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Al Qaeda

Bomb suspect praised Osama bin Laden, Anwar al Awlaki in notebook

21st September 2016 – The Long War Journal

Bomb suspect praised Osama bin Laden, Anwar al Awlaki in notebook

Thomas Joscelyn

The Department of Justice has charged Ahmad Khan Rahami with the bombings in New York and New Jersey on Sept. 17, as well as other planned attacks. more...

Analysis & Commentary

29th September 2016 – Quoted by Uran Botobekov - The Diplomat

Al-Qaeda, the Turkestan Islamic Party, and the Bishkek Chinese Embassy Bombing

Thomas Joscelyn

The August 30 bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek was perpetrated by a member of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), also known as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM). The terrorist attack was directly related to a call to Uyghur militants by al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri on July 2, 2016. more...

28th September 2016 – The Long War Journal

2 AQAP leaders reported killed in latest US strikes in Yemen

Bill Roggio

Two leaders from al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen are believed to have been killed in two recent US airstrikes. US Central Command, or CENTCOM, announced the strikes today and noted that al Qaeda remains “a significant threat.” more...

28th September 2016 – Quoted by John Hayward - Breitbart

Islamic State Hit Hard in Libya, but al-Qaeda Stronger Than Ever

Thomas Joscelyn

Thomas Joscelyn, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Senior Editor of the Long War Journal, told the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade on Tuesday that the Islamic State has suffered major setbacks in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte. more...

28th September 2016 – The Long War Journal

US lists Italian rapper turned Islamic State jihadist as global terrorist

Bill Roggio

The State Department added Anas El Abboubi, an Italian-born rapper who doubles as a jidhadist fighting for the Islamic State in Syria, to the US government’s list of specially designated global terrorists earlier today. Abboubi was briefly in Italian custody in June 2013, but fled to Syria after he was released. more...