inSITE Reports

Tensions in Syria between AQ-linked coalition and HTS spark quick reaction from AQC, calling for peace and a stop to interfaction fighting.
Attack regiment across IS provinces continues to decline in wake of “Battle of Attrition,” with exceptions in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Egypt. 
AQIM confirms the death of its longstanding leader Abdelmalek Droukdel nearly two weeks after reports of his death emerged.
‘Amaq reemerges with more focused purpose, providing unique details and videos for IS’ most high-profile operations.
Longstanding AQIM leader killed by French special forces in northern Mali, in an event unconfirmed by the group thus far.
Global attacks highlighted by continuation (fourth consecutive period) of activity in long-dormant Libya.
Military and media activity decreases across AQ branches as a whole in wake of Ramadan 2020.
IS claims its first operation in Indonesia since May 2018.
AQC releases fourth issue of “One Ummah” magazine as “gift” for Eid al-Fitr, focusing on Pensacola shooter Muhammad al-Shamrani.
Al-Furqan Foundation issues the latest speech by group spokesman Abu Hamza al-Qurashi, where the official spoke on COVID-19 and the future of global jihad.
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.
In the midst of Ramadan 2020, IS announced the third wave of its “Battle of Attrition” military campaign, claiming 80 operations across nine countries.
The Mali-based JNIM reported a spike in operations across Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger under its “Invasion of the Holy Month” military campaign.
IS claims first suicide operation in Afghanistan since August 2019, targeting a funeral amid a resurgence dating back to February 2020.
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.
Three attacks in the Philippines since the implementation of COVID-19 lockdown, with one specifically targeting quarantine personnel.
Media from AQ branches, linked groups, and supporting entities spikes as Ramadan 2020 commences, with heightened consequences amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
As Ramadan 2020 commences, IS claims its first suicide operation in Iraq since July 2019, targeting Iraqi intelligence headquarters in Kirkuk.
While continuing to issue updates on the spread of COVID-19 across East Africa, Shabaab began implementing the pandemic into its attack claims.
IS claims first ever attack in the Maldives, and its first in the Philippines since the country went into COVID-19 quarantine lockdown.
JNIM claims heavy casualties to Malian forces, and spanning into Burkina Faso, in communiques that directly capitalized on the COVID-19 pandemic.
IS claims its first ever attack in the Dhale governorate of Yemen.
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.
IS claims first attacks in Tunisia in 2020; sixth in Kashmir since resurfacing in February.
AQC released three statements in a 24-hour period, one being the group’s official stance on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
IS and its supporters continued to capitalize on 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.
IS and its supporters continued to capitalize on COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, affecting health, employment, and the stability of the economy, jihadist groups and their supporters, the radical Shi’a community, and prominent extremist figures have all provided insight as to how they view the situation.
The following inSITE report, “The Far-Right’s Online Discourse on COVID-19 Pandemic,” uncovers how far-right terrorists are exploiting the current coronavirus crisis.
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