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12th January 2016 – Quoted by Hasib Danish Alikozai - Voice of America

Corruption Encourages Parallel Judiciary in Afghanistan

The perception of corruption in Afghanistan's judiciary is leading citizens to turn to the Taliban to resolve their legal cases swiftly and with a lack of red tape. more...

12th January 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio comment on the latest from The Long War Journal. more...

11th January 2016 – The Long War Journal

American Charged With Supporting Shabaab Serving in ‘Specialized Fighting Force’

Thomas Joscelyn

The Department of Justice has announced that Maalik Alim Jones, a 31 year-old American citizen from Maryland, has been indicted for allegedly supporting Shabaab, al Qaeda’s official branch in East Africa. Jones appeared before a judge in the Southern District of New York last month, but the DOJ released the indictment and complaint in his case earlier today. more...

8th January 2016 – The Long War Journal

‘High Risk’ Guantanamo Detainee Transferred to Kuwait

Thomas Joscelyn

The Defense Department announced today that Fayez al Kandari, who was detained at Guantanamo since 2002, has been transferred to his home country of Kuwait. more...

7th January 2016 – The Long War Journal

US Charges American Citizen with Conspiring to Kill Soldiers in Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The US Department of Justice charged Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh, an American citizen, with conspiring to kill his countrymen in a double suicide attack at a military base in eastern Afghanistan. Farekh was part of al Qaeda’s paramilitary forces based in Afghanistan and Pakistan that fights as individual units as well as provides training and support to Taliban units. more...

7th January 2016 – The Long War Journal

Ghana Falsely Claims 2 Former Guantanamo Detainees Were ‘Cleared of Any Involvement’ in Terrorism

Thomas Joscelyn

The Defense Department has announced the transfer of two Guantanamo detainees to the West African nation of Ghana. The now former detainees, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al Dhuby, are citizens of Yemen. more...

7th January 2016 – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on how Islamic State has infiltrated the country. more...

6th January 2016 – The Long War Journal

Hezbollah Responds to Israeli Assassination of Commander

David Daoud

Two weeks after the assassination of its notorious member Samir Quntar, Hezbollah finally carried out its repeated threats to retaliate against Israel. more...

5th January 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the latest from The Long War Journal. more...

5th January 2016 – The Long War Journal

US Soldier Killed While Fighting the Taliban in Helmand

Bill Roggio

The Taliban killed one American soldier and wounded two more as they fought alongside Afghan forces in the beleaguered southern Afghan town of Marjah in Helmand province earlier today. more...

5th January 2016 – Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Islamic State’s Thirst for Oil Highlighted by Attacks in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s main branch in Libya launched attacks Monday near a key oil export terminal on the Mediterranean, the latest in a growing offensive that national security sources say underscores the terrorist group’s desire to seize lucrative territory in the war-torn North African nation to fund its global ambitions. more...

4th January 2016 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State’s Libyan ‘Province’ Launches New Offensive

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s so-called “province” in Libya has launched a new offensive and claims to have captured a town on the Mediterranean coast. more...

2nd January 2016 – The Long War Journal

Afghan Forces Raid Taliban ‘Jail’ in Helmand

Bill Roggio

Commandos from Afghanistan’s counterterrorism force freed 59 prisoners from a Taliban “jail” in the troubled southern province of Helmand. The raid, and another like it early last month, are key indicators that the province is slipping out of the Afghan government’s control. more...

2nd January 2016 – The Long War Journal

Jaish-e-Mohammed Suspected in Assault On Indian Airbase

Bill Roggio

Five terrorists thought to be members of Jaish-e-Mohammed were killed by Indian commandos during an assault at an airbase in Punjab province earlier today. The jihadists were said to have been in contact with their handlers inside Pakistan during the assault. more...

31st December 2015 – The Long War Journal

‘Voice of the Caliphate’ Radio Broadcasts Anti-Taliban Propoganda in Afghanistan

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s so-called “province” in the Khorasan (an area covering Afghanistan and Pakistan) has set up a radio station to broadcast anti-Taliban messages and other propaganda. more...

30th December 2015 – The Long War Journal

Popular Mobilization Force Threatened to Persecute Christian Celebrating Christmas in Baghdad

Bill Roggio, David Daoud

The Popular Mobilization Force (PMF), the command assigned by the Iraqi government with organizing militias to fight the Islamic State, has exceeded the scope of its mission by attempting to impart changes in society and culture through threats and force. more...

29th December 2015 – The Long War Journal

US-Led Coalition Targets Islamic State’s ‘External Attack Planners’ in Airstrikes

Thomas Joscelyn

The US-led coalition in Iraq and Syria has targeted several members of the Islamic State’s external operations arm in recent weeks, according to a US military spokesman who briefed reporters earlier today. The jihadists were allegedly plotting new attacks in the West. more...

29th December 2015 – The Long War Journal

Uzbek Group in Syria Trains Children for Jihad

Bill Roggio

An Uzbek jihadist group based in Syria is publicizing the training of children to wage jihad. more...

28th December 2015 – The Long War Journal

More Islamic State Members Reject Governor of Yemen Province

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s Yemen Province continues to suffer from a leadership dispute that emerged two weeks ago. More than a week after 70 members of the Islamic State rejected the emir for its Yemen Province on Dec. 15, another 31 members – including three senior leaders – backed them up and refused to follow the group’s regional leader. more...

28th December 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss their recent articles from The Long War Journal. more...

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