After declaring Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) military commander Abu Muhammad al-Julani a “war criminal” and calling on fighters under him to break away, the Shura Council of Scholars in al-Sham [Syria] announced that pledges to him are “null and void,” and urged revolutionary factions to respond to HTS’ “criminality”.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) English Telegram channel released updated web browser extensions for users to access its website, and similar to the recent updates by the IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency, the extensions are available for Firefox and Chromium.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing 60 elements of what it described as “PKK apostates” in a four-team raid on their camp and another military position in the east of Raqqah, Syria.
In English bulletins, a pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) group promoted the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement and incited against the West.
The Mali-based al-Qaeda branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed two attacks in the border area between Burkina Faso and Mali, one striking Burkinabe soldiers and the other Malian, as well as bombing a French military convoy near Kidal.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding many tribal militia elements in a suicide raid on their barracks in Beiji, and published a photo of the fighters, revealing them to be children.
The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) disseminated a statement of establishment by a jihadi group in Kashmir calling itself “Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind”.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing 11 “PKK apostates” in a suicide bombing by a Swedish fighter south of Raqqah.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing a military convoy in which American forces were present, and reported that Kenyan authorities announced enhanced security in anticipation of its attacks during the general election on August 8, 2017.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel addressed a message to lone wolves in Europe and the U.S., instructing them to murder a “crusader” taxi driver and burn his vehicle.
The Afghan Taliban reported that a fighter who infiltrated the Afghan National Army (ANA) shot and killed three American soldiers in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram account forwarded a message calling on “Islamic State supporters everywhere” to attack non-believers in embassies, clubs, and cafés, and ministries, asking, “Where are the lone wolves??”
The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed a second instance in the span of two days of killing and wounding American and Afghan forces in Dih Bala district in Nangarhar.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing two Somali security elements hours apart from each other in Mogadishu, and five attacks on AMISOM forces in Gedo and Hiran regions.
An Islamic State (IS) supporter suggested a means to distribute the group’s religious propaganda on Facebook while circumventing suspension by administrators of the social networking service.
The Afghan Taliban announced that in Ghor province, two tribal leaders, one overseeing 1,000 families and another heading 2,000 families, pledged support to the group and delivered to them large quantities of weapons and ammunition, and also denied that the Islamic State (IS) is present in the area.
Amidst the unrest in Israel surrounding security restrictions placed on al-Aqsa Mosque, Islamic State (IS) supporters suggested that the group’s Sinai Province capitalize and launch rockets and mobilize fighter units.
Ansar al-Shariah Pakistan (ASP) claimed its first attack in the country’s tribal region since its founding, bombing a Pakistani army patrol in Rajgal Valley, and derided the military campaign “Operation Kyber IV”.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing four soldiers, including Americans, while repulsing a joint offensive by U.S. and Afghan forces on their position in Dih Bala district in Nangarhar.
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 37 intelligence investigators and staff in a suicide bombing on two buses carrying them in the Afghan capital, Kabul.