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 Claims Attack in Kenya's Wajir County Resulted in 38 Casualties

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed inflicting 38 casualties among Kenyan security forces in an attack in Kenya's Wajir County.

Shabaab Documents Multiple Attacks in Kenya in Video for Eid al-Fitr 2018, Identifies British Fighter Among Slain Members

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, documented multiple attacks in neighboring Kenya is a video released for Eid al-Fitr 2018, and in a segment devoted to slain fighters, identified a Briton.

Shabaab Reports Attacks on Burundian and Djiboutian Forces within AMISOM, SNA Soldiers in Central and Southern Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Burundian and Djiboutian forces within the AMISOM mission and and Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers in the center and south of the country.

Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Town Following Attack on SNA Barracks, Storming two AMISOM Bases in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed that its fighters seized control over a town in Bakool following an attack on Somali National Army (SNA) barracks, and inflicted losses among Ugandan forces in the AMISOM mission when fighters stormed two military bases in Lower Shabelle.

One Day After Attack Killing U.S. Soldier, Shabaab Claims Death of 50+ SNA in Suicide Bombing in Same Town

One day after its attack killing a U.S. soldier in Bulo Gadud, a town in Somalia's Lower Juba region, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed to have caused the death of over 50 Somali soldiers in a suicide bombing in the same town.

Shabaab Claims "Fierce Attack" on Joint U.S.-Somali Base Near Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed mounting a "fierce attack" on a joint U.S.-Somali military base near Kismayo and killing and wounding over five American soldiers.

Shabaab Video Presents Past Lecture by Slain AQIM Official on Priority of Knowledge

As the fourth episode in its video series featuring lectures from past al-Qaeda (AQ) leaders, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement presented a speech by now-deceased al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) official Abu al-Hassan Rashid al-Bulaydi on prioritizing religious knowledge.

Shabaab Claims Killing 20+ Kenyan Soldiers in Garissa Bombing, 2 Hirshabelle MPs in Bal'ad Ambush

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing over 20 Kenyan soldiers in a bomb blast in Kenya's Garissa County, and in its home base of Somalia, took credit for five attacks on June 3-5, 2018, including that which killed two MPs in the Hirshabelle administration in Middle Shabelle.

Shabaab Claims Destroying U.S. Military Vehicle in Lower Shabelle, Storming PSF Base Near Bosaso

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed destroying a U.S. military vehicle in Lower Shabelle and inflicting casualties among those soldiers onboard, and storming a Puntland Security Force (PSF) base near Bosaso.

Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding 150+ Somali Soldiers in Offensive in South-Central Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed that its fighters killed and wounded over 150 Somali soldiers in an offensive on their base in Moqokori district in Hiran.

Shabaab Releases Video of Fighter Training, Assassinations in Mogadishu and Bombings in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video of fighter training at a camp named in honor of two former officials, and featuring assassinations in Mogadishu and bombings of AMISOM forces in Lower Shabelle.

Shabaab Claims Attacks on Ugandan Forces within AMISOM in Lower Shabelle, Several Operations in Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed three attacks on Ugandan forces in two days in Lower Shabelle and took credit for several operations in the capital, Mogadishu.

Shabaab Claims Killing 12 Somali Elite Forces in Suicide Bombing Near Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing over 12 Somali Elite Forces in a suicide bombing near the capital, Mogadishu.

Shabaab Leader Slams "Parliament of Mercenaries" in Audio Speech, Says Nearly 200 AMISOM Forces Killed in 3 Months

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an audio speech from its leader - the third within three weeks - slamming the Somali government as having a "parliament of mercenaries," and declaring that nearly 200 AMISOM forces were killed in the past three months.

Shabaab Claims Assassinations of Prime Minister Office Staff Member, Former Head of Somali Elite Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed the assassinations of a staff member from the Office of the Prime Minister and the former chief of U.S.-trained Somali elite forces, both in the capital, Mogadishu.

Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding 72 Somali Security Forces Total in 4 Days

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing and wounding a total of 72 Somali security forces across four provinces in a period of four days.

Shabaab Video Shows Life of Fighters in Golis Mountains, Footage from June 2017 Af Urur Raid

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video highlighting the life of fighters in the Golis Mountains in the north of the country, and featuring footage from the June 8, 2017, raid on the Af Urur military base.

Shabaab Claims Rocket Strike on Turkish Military Base in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed a rocket strike on a Turkish military base in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Shabaab Claims Attack on American-Trained Alpha Group, Charges U.S. Special Forces with Killing Civilians

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed an attack on American-trained Somali forces called "Alpha Group" and charged U.S. Special Forces with killing and wounding civilians in an air landing operation.

Shabaab Video Presents Past Lecture by Slain AQ Official on Sincerity and Piety

In the third episode of its video series featuring lectures from past al-Qaeda (AQ) leaders, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement showcased a speech by now-deceased religious official Abu Yahya al-Libi on sincerity and piety.

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