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2nd March 2015 – 770 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss their latest pieces for the Long War Journal on Osama bin Laden's files. more...

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...

27th February 2015 – The Long War Journal

Osama Bin Laden’s Files: ‘Very Strong Military Activity in Afghanistan’

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Correspondence between senior al Qaeda leaders indicates that the group maintains a larger foothold in Afghanistan than is widely recognized. more...

26th February 2015 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Bomber Strikes NATO Diplomatic Convoy in Kabul

Bill Roggio

A Turkish soldier and an Afghan civilian were killed in the blast. The attack on NATO's envoy to Afghanistan takes place as rumors of peace talks between the Taliban, the Afghan government, and the US persist. more...

26th February 2015 – Cited by Doug Bandow - Forbes

Libya: Hold Policymakers Accountable For Another Washington War Gone Bad

Thomas Joscelyn

Will America ever again be at peace? A new war always seems to start before the last one ends. The U.S. is bombing targets in Syria and sending troops back into Iraq. more...

24th February 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Islamic State Having Significant but Limited Impact in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

Despite Islamic State grabbing headlines over the past week with executions, bombings and even an attack on the residence of the Iranian ambassador, U.S. officials caution the group's foothold in Libya remains tenuous. more...

24th February 2015 – The Long War Journal

Boko Haram Continues Deadly Suicide Attacks, Uses Children as Bombers

Laura Grossman

Boko Haram is suspected of launching repeated suicide attacks in Nigeria's northeast while Nigerian forces continue their attempts to dislodge the group. 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...

23rd February 2015 – The Long War Journal

Jihadist Divisions Grow in Nigeria

Thomas Joscelyn

Divisions between Boko Haram and rival Ansaru have become more pronounced over the past several weeks. more...

21st February 2015 – Quoted by Ricki Gurwitz - CTV News

Al Qaeda vs. ISIS: A Battle for Jihadist Supremacy in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

News that ISIS is forming bases in Libya has Western countries on edge, but it's also not welcome news to another group that operates in that country: al Qaeda. 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...

20th February 2015 – The Long War Journal

Suicide Bombings by Islamic State’s ‘Province’ Rock Libyan Town

Thomas Joscelyn

One of the Islamic State's so-called "provinces" in Libya has claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks in the Libyan town of Qubba earlier today. The group says the attacks were retaliation for the airstrikes carried out in nearby Derna. more...

20th February 2015 – The Long War Journal

Shabaab Suicide Assault Team Strikes in Somali Capital

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda's branch in Somalia continues to demonstrate that it can penetrate security at the heavily protected areas in the capital and carry out deadly attacks. more...

20th February 2015 – The Long War Journal

AQIM Battalion Takes Credit for Killing 4 Tunisian Security Officers

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) Uqba bin Nafi Battalion has claimed credit for an attack that killed four members of Tunisia's National Guard. The group remains loyal to AQIM despite some claims that it had defected to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's Islamic State. more...

19th February 2015 – Cited by Michael O'Hanlon - The Washington Post

We Still Need U.S. Bases in Afghanistan

On Feb. 9, a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan’s Helmand province killed Abdul Rauf, an Islamic State leader attempting to spread the would-be caliphate’s influence into South Asia. more...

18th February 2015 – Quoted by Patrick Markey, Michael Georgy - Reuters

Islamic State Lays Claim to North African Outpost

Thomas Joscelyn

The images match the worst of Islamic State's atrocities: black-clad fighters and an English-speaking jihadist taunt the West before slaughtering their victims in orange jumpsuits on a Libyan beach. more...

18th February 2015 – Quoted by Farouk Chothia - BBC News

Islamic State Gains Libya Foothold

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State (IS) has wreaked havoc in the Middle East, seizing vast areas of Iraq and Syria and now it is taking advantage of Libya's collapse into anarchy. more...

17th February 2015 – Quoted by Kate Brannen, Keith Johnson - Foreign Policy

The Islamic State of Libya Isn’t Much of a State

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s videotaped beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians on a Libyan beach — and the airstrikes Cairo launched in response — have sparked fears that the terrorist group is trying to expand its self-proclaimed caliphate into a third country. more...

17th February 2015 – 770 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss their latest articles for the Long War Journal. more...

17th February 2015 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Assault Team Kills 20 Afghan Policemen

Bill Roggio

The Taliban continue to exact a heavy toll on poorly armed and trained policemen, who have been thrust into the front line of Afghanistan's insurgency. more...

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