Saraya Qasioun (‘Squadrons of Qasioun’- referring to Mt. Qasioun) is an insurgent group operating in the Damascus area that has occasionally claimed attacks on Syrian government forces (see interview I did with the group here). The group has issued a claim of responsibility for …
Iraq has parliamentary elections on 10 October. Unsurprisingly, the Islamic State’s editorial line this week in al-Naba’ (issue 307) focuses on those e…
Not all Jewish experiences under Christian rule in medieval Europe were uniformly negative. The reality was that the experiences varied according to ti…
The Jordanian-born Sami al-Oraidi was previously a leading figure in the al-Qa’ida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra and then broke off from the successor gro…
Recently, Abu Himam al-Shami, who along with Sami al-Oraidi is a leader of Syria’s al-Qa’ida-loyalist group Hurras al-Din, has issued statements critic…
The Islamic State has issued via its ‘Amaq News Agency’ initial claims of multiple improvised explosive device (IED) attacks against the Taliban in ‘Ja…
By now, the conflict between the al-Qa’ida-loyalist group Hurras al-Din and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham in northwest Syria is well known. The latter, which b…
This week’s issue of the Islamic State’s al-Naba’ newsletter features a ‘story of a martyr.’ The subject of this article is a man called Abu Omar al-Kh…
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