Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) issued a statement urging Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, two militant factions in Syria, to cease the infighting between them and respect the sanctity of the blood of their brethren.
Abdurrahman bin Abdillah, an individual who deserted the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement due to what he described as its criminality and oppression, discussed the group’s recent video release on the jihadi biography of its former leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubayr, disputing what it presented, and remarked that his pledge to al-Qaeda (AQ) was borne out of “convenience”.
The Somalia-based al-Qaeda branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed attacking a base of Djiboutian forces within the AMISOM mission in Hiran region, and bombing a Somali National Army (SNA) vehicle in Lower Juba.
Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation published a discussion on the necessity of fighters wearing armor and other forms of body protection in battle.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a posthumous video of a second Tanzanian fighter, who promoted immigration and jihad to Muslims in East and Southeast Africa.
Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed attacks on American, AMISOM, and Somali National Army (SNA) forces in the country, as well as bombing a Kenyan military vehicle in Kenya’s Garissa County.
Al-Qaeda (AQ) released a video of killed Shariah official Abu Yahya al-Libi discussing the tactical and spiritual importance of preparing trenches in combat zones.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a posthumous video of a Ugandan fighter promoting jihad as a means to stop "disbelievers" from invading and besieging Muslim lands.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an attack with an explosive-laden vehicle on AMISOM, Somali National Army (SNA), and “mercenary” forces in a suburb of Mogadishu.
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.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported wounding the former Director of the Somalia’s Ministry of Information with an explosive device in the country’s capital, Mogadishu.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing its storming in May 2017 of barracks of Security Belt Forces (SBF) and a police station in Yemen’s Abyan governorate.
Jihadists have spread a recently created Telegram channel purposed to promote various aspects of al-Qaeda (AQ), including its affiliates, leaders, and organizational “aims.”
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.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 14 Kenyan soldiers in an ambush in Kenya’s Lamu County.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video of its fighters in the Sahara performing chants dedicated to the group’s Tunisian branch, the Uqba bin Nafi Battalion.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding dozens in a suicide bombing at the Waberi district police station in the capital, Mogadishu.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed bombing an Algerian army vehicle in Khenchela province in northeastern Algeria.
After earlier claiming credit for the suicide bombing outside the Wadajir district headquarters in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported that 30 people were killed and wounded, including government officials and security forces.
Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) affiliate in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed credit for the attack at the Kangaba tourist resort near the capital, Bamako, and declared that it bears a message to the “Crusaders” that they will never be safe in the country.