Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)
جماعة قاعدة الجهاد في شبه القارة الهندية
Established: 2014
Status: Active
Threat: Local & Global
Affiliation:al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Islam (Bangladesh)
Place of Origin and Activity: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan
State Department: Al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, announced the formation of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent in September of 2014. There was a two-year long effort to bring the mujahedeen in the Indian Subcontinent together in order to form a single group. Targeting the Pakistani military and anti- Al Qaeda groups, AQIS is an official Al Qaeda branch and attempts to form an Islamic state in the region Read more on state.gov.
Founders:Abu Dujana al-Pasha (deceased August 2014), Asim Umar, Ahmad al-Farouq (deceased January 15, 2015)
Current Head (Emir):Asim Umar
Methods of Operation:   guerilla tactics, use of IEDs and projectiles, hit-and-run ambushes and assassinations, suicide bombings, knife attacks, soft targets, etc.

Media Arms and Publications:
Central Media Division: as-Sahab Subcontinent
Primary Method of Dissemination: Telegram, Blog, Facebook
Languages: Arabic, Bengali, English, Urdu
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Shabaab Claims Killing 3 Kenyan Christians, Ambushing Joint U.S., AMISOM, SNA Convoy in Bulo Gadud

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, the Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed ambushing a joint convoy of U.S., AMISOM, and Somali forces in Bulo Gadud, and in neighboring Kenya, took credit for the killing of three Christians.

Shabaab Claims Bombing Joint American-Somali Convoy Near Baledogle Airfield Amid 10 Attacks in 4 Days

Amidst a series of ten attacks in four days in Bay, Lower Shabelle, Mogadishu, and Puntland, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahdieen Movement, claimed bombing a joint military convoy of American and Somali forces near Baledogle Airfield.

Shabaab Claims Taking Temporary Control of Somali Towns, Shelling KDF Base in Kenya

Within the span of one-week, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 20 attacks, one of them in Kenya, and seizing short-term control over two Somali towns.

Shabaab Boasts of Seizing 3 U.S. Drones in One Week, Claims Attacks on SNA and AMISOM Forces Throughout Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, boasted that its fighters seized three U.S. drones in the span of one week, and claimed attacks on SNA and AMISOM forces in the south, center, and northeast of the country.

Shabaab Claims Explosive Attacks on Kenyan Forces Near Border, Puntland Forces in Puntland

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed two explosive attacks targeting Kenyan Forces in Lower Juba and Puntland Security Forces in Puntland. 

Shabaab Claims Ambushing Kenyan Military Convoy in Garissa, Killing SNA Commander in Burhakaba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, the Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, claimed killing at least three Kenyan soldiers in an ambush in Garissa County in neighboring Kenya, and took credit for the assassination of a Somali National Army (SNA) commander in Burhakaba in Somalia’s Bay region.

Shabaab Reports Capturing U.S. Spy Drone in Lower Juba, Hitting 3 SNA Officers in Bomb Blast

The Somali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, reported that its fighters captured a U.S. spy plane that fell near Kismayo in Lower Juba region, and among its attacks, hit three Somali National Army (SNA) officers in a bomb blast in Mogadishu.

Shabaab Claims 14 Attacks in Lower Juba, Puntland, Bay, Lower Shabelle, Banaadir

Within five days, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed 14 attacks, including five in Mogadishu, targeting U.S., Somali, African, and Ugandan forces in five regions of the country.

Shabaab Holds HRW Responsible for U.S.-Somali Raid on Alleged Shariah Institute for Children in Middle Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, charged Human Rights Watch (HRW) as responsible for a joint U.S.-Somali raid on what it called a Shariah institute for children in the country’s Middle Shabelle region.

Shabaab Claims Eleven Attacks in Five Somali Regions, Capture of Towns in Bay

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed eleven attacks in five regions of the country, targeting Somali, U.S., Ugandan, Kenyan, and police forces and capturing two towns in Bay.

Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over SNA Base Near Afgoye, Two Attacks in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed seizing control over a Somali National Army (SNA) base near Afgoye, in the country's Lower Shabelle region, and reported two attacks inside Kenya.

Shabaab Media Units Reports 32 Somali and AMISOM Soldiers Killed, Wounded in Single Day in Southern Somalia

A media unit of al-Qaeda's (AQ) Somali branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, reported casualties among 32 Somali and AMISOM soldiers in operations in the south of the country in a single day.

Shabaab Clams Seizing Control over Somalia-Kenya Border Town, Inflicting Over Two Dozen Casualties Among SNA in and Near Capital

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed seizing control over a town on the country's border with Kenya, and inflicting over two dozen casualties among Somali soldiers in and near the capital, Mogadishu.

Shabaab Claims IED Strike on U.S.-Trained Alpha Group in Somalia, Attacks in Kenya's Mandera and Wajir Counties

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing a vehicle carrying U.S.-trained Somali Special Forces called "Alpha Group" near the capital, and also clashing with enemy forces in Kenya's Wajir County.

Shabaab Claims Killing 6 Kenyan Policemen in Ambush in Mandera, Three Attacks in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing six Kenyan policemen in an ambush in Kenya's Mandera County, and reported three attacks in Mogadishu, the capital of its homebase of Somalia.

Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Kenyan Town, Destroying Church, Police Station, and Safaricom HQ

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed seizing control over a town in Kenya's Garissa County and destroying there a church, a police station, and a headquarters of the communications company Safaricom.

Shabaab Claims Killing 2 Kenyan Christians in Ambush in Lamu County

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, the Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, claimed killing two Christians in an ambush in Kenya's Lamu County.

Shabaab Media Unit Identifies, Gives Details of 5 Spies Executed in Somalia

A media unit of the Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement identified and listed some details of five men executed for espionage against the group.

Shabaab Reports Executing Homosexuals and Spies, Claims Attacking Somali Defense Ministry in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, announced that it executed two homosexual men and five spies working for the American, Kenyan, and Somali intelligence, and also claimed attacking the Somali Defense Ministry in Mogadishu.

Shabaab Claims Bombing U.S.-Somali Patrol in Puntland, Attacking SNA Barracks in Afgoye

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing a joint patrol of American and Somali forces in Puntland state in the northeast of the country, and also attacking Somali National Army (SNA) barracks in Afgoye.

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