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Time for the US to stop Qatar’s support for terror

20th April 2017 – New York Post

Time for the US to stop Qatar’s support for terror

Jonathan Schanzer

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is on a Mideast tour to “continue efforts to strengthen regional security architectures.” While his meetings in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel are likely to attract most of the press coverage, his discussions in Qatar Saturday could be the most consequential. more...

Analysis & Commentary

22nd April 2017 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: Qatar’s ill-timed hostage deal increases pressure on Washington

David Andrew Weinberg, Thomas Joscelyn

When US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Qatar yesterday, the country’s attention was focused on the return of roughly two dozen Qatari citizens who were held hostage in Iraq, including members of the royal family. more...

20th April 2017 – New York Post

Time for the US to stop Qatar’s support for terror

Jonathan Schanzer

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is on a Mideast tour to “continue efforts to strengthen regional security architectures.” While his meetings in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel are likely to attract most of the press coverage, his discussions in Qatar Saturday could be the most consequential. more...

11th April 2017 – Quoted by Jon Gambrell - Associated Press

Qatari pays $2M to try to free royals abducted in Iraq

David Andrew Weinberg

A member of Qatar's ruling family has paid $2 million to a Greek shoe salesman's firm to secure "proof of life" and ultimately free relatives and others kidnapped in Iraq over year ago, presumably by Shiite militiamen. more...

26th March 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Al Qaeda’s alleged ‘representative in Syria’ previously freed from US Custody in Afghanistan

David Andrew Weinberg

On Mar. 14, the US Treasury Department announced its decision to impose sanctions on Kuwaiti national Muhammad Hadi al-‘Anizi, saying he is “a terrorist facilitator and financier based in Kuwait.” more...