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Global War on Terrorism

Is Libya the Next Stronghold of the Islamic State?

2nd March 2015 – Foreign Policy

Is Libya the Next Stronghold of the Islamic State?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The chaotic civil war is giving the caliphate a foothold in North Africa, and its enemies can’t figure out whether to kill the jihadists or use them for their own purposes. more...

Analysis & Commentary

23rd April 2015 – The Long War Journal

White House Says Hostages, Including American, Killed In Counterterrorism Operation

Thomas Joscelyn

The White House released a statement today saying that two hostages held by al Qaeda were killed in a counter terrorism operation earlier this year. more...

15th April 2015 – The Long War Journal

Benghazi Suspect Designated by UN, State Department

Thomas Joscelyn

Both the US State Department and the UN have designated Ali Ouni Harzi as a terrorist. The UN designation notes Harzi's alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, whereas the State Department does not. more...

14th April 2015 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Announces Death of Sharia Official in US Drone Strike

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda announced the death of sharia official Ibrahim Suleiman al Rubaish, who was killed in a drone strikein eastern Yemen. Rubaish is a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay who also served as an operational planner for the jihadist group. more...

20th March 2015 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Glenn Beck Says Barack Obama Took Iran, Hamas off U.S. Terror List

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The confluence of elections in Israel and the possible culmination of international talks on Iran’s nuclear capabilities has vaulted United States policy on Iran to the top of the national agenda. more...

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