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7th July 2016 – The Long War Journal

Obama backtracks on Afghanistan withdrawal, cites ‘precarious’ security situation

Bill Roggio

President Barack Obama called the security environment in Afghanistan “precarious” and said today he will keep more troops on the ground in Afghanistan than previously planned. more...

5th July 2016 – Quoted by Marjorie Cohn - The Huffington Post

Numbers In Obama’s Drone Deaths Report Just Don’t Add Up

More than three years after President Barack Obama pledged to be transparent about the United States’ lethal drone program, his administration has finally come forward with an accounting of the numbers of civilian deaths that resulted from drone strikes between Jan. 20, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2015. more...

5th July 2016 – Quoted by Fred Kaplan - Slate Magazine

Reading Between the Lines of Obama’s Drone-Casualty Report

Just before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, President Barack Obama released data on how many people—combatants and civilians—that his drone strikes have killed since he took office. more...

5th July 2016 – Quoted Jonathan Haggerty - The Daily Caller

Al-Qaida Leader Threatens To Attack America If Boston Bomber Is Executed

Thomas Joscelyn

Aging al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri threatened the “gravest consequences” for America if the Boston Marathon bomber is executed. more...

5th July 2016 – Quoted by Kevin Liptak - CNN

White House reveals number of civilian deaths from drone strikes

President Barack Obama's administration estimated Friday that between 64 and 116 civilians have died during the years 2009-2015 from U.S. drone strikes outside of Iraq and Afghanistan. more...

5th July 2016 – The Long War Journal

Taliban condemns suicide attack in Medina, Saudi Arabia

Bill Roggio

The Taliban has condemned a July 4 suicide attack that targeted security personnel in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Four Saudi guards and five others were wounded in what the Taliban describes as “an act of enmity and hatred towards Islamic rituals.” more...

4th July 2016 – The Long War Journal

Taliban shows ‘Omar ibn Khattab’ training camp in Kunduz

Bill Roggio

In a newly released video from the Taliban’s media wing, the jihadist group advertises the existence of the Omar ibn Khattab training camp somewhere in the northern Kunduz Province. more...

4th July 2016 – Fox News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the terror attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh. more...

2nd July 2016 – Quoted by Tim Chester - Mashable

Up to 116 civilians killed by drones during Obama administration, White House says

Bill Roggio

Between 64 and 116 civilians were killed by drone strikes outside conventional warzones during the Obama administration by the end of 2015, according to figures released Friday. more...

2nd July 2016 – Quoted by Taimur Khan - The National

US releases report on counterrorism strike deaths – with glaring omissions

Bill Roggio

After months of anticipation over an ongoing review by the Obama administration of civilian deaths caused by US drone strikes, the White House has quietly issued a short report that raises far more questions than it answers. more...

2nd July 2016 – Quoted by Rukmini Callimachi - The New York Times

ISIS Seems to Tailor Attacks for Different Audiences

Thomas Joscelyn

The first to be killed was a jogger, gunned down last September during his daily run in the leafy diplomatic quarter of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. more...

2nd July 2016 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State says it singled out non-Muslims for death in Dhaka attack

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State says it separated non-Muslims from Muslims and killed the former in yesterday’s assault on a bakery in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka. more...

1st July 2016 – Quoted by Phil Stewart, Jonathan Landay and Roberta Rampton - Reuters

U.S. says kills up to 116 civilians in strikes outside war zones

President Barack Obama's government accepted responsibility on Friday for inadvertently killing up to 116 civilians in strikes in countries where America is not at war, a major disclosure likely to inflame debate about targeted killings and use of drones. Obama's goal for the release of the numbers, which are higher than any previously acknowledged by his government but vastly below private estimates, is to create greater transparency about what the U.S. military and CIA are doing to fight militants plotting against the United States. more...

1st July 2016 – Quoted by Mike Dorning - Bloomberg

U.S. Counts Drone Kills and Comes Up Short, Rights Groups Say

U.S. military and intelligence agencies have killed as many as 116 civilians in clandestine air strikes on terrorists and militants since President Barack Obama took office, the White House said on Friday in its first accounting of non-combatant deaths. more...

1st July 2016 – Quoted by Karen DeYoung, Greg Miller - The Washington Post

White House releases its count of civilian deaths in counterterrorism operations under Obama

The United States has inadvertently killed between 64 and 116 civilians in drone and other lethal air attacks against terrorism suspects in non-war zones, the Obama administration said Friday. more...

1st July 2016 – Quoted by Charlie Savage, Scott Shane - The New York Times

U.S. Reveals Death Toll From Airstrikes Outside War Zones

Bill Roggio

Partially lifting the secrecy that has cloaked one of the United States’s most contentious tactics for fighting terrorists, the Obama administration on Friday said that it believed that airstrikes it has conducted outside conventional war zones like Afghanistan have killed 64 to 116 civilian bystanders and about 2,500 members of terrorist groups. more...

1st July 2016 – The Long War Journal

Terrorists assault cafe in Bangladesh’s capital

Thomas Joscelyn

Terrorists assaulted a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh earlier today, taking a number of hostages and exchanging gunfire with police. more...

1st July 2016 – The Long War Journal

US government releases data on ‘counterterrorism strikes outside areas of active hostilities’

Bill Roggio

The US government released official data on “counterterrorism strikes outside areas of active hostilities,” including the number of strikes, and combatant and civilian casualties. more...

30th June 2016 – The Long War Journal

Taliban suicide bombers target police cadets, first responders in Kabul attack

Bill Roggio

A pair of Taliban suicide bombers killed dozens of people, including police cadets and the first responders who arrived to administer aid after the initial attack, in a coordinated assault in the Afghan capital of Kabul. more...

29th June 2016 – The Long War Journal

New Iran armed forces chief warns of military intervention if Baghdad is threatened

Amir Toumaj

Iran’s new Armed Forces General Staff chief, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, has reiterated the Islamic Republic’s security red lines and priorities the day after his appointment. more...

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