inSITE on Al-Qaeda

Designed for government, academic, and policy makers in the counterterrorism field, as well as and corporate and non-governmental clients whose operations are impacted by al-Qaeda and its affiliates, the monthly inSITE on al-Qaeda report provides macro-analysis based on official communiques, online chatter, media reports, and existing SITE research. This multimedia report covers each of al-Qaeda’s affiliates’ attack claims and suicide operations, and features special analyses on military and propaganda campaigns.
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Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for November 28-December 4, 2019

AQ media continues to adapt to a changing distribution landscape amid an ongoing Telegram crackdown on jihadist media.

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Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for November 21-27, 2019

Amid mass deletions of AQ Telegram channels, groups seek alternative platforms for media distribution.

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Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for November 14-20, 2019

AQIM releases first media in three months, while Mali-based contingent JNIM remains militarily active.

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Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for November 7-13, 2019

Mali-based JNIM returns to the fold after month-long absence.

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Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for October 31-November 6, 2019

Shabaab releases high-profile video showing group leader among soldiers in the battlefield calling for attacks on U.S. interests.

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Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for October 24-30, 2019

AQ supporters and linked ideologues immediately responded to reports of the death of IS leader Baghdadi.

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Weekly inSITE on Al-Qaeda for October 17-23, 2019

AQAP releases third and final episode of widely publicized “Demolishing of Espionage” video series. Shabaab claims second maritime attack in 2019 – along coast of Merca in Somalia.

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Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for October 10-16, 2019

Shabaab shown to be most prominent and important of branches in AQ infrastructure.

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Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for October 1-9, 2019

Significant operations claimed by Shabaab in Somalia, and JNIM in Mali.

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Monthly inSITE on al-Qaeda for September 2019

Shabaab continues to increase attack sophistication and coordination, targeting a U.S. military base near Mogadishu, Somalia. ...

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda for August 2019

Shabaab continues to focus on foreign entities and high-level military targets. 

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda for July 2019

Shabaab continues to focus on foreign entities and individuals. JNIM claims first attack in two months – a suicide operation on a French military base.

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda for June 2019

Operational frequency and media output from multiple AQ branches declines in the wake of the uptick seen during Ramadan.

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda for May 2019

With Ramadan taking place across May and into June, Shabaab reported at a significant uptick in both military activity and media output. ...

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda for April 2019

AQC, increasing its media output, continued to present a more tempered take on jihad.

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Monthly inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda for March 2019

Analysis of AQC and global branch response to the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Shabaab and JNIM remained the most potent military AQ branches, both tallying heavy casualties against high-profile targets in their respective regions. Tensions between AQAP and IS continued to increase in Bayda, Yemen. A preview of this report’s table of contents follows: Click below to download the report.   pdf

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Monthly inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda for February 2019

Analysis of continued increase in operational magnitude from Shabaab and JNIM, including multiple high-profile suicide operations. AQ groups condemn the historic papal mass in UAE, calling for expulsion of Gulf leadership, and for Muslims to join jihad.

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686

Monthly inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda for January 2019

Analysis of major uptick in operational magnitude from Shabaab and JNIM, with significant, high-casualty attacks – some of which were in direct response to Israeli foreign policy and resulted in Westerners killed.

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Monthly inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda for December 2018

Analysis of significant operations, including a suicide bombing carried out by Shabaab in Somalia; a steady uptick of activity from the Mali-based JNIM that included a high-casualty ambush on a Burkinabe convoy; and AQAP’s first published claim of attacks against IS in Yemen. 

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Monthly inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda for November 2018

Analysis of significant operations, including suicide bombings, carried out by Shabaab in Somalia and AQIM affiliate JNIM in Mali, and continued tensions between AQAP and IS in Yemen.  

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Monthly inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda for October 2018

Analysis of operational spread by AQIM affiliates (JNIM and Uqba bin Nafi Battalion), an atypical attack by Shabaab in Somalia, and increased tensions between AQAP and IS in Yemen.

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda, August 2018

  Continued analysis of the conflict between al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Islamic State (ISIS) in Yemen, including allegations from both sides, amid AQAP’s ongoing operations against Houthis and UAE-backed forces in the country.

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda, July 2018

  Analysis of a decrease from activity from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen amid new and escalating conflict between the group and the Islamic State (ISIS) in the country.

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda, June 2018

  SITE’s latest issue from its inSITE on al-Qaeda (AQ) report series examines the group’s growing threat in North Africa and the Sahel, continued incitements against Israel and those who support the country, and mass casualty events carried out by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia.

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda, May 2018

  SITE’s latest issue from its inSITE on al-Qaeda (AQ) report series examines incitements against Israel and the U.S. amid the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, as well as increased threats to foreign energy companies in North Africa and the Sahel region by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda, April 2018

  SITE’s latest issue from its inSITE on al-Qaeda (AQ) report series examines a continuation of deadly attacks by AQ’s factions in Somalia and Mali, the group’s ongoing threats to foreign energy companies in North Africa and the Sahel region, and a heightened concentration on targeting UAE-backed forces in Yemen.

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda, March 2018

  SITE’s latest issue from its inSITE on al-Qaeda report series examines the first operation in Burkina Faso’s capital since 2016, the second consecutive month of high-profile and frequent military attacks by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia, and incitements against the U.S., France, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from AQ leaders.

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda, February 2018

  SITE’s latest issue from its inSITE on al-Qaeda report series examines the group’s reestablished focus on Egypt following the country’s launch of a military campaign in Sinai, a bloody month from the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia, and a potential AQ revival in Syria.

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inSITE Report on Al-Qaeda, January 2018

  SITE's latest issue from its inSITE on al-Qaeda report series for January 2018 explores the competitive dynamics between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Somalia and Yemen, the reemergence of AQ's name within fighting groups in Syria, as well as analysis of al-Qaeda Central's continued focus on the Syrian Civil War and its enmity with Saudi Arabia.

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