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Reported Israeli Raid on Sudan Could Reveal Khartoum’s Duplicity

6th May 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Reported Israeli Raid on Sudan Could Reveal Khartoum’s Duplicity

Jonathan Schanzer

Sudan may have joined the Saudi-led fight against Iran-backed proxies in Yemen last month, but it also may still be cooperating with Iran to arm the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip. more...

Analysis & Commentary

29th October 2015 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Honors Ansar al Sharia’s Slain Military Commander

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), a regional branch of al Qaeda’s international organization, has posted a eulogy for Mansur al Shalali (aka “Harun”), the slain military commander of Ansar al Sharia in Libya. more...

22nd October 2015 – Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton Says Libya Chaos Shows Consequences of U.S. Withdrawal From Unstable Places

Bill Roggio

While all eyes in Washington watch the clash between former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and House Republicans over events in Benghazi four years ago, chaos reigns in Libya, where two separate governments battle for control. Islamists are in control in the capital city of Tripoli, and Islamic State militants are expanding their hold on cities and towns across the country. more...

22nd October 2015 – Combating Terrorism Center at West Point

Tunisian Jihadism After the Sousse Massacre

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

This article assesses the state of Tunisian jihadism after the Sousse massacre. After providing a brief history of jihadism’s growth in Tunisia following former President Zine el Abedine Ben Ali’s fall, the article explains the serious challenges the beach attack has placed upon the Tunisian state—especially given the strong reliance of Tunisia’s economy on the tourism industry. more...

13th September 2015 – The Long War Journal

In Dabiq Magazine, Islamic State Complains About Jihadist Rivals in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

The latest edition of the Islamic State’s English-language Dabiq magazine, which was released online on September 9, contains the usual litany of horrors. Two men, Norwegian and Chinese nationals, are offered for sale as slaves. The group proudly advertises the destruction of ancient archaeological sites in the Syrian city of Palmyra. more...