Jamal Jaafar Ibrahimi, June 25, 2018

“To the Americans we say … we will not be quiet about this attack.”Mina Aldroubi, “Iraqi militias warn US over air strike on Syrian border,” National (UAE), June 25, 2018,

“About” section, KH official website, undated

“The Hezbollah Brigades derives its goals and pillars from the sharia rulings, on which the formation was based. Our first goal was and still remains: thwarting the American project in the region, defeat of the occupation, and expelling them from Iraq, broken and humbled. The second goal is reclaiming Iraq’s sovereignty and granting all of its people their rights. As for our jihadi pillars, there are four. Firstly, waging jihad against the occupation until the last American is expelled from Iraq.”“About Kata’ib Hezbollah,” The Islamic Resistance Kata’ib Hezbollah Official Website, accessed June 27, 2018,

Akram al-Kaabi, December 2017

“Trump’s foolish decision to make Jerusalem the Zionist capital will spark a major uprising to excise this entity (Israel) from the body of the Islamic nation, and is a legitimate justification to target American troops.”“الشيخ اكرم الكعبي : قرار ترامب بشأن القدس مبرراً شرعياً لأستهداف القوات الامريكية في العراق” Al-Nujaba, December 8, 2017,

Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman, August 22, 2017

“Instead of continuing of war in Afghanistan, Americans should have thought about withdrawing their soldiers from Afghanistan. As long as there is even one American solder [sic] in our country [Taliban soldiers will] continue our jihad.”“Taliban condemn Trump's decision on Afghanistan war, vow ‘jihad’ will go on,” Reuters, August 22, 2017,

Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman, August 22, 2017

“If America does not withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, the day will not be far when Afghanistan shall transform into a graveyard for the American Empire.”Bill Roggio, “Taliban vows to continue its ‘Jihad’ against US,” Long War Journal, August 22, 2017,

Ayman al-Zawahiri, March 2008

“A call to help our people in Gaza”:

“[Muslims should] attack the interests of the Jews and the Americans. Select your targets, collect the appropriate funds, assemble your equipment, plan accurately and then charge towards your targets. There is no place today for those who claim that the battlefield with the Jews is limited to Palestine. Let us hit their interests everywhere.”“Ayman al-Zawahiri in his own words,” BBC News, June 16, 2011,

Ayman al-Zawahiri, April 2008

On the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq:

“The first signs of victory have already appeared. Soon, Iraq will become a fortress of Islam, from whence the squadrons and regiments tasked with liberating the Al-Aqsa mosque [in Jerusalem] will burst forth, with the help of Allah.

“Iraq today is the most important front line for the participation of our Islamic nation against the forces of the crusader Zionist invasion. Due to this, providing assistance to the mujahideen in Iraq - at their head, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) - is one of the most important duties required of the Islamic nation today.”“Ayman al-Zawahiri in his own words,” BBC News, June 16, 2011,

Ayman al-Zawahiri, November 2008

Message to Barack Obama after his election as president of the United States:

“You were born to a Muslim father, but you chose to stand in the ranks of the enemies of the Muslims, and pray the prayer of the Jews, although you claim to be Christian, in order to climb the rungs of leadership in America. In you and in [former US Secretary of State] Colin Powell, [former US Secretary of State Condoleezza] Rice and your likes, the words of Malcolm X concerning ‘House Negroes’ are confirmed. America, the criminal, trespassing crusader, continues to be the same as ever, so we must continue to harm it in order for it to come to its senses.”“Ayman al-Zawahiri in his own words,” BBC News, June 16, 2011,

Ayman al-Zawahiri, October 2012

Video statement:

God the great and almighty granted us success to capture the Jewish American Warren Weinstein. We are seeking, by the help of God, to capture others and to incite Muslims to capture the citizens of the countries that are fighting Muslims in order to release our captives.”Chelsea J. Carter, “Al Qaeda leader calls for kidnapping of Westerners,” CNN, October 28, 2012,

Jaafar al-Husseini, KH spokesman, March 5, 2017

“A battle with the Americans is drawing near… For months, we have been getting ready for the battle with the Americans. We have made all the preparations for the battle with the Americans in Iraq.”“Iraqi Hizbullah Spokesman Jaafar Al-Husseini: We Have Been Preparing for Months for Battle against the Americans in Iraq,” MEMRI TV, March 5, 2017,