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AQAP Murders 2 Hostages, Including an American, During US Rescue Attempt

6th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Murders 2 Hostages, Including an American, During US Rescue Attempt

Bill Roggio

Forty special operations troops assaulted an al Qaeda compound in the southern province of Shabwa in an attempt to free American photojournalist Luke Somers. more...

Analysis & Commentary

1st March 2015 – The Long War Journal

Osama bin Laden’s Files: Al Qaeda’s Deputy General Manager in Yemen

Thomas Joscelyn

Documents recovered in Osama bin Laden's compound reveal that Nasser bin Ali al Ansi, a senior Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official, was appointed as one of al Qaeda's deputy general managers. It is highly likely that he continues to serve in that role underneath Nasir al Wuhayshi, who is both AQAP's emir and al Qaeda's global general manager. more...

23rd February 2015 – Huffington Post

Washington’s Bad Military Bets in the Middle East

Jonathan Schanzer

Last month, the Houthis took over Yemen, delivering a blow to Washington's counterterrorism strategy, which held out Yemen as one of the few bright spots in an otherwise chaotic Middle East. more...

23rd February 2015 – 770 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow Bill Roggio talks with John Batchelor about the situation in Yemen. more...

21st February 2015 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike in Southern Yemen Kills 3 AQAP Fighters

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The strike is the third this year in the province of Shabwa, which known haven for AQAP and its leadership cadre. A previous attack in Shabwa killed Harith bin Ghazi al Nadhari, one of the jihadist group's senior ideologues. more...

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