The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an attack on Ethiopian Liyuu (Special) Police near the town of Farlibah, in Hiran, in addition to attacks in Lamu County, Kenya and Somalia’s Lower Juba, Puntland, and Lower Shabelle regions.
The pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) English media group “Al-Hijrah” published issues six and seven of its bulletin, quoting from AQ leaders on the sanctity of Muslim blood and pledging to Ayman al-Zawahiri.
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.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) reported carrying out 24 military operations within three weeks in Yemen’s al-Bayda’, Abyan, Hadramawt, and Shabwa governorates.
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 pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) English media group “Al-Hijrah” introduced its new English-language newspaper consolidating recent Islamic news from around the world.
The pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) English media group “Al-Hijrah” published issues four and five of its bulletin, quoting from AQ leaders on supporting al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestine, and the importance of digging trenches.
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.”