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
Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement
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Shabaab Media Unit Publishes Infographic on Kenyan Losses After KDF Entrance in Somalia

A media unit of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, the Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, published an infographic on Kenyan losses after the entrance of the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) into Somalia.

Shabaab Claims Assassination of Somali Finance Ministry Official, 24 Attacks on SNA and AMISOM Forces in 14 Days

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the assassination of a Finance Ministry official and wounding of an official in the Transportation Ministry, and 24 attacks on SNA and AMISOM forces throughout the country in 14 days.

Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding at Least 31 Somali Soldiers in 3 Days

The Somali branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing and wounding at least 31 Somali soldiers in three days, attacking them in Mogadishu and elsewhere in the country.

Shabaab Reports Capturing Barire Following Suicide Raid, Surrender of SNA Soldiers in Middle Juba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported capturing the town of Barire in Lower Shabelle following two suicide operations and “broad offensive” on government bases in the area, as well as operations in Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, and Gedo, and the surrender of Somali soldiers in Middle Juba.

Shabaab Claims Destroying U.S. Vehicle Near Kismayo, Attacks in Capital and Puntland

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed destroying a vehicle belonging to American forces near Kismayo and killing and wounding an unspecified number of soldiers in addition to carrying out attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, and Puntland.

Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Border Town, Multiple Attacks in Capital in 6-Day Period

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed multiple attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, in a six-day period, as well as seizing control over a town on the Somalia-Kenya border without engaging in battle.

Shabaab Releases Video of Three Kenyan Spies, One Relays that Bounties on Fighters are Mere Propaganda

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video featuring confessions from three Kenyan spies within the group, one of whom relayed from his English-accented handler that bounties are simply for “propaganda purposes”.

Shabaab Releases Swahili Video Chant Remembering Usama bin Laden

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video of fighters performing a Swahili chant remembering Usama bin Laden.

Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Rallies Fighters in AQ Branches, Urges North African Branch “Teach the French a Lesson”

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri rallied fighters in the group’s branches in the Indian Subcontinent, North Africa, Somalia, and Yemen, and to those in the Mali area, called to “teach the French a lesson”.

Shabaab Reports Surrender of Soldier, Claims Multiple Attacks on AMISOM and Kenyan Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported the surrender to its “administration” of a soldier who worked with Ethiopian forces since 2011, and claimed multiple attacks on Kenyan soldiers and troops within the AMISOM mission.

Shabaab Claims Car Bombing in Mogadishu, Attacking Ethiopian Special Police in Border Town

After claiming to have killed nearly 30 Somali soldiers in Beled Hawa, a town on the border with Kenya, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement took credit for an attack on police officers on the Somalia-Ethiopia border, in addition to detonating a car bomb in the capital, Mogadishu.

Shabaab Claims Killing 30 SNA Soldiers, Freeing 35 Prisoners in Suicide Bombing and Raid in Beled Hawa

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 30 Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers and freeing 35 prisoners from the Beled Hawa central jail in a suicide bombing and raid in the border town.

Shabaab Publishes Photos of War Spoils Captured from Raid on SNA Base in Bulo Gudud

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released photos of war spoils it captured from its September 3, 2017, raid on a Somali National Army (SNA) base in Bulo Gudud.

Echoing AQAP, Shabaab Urges AQIS to Physically Support Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement echoed the call from fellow al-Qaeda branch al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in urging their brethren in the Indian Subcontinent to physically support Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Shabaab Claims Killing Kenyan Christians for 2nd Consecutive Day

For the second consecutive day, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the killing of Kenyan Christians.

9th Issue of Pro-Shabaab “Gaidi Mtaani” Magazine Promotes Jihad Over Democracy

The publishers of “Gaidi Mtaani” (Terrorism Street), a pro-Shabaab magazine, released the ninth issue, criticizing the Kenyan elections and promoting jihad over democracy.

Shabaab Claims Assassination Attempt on Somali Senator in Mogadishu, Killing 3 Kenyan Christians in Dhobley

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed credit for an assassination attempt on a Somali senator in Mogadishu, and killing three Kenyan Christians in Dhobley.

Shabaab Video Shows Clashes in Somalia and Kenya, Identifies “Martyrs”

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) affiliate in Somalia, released a video showing footage of clashes with Somali, Kenyan, and Ugandan forces throughout Somalia and Kenya.

Shabaab Claims Killing 26 Somali Soldiers in Suicide Bombing and Raid Near Kismayo, Multiple Strikes in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 26 forces from the Somali National Army (SNA) in a suicide bombing and raid on their base in the town of Bulu Jadud, located near Kismayo in the country’s south.

Shabaab Claims Killing 35 Puntland Soldiers in Af Urur, Celebrates Eid al-Adha in Multiple Areas in its Control

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 35 Puntland soldiers in a series of explosion in Af Urur, and through a media unit, published photos of Eid al-Adha celebrations in multiple areas under its control.

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