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How America Was Misled on al Qaeda’s Demise

5th March 2015 – The Wall Street Journal

How America Was Misled on al Qaeda’s Demise

Thomas Joscelyn

In the early-morning hours of May 2, 2011, a small team of American military and intelligence professionals landed inside the high white walls of a mysterious compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. more...

Analysis & Commentary

26th March 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

IS Likely Trying to Add Al-Shabab to Its Ranks

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Growing divisions within the leadership of the al-Shabab terror organization could soon push some, if not all, of the Somali-based outfit to pledge allegiance to the group known as the Islamic State. more...

26th March 2015 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Saudi Arabia is Bombing Iran-backed Rebels in Yemen Who Just Plundered US Intelligence Files

Oren Adaki

Yemen's crisis is getting worse and then some. Saudi Arabia has started bombing rebel positions inside Yemen, and said the Sunni Kingdom will do "anything necessary" to deter the Iran-backed Shiite rebels who are taking over its neighbor. more...

24th March 2015 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda and allies form coalition to battle Syrian regime in Idlib

Thomas Joscelyn

On Mar. 19, the al Qaeda leader known as Sanafi al Nasr returned to Twitter after an absence of more than a month and half. Nasr is both an official in al Qaeda’s global network and a senior strategist in the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria. more...

22nd March 2015 – The Long War Journal

US military, diplomatic personnel quit Yemen as country descends into civil war

Bill Roggio

The US governemnt has withdrawn its military and remaining diplomatic personnel from Yemen as the security situation has spiraled out of control over the past week. Among the forces pulled from Yemen were more than 100 military advisors who were training Yemeni counterterrorism personnel to battle al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. more...

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