• Threat Matrix

    Jund al Aqsa uses drone to drop small bomb on Syrian regime forces

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    Jund al Aqsa, an al Qaeda front group, is playing a major role in the rebel offensive in Hama province. The group released a video earlier today showing one of its drones dropping a small, unguided bomb on Syrian regime forces. Jund al Aqsa has endorsed Al Nusrah Front's relaunch as Jabhat Fath al Sham ("Conquest of the Levant Front"), saying that al Qaeda's senior leadership must have determined that it was in the best interests of the people and the jihad in Syria. Read more →

    The battle for Sirte, Libya continues

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    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 →