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Attacks Highlight Terrorists’ Goals in Saudi Arabia, but Also Limits

5th July 2016 – FDD Policy Brief

Attacks Highlight Terrorists’ Goals in Saudi Arabia, but Also Limits

David Andrew Weinberg

Suicide bombers struck three Saudi cities on Monday, detonating themselves near the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, a U.S. diplomatic facility in Jeddah, and a Shiite mosque in the eastern city of Qatif. more...

Analysis & Commentary

23rd August 2016 – CNN

The Situation Room

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the Roanoke, Virginia stabbing. more...

20th July 2016 – Quoted by Tim Johnson - McClatchy DC

Computer hack helped feed an Islamic State death list

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The attack seemed like a garden-variety digital holdup. more...

20th July 2016 – Quoted by Stephen Kalin, Phil Stewart - Reuters

Mosul assault in focus two years after Islamic State takeover

Bill Roggio

When Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged in December that Iraq would retake Islamic State's de facto capital Mosul by the end of 2016, the target was greeted with scepticism by Western allies and officials within his own government. more...

20th July 2016 – War on the Rocks - Co-written by Nathaniel Barr

Bloody Ramadan: How The Islamic State Coordinated A Global Terrorist Campaign

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In late May 2016, the Islamic State (ISIL) released an audio statement featuring Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the group’s chief spokesman, celebrating the upcoming lunar month of Ramadan. Adnani exhorted ISIL’s supporters to make Ramadan “a month of calamity everywhere for the non-believers” and urged everyone considering migrating to the caliphate to instead carry out attacks in their home countries. more...