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2nd October 2013 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Commander Mullah Fazlullah Claims Credit for Assassinating Pakistani General

Bill Roggio

Mullah Fazlullah, a senior leader in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, has claimed credit for the assassination of a senior Pakistani Army... more...

1st October 2013 – The Long War Journal

Haqqani Network Said to Name Successor to Mullah Sangeen

Bill Roggio

The Haqqani Network, an al Qaeda allied Taliban subgroup that operates in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, is said to have named Bilal Zadran to succeed... more...

30th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistan Condemns Latest Drone Strike in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The US launched its second drone strike in two days in Pakistan's Taliban controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs... more...

29th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Target Haqqani Network in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed three Haqqani Network members in a strike today in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. The strike is just the third... more...

23rd September 2013 – Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor

Clifford D. May

With new terrorist attacks in Kenya and Pakistan over the weekend, are moderate Muslims doing enough to speak out against extremism within their religion? more...

22nd September 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 7 in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed seven suspected militants in a drone strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. Today's strike is just the second... more...

15th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Assassinate Senior Pakistani Army General in Dir

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, an al Qaeda ally, killed a senior Pakistani Army general and two soldiers in a roadside bombing in the northwestern... more...

10th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistan to Free Taliban Leader Mullah Baradar

Bill Roggio

Pakistan is planning on freeing Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghan Taliban's second in command before he was detained in Karachi in 2010... more...

8th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Confirm Death of Badruddin Haqqani in Drone Strike Last Year

Bill Roggio

The Taliban confirmed that Badruddin Haqqani, one of the top leaders in the Haqqani Network, a Taliban subgroup that is closely allied with al Qaeda... more...

6th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Mullah Sangeen Zadran, al Qaeda Commander Reported Killed in Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

Yesterday's drone strike in the Ghulam Khan area of Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan is reported to have killed Mullah... more...

5th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 4 Haqqani Network Fighters in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed four suspected Haqqani Network fighters in the second drone strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan... more...

2nd September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Team Hits Base at Border Crossing with Pakistan

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched another suicide assault, this time against a joint Coalition and Afghan base in Torkham at the border crossing with Pakistan. more...

1st September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Ansarul Muhajideen Kills 9 Pakistanis in IED Attack in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

Ansarul Muhajideen, a group known to include Uzbek fighters, killed nine Pakistani Frontier Corps troops in an IED attack today on a convoy in the... more...

31st August 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 4 Turkistan Islamic Party Fighters in Pakistan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US launched its first drone strike in Pakistan in more than a month, killing four foreign fighters from Turkmenistan in an attack today in an area known... more...

20th August 2013 – The Long War Journal

Treasury Designates al Qaeda Leader, Madrassa

Thomas Joscelyn

The US Treasury Department today designated an al Qaeda leader who has served the terrorist organization in various capacities since the 1990s. more...

19th August 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Pakistan and Egypt, two army's with states. And al Qaeda in Iraq conducting attacks in Syria. more...

15th August 2013 – Quoted by AFP

Al-Qaeda’s Center of Gravity ‘Shifting’ from Pakistan to Yemen

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As al-Qaeda marks its 25th anniversary this month, analysts say the recent security threat in Yemen shows the organization’s center of gravity is shifting... more...

14th August 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani al Qaeda Commander Threatens Government Over Execution of Jihadists

Bill Roggio

Asmatullah Muawiya, a Pakistani terrorist who serves as one of several al Qaeda "company" commanders as well as the leader of the Taliban... more...

10th August 2013 – MSNBC

Weekends with Alex Witt

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the US embassy closures and whether the threat from al Qaeda has passed. more...

6th August 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Adds Emir of Pakistan-Based Mullah Nazir Group to List of Global Terrorists

Bill Roggio

The US State Department has added the emir of the Mullah Nazir Group, a Taliban subgroup based in South Waziristan that supports al Qaeda, to the list.... more...

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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?

20th August 2013 - 12:00 PM

Al Qaeda and its Affiliates: On Life Support or an Imminent Threat?

A Conversation with Eli Lake, Thomas Joscelyn and Cliff May

Twelve years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and more than two years after Osama bin Laden was killed, how great of a threat is al Qaeda to the U.S. homeland and America’s interests abroad? Has the instability in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and throughout Africa allowed al Qaeda to grow in size and power? How should the latest threats against America’s diplomatic facilities, paired with the recent prison breaks in Pakistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere impact U.S. counterterrorism strategy?