In the 68th issue of its weekly newspaper al-Naba, the Islamic State (IS) provided a detailed report on the beheading of a spy for the Algerian intelligence in the country’s Jijel province.
In the 66th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) claimed a suicide operation killing and wounding nearly 100 in Jableh, Syria, and totaled 1,540 PKK forces killed in al-Hasakah, Syria since February 2016.
The Islamic State (IS) defended the Istanbul Nightclub attack that took place on New Year’s Eve in the 63rd issue of its al-Naba newspaper, blaming any Muslim killed during the attack for having “brought demise upon himself.”
The Islamic State (IS) explored the New Year’s Eve attack in Istanbul, Turkey, from the perspective of religious permissibility in the 63rd issue of its al-Naba newspaper, and also provided details on the January 9, 2017, raid on an Egyptian police checkpoint in Arish.
The Islamic State (IS) provided details of the two-day, ten-man operation in the Chechen capital, Grozny, in the 61st issue of its al-Naba newspaper, and promoted the attack in Italy by Anis Amri as the “first to target Crusader security forces” in the country.
The Islamic State (IS) promoted in the 59th issue of al-Naba newspaper its recent takeover of the Syrian city of Tadmur (Palmyra) after losing it to Syrian forces nine months prior, and claimed killing and wounding 717 Turkish soldiers and rebel faction elements since the inception of Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield.
The Islamic State (IS) published an interview with the head of its "War Commission" regarding the Mosul battle and beyond in the 55th issue of al-Naba newspaper, discussing the failure of the enemy to capture the city within their projected timeframe, and also civilians doing battle alongside the fighters.
The Islamic State (IS) reported that an October 11, 2016 fire at a Shi’ite center in Malmo, Sweden was started “by one of the soldiers of the Islamic State” in issue 51 of the group’s al-Naba newspaper.
The Islamic State (IS) reported on the death of a British contractor for the American demining firm Janus in Ramadi in its al-Naba newspaper, and on the attack by two “soldiers of the Caliphate” in Balashikha, east of Moscow.
The Islamic State (IS) declared in its al-Naba newspaper that it will return to the areas in which it lost control, and its fighters will continue launching attacks abroad, for they are "growing more experienced in ways to deceive their enemies, thwart their security plans, and pass through the borders and obstacles".
The Islamic State (IS) portrayed the attempted suicide bombing by Aaron Driver in Ontario, Canada, as a success in its al-Naba newspaper, and reported in an infographic on losses to the enemy amidst attempts to retake the Libyan city of Sirte.
In its al-Naba newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) boasted that the machete attack carried out by an IS "soldier" in Charleroi, Belgium, came despite heightened security in the country, and claimed credit for the assassination of the Balochistan Bar Association president in Quetta in the morning prior to the suicide bombing.
The Islamic State (IS) challenged ground forces from Arab states, declaring that it will fight them like its fights all “polytheists and apostates,” in its al-Naba weekly newspaper.