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Al Qaeda, Jihadist Allies Declare Victory Over Syrian Regime in Key City

25th April 2015 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda, Jihadist Allies Declare Victory Over Syrian Regime in Key City

Thomas Joscelyn

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, and its allies have declared victory over the Syrian regime in the city of Jisr Al Shughur. more...

Analysis & Commentary

22nd May 2015 – FOX News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn critiques the rollout of the Bin Laden documents. more...

21st May 2015 – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Senior Fellow Tom Joscelyn on the intelligence recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound. more...

21st May 2015 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

The Hidden Story of the Bin Laden Documents: They Tell Us How al-Qaeda Really Works

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Who would have guessed that al-Qaeda had a job application so full of corporate jargon — "What objectives would you would like to accomplish on your jihad path?" — that it reads like a gag from Office Space? more...

21st May 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Seizes Syrian City of Palmyra

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State captured the central Syrian city of Palmyra, routing Syrian Arab Army forces and killing and capturing hundreds of soldiers. The jihadist group is now estimated to control half of Syria. more...

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