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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

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...

14th September 2016 – The Long War Journal

TTP commander for North Waziristan touts operations in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

Akhtar Mohammad Khalil, the TTP’s emir for North Waziristan, appeared in a video released today that purports to show Taliban fighters operating openly in the contested tribal agency. The video was released on Umar Media, the official propaganda outlet of the TTP. more...

11th September 2016 – The Long War Journal

Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, al Qaeda fights on

Thomas Joscelyn

All appeared lost for Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda in December 2001. In the years leading up to the 9/11 hijackings, bin Laden believed that the US was a “paper tiger” and would retreat from the Muslim majority world if al Qaeda struck hard enough. more...

8th September 2016 – The Long War Journal

Taliban threatens second provincial capital in Afghan south

Bill Roggio

The Taliban has launched an offensive to take control of Tarin Kot, the capital of Uruzgan province. Its forces have entered the city and are engaged in heavy fighting with Afghan forces there. more...