Ansar al-Shariah Pakistan (ASP) claimed its first attack in the country’s tribal region since its founding, bombing a Pakistani army patrol in Rajgal Valley, and derided the military campaign “Operation Kyber IV”.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing four soldiers, including Americans, while repulsing a joint offensive by U.S. and Afghan forces on their position in Dih Bala district in Nangarhar.
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 37 intelligence investigators and staff in a suicide bombing on two buses carrying them in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Reports provided updates on the ongoing clashes in the Philippine city of Marawi, reporting the killing of at least sixteen soldiers in the span of three days.
‘Amaq News Agency reported that the Islamic State (IS) assassinated two Turkish intelligence agents in southern Turkey.
In messages promoting its cause and focusing on al-Aqsa Mosque, Harakat Sawa'd Misr (Arms of Egypt Movement), or "Hasam," declared that “Jerusalem will not be liberated until Cairo is liberated”.
The Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar claimed killing a “score” of Pakistani soldiers in Bajaur Agency with poisoned water.
Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) issued a statement urging Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, two militant factions in Syria, to cease the infighting between them and respect the sanctity of the blood of their brethren.
The Afghan Taliban claimed that its fighters struck a U.S. military transport plane and caused it to crash and burn inside Bagram Airbase.
The Afghan Taliban reported that a 20-year-old son of its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, is among the “martyrdom-seekers” who participated in its offensive on Gerishk district in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province.
The Shura Council of Scholars in Sham [Syria] issued a statement criticizing Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), calling its general military commander Abu Muhammad al-Julani a “war criminal.”
The Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement announced a ceasefire agreement with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), ending three days of fighting between the groups in Syria’s Idlib governorate.
The Somalia-based al-Qaeda branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed an attack on a base of Ethiopian Liyuu (Special) Police in the town of Farlibah, located in Hiran on the border between Somalia and Ethiopia, and shelling a joint base in Lower Juba housing American, Ethiopian, and Kenyan forces.
Harakat Sawa'd Misr (Arms of Egypt Movement), or "Hasam," claimed credit for a shooting on an Egyptian police convoy in Fayoum in which one policeman was killed and three others were wounded.
A media unit for the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, reported on a Somali National Army (SNA) officer and three soldiers surrendering to the group in the city of Jilib in Middle Juba, and the Shabaab offering protection to other deserters for the “price” of their weapon.
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir News Agency warned countries involved in the U.S.-led coalition against the group, France in particular, as well as Russia, Turkey, and Iran of attacks to come.
A Filipino Islamic State (IS) operative challenged “Crusader” governments attacking the group in the Philippines, and claimed, “We did not destroy Marawi City.”
Abdurrahman bin Abdillah, an individual who deserted the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement due to what he described as its criminality and oppression, discussed the group’s recent video release on the jihadi biography of its former leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubayr, disputing what it presented, and remarked that his pledge to al-Qaeda (AQ) was borne out of “convenience”.
The Somalia-based al-Qaeda branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed attacking a base of Djiboutian forces within the AMISOM mission in Hiran region, and bombing a Somali National Army (SNA) vehicle in Lower Juba.
Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation published a discussion on the necessity of fighters wearing armor and other forms of body protection in battle.