On 28 June, a New Jersey-based American woman called Maria Bell pled guilty to concealing of material support for a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist…
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Yesterday evening news began to spread of a car bomb attack in an attempted prison break by the Islamic State in Hasakah city, targeting a prison run by…
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Over the past several weeks, there has been a constant cycle of escalation and de-escalation in Syria’s southern province of Deraa, though events now…
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The southern Syrian province of al-Suwayda’, which has a Druze majority, has witnessed a renewed round of protests, motivated primarily by the economic…
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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…
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As expected, this week’s issue of the Islamic State’s al-Naba’ newsletter features an editorial covering the battle of Ghweiran Prison, in which the…
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This week’s editorial in the Islamic State’s al-Naba’ newsletter follows on from a lengthy video released by the group’s West Africa ‘wilaya…
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Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, the dominant insurgent organisation in northwest Syria, shifted its primary military structure from four main ‘armies’ named for…
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The site of Ghweiran prison in Hasakah city area where the Islamic State attempted an at least partially successful prison break has featured ongoing…
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In analysis of Islamic State propaganda, two under-explored aspects are (i) the group’s weekly al-Naba’ newsletter (which is in Arabic, as opposed to…
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The following post is my translation of the audio message “And among them are those who have fulfilled and died,” released today by the Islamic State’s…
[Update 23 June 2022: this interview has unfortunately had to be redacted on the subject of ‘muhajireen’- or ‘foreigners’- in Jabal al-Summaq…