The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed a 10-man suicide raid on a joint position of American and Afghan troops in Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan.
Al-Qaeda (AQ) criticized the remark by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, about kicking with “high heels” all who condemn Israel, and arguing that it demonstrates America’s determination to impose its will, urged Muslims to embrace jihad and confront it.
The Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, the Tunisian branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), claimed wounding Tunisian soldiers in an explosion on Mount Ouargha.
In a communique published on Telegram on April 8, 2017, the group reported that one day prior, fighters detonated a landmine on a group of soldiers, which resulting in inflicting them with injuries of varying severity.
Following is a translation of the message:
Detonating a Mine on a Group of Soldiers of the Tyrant in Tunisia
By the grace of Allah, a mine was detonated on a group of soldiers of the tyrant on Mount Ouargha in the area of al-Kef in northwestern Tunisia, yesterday, 10 Rajab 1438H, corresponding to 7 April 2017M. It led to injuries of varying degrees among them.
Allah is Great. Praise be to Allah…
Uqba bin Nafi Battalion11 Rajab 1438H, corresponding to 8 April 2017M
Amidst ongoing reactions by jihadists to the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian airbase, prominent pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) ideologue Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi expressed distrust towards America's intentions, and warned supporters not to find good in its actions.
Following the U.S.’s decision to conduct airstrikes in Syria, jihadists on social media declared the U.S. government was attempting to “fool the world,” contemplating potential coordination with Russia and Syria, and asserting the strikes will allow Syrian rebel forces “to advance faster.”
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published the fifth issue of its “Inspire Guide,” analyzing in it the March 22, 2017 attack in London, in the vicinity of the British Parliament in Westminster.
The al-Qaeda (AQ)-affiliated Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen claimed bombing and ambushing French forces near the Malian-Burkinabe border.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) denied intending to kill a colonel from Free Idlib Army who died in clashes that occurred near a checkpoint in Khan al-Sobol, Idlib.
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding over 35 elements, among whom a commander, in a suicide attack in the city of Lashkargah in Helmand Province.
Al-Masra, a digital newspaper linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), interview the leader of the newly-formed brach of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Mali regarding its establishment, its connection to AQ, and its plans for attacks on regional states.
Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing four Afghan troops and wounding an American soldier in an attack in Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the group’s responsibility for two attacks in the city of Astrakhan in southern Russia.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) released a statement to condemn the sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib, and promised to avenge it in a “worse and more bitter” way with “intense consecutive operations behind the enemy lines, and in [the regime’s] most reinforced locations.”
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed credit for the suicide bombing that struck Pakistani soldiers escorting census workers in Lahore.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ar-Raqqah Province claimed killing and wounding 16 PKK elements in a suicide bombing by a French fighter, east own the city of Tabqa.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Salah al-Din Province claimed killing 31 people, including the director of counterterrorism and his son, in a seven-man suicide raid in Tikrit.
The al-Qaeda (AQ)-affiliated Nusrat al-Islam was Muslimeen claimed a rocket attack on a French military base in Tessalit.
In retaliation to the sarin gas attack which hit civilians in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib, rebel groups claimed targeting the regime forces throughout Syria, including in Hama, Latakkia, and al-Ghouta, and regaining control of the city of Mardis, in the northern countryside of Hama.
Through its Shahada News Agency, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement promoted its capture of the city of El Buur (Ceelbuur) in Galguduud region of central Somalia, three years after losing it to Ethiopian forces.
Tahrir al-Sham’s Ebaa News Agency released an infographic of the group’s most prominent accomplishments during its first 60 days of activity, and claimed over 400 losses to the regime and seizing control of 20 locations throughout Syria.