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US confirms death of high-profile Tunisian Islamic State assassin

12th December 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

US confirms death of high-profile Tunisian Islamic State assassin

Thomas Joscelyn

The US Defense Department has confirmed that Boubaker al-Hakim, a French-Tunisian Islamic State leader pictured above, was killed in airstrikes carried out in Raqqa, Syria on Nov. 26. more...

Analysis & Commentary

29th December 2016 – Quoted by Jason Burke - The Guardian

A more dangerous long-term threat’: Al-Qaida grows as Isis retreats

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When three al-Qaida veterans were killed in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan in October, it barely created a ripple. So dominant has Isis become in the realm of jihadist lore, that you could be forgiven for thinking that its precursor has been relegated to a mere footnote. more...

23rd December 2016 – Quoted by - Brent Scher - Washington Free Beacon

Keith Ellison Backs Out of Radical Muslim Conference

David Andrew Weinberg

Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison cancelled his scheduled appearance the Muslim American Society’s annual conference, where he was slated to deliver the keynote address. more...

12th December 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

US confirms death of high-profile Tunisian Islamic State assassin

Thomas Joscelyn

The US Defense Department has confirmed that Boubaker al-Hakim, a French-Tunisian Islamic State leader pictured above, was killed in airstrikes carried out in Raqqa, Syria on Nov. 26. more...

10th December 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

US bombs oil tanker trucks as Islamic State battles Syrian regime near Palmyra

Thomas Joscelyn

The US-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) reportedly “destroyed a fleet of 168 ISIL [Islamic State] oil tanker trucks near Palmyra, Syria” on Dec. 8. According to an OIR statement, it is “the largest air strike of its kind to date.” more...