Analysis: Al Nusrah Front rebrands itself as Jabhat Fath Al Sham
Iraq’s prime minister establishes Popular Mobilization Front as a permanent ‘independent military formation’
Terrorists in Normandy swore allegiance to Baghdadi before attacking church
Islamic State claims suicide bombings at Kabul protest

Analysis: Al Nusrah Front rebrands itself as Jabhat Fath Al Sham

16-07-28 Julani speech announcement

Abu Muhammad al Julani announced that Al Nusrah Front has been rebranded as Jabhat Fath Al Sham. Many have read into Julani's statement as a formal disassociation with al Qaeda. But Julani didn't actually say that, as his language was intentionally ambiguous. While sitting next to a longtime al Qaeda veteran from Egypt, Julani did not explicitly say that his group has broken from al Qaeda. Read more →

Terrorists in Normandy swore allegiance to Baghdadi before attacking church

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The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency released a video purportedly showing the two terrorists responsible for yesterday's assault on a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France. One of the two, identified as Abu Jalil al Hanafi, swears allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi on behalf of himself and his comrade. The Islamic State has also released a profile of Mohammad Daleel, the jihadist who blew himself up in Ansbach, Germany on July 24. The biography indicates that Daleel was a veteran of the jihad in Syria. Read more →

Attacks in France and Germany claimed by Islamic State propaganda arm

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The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency has claimed responsibility for two attacks in Europe. One of them occurred on July 24 in Ansbach, Germany, when a terrorist blew himself up outside of a music festival. The other occurred at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France this morning. Both "operations" were carried out "in response to calls to target nations in the coalition fighting the Islamic State," Amaq said. Read more →