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31st July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Assailants in Tajikistan swore allegiance to Baghdadi before attack

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency has released a short video purportedly showing the team of five jihadists who assaulted cyclists in Tajikistan’s Danghara district on July 29. FDD’s Long War Journal cannot immediately verify that the young men, or adolescents, were responsible for the attack. However, Amaq’s video is similar to the footage released by the so-called caliphate after small-scale operations in the past. more...

29th July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Raid on Afghan school for midwives ended after several hours

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack earlier today. Amaq’s account says the terrorists were inghimasis, or well-trained guerrilla fighters who immerse themselves in battle before blowing themselves up, and that their target was the “headquarters of the United States Agency for International Development” (USAID) in the city of Jalalabad. more...

26th July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban suicide bomber attacks Afghan intel officers in Kabul

Bill Roggio

A Taliban suicide bomber killed four members of Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) in an attack on a convoy in the capital of Kabul earlier today. The NDS unit hit is reportedly responsible for targeting Taliban units that operate in the contested provinces of Logar and Wardak, just south of Kabul. more...

25th July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Authorities investigate Islamic State claim in Toronto shooting

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State has issued a short claim of responsibility via its Amaq News Agency for the July 22 shooting in Toronto, alleging that the gunman was its “soldier.” The language used in its claim is nearly identical to that used by the group after a string of terrorist attacks around the world. more...

25th July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US-led coalition: 6 Islamic State operatives plotted against Saudi Arabia, Sweden and US

Thomas Joscelyn

The US-led coalition announced on July 24 that at least six Islamic State operatives who had plotted terrorist attacks abroad have been killed in airstrikes since April. The jihadists were allegedly planning attacks in Saudi Arabia and Sweden, as well as against the US and American interests. more...

24th July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban overruns 2 districts in eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The Taliban overran the district centers of Omna and Gayan in the eastern province of Paktika today after several days of heavy fighting. The Taliban takeover of the two districts occurred as US generals attempted to put a positive spin on the Afghan military’s capabilities. more...

22nd July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State claims suicide bombing near ceremony for Afghanistan’s returning vice president

Thomas Joscelyn

A suicide bomber struck just outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul earlier today. The jihadist detonated his explosive only minutes after Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, Afghanistan’s first vice president, passed through the area. Dostum is a controversial figure who has been accused of various crimes throughout his career. more...

11th July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State claims suicide attack on Syrian and Russian forces in southern Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing west of Daraa in southern Syrian yesterday, saying 50 men from the “Crusader Russian Forces” and “the Apostate Nusayri Army” (a derogatory reference to Bashar al Assad’s soldiers) were killed or wounded in the explosion. The so-called caliphate identified the “martyrdom-seeking” jihadist as “brother Abu al-Zubayr al-Ansari” and added an interesting note. Al-Ansari was dispatched by a new Islamic State “province,” Wilayah Hawran, which was apparently established to operate in southwestern Syria, near the Jordanian border. more...

3rd July 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Baghdadi’s son killed fighting Syrian and Russian forces, Islamic State says

Thomas Joscelyn

According to the text on the image, Hudhayfah al-Badri “was killed in an inghimasi operation against the Nusayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in” the Homs province. “Nusayriyyah” is a derogatory reference to Bashar al Assad’s regime and its Alawite supporters. more...

17th April 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State propagandists seek to undermine rival jihadists in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State's propagandists continue to take aim at rival jihadists, including al Qaeda and Hay'at Tahrir al Sham (HTS). A recent Islamic State video calls upon HTS fighters to defect to the so-called caliphate's cause. more...

13th April 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

IRGC-controlled Syrian militia declares jihad against US forces in Syria

Romany Shaker

A Syrian militia led by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) declared on April 6 jihad against US and allied forces in Syria. The IRGC is likely to boost its military support to the group as it explores avenues to drive the US out of Syria. more...

24th March 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Al Qaeda again addresses factional infighting in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

The latest edition of al Qaeda's Al-Nafir news bulletin addresses the jihadists' infighting in Syria. Al Qaeda has been forced to comment on the disputes multiple times over the past year. more...

22nd March 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Grozny jihadist swore allegiance to Baghdadi before assaulting police

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency has claimed responsibility for a jihadist's assault on police in Grozny on Mar. 20. Amaq released a video of the alleged perpetrator swearing allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi prior to his day of terror. The video is similar to a string of other clips released by Amaq since mid-2016. more...

21st March 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Al Qaeda chief says America is the ‘first enemy’ of Muslims

Thomas Joscelyn

As Sahab has released two new messages from al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri in recent days. In the first, he again criticizes Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's Islamic State, accusing it of sowing dissent in the jihadists' ranks. In the second, Zawahiri reminds jihadists and Muslims that his organization considers the US to be their "first enemy." more...

17th February 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban still intent on ruling Afghanistan after ‘peaceful’ message to US

Bill Roggio

The Taliban has consistently stated over the past decade that it does not seek to share power with the Afghan government, and the only peace possible begins with the US abandoning the country. more...

2nd February 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban promotes Abu Bakr Siddique training camp

Bill Roggio

Taliban are parading around with a number of captured Afghan police Ford Ranger pickup trucks. The police trucks were supplied to the Afghan police by the US military. more...

23rd January 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

State Department designates Islamic State executioner, fighter as terrorists

Thomas Joscelyn


23rd January 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Senior AQAP leader added to US terror list by State Department

Thomas Joscelyn

The State Department has added Khalid Batarfi, an al Qaeda veteran and senior al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader, to the US government's list of specially designated global terrorists. Batarfi threatened the US and Jews in a video released by AQAP just yesterday. more...

19th January 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Former Guantanamo detainee warns against spilling secrets

Thomas Joscelyn

Ibrahim al Qosi, a former Guantanamo detainee, is one of three senior AQAP leaders featured in a video released this week titled, "Secrets, its Dangers and the Departure of the Best of Us." The video is focused on the US drone campaign and the jihadists' lapses in security. more...

13th August 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

AQAP publishes guide for derailing trains in the US, Europe

Thomas Joscelyn

The 17th edition of AQAP’s Inspire magazine provides a how-to guide for building a train derailment device. Al Qaeda has plotted against trains in the West in the past. more...


11th December 2013 - 9:00 AM

Terrorist, Regime and Western Media

The War of Ideas in the Disinformation Age

The Newseum, Washington, DC


23rd May 2012 - 7:30 PM

Facebook Fatwa: Saudi Clerics, Wahhabi Islam and the Threat of Social Media Radicalization

A Conversation with Michael DoranReuel Marc GerechtSteven Miller, Younesse Safaa, and Jonathan Schanzer

After the September 11 attacks of 2001, and following al-Qaeda’s violent campaign against Saudi Arabia in 2003 and 2004, Saudi authorities launched a crackdown on state-sanctioned radicalism in the Kingdom. This included tighter controls on terror finance, dismantling al-Qaeda’s local cells, and monitoring the country’s mosques. One decade later, a new study by FDD finds that elements of the religious establishment continue to disseminate rulings and opinions that run counter to U.S. interests, and they do so increasingly via social media.