Four foreign employees of an engineering company in Tripoli, Libya, appear as hostages in a video, each appealing to their president to help them and noting that they are suffering.
Egina FPSO (Source: Samsung Heavy Industries)
The Nigerian militant Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) announced the group would resume attacks on oil companies, threatening casualties and “brutal and bloody” operations, and specifically identifying Total’s Egina FPSO.
A jihadist promoted jihad in Thailand while demanding that Muslims throughout East Asia including those in Japan, Singapore, and South Korea, rise against their governments and expand the “provinces” of the Islamic State (IS).
The Tripoli division of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya issued a statement on the two-man suicide raid on the Corinthia Hotel, claiming the killing of six foreigners including an American, a Frenchman, a South Korean, and two Filipinos.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video on jihadist forums on June 26, 2009, featuring the suicide bombers involved in the two separate attacks on South Korean tourists and officials in Yemen.
Questioning jihadists if they are a “true terrorist” and wish to execute an operation with a cheap, readily available, and undetectable weapon, a member of the password-protected Al-Qaeda-affiliated forum, Al-Hesbah, suggested the use of matches to cause arson.
The Shura Leadership of the Taliban issued a statement to their official website today, Thursday, September 13, 2007, addressing reports in the media that money was exchanged between the South Korean government and the Taliban to secure the release of the nineteen remaining Korean captives.
The Taliban, the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, addressed a message to the people of South Korea in English and Pashtu to their official website today, Thursday, August 30, 2007.
The Taliban, the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in two statements distributed to jihadist forums today, Monday, August 6, 2007, condemns the joint Afghanistan-Pakistan peace jirga, or council, and declares that U.S. President George W. Bush and the President of Afghanistan, Hamed Karzai, are each responsible for the fate of the remaining Korean captives.
The Taliban, in a statement dated yesterday, Thursday, August 2, 2007, and distributed to jihadist forums today, announces the execution of another male South Korean captive, Sonk Mim.
On the subject of the remaining South Korean captives the Taliban seeks to use in negotiations with the governments of Afghanistan and South Korean to release its own captives and force the withdrawal of South Korean forces, a member of the primary password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forum, al-Hesbah, posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, his advice of how best to manage the situation.
A final ultimatum to the governments of Afghanistan and South Korea for a prisoner exchange was demanded by the Taliban in a statement published to their official website and jihadist forums yesterday, Sunday, July 29, 2007.
The Shura Council Leadership of the Taliban announced in a statement issued by the group yesterday, Thursday, July 26, 2007, that at the insistence of the deputy Minister of Interior in the Afghani government, it would extend the deadline until noon today, or 0730 GMT, to negotiation for the Korean captives.
Following a statement from the Taliban earlier today, Wednesday, July 25, 2007, threatening to kill its Korean captives should negotiations not proceed with the Afghani government to release Taliban prisoners, the group has issued another announcing that it has executed one male who is named Han Que.
The Taliban, the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in a posting today, Wednesday, July 25, 2007, in English and Pashtu to their official website, threatens to kill its Korean captives should negotiations not proceed with the Afghani government to release Taliban prisoners.
In a message posted to the Taliban's official website on July 22, 2007, the group extended a deadline regarding its threat to kill 23 Korean hostages abducted on July 19 in Ghazni province as they traveled by bus from Kandahar to Kabul.
A hard-hitting online message posted on the Internet responded to the Zarqawi message of March 14, 2005, which addressed the brothers of al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, embraced al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, and invited their mujahideen to join those in Iraq.