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6th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Army Kills Senior al Qaeda Commander Tasked With Attacking the West

Bill Roggio

Pakistan claimed it killed Adnan Shukrijumah in a raid in South Waziristan. Shukrijumah, who was wanted by the US, was al Qaeda's operations chief for North America. more...

4th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

Caucasus Emirate Attacks Police, Press in Chechen Capital of Grozny

Bill Roggio

Dozens of fighters fanned out across the Chechen capital and attacked police and other government targets. The Press House was set ablaze. more...

4th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Threatens to Execute American Hostage

Oren Adaki

In its latest video, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula threatened to kill American hostage Luke Somers if the US does not meet AQAP's demands within three days. more...

3rd December 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Airstrikes in Eastern Afghanistan Target Pakistani Taliban

Bill Roggio

Mullah Fazlullah, the emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, was the target of one of the three recent strikes in Nangarhar province. more...

3rd December 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Claims Bombing of Iranian Ambassador’s Residence in Yemen

Oren Adaki

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed credit for a car bombing this morning outside the Sana'a residence of Iran's new ambassador to Yemen. more...

1st December 2014 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Supporters Advertise Sinai as Jihadist Destination

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State's supporters are encouraging young jihadist recruits to travel to the Sinai. According to one online jihadist, the Islamic State's expansion into the Sinai and throughout North Africa will facilitate the "liquidating" of the Jews. more...

1st December 2014 – 77 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss recent Taliban attacks in Afghanistan, jihadist training camps in Iraq and Syria, and more with John Batchelor. more...

29th November 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Assault Camp Bastion, Storm Foreign Guest House in Kabul

Bill Roggio

The Taliban and Afghan security forces have been fighting inside Camp Bastion for three days. Hostages may have been taken in the attack in Kabul. more...

27th November 2014 – The Long War Journal

Jihadists Tout Training Camps for Children in Iraq and Syria

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State, the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and Junud al Sham have been showcasing camps in Iraq and Syria that are used to indoctrinate and train children to wage jihad. more...

26th November 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistan Condemns Drone Strike That Targeted ‘Good Taliban’ and Foreign Fighters

Bill Roggio

Members of the Haqqani Network, the Hafiz Gul Bahadar Group, and "Uzbeks" are reported to have been killed in an attack in the Shawal Valley. more...

25th November 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Releases Biography of American Jihadist Samir Khan

Oren Adaki

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a biography of American AQAP operative and Inspire Magazine founder Samir Khan, who was killed in a US drone strike on Sept. 30, 2011. more...

25th November 2014 – Cited by Ruth Sherlock - The Telegraph

Jihadist Training Camps Expand Across Syria and Iraq

Jihadist organisations in Iraq and in Syria are operating at least 46 military training camps, designed to indoctrinate and train recruits, an investigation has found. more...

24th November 2014 – 77 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow Bill Roggio discusses the announcement that the US will be continuing its combat role in Afghanistan into 2015. more...

24th November 2014 – The Long War Journal

Haqqani Network Launched Suicide Attack at Soccer Game, Afghan Intel Claims

Bill Roggio

The accusation is made as the US has extended the combat mission in Afghanistan for one year. more...

24th November 2014 – Cited by Ruth Sherlock - The Telegraph

Islamic State Relaxes Vetting of Foreign Jihadists in a Bid to Boost Recruits

The Islamic State in the Levant has relaxed "vetting" procedures for foreign jihadists joining the group, and expanded military training camps in a drive to build its "Caliphate", safe house operatives and defectors have told The Telegraph. more...

23rd November 2014 – The Long War Journal

More Jihadist Training Camps Identified in Iraq and Syria

Bill Roggio

Four new training camps in Iraq and Syria, three of them operated by the Islamic State, have been identified, including one used by a so-called jihadist "special forces" unit. The Long War Journal has identified 46 jihadist training camps in Iraq and Syria. more...

21st November 2014 – The Long War Journal

5 Transferred Gitmo Detainees Served al Qaeda, Leaked Files Allege

Thomas Joscelyn

The Defense Department announced the transfer of five Guantanamo detainees yesterday. According to leaked threat assessments prepared by Joint Task Force Guantanamo, all five served al Qaeda. Four of the five were deemed either "high" or "medium to high" risks. more...

21st November 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Rejects Islamic State’s ‘Caliphate,’ Blasts Group for Sowing Dissent Among Jihadists

Thomas Joscelyn

Harith bin Ghazi al Nadhari, a senior AQAP sharia official, directly responds to a Nov. 13 speech by the Islamic State's Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Nadhari says that Baghdadi's caliphate is illegitimate and criticizes him for trying to split the jihadists' ranks around the world. more...

21st November 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQIS Announces Death of Two Senior Leaders in US Operation

Bill Roggio

Adil Qudoos was a former major in the Pakistani Army; Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, planner of the 9/11 attacks, was arrested at Qudoos' home in 2003. The second jihadist leader, Dr. Sarbaland, served as a surgeon and senior propagandist for al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent. more...

20th November 2014 – The Long War Journal

Jihadist Group ‘Soldiers of Egypt’ Claims Responsibility for Attack on Police Near University

Thomas Joscelyn

Ajnad Misr, the "Soldiers of Egypt," claimed today's bombing of a police post near Helwan University in Cairo; five policemen as well as several bystanders were wounded by the terrorist attack. more...

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