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12th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills 6 AQAP Fighters in Central Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in the first drone strike reported in Yemen in more than three weeks. Today's... more...

12th May 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

ISIS's split with al Qaeda in Syria and drone strikes in Yemen. more...

12th May 2014 – CTV News

News Update

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses the kidnapped Nigerian school girls and ways to combat Boko Haram. more...

11th May 2014 – Quoted by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

Boko Haram’s Bin Laden Connection

Thomas Joscelyn

In 2002, Osama bin Laden dispatched an aide to Nigeria to hand out $3 million in local currency to a wide array of Salafist political organizations there that shared... more...

10th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani, Algerian, French al Qaeda Fighters Killed or Captured During Yemeni Operation

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Yemeni security services continue to note the death or capture of foreign fighters during the ongoing military offensive in the south. more...

10th May 2014 – CIted by Helene Cooper, The New York Times

In Yemen, a Counterterrorism Challenge

Bill Roggio

After years of a tortuous relationship with Ali Abdullah Saleh, the strongman who was president of Yemen for more than two decades, Obama administration... more...

9th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Announce This Year’s Spring Offensive

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the official name of the Afghan Taliban, announced yesterday that this year's spring offensive would, like... more...

8th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Video Shows Zarqawi Training Camp in Syria

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, the former al Qaeda branch that was disowned by Al Qaeda General Command, has announced... more...

7th May 2014 – Fox News

Happening Now

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on how the US can combat the terrorist group Boko Haram. more...

7th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Central Asian Jihadist Group Joins ISIS

Bill Roggio

A jihadist group made up of Uzbeks, Tajiks, and Russians from the Caucasus that operates in Syria has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State... more...

5th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Saudis, Chechens, Afghans Killed During Recent Fighting in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio

The Yemeni military killed at least 37 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters during recent operations in the southern province of... more...

4th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Says it Will Comply with Zawahiri’s Orders

Thomas Joscelyn

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has issued a statement saying it will comply with Ayman al Zawahiri's orders with... more...

3rd May 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Notes Death of Local Leader in Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a statement from a local leader in southern Yemen who was killed in a US drone strike two... more...

2nd May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Zawahiri Makes Another Attempt at Reconciliation in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Ayman al Zawahiri, the head of al Qaeda, discusses the infighting in Syria and the history of al Qaeda's branch in Iraq at length in a... more...

2nd May 2014 – The Long War Journal

2 Suicide Bombers Strike in South Sinai

Egyptian officials said that two suicide bombings today in South Sinai killed at least one Egyptian soldier and wounded nearly a dozen other... more...

1st May 2014 – The Long War Journal

African al Qaeda Leader Sides with Zawahiri in Syrian Dispute

Bill Roggio

Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a senior leader in the al-Murabitoon Brigade, an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group that operates in West Africa, has... more...

1st May 2014 – The Long War Journal

‘Al Qaeda in Kurdistan’ Breaks Ranks with ISIS Over Syria

Bill Roggio

A group calling itself "al Qaeda in Kurdistan" sided with al Qaeda's emir against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in the ongoing... more...

30th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Yemen Expands Southern Offensive Against AQAP

Oren Adaki

Reports in Arabic media outlets indicate that the Yemeni military is expanding its southern offensive against militants from al Qaeda in... more...

30th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Abu Qatada Provides Jihadists with Ideological Guidance From a Jordanian Prison

Thomas Joscelyn

On July 7, 2013, Omar Mohammed Othman, better known as Abu Qatada, was deported from the UK to Jordan to stand trial on terrorism... more...

29th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Claim They Shot Down US Warplane in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban claimed that their forces hit an US Air Force AC-130 gunship with antiaircraft fire and forced it to land in the eastern... more...


Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of The Long War Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Senior Fellow


5th February 2014 - 12:00 PM

Understanding al Qaeda and its Affiliates: A Global Threat or JV Squad?

A Conversation with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Bruce Hoffman, Thomas Joscelyn and Jonathan Schanzer

Speaking about organizations claiming allegiance to al Qaeda, President Barack Obama stated that "if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant." The president’s remarks have sparked yet another debate about whether al Qaeda is weakened, whether it is resurgent, or whether it was ever weakened in the first place.  Has the Arab Spring spawned a surge in jihadism? Are these organizations taking advantage of the new environment in the region, or is the expansion of jihadist groups largely independent of the revolutions? How well is Washington’s current approach to al Qaeda working? If the group is growing despite U.S. efforts, how do we put our policies on the right track?

11th December 2013 - 9:00 AM

Terrorist, Regime and Western Media

The War of Ideas in the Disinformation Age

The Newseum, Washington, DC