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.
In timely message, AQC capitalizes on social unrest in U.S., calling the “oppressed” to Islam in a bid for recruitment.
Tensions in Syria between AQ-linked coalition and HTS spark quick reaction from AQC, calling for peace and a stop to interfaction fighting.
AQIM confirms the death of its longstanding leader Abdelmalek Droukdel nearly two weeks after reports of his death emerged.
Military and media activity decreases across AQ branches as a whole in wake of Ramadan 2020.
AQC releases fourth issue of “One Ummah” magazine as “gift” for Eid al-Fitr, focusing on Pensacola shooter Muhammad al-Shamrani.
The AQAP official reported dead last week in a U.S. drone strike was identified as the contact point for Pensacola naval base attacker Muhammad al-Shamrani.
The Mali-based JNIM reported a spike in operations across Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger under its “Invasion of the Holy Month” military campaign.
AQC issued past footage of slain AQ leader Usama bin Laden on the anniversary of his death, and a video lecture from current leader Zawahiri on atheism.
Media from AQ branches, linked groups, and supporting entities spikes as Ramadan 2020 commences, with heightened consequences amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
While continuing to issue updates on the spread of COVID-19 across East Africa, Shabaab began implementing the pandemic into its attack claims.
JNIM claims heavy casualties to Malian forces, and spanning into Burkina Faso, in communiques that directly capitalized on the COVID-19 pandemic.
AQIM releases posthumous lecture on the importance of jihad from Abu Bara’ Ahmed, the head of religious council of AQIM predecessor Salafist Group for Call and Combat.
AQC released three statements in a 24-hour period, one being the group’s official stance on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
JNIM continues to urge the Malian government to negotiate with its leadership, and to follow the will of the Malian people in ousting the French occupation.
Following AQC’s praise of Afghan Taliban’s peace deal with the U.S., AQIM leader expands on JNIM’s call for negotiations with state actors, urging talks with all G5 Sahel countries.
AQC issues statement praising the recent agreement between the U.S. and Afghan Taliban.
Shabaab claims wounding two foreign nationals, specifically “Westerners,” in projectile strike near Somali capital Mogadishu.
AQAP confirms the death of leader Qassim al-Rimi – AQ branches quick to capitalize with eulogy messages.
Shabaab claims significant spike in activity, including multiple suicide operations in Somalia.
Shabaab claims targeting Chinese economic interests in Kenya – returning to Manda Bay, the site of last month’s raid on a U.S.-occupied base. ...
AQAP releases posthumous speech from leader Qassim al-Rimi, who claimed the group’s responsibility for the December 2019 terrorist attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. The speech was released on the heels of reports of al-Rimi’s death in a U.S. drone strike. Shabaab lauded AQAP on its operation on U.S. soil, calling for further ‘lone-wolf’ operations. A preview of the table of contents follows: Click below to download the rep
JNIM increased its operational magnitude by a notable level for the first time in months, with attacks spanning from Mali to Burkina Faso.
Shabaab attacks Turkish nationals in Somalia for second consecutive period, with VBIED suicide operation in Afgoye.
Shabaab maintains strong presence in Kenya, targeting Christians and Safaricom buildings.
Shabaab continues to claim high-profile operations across its areas of operations, taking responsibility for the suicide raid on U.S.-occupied Camp Simba in Kenya, and two bombings (one suicide) in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
Just weeks after its widely publicized attack on SYL hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, Shabaab claimed targeting SNA forces outside a hotel in Galkayo.
Following its high-profile suicide raid on SYL Hotel in the capital Mogadishu last period, Shabaab reported a standard activity regiment across Somalia and Kenya.
Shabaab continues to target prominent hotels in high-profile operations, claiming recent SYL raid in Mogadishu. Group also releases 16th episode of "Disperse Those Who are Behind Them" video series.
AQ media continues to adapt to a changing distribution landscape amid an ongoing Telegram crackdown on jihadist media.
Amid mass deletions of AQ Telegram channels, groups seek alternative platforms for media distribution.
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