The Islamic State (IS) featured in Naba 238 an "exclusive" article on its military operations in the Sahel, revealing previously undocumented attacks on French forces and the soldiers of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, and claiming to have killed nearly 200 fighters from the local branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM).


The high-ranking al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) operative targeted in a May 2020 airstrike in Yemen has been identified as Abdullah al-Maliki, who acted as a point of contact for the December 2019 Pensacola Naval Air Base shooter Muhammad al-Shamrani, a Saudi Arabian.

Covid Dispatch March 25 2020 01

Jihadists—from Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda (AQ) leadership to their supporters across the globe—have continued to capitalize on the COVID-19 pandemic, though largely by the same means as seen with other crises: urging attacks and continued jihad, making crisis-focused outreach, and rallying against enemy governments.

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