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 8 Attacks in One-Week on SNA and AMISOM Forces

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed eight attacks in one-week on Somali soldiers and AMISOM forces in the country.

Shabaab Leader Promotes Syrian Jihad as Open to Foreign Fighters, Vilifies Turkish Role in Country

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a rare speech from its leader, promoting the Syrian Jihad as open to foreign fighters and vilifying the role of Turkey in that country and others.

Shabaab Releases 3rd and Final Episode in Video Series on Qur'anic Recitation Competition for Children

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released the third episode in its video series on Qur'anic recitation competitions for children in areas under its control.

Shabaab Claims Attacks on Ugandan Forces (AMISOM) in Lower Shabelle, Somali Troops and Police in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed ambushing Ugandan forces within the AMISOM mission in Lower Shabelle, and attacking Somali troops and police in that region and in Mogadishu.

Shabaab Releases 2nd Episode in Video Series on Qur'anic Recitation Competition for Children

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released the second episode in its video series on Qur'anic recitation competitions for children in areas under its control.

Shabaab Claims Repulsing Attack Involving U.S. Forces, Storming Bases of KDF and AMISOM Forces in Gedo and Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed repulsing an attack involving U.S. forces in Lower Juba, and also storming bases of AMISOM forces in Gedo and Lower Shabelle.

Shabaab Claims Killing 18 Somali Soldiers in 2 Car Bombings in Mogadishu

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) affiliate, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing over 18 Somali soldiers in two car bombings in the capital.

Shabaab Releases 1st Episode in Video Series on Qur'anic Recitation Competition for Children

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released the first episode in a video series on Qur'anic recitation competitions for children in areas under its control.

Shabaab Claims Killing 59 Ugandan Soldiers in Suicide Raid in Lower Shabelle

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing over 59 Ugandan soldiers within the AMISOM mission in a suicide raid on two bases in Lower Shabelle.

Shabaab Claims Killing ICRC Staff Member in Mogadishu Bombing

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the killing of a staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in a bombing in the capital.

Shabaab Claims Killing Approximately 27 Somali Soldiers in Armed Attack and Series of Bombings in Hiran

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) affiliate, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing approximately 27 Somali soldiers in an armed attack and a series of bombings in Hiran region.

Shabaab Reports Over 30 Somali Forces Killed in Operations in Past 5 Days in Mogadishu, Including 2 with VBIEDs

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported that over 30 Somali security forces were killed in operations in the past five days in the capital, Mogadishu, including two with vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED).

Shabaab Claims Car Bombing Outside Wehliye Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the detonation of a car bomb outside the Wehliye Hotel in downtown Mogadishu, targeting a gathering of government officials and security officers.

Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Large Area of District in Gedo, Attacking AMISOM and SNA Forces in Lower Shabelle and Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed seizing control over a large area of Buurdhuubo district in Gedo region and attacking AMISOM and SNA forces in Lower Shabelle and Mogadishu.

In Update, Shaabab Claims 19 SNA Killed, 26 Wounded in Raid on Barracks in Mahaas in Hiran Region

In an update to its initial report on a raid on Somali National Army (SNA) barracks in Hiran, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing over 19 soldiers and wounding 26 others, and then repulsing Ethiopian reinforcements.

Shabaab Claims 42 SNA Killed, Wounded in Attack in Hiran

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding 42 Somali National Army (SNA) forces in an attack on their base in Hiran region.

Shabaab Claims Killing Puntland Mine Action Dept. Official, Repulsing Attack Involving U.S., AMISOM, and Somali Forces

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed attacks in Bosaso, Bulo Gadud, Mogadishu, and elsewhere in the country, including one killing the official of Puntland's Mine Action Department, and another involving the repulsion of a joint strike by U.S., AMISOM, and Somali forces.

Shabaab Releases Oromic Translation of Video on June 2015 Attack on Ethiopian Military Convoy in Bay

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released an Oromic translation of its video focusing on the June 2015 attack on an Ethiopian military convoy in Bay.

Shabaab Claims Attacks on AMISOM Forces, "UAE-Trained" Somali Troops in Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, Bay, and Gedo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Ethiopian and Ugandan forces within the AMISOM mission and also what is described as "UAE-trained" Somali troops in Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, Bay, and Gedo.

Shabaab Claims Six Attacks in Three Days in Lower Shabelle, Hiran, & Mogadishu (Banaadir)

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed seven operations on Somali and Djiboutian forces in Lower Shabelle, Hiran, and Banaadir, including four in the country’s capital, Mogadishu.

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