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17th October 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban suicide assault teams kill Paktia police chief

Bill Roggio

Taliban suicide teams hit the police headquarters and a training center in the provincial capital of Gardez City. Twenty-two policemen and 20 civilians were killed and scores more were wounded. more...

Analysis & Commentary

19th October 2017 – Quoted by Jenna Liftis - The Weekly Standard

Pompeo: Al-Qaeda-Iran Connection an “Open Secret”

CIA director Mike Pompeo described the connection between Iran and al-Qaeda as an “open secret” Thursday, a relationship that he and others criticized the Obama White House for downplaying. more...

18th October 2017 – Quoted by Margaret Coker, Eric Schmitt and Rukmini Callimachi - The New York Times

With Loss of Its Caliphate, ISIS May Return to Guerrilla Roots

Bill Roggio

Its de facto capital is falling. Its territory has shriveled from the size of Portugal to a handful of outposts. Its surviving leaders are on the run. more...

17th October 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban suicide assault teams kill Paktia police chief

Bill Roggio

Taliban suicide teams hit the police headquarters and a training center in the provincial capital of Gardez City. Twenty-two policemen and 20 civilians were killed and scores more were wounded. more...

16th October 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

US drones target Taliban commander in Pakistan’s tribal areas

Bill Roggio

The strike took place just days after Pakistan freed two westerners and their children from Taliban custody in the same tribal agency. more...