• Threat Matrix

    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 →

    Pentagon confirms US targeted veteran al Qaeda leader in Syria

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    Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook confirmed today that the US targeted Abu Firas al Suri, a veteran al Qaeda leader, in an airstrike in Syria. Within hours of the bombing yesterday, jihadists on social media claimed that Abu Firas had perished. Separately, Cook confirmed that Hassan Ali Dhoore, a dual hatted al Qaeda and Shabaab leader, was killed in an airstrike in Somalia on Mar. 31. Read more →

    Afghan forces withdraw from district in Uruzgan

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    Over the past year, the Taliban have seized control of, or contested, a number of districts in a belt that spans southwestern Herat, eastern Farah, northern and central Helmand, Uruzgan, and northwestern Kandahar. The Taliban have historically used these safe havens to organize operations against neighboring districts and provincial capitals. Read more →

    Islamic State-linked ‘news’ agency claims 90 suicide attacks launched in February

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    'Amaq News Agency, which is linked to the Islamic State's online propaganda operations, released an infographic claiming that the "caliphate" launched 90 "martyrdom operations" in Iraq, Syria and Libya in February. The propaganda outfit previously claimed that the Islamic State carried out 85 suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria in January. These figures have not been independently verified. Read more →