The Houthi insurgents claimed hitting a southern Saudi airport with a cruise missile, as well as drone strikes.
Asim Umar, a senior al Qaeda official, has released a statement praising the Taliban’s “victory” in Afghanistan over the US. He also criticizes ISIS for dividing the jihadists’ ranks, praying that Allah ends the “fitnah.”
In an effort to get the Taliban to open negotiations, the Afghan government has freed hundreds of Taliban prisoners without conditions, and will free hundreds more.
Several foreign jihadist groups have joined rebel opposition units to help combat regime advances in the northern Hama countryside.
Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent’s spokesman has released a glowing eulogy for Zakir Musa, who led Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) until his death in May. AQIS has also released a video calling on jihadis to join its cause in Kashmir. And AGH has named Musa’s successor.
The Taliban has claimed it overran five districts in four Afghan provinces since mid-May. Meanwhile, the Afghan military said it liberated a district that was under Taliban control for over two years.
It is not immediately clear if today’s statement represents a legitimate claim from Mozambique.
Much like other theaters in Syria, the pro-regime Palestinian militia appears to be playing an integral role in northern Hama.