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ISAF Raids Against al Qaeda and Allies in Afghanistan 2007-2013

30th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISAF Raids Against al Qaeda and Allies in Afghanistan 2007-2013

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

One of the arguments used by the Obama administration for a rapid drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan by the end of 2016 is that the US... more...

Analysis & Commentary

21st July 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Renews Its Oath of Allegiance to Taliban Leader Mullah Omar

Thomas Joscelyn

In the first edition of its new online newsletter, Al Nafir, al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. The move is likely a response to the Islamic State's claim that it rules over a caliphate with its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, serving as the new caliph. Last week, al Qaeda released a video of Osama bin Laden discussing his oath of allegiance to Mullah Omar. more...

20th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

6 al Qaeda Operatives Thought Killed in Recent Drone Strike in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

Sanafi al Nasr, a top al Qaeda leader based in Syria, named three jihadists killed in the "Khorasan." more...

15th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: Al Qaeda Attempts to Undermine New Islamic State With Old Video of Osama bin Laden

Thomas Joscelyn

On July 13, al Qaeda's propaganda arm, As Sahab, tweeted a link to an old video of Osama bin Laden. more...

14th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQIM Rejects Islamic State’s Caliphate, Reaffirms Allegiance to Zawahiri

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has purportedly released a statement rejecting the Islamic State's caliphate. more...

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