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 March 26-April 1, 2020

AQC released three statements in a 24-hour period, one being the group’s official stance on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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793

Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for March 19-25, 2020

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.

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3010

Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for March 12-18, 2020

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.

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1149

Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for March 5-11, 2020

AQC issues statement praising the recent agreement between the U.S. and Afghan Taliban.

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1563

Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for February 27-March 4, 2020

Shabaab claims wounding two foreign nationals, specifically “Westerners,” in projectile strike near Somali capital Mogadishu.

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2100

Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for February 20-26, 2020

AQAP confirms the death of leader Qassim al-Rimi – AQ branches quick to capitalize with eulogy messages.

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Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for February 13-19, 2020

Shabaab claims significant spike in activity, including multiple suicide operations in Somalia.

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1558

Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for February 6-12, 2020

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. ...

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Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for January 30-February 5, 2020

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

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1727

Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for January 23-29, 2020

JNIM increased its operational magnitude by a notable level for the first time in months, with attacks spanning from Mali to Burkina Faso.

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1727

Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for January 16-22, 2020

Shabaab attacks Turkish nationals in Somalia for second consecutive period, with VBIED suicide operation in Afgoye.

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3150

Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for January 9-15, 2020

Shabaab maintains strong presence in Kenya, targeting Christians and Safaricom buildings.

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Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for December 26, 2019-January 8, 2020

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.

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Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for December 19-25, 2019

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.

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2005

Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for December 12-18, 2019

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.

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2056

Weekly inSITE on al-Qaeda for December 5-11, 2019

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.

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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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2161

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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3129

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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2661

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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1728

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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1982

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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2134

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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2195

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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2568

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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