The Mali-based affiliate of al-Qaeda, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed to have repulsed a “desperate attempt” by the Malian army to storm its positions, ambushing soldiers in Macina and destroying a vehicle.
Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation republished a message from Sami al-‘Aridi, a former top cleric in the Nusra Front, with the addition of an introduction by AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Al-Masra, a digital newspaper linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), published an article from an al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) official vilifying France for its military and political roles in Mali, and inciting for lone-wolf attacks.
A French-language jihadist addressed potential migrants to Syria, advising on how to prepare for their journey, including to remain discreet, sell items on Ebay, bring a portable charger, and be wary of online recruiters.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding more than 16 soldiers of the semi-autonomous Puntland region after targeting them with an explosive device on the outskirts of Bosaso.
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 (AQ) criticized the remark by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, about kicking with “high heels” all who condemn Israel, and arguing that it demonstrates America’s determination to impose its will, urged Muslims to embrace jihad and confront it.
Through its Shahada News Agency, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement promoted its capture of the city of El Buur (Ceelbuur) in Galguduud region of central Somalia, three years after losing it to Ethiopian forces.
Al-Qaeda (AQ) drew awareness to the drought in Somalia in the 13th issue of its al-Nafeer bulletin, and urged Muslims to provide support and distinguish their brethren from their foes.
Al-Qaeda (AQ) called on Muslims to take revenge against the “tyrants” supporting Libyan forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, due to their desecrating the corpses of slain opponents by parading them through the streets and hanging them on barracks.
Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) issued a statement giving its approval and praise of the unification of jihadi factions in Mali under the group Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen.
Al-Qaeda (AQ) incited Muslims to take revenge against America for an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, that allegedly killed dozens.
The General Command of al-Qaeda (AQ) issued a eulogy for Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, Ayman al-Zawahiri's deputy in Syria who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Idlib, and threatened revenge.
Jihadists introduced the first issue of “Al-Haqiqa,” a Syria-focused magazine composed of previously released content from pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) media groups.
Jihadists reported that Ahmed Hassan Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, the deputy of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Syria, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Idlib, and a Telegram channel provided a brief biography.
The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) released an English translation of the kidnapping guide authored by al-Qaeda (AQ) official Saif al-'Adl.
In the tenth issue of its “al-Nafeer” (Call to Mobilize) bulletin, Al-Qaeda (AQ) offered another eulogy for “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman, praising him as “engraved in history.”
Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reiterated his call to fighters globally to attack American and Jewish interests and those of the “Crusader alliance” in a video eulogizing Rifa’i Taha, a former al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya leader and reported member of the "Khorasan Group" who was killed in a drone strike in Idlib, Syria, in April 2016.
The General Command of al-Qaeda (AQ) called on Muslims to act upon the will of the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman and avenge his death by killing Americans and attacking American interests.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement’s Shahada News Agency provided an updated report on the mortar strike on the Presidential Palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, during a ceremony for the new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.