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Terrorist Media

3rd July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Baghdadi’s son killed fighting Syrian and Russian forces, Islamic State says

Thomas Joscelyn

According to the text on the image, Hudhayfah al-Badri “was killed in an inghimasi operation against the Nusayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in” the Homs province. “Nusayriyyah” is a derogatory reference to Bashar al Assad’s regime and its Alawite supporters. more...

Analysis & Commentary

31st July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Assailants in Tajikistan swore allegiance to Baghdadi before attack

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency has released a short video purportedly showing the team of five jihadists who assaulted cyclists in Tajikistan’s Danghara district on July 29. FDD’s Long War Journal cannot immediately verify that the young men, or adolescents, were responsible for the attack. However, Amaq’s video is similar to the footage released by the so-called caliphate after small-scale operations in the past. more...

29th July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Raid on Afghan school for midwives ended after several hours

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack earlier today. Amaq’s account says the terrorists were inghimasis, or well-trained guerrilla fighters who immerse themselves in battle before blowing themselves up, and that their target was the “headquarters of the United States Agency for International Development” (USAID) in the city of Jalalabad. more...

26th July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban suicide bomber attacks Afghan intel officers in Kabul

Bill Roggio

A Taliban suicide bomber killed four members of Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) in an attack on a convoy in the capital of Kabul earlier today. The NDS unit hit is reportedly responsible for targeting Taliban units that operate in the contested provinces of Logar and Wardak, just south of Kabul. more...

25th July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Authorities investigate Islamic State claim in Toronto shooting

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State has issued a short claim of responsibility via its Amaq News Agency for the July 22 shooting in Toronto, alleging that the gunman was its “soldier.” The language used in its claim is nearly identical to that used by the group after a string of terrorist attacks around the world. more...