• Threat Matrix

    The battle for Sirte, Libya continues

    16-08-17 Map of clashes in Sirte

    The US has launched 62 "precision" airstrikes against the Islamic State in Sirte, Libya since Aug. 1, according to data provided by US Africa Command earlier today. The jihadists have lost significant ground, but continue to conduct suicide attacks using vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) inside the city. Read more →

    Iranian media report deployment of elite Iraqi, Lebanese combatants to Aleppo

    Propaganda poster of IRGC and several proxies active in Iraq and Lebanon.

    After the jihadist-led Jaish al Fatah and Syrian rebel groups succeeded in breaking the siege of Aleppo, an Iranian media outlet has reported the deployment of elite Lebanese Hezbollah and Iraqi Harakat al Nujaba to cut the opposition's artery to the rebel-held eastern side of the city. [Update: IRGC confirms rank of officer announced dead on Monday as Major]. Read more →

    Turkistan Islamic Party advertises role in jihadist-led offensive in Aleppo province

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    The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) has released a series of photos documenting its "spoils" from a new round of fighting in Syria's Aleppo province. Jaysh al Fath, an alliance of several groups, launched the offensive against Bashar al Assad's regime and its allies earlier this week. The TIP is fighting alongside Al Nusrah Front, which is al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, and Jund al Aqsa, an al Qaeda front group. Read more →

    Report: Head of the Islamic State’s Sahara branch threatens Morocco

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    Al Jazeera has reportedly obtained an audio message from Adnan Abu Walid al Sahrawi in which he threatens to attack Morocco. Little has been heard from Sahrawi since May 2015, when he broke from Al Murabitoon and declared his fealty to the Islamic State. If the message is authentic, then it could indicate that he and his men plan on initiating new operations. Read more →