Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed carrying out a suicide bombing in al-Masasna, in the northern countryside of Hama, and seizing control of the village after attacking it with VBIEDs.
A jihadist published a cartoon video condemning Turkey and its president and decreeing “jihad against the apostate Turkish Regime.”
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) released an audio speech from its leader, ‘Asim Umar, eulogizing the head of the Urdu division of as-Sahab Media Foundation and several Bengali fighters, and promoting perseverance and jihad.
Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri addressed fighters in Syria, urging them to reject nationalist sentiment and wage a protracted guerrilla war against the Syrian regime, and called on Muslims the world over to support their brethren in the country.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video documenting the January 29, 2017, raid by U.S. Special Forces in the Yakla area of Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, and threatening and inciting for attacks on the U.S. and its regional interests.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video documenting the group’s use of a new weapon in Mosul: a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) equipped with anti-armor rockets.
The Islamic State’s (IS) foreign language media division, al-Hayat Media Center, released a Turkish video chant encouraging Muslims to migrate from the “land of disbelief” to the territories the group holds within its “Caliphate”.
Al-Furat Province of the Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq released a video featuring Jordanian fighters calling on their fellow countrymen to carry out attacks at home, and threatening future operations similar to the December 18, 2016, shootings in Karak.
Tehrik-e-Talibban Pakistan (TTP) released a video from its leader, Fazlullah Khorasani, declaring that the group has nearly uprooted all “cracks” within its structure by the Pakistani intelligence, and calling on fighters to kill blasphemers of the Prophet Muhammad.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Sinai Province released a video showcasing sniper attacks on Egyptian security forces, as well as sniper training.
Al-Mahmud Media released a video breaking down some of the “trillions of dollars” spent by the U.S. government on the war in Afghanistan, blaming the American tax payers, and showing combat footage and a suicide operation carried out by the Afghan Taliban.
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.
The Islamic State (IS) released an audio speech from its spokesman, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, rallying the groups fighters in all its “provinces” and especially Iraq and Syria, and challenged America as well as calling on lone wolves in the U.S., Europe, and Russia to “preoccupy” the enemy and attack their interests.
Ebaa News Agency, a media unit of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), released a video showing child victims of a sarin gas attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an audio speech from group official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi calling on Sunni militants in Yemen to remain steadfast and for Muslims to rally in their cause.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video showing a Kenyan soldier as a prisoner and threatening the Kenyan government that his fate “lies in your hands.”
IS’ Sinai Province released a video that showed the group maintaining Shariah Law in its held territory.
Ahmad Iman Ali, a Kenyan official in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, delivered a speech praising the outcome of the January 2017 Kulbiyow raid, encouraging fighters to be patient, and warning the Kenyan government that Shabaab fighters do not fear death.
The Egypt-based Liwa al-Thawra (Thawra Brigade) released a communique and accompanying video that eulogized four “martyrs” who were killed in a clash with security forces in Giza, on the outskirts of the capital, Cairo.
Tahrir al-Sham claimed control over Point 50 in the northern countryside of Hama and provided updates from battle in Damascus.