The Islamic State (IS) focused on Marawi in the third episode of its "Inside the Caliphate" series, highlighting fighters' perseverance against Philippine soldiers and American and Australian aircraft, and calling on Muslims in the region to come and fight.
Abu Bakr Shekau, the leader of Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad ("Boko Haram”) declared to leaders of West African governments in a video speech that the Islamic State (IS) will remain in the region, and under his local command.
Al-Bayda’ Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, released a video showcasing some of its battles with Houthi fighters, and presenting scenes from a training camp.
The Islamic State (IS) media affiliate Furat Media released a video of a Dagestani fighter encouraging his fellow countrymen to immigrate to IS-held territories and be able to freely practice Islam.
The Afghan Taliban released a video focusing on suicide attacks, including the August 2014 six-man suicide raid at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Jalalabad, and the August 2016 suicide bombing on a U.S. convoy, also in the capital of Nangarhar province.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video promoting the forthcoming release of the 17th issue of its Inspire Magazine, which will cover “train derail operations” to cause “great destruction” to the transportation sector and Western economies.
The al-Tawhid Brigade of the Nasser Salah al-Din Brigades in Gaza released a video documenting its summer camp for children on Islamic principles and awareness of an “intellectual and cultural invasion”.
Hassan Sufan, the newly appointed general commander of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, apologized to the Syrian people for the group’s loss of vision “in trivial disputes,” and promised to continue to keep the revolution alive by fighting the regime and the Islamic State (IS).
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video showing the final message of Kenyan POW Leonard Maingi Kiiyo, and his execution, where his speech and that of the fighter who killed him are meant to influence the upcoming Kenyan general election.
Four days ahead of the Kenyan general election, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video addressing Kenyan Muslims, calling on them to forgo voting, avoid polling stations entirely, and migrate to Somalia to join the group.
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Maldivian group Haqqu Media Center released a video promoting the group and Maldivian fighters who died under its banner, one of whom is identified as having moved from Waziristan to IS-held territories in Syria.
Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri mourned slain officials Abu Umar Khalil (AKA Khalil al-Madani) and Abu Dujana al-Pasha (AKA Muhammad Mahmood al-Bahteeti), in an audio speech, and also revealed that Khalid Sheikh Muhammad founded the group’s media wing, as-Sahab.
The Somalia-based al-Qaeda branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, released a two-part video with its Kenyan religious official Ahmad Iman Ali regarding the general elections and the democratic practice in general.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video showing the corpses of several Philippine soldiers killed in Marawi, and weapons and ammunition captured by IS fighters.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech Abu Obeida Yusuf al-’Annabi, the head of its “Council of Dignitaries,” speaking on the importance of determination and rallying Muslims to take action against all that harms their brethren and fight.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Raqqah Province released a video featuring over 15 foreign fighters, including an English-speaking Somali who addressed U.S. President Donald Trump, engaged in battles against Kurdish fighters.
Boko Haram released a video showing three oil exploration contractors, abducted in a raid in northeastern Nigeria on July 25, 2017.
Ahmad Iman Ali, a Kenyan religious official in the Somalia-based al-Qaeda branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, threatened Muslims in the ranks of enemy security forces and proponents of democracy in a video lecture.
The Islamic State’s (IS) al-Hayat Media Center launched a new video series called “Inside the Caliphate,” and in the first episode covered its roll out of the copper fals currency in areas of IS control.
Khalid bin Umar Batarfi, an official in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), urged Muslims to support their Palestinian brethren in regard to the ongoing conflict at al-Aqsa Mosque, and remarked that the situation has reached this point due to the abandon of jihad and Islamic principles.