• Threat Matrix

    Islamic State releases photos from captured Libyan town of Bin Jawad

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    The Islamic State's Libyan "province" has released images from the captured town of Bin Jawad. The jihadists have likely operated in the town for months, but they only declared complete control of it earlier this week after launching a new offensive. The photos and a short video released by an Islamic State-affiliated "news" agency are intended to advertise the jihadists' control of Bin Jawad. Read more →

    Al Nusrah Front raids villages controlled by rebel group in Homs province

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    Al Nusrah Front has accused the Shuhadaa Al Baydhaa brigade in the northern part of Homs province of secretly serving Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's Islamic State. The brigade denies this allegation. Al Nusrah raided villages under Shuhadaa Al Baydhaa's control and claims to have captured "spoils." The move may be intended to secure a supply route for Al Nusrah into Homs. Read more →

    Islamic State video congratulates Sinai ‘province’ for downing Russian airliner

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    The Islamic State's Aleppo "province" has released a video congratulating its brothers in the Sinai "province" for downing a Russian airliner on October 31. The video is at least the fourth time that the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the crash. The group has not provided evidence proving its culpability thus far, but Western officials say it is increasingly likely. Read more →