‘Statement from Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia claiming responsibility for attack on Tunisian security forces,’ 19 July 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The following is a statement released by jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST), in which they claim responsibility, through the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)-linked Uqba Bin Nafi Brigade, for the deaths of 14 Tunisian security forces in the Chaambi Mountains on 16 July 2014. Find…

Libya

‘Libyan government’s statement on Tripoli International Airport hostilities,’ 13 July 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The office of Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni released the following statement after militias battled for control of the Tripoli International Airport today. Interim Libyan Government – Office of the Prime Minister Date: 13/07/2014 Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim Tripoli International Airport and other locations in the suburbs of Tripoli…

Syria

‘Explanatory statement about rumours of Jabhat al-Nusra’s announcement of an Islamic Emirate,’ 12 July 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The extremist group Jabhat al-Nusra (JaN), al-Qaeda’s official affiliate in Syria, reportedly declared an Islamic Emirate, two weeks after the rival Islamic State (IS) announced the establishment of a Caliphate. In the following statement, JaN explains the current situation surround rumours of its declaration. بيان توضيحي حول ما…

Egypt

‘Video: Ansar Beit al-Maqdis targets Israel with 5 rockets,’ Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt), 12 July 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Egyptian terrorist organisation Ansar Beit al-Maqdis posted a video to YouTube in which it appears the group fires five rockets into Israeli territory from their border position in the Sinai peninsula. While the video cannot be independently verified, the group has claimed previous attacks in the past, and…

Syria

‘Jabhat al-Nusra announces its withdrawal from Sharia Council,’ Aleppo Media Centre (Syria), 8 July 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Jabhat al-Nusrah li-Ahl al-Sham (Eng: The Front for the Protection of the People of the Levant) announced via social networking websites that it is withdrawing from the Aleppo Sharia Council due to internal disputes with other members.– – – جبهة النصرة تعلن انسحابها من الهيئة الشرعية ٨ يوليو…