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23rd May 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US Military reviews possible civilian casualties in Yemen, Somalia

Alexandra N. Gutowski

Two regional combatant commands acknowledged reports of civilian casualties in recent operations. more...

Analysis & Commentary

23rd May 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US Military reviews possible civilian casualties in Yemen, Somalia

Alexandra N. Gutowski

Two regional combatant commands acknowledged reports of civilian casualties in recent operations. more...

13th May 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: Shabaab advertises its al Qaeda allegiance

Thomas Joscelyn

Since late April, Shabaab has released a series of videos emphasizing its place in al Qaeda's global network. Two of the videos were recorded by the group's emir, Abu Ubaydah Ahmad Umar, a normally reclusive figure. Abu Ubaydah refers to the Taliban's emir as the "Commander of the Faithful" and Ayman al Zawahiri as the "father-emir" while addressing the mujahideen in Syria and Yemen. more...

13th April 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US continues to disrupt Shabaab’s attack campaign

Bill Roggio, Alexandra N. Gutowski

In the past six months, US forces have thrice interdicted Shabaab car bombs and prevented imminent attacks against civilians in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu. more...

6th April 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US continues to disrupt Shabaab in Jilib, Somalia

Bill Roggio, Alexandra N. Gutowski

The United States attacked al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia in the southern town of Jilib, a recurring strike location and known Shabaab safe haven. The strike killed three terrorists and destroyed a vehicle with a mounted heavy machine gun yesterday afternoon, according to a US Forces Africa Command (AFRICOM) press release today. more...