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25th May 2016 – Catherine Herridge, Lucas Tomlinson - Fox News

Obama admin set to transfer up to 24 more detainees from Gitmo

Thomas Joscelyn

The Obama administration is preparing to transfer up to 24 additional detainees out of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp this summer, Fox News has learned. more...

25th May 2016 – Quoted by Ankit Panda - The Diplomat

Taliban Announce New Leader After Mullah Mansour’s Death

Bill Roggio

Four days after the United States announced it had killed Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the leader of the Taliban, the group has announced a new leader. more...

25th May 2016 – Quoted by Krishnadev Calamur - The Atlantic

Who Is the New Taliban Leader?

Bill Roggio

The Taliban’s new leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, is being described as a “hardline religious scholar” who issues most of the group’s fatwas, as well as “well-educated and respected,” with at least one regional expert saying his appointment “will not fully appease all factions within the Taliban.” more...

25th May 2016 – Quoted by Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times

Obama’s summer Gitmo dump: Official says transfer of 24 detainees planned

Thomas Joscelyn

The Obama administration’s race to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will reportedly speed up this summer with the transfer of 24 suspected terrorists to other nations. more...

25th May 2016 – The Long War Journal

Taliban name Mullah Haibatullah as new emir

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban appointed Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, the group’s top judicial officer, as its new emir after confirming Mullah Mansour was killed by the US. Siraj Haqqani, the Taliban’s military commander, remains one of the Taliban’s top two deputies, and Mullah Mohammad Yaqoub, Mullah Omar’s eldest son, has been elevated to serve as a deputy to Haibatullah. more...

25th May 2016 – The Long War Journal

Baluchistan province is a primary hub for Afghan Taliban

Bill Roggio

The American airstrike in Baluchistan, Pakistan that targeted and killed Taliban emir Mullah Mansour was unprecedented as the US military and CIA have not launched an attack in the province since the drone program began in 2004. more...

25th May 2016 – Quoted by John Hayward - Breitbart

Iran’s Qods Force General Spotted on Fallujah, Iraq Islamic State Front Lines

Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s Qods Force – the dirty-tricks unit Iran deploys to destabilize foreign governments, involved in terrorist attacks against American soldiers during the occupation of Iraq – has been sighted near the besieged city of Fallujah, as the battle to eject the Islamic State heats up. more...

24th May 2016 – Sirius XM Canada

The Arlene Bynon Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow Bill Roggio discusses the future of the Taliban and drone strike that killed Mullah Mansour in Pakistan. more...

24th May 2016 – Fox News

Special Report with Bret Baier

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the future of Guantanamo Bay, inmate recidivism, and why the Obama Administration is taking on the added risk of releasing prisoners. more...

23rd May 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss the military operation to oust ISIS from Fallujah and Gitmo detainees. more...

23rd May 2016 – The Long War Journal

Iraqi forces, militias launch operation to recapture Fallujah

Bill Roggio

Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), backed by tribal fighters and Iranian-backed militias, have officially begun the operation to dislodge the Islamic State from the city of Fallujah in Anbar province. Fallujah is the last major city held by the Islamic State in the province. more...

23rd May 2016 – The Long War Journal

US confirms Mansour killed, vows no change in combat strategy

Bill Roggio

The White House confirmed the death of Taliban emir Mullah Mansour today, two days after the US said it targeted the group’s leader in an unprecedented airstrike in southwestern Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. more...

23rd May 2016 – Quoted by Mushtaq Yusufzai, Fazul Rahim, and Jon Schuppe - NBC News

Who Will Lead Taliban Next? Four Contenders Emerge

Bill Roggio

As the Taliban collected the body of its slain leader on Monday, the insurgent group also began discussing his replacement, insiders say — a choice that could spark furious infighting and signal whether there's any chance of a negotiated peace in Afghanistan. more...

23rd May 2016 – Quoted by Kathy Gilsinan - The Atlantic

The Drone War Crosses Another Line

Bill Roggio

Following the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour in an American drone strike in Pakistan on Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry remarked that “Peace is what we want” in Afghanistan. more...

22nd May 2016 – Quoted by Missy Ryan, Tim Craig - The Washington Post

U.S. strikes top Taliban leader in Pakistan

The U.S. military launched a drone strike against Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansour on Saturday, the Pentagon said, dealing a potential blow to the group whose insurgent assaults pose a major obstacle to U.S. hopes for ending the war in Afghanistan. more...

21st May 2016 – The Long War Journal

US targeted Taliban emir Mullah Mansour in unprecedented Pakistan drone strike

Bill Roggio

The US military said it targeted and possibly killed Taliban emir Mullah Mansour today in an “airstrike” in a remote area along the “Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.” Mansour’s status is unknown and the military said it is attempting to determine if he is dead or alive. more...

20th May 2016 – The Long War Journal

Treasury sanctions al Qaeda, Islamic State ‘financiers and facilitators’

Thomas Joscelyn

The US Treasury Department announced terror designations for six jihadists yesterday. Five of them allegedly serve al Qaeda’s international organization, while the sixth is a key figure in the Islamic State’s operations in Libya and the Sinai. more...

19th May 2016 – The Long War Journal

Iran-backed militia prepares ‘special forces’ for Fallujah offensive

Bill Roggio, Amir Toumaj

The leadership of Harakat al Nujaba, or Movement of the Noble, an Iranian-supported Shiite militia which operates in both Iraq and Syria, said it is clearing a road in eastern Anbar province in preparation for an upcoming offensive to retake Fallujah from the Islamic State. more...

18th May 2016 – The Long War Journal

Iraqi forces report recapturing city in western Anbar

Bill Roggio

The Iraqi military has claimed that it, along with “tribal forces,” have recaptured the western city of Rutbah. Rutbah sits within the desert and has long been an Islamic State stronghold. more...

17th May 2016 – The Long War Journal

Sadr’s ‘Peace Brigades’ prepares for Mosul offensive

Bill Roggio

Muqtada al Sadr, the radical Shia cleric who battled US forces during the Iraqi occupation, is preparing his militia to participate in an offensive to retake the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State. more...

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