. President Donald Trump, remarking that it demonstrates their lack of religiosity and morals, and urged Yemeni tribes to battle any U.S. military presence on the ground.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that group fighters killed a total of 17 Philippine soldiers in ongoing clashes in two neighborhoods in Marawi.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, published photos of the destroyed armored vehicles and other remnants from their repulsion of a joint attack by U.S., AMISOM, and Somali National Army (SNA) forces in the country’s Lower Shabelle region.
The Islamic State (IS) media affiliate Furat Media released a posthumous video of a Chechen suicide bomber urging his fellow countrymen to execute lone-wolf attacks and operations similar to that which he will undertake.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed repelling an attack by U.S., Somali, and African forces in Bariri, Lower Shabelle region, and destroying three of their vehicles with explosives.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Filipino jihadist called on lone wolves in the Philippines and elsewhere to strike, and in particular, urged they carry out suicide bombings among policemen and soldiers.
The Afghan Taliban claimed that one of its infiltrators in the ranks of the Afghan forces opened fire on U.S. troops and killed four in Nangarhar province.
Abdurrahman bin Abdillah, an individual who deserted the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement due to what he described as its criminality and oppression, responded to the refutation of his accusations by the group, charging that the author is deluded and “regurgitating” lies.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the sniping of eight Philippine soldiers and killing of 11 during clashes in the city of Marawi, in addition to fighters damaging a military vehicle with an RPG shell.
The Benghazi Defense Brigade (BDB) criticized its designation as a terrorist organization by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, claiming that it a move driven by the UAE in order to remove an obstacle in its “attempt at dominating Benghazi”.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) account on Telegram disseminated a “detailed report” of U.S. military in the Philippines, providing former airbase and task force locations and information about weapons supplied to Philippine forces.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Sinai Province published photos of a fighter assassinating two police elements in the al-Masa’eed neighborhood of downtown Arish.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing two American soldiers and wounding a third in Raqqah province.
The al-Fida’ Islamic Network distributed a previously-unreleased statement from al-Qaeda Central (AQC) regarding accusations levied against three members of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).