The Islamic State’s (IS) Dijlah Province in Iraq released a video on fighters seizing control over Imam Gharbi village in southern Mosul, and in a provided infographic, claimed killing 106 Iraqi soldiers and “militiamen” in a 16-day period.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the July 5, 2017, drive-by shooting at a checkpoint in South Giza, Egypt, in the 90th issue of its weekly newspaper, al-Naba, and reported over 2,200 killed and wounded among Shi’ites in a 10-month period in Baghdad.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Baghdad Province claimed four bombings on Shi’ites, two in Sadr City and two others in Nahrawan.
The Islamic State (IS) downplayed the Iraqi military victory in the city of Mosul in Naba 89, and threatened the government and army with “great scenes that will make them forget the horrors of Mosul, Speicher, and Beiji”.
In the 89th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) claimed that after nine months of the battle in Mosul, more than 11,700 Iraqi soldiers and militiamen and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed.
In the 11th issue of its Rumiyah magazine, the Islamic State (IS) for the first time claimed credit for the June 19, 2017, attack in Paris, France, and the bombing in Brussels, Belgium, the following day, and called to strike Western economies, to kidnap children, and to kill a German national.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported fighters firing rockets at the Shi’ite holy city of Karbala as well as Babil.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video report on group fighters in the city of Mosul continuing to engage the enemy “until the last breath”.
After the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, a prominent IS supporter portrayed its fighters as strong and resilient in the face of the Iraqi army and warned of an emboldened group in Iraq and Syria, while a jihadist part of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) saw only military failure and waste.
As the Iraqi government declares victory in its battle to retake Mosul, the Islamic State (IS) expressed defiance in ravaged city, continuing to clash with Iraqi forces in al-Maydan, and vowing to fight until “victory or martyrdom”.
Islamic State (IS) supporters circulated an essay expressing hope in the group’s eventual resurgence following its expected defeat in Iraq and Syria.
A jihadist gave advice to Islamic State (IS) supporters seeking to travel from Tunisia to Turkey presumably to enter Iraq or Syria.
The head of the Islamic State’s (IS) “Department of Soldiery” discussed the Mosul battle in an interview in the 87th issue of the group’s al-Naba newspaper, claiming that preparations for the engagement that has been ongoing since October 2016 were made as soon as the IS seized control over the city in June 2014.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel posted rap-styled lyrics touting the group’s ongoing “victory” and steady expansion across the globe.
Al-Jazeera Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq released a grisly video featuring Iranian, Russian, Turkish, and Turkmen children brutally executing prisoners and calling for and threatening attacks in their native lands and the West.
Ninawa Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing 30 Iraqi Federal Police and wounding 40 others in separate attacks in Mosul.
As a means to cause financial loss to the Iraqi government and significantly impact its economy, an Islamic State (IS) supporter urged the group to target banks, oil and gas pipelines, and phosphate factories.
In response to recent narratives surrounding the Islamic State’s (IS) military defeats in Mosul, IS supporters on Telegram announced a social media “counter-campaign.”
A jihadist media group released a video tracing the rise of Islamic State (IS) spokesman Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir through the group’s ranks since its beginning as Tawhid Wal Jihad under Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to its current iteration under Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.