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14th October 2014 – Quoted by Bill Gertz - The Washington Free Beacon

Islamic State Commander Key Figure Behind Recent Military Gains

Bill Roggio, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A Chechen jihadist is emerging as a key Islamic State military commander credited with a series of recent military gains in central Iraq that has left the capital of Baghdad increasingly vulnerable to attack. more...

14th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

Abdullah Azzam Brigades Leader Calls on Lebanese People to Attack Hezbollah

Thomas Joscelyn

Abdullah Azzam Brigades leader Sirajeddine Zurayqat has called on Sunnis in Lebanon to fight against Hezbollah. Zurayqat's call to arms was posted on his official Twitter account. His anti-Iran, anti-Hezbollah messaging is consistent with the Al Nusrah Front's propaganda campaign. more...

14th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Attacks Yemeni Military in Hadramout

Oren Adaki

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula attacked several military targets in Yemen's eastern Hadramout province between Oct. 9 and Oct. 13, killing about 40 Yemeni soldiers. more...

13th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Routs Afghan Military Convoy in Ambush

Bill Roggio

The Taliban killed 22 policemen and soldiers and captured eight more, and also destroyed and seized several military vehicles and weapons during the ambush in Sar-i-Pul. more...

13th October 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow and Editor of the Long War Journal Bill Roggio discusses the fall of Iraq's Anbar province to the Islamic State. more...

12th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Assassinates Anbar Province Police Chief

Bill Roggio

Today's assassination of the Anbar chief of police is the latest in a series of setbacks for Iraqi security forces in the province, which is mostly under the Islamic State's control. more...

11th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQIS Leader, ‘Good’ Taliban Commander Killed in 2 US Drone Strikes in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

Bill Roggio

Sheikh Imran Ali Siddiqi, a senior al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent leader, and Muhammad Mustafa, a Taliban commander loyal to Hafiz Gul Bahadar, were reported killed in the strikes in Khyber and North Waziristan. more...

11th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

Lebanese Soldier Defects to al Qaeda’s Syrian Branch

Thomas Joscelyn

The Al Nusrah Front has announced that a Lebanese soldier, Mohammed Antar, has defected to the jihadist group. Al Nusrah has released a photo and video of Antar, which are part of the organization's ongoing propaganda campaign against Iran, Hezbollah, and the Lebanese government. more...

11th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia Video Features Jihadist Once Thought to be US Ally in Benghazi

Oren Adaki, Thomas Joscelyn

A new video posted by Ansar al Sharia Libya features Wissam Bin Hamid. American officials once considered Bin Hamid an ally in Benghazi, but he stood idly by as the US Mission and Annex were overrun on the night of Sept. 11, 2012. more...

10th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Releases Photos of Training Camp in Eastern Syria

Bill Roggio

The al Qaeda branch is operating camps in Syria despite US airstrikes, which have not targeted the group since Sept. 22. more...

9th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Strike al Qaeda Hub in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

Bill Roggio

The US has launched five strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas in five days, indicating that the hunt is on for a senior al Qaeda or allied jihadist leader or operative. more...

9th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Suicide Attacks Kill Scores in Sana’a and Hadramout

Oren Adaki

Simultaneous suicide attacks in Sana'a and Hadramout left at least 63 people dead today in Yemen. more...

8th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Conducts Offensive Against Yemeni Military in Baydah

Oren Adaki

AQAP continues to attack security personnel in central and southern Yemen as the government is weakened by the Houthi rebellion. more...

7th October 2014 – Cited by Ayla Albayrak - The Wall Street Journal

Turkey’s President Calls for Ground Troops to Fight Islamic State

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday the besieged Syrian city of Kobani was in imminent danger of falling to Islamic State and called on the U.S.-led coalition fighting the radical group to bolster its air raids with ground operations. more...

7th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Launches Another 2 Drone Strikes in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The strike in the Shawal Valley is the third attack in the jihadist haven in the past three days. more...

6th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Releases Video, Photos from Battle Against Hezbollah

Oren Adaki, Thomas Joscelyn

The Al Nusrah Front reportedly launched attacks on a number of Hezbollah outposts yesterday. The group has released a video and pictures from one of its raids. more...

6th October 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn comment on fighting between Al Nusrah and Hezbollah in Lebanon. more...

6th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Launches 2 more Drone Strikes in North and South Waziristan

Bill Roggio

Thirteen people are reported to have been killed in airstrikes in the Shawal Valley in South Waziristan. The area is a known transit point for fighters entering Afghanistan. more...

5th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Group Urges Jihadists in Iraq and Syria ‘to Reconcile’

Bill Roggio

Omar Khalid al Khorasani, a top leader in Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, offered to help mediate the dispute between the Islamic State and the Al Nusrah Front and other jihadist rivals. more...

3rd October 2014 – Quoted by James Gordon Meek - ABCNews

From Bang to Whimper, ISIS Propaganda Withers Under US Strikes

Thomas Joscelyn

As explosions erupted from airstrikes in Iraq and Syria over the past 12 days in the U.S.-led military campaign against terrorists there, the sounds of silence from jihadi propagandists also have intensified. more...

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