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Afghan intelligence service destroys al Qaeda base in Zabul

19th September 2016 – The Long War Journal

Afghan intelligence service destroys al Qaeda base in Zabul

Bill Roggio

The National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, recently raided an al Qaeda encampment and killed five Pakistan terrorists in the southeastern province of Zabul. more...

Analysis & Commentary

28th November 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss Taliban training camps and al-qaeda in Afghanistan. more...

27th November 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban feature 2 training camps in latest propaganda

Bill Roggio

The Taliban said 100 “mujahideen” have graduated from its “Khalid bin Walid Camp” and 50 more from its “Abu Dujana Camp.” These two facilities are designed to indoctrinate and train fighters in basic combat techniques, and the Khalid bin Walid Camp “can train up to 2000 recruits at a single time,” according to the Taliban. more...

23rd November 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

Al Qaeda’s general command comments on ‘martyrdom’ of senior figure in Afghanistan

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda’s propaganda arm, As Sahab, released a statement earlier today concerning the “martyrdom” of Faruq al Qahtani, who was killed in an American airstrike on Oct. 23. more...

21st November 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State suicide bomber kills dozens at Kabul mosque

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State’s Khorasan province claimed credit for the deadly suicide attack at a Shiite mosque in Kabul that killed more than 30 people and wounded scores more. The attack is the second of its kind in the Afghan capital by the Islamic State in the past six weeks. more...