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 3 Attacks in Puntland in One Week, Multiple Strikes on SNA Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed three attacks in and around Bosaso in Puntland region in one-week, and multiple strikes on Somali National Army (SNA) forces elsewhere in the country.

Shabaab Claims Killing Somali Military Official in Ambush, Reports Surrender of Two SNA Officers

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing a Somali military official and two of his guards in an ambush in Middle Shabelle region, and reported that two Somali army officers surrendered in Middle Juba.

Shabaab Claims Attack on Puntland Presidential Guards, Strikes on Kenyan and Somali Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for an attack on Puntland presidential guards in Bosaso, and strikes on Kenyan and Somali forces in Hiran, Lower Juba, and Lower Shabelle regions.

Shabaab Claims Ambushing Kenyan Police in Lamu County (Kenya), Ugandan Police in Lower Shabelle (Somalia)

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed ambushing Ugandan soldiers within the AMISOM mission in the country, and also attacking Kenyan police in Kenya's Lamu County.

Shabaab Claims Attacks on SNA, Ugandan, Kenyan Forces in Mogadishu, Southern Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali National Army, Ugandan, and Kenyan forces within Mogadishu as well as multiple areas of the Lower Shabelle and Lower Juba regions.

Shabaab Military Spokesman Denies 100+ Fighters Killed in U.S. Airstrike on Training Camp

The military spokesman for the al-Qaeda (AQ)-linked Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement denied a claim by U.S. AFRICOM that an airstrike on a camp northwest of Mogadishu killed over 100 fighters.

Shabaab Claims Attack on Kenyan Police in Lamu County, Multiple Strikes on SNA in Mogadishu

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed an attack on police in Kenya's Lamu County, and took credit for multiple strikes on Somali National Army (SNA) forces in Mogadishu.

Shabaab Claims Attacks on AMISOM Base, SNA Barracks During Visit of Somali PM to Barawe

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on an AMISOM base and SNA barracks in and around Barawe during the visit by Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre to the city.

Shabaab Media Unit Reports Suicide Bombing on American Convoy Near Mogadishu

Shahada News Agency, an Arabic media unit of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, reported a suicide bombing on an American military convoy near the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Shabaab Photographs Farmers Allegedly Killed in U.S. Drone Strike, Claims Repulsing Attack Involving American Forces

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) Somalia-based branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, published photos showing three farmers allegedly killed in a U.S. drone strike, and claimed repulsing an attack involving American forces.

Shabaab Releases Video on September 2, 2017, Raid on SNA Base in Bulu Gadud

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video on the September 2, 2017, raid on a Somali National Army (SNA) base in Bulu Gadud, a town located near Kismayo in southern Somalia, were 26 soldiers were allegedly killed.

Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding Over 33 Somali Soldiers in Southern Somalia, Strike on Kenyan Base

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed inflicting casualties among more than 33 soldiers from the Somali National Army (SNA) in two attacks in the south of the country, and storming a Kenyan military base in the southwest.

Shabaab Claims Seizing Control of Strategic Town Following Withdrawal of U.S. and Somali Forces

The Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed seizing control of Basra, a town 40km north of Mogadishu, following the withdrawal from it by U.S. forces and Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers.

Shabaab Claims Killing 15 Kenyan Police in Ambush in Mandera

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 15 Kenyan policemen in an ambush in Kenya’s Mandera County.

Shabaab Claims 1st Attack in Kenya in 2 Months, Executes 4 Spies for Ethiopian and Somali Intelligence in Bu'ale

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed its first attack in Kenya in two months, and among its attacks and other actions in its homebase, it executed four spies for the Ethiopian and Somali intelligence in Bu'ale, in Middle Juba region.

Shabaab Claims Attacks on SNA and Ugandan Forces on Roads from Baidoa, Shelling SNA Base Near Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali National Army (SNA) and Ugandan forces on two roads from Baidoa, and shelling an SNA base near Kismayo on two consecutive days.

Shabaab Reports 70 Killed, Dozens Wounded in 4-Man Suicide Raid at Nasa-Hablod Two Hotel in Somali Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 70 people among former Somali MPs, military officers, and a foreign official, and wounding dozens, in a four-man suicide raid in the capital, Mogadishu.

Shabaab Claims Killing 30, Wounding Dozens as Initial Outcome of Suicide Raid at Nasa-Hablod Two Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch, Somalia, claimed killing 30 government officials, intelligence and security agents, and soldiers, and wounding dozens more in a suicide raid at the Nasa-Hablod Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.

Shabaab Media Unit Details Case Against Woman Stoned for Adultery, Boasts of Low Crime Rate in Shabaab Controlled Areas

A media unit of the Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, provided details of a case against a woman who took two husbands and was stoned to death, and boasted that its Shariah punishments have lowered the crime rate in areas under Shabaab control.

Shabaab Claims Assassinating Somali Finance Ministry Official in Mogadishu, Over 8 AMISOM Forces Outside Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed the assassination of a Finance Ministry official in Mogadishu, as well as a bombing that struck AMISOM forces outside the capital, reportedly killing over eight.

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