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18th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Iran Spawns New Jihadist Group In Gaza

Jonathan Schanzer

Hesn, a new Shia jihadi group in Gaza, is Iran's latest effort to maintain influence on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. more...

18th June 2014 – Cited by Rod Nordland - The New York Times

Extremists Said To Take Control Of Iraq’s Biggest Oil Refinery

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

Iraq’s biggest oil refinery fell to Islamic extremists Wednesday morning, after army helicopter gunships failed to beat back an attack... more...

17th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Adds AQAP Leader Involved in Embassy Plot to Terrorist List

Bill Roggio

The US Department of State added a top al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader who has been involved in plots to targeted US diplomatic facilities in Yemen and worldwide as... more...

17th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Shabaab Launches 2 Attacks Along Kenya’s Coast

Laura Grossman

Although Shabaab claimed responsibility for two recent attacks in Kenyan coastal towns, the government blamed the attacks on "local political networks." more...

17th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Jihadists Celebrate Release of Influential Ideologue from Jordanian Prison

Thomas Joscelyn

The jihadist ideologue known as Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi has been released from a Jordanian prison. Officials in the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, and other jihadists are celebrating Maqdisi's release. more...

17th June 2014 – Cited by CBS News

Iraq Oil Refinery Shuts As Crisis Deepens

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

Sunni Muslim insurgents forced the shutdown Tuesday of Iraq's largest oil refinery, demonstrating yet again their ability to embarrass the country's Shiite-led government... more...

16th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham’s Quiet War Minister

Thomas Joscelyn

As the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) rampages through Iraq with the help of allied forces, one personality remains characteristically quiet: the group's war... more...

16th June 2014 – The ABC

Iraq crisis: 279 Islamic militants killed in 24 hours

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

Thousands of people responded to a call by Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric to take up arms and defend the country against the insurgency. more...

15th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistan Launches ‘Comprehensive Operation Against Foreign and Local Terrorists’ in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani military has launched what it described as a "comprehensive operation against foreign and local terrorists" in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North.. more...

14th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: ISIS, Allies Reviving ‘Baghdad Belts’ Battle Plan

Bill Roggio

The lightning advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham and its allies from Mosul to the outskirts of Samarra, as well as its capture of several towns in eastern Diyala, all... more...

14th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill AQAP Commander, 4 Fighters in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US killed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and four fighters in the second recorded drone strike in southern Yemen this month. Earlier today, the... more...

14th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia Tunisia Leader Says Gains in Iraq Should be Cause for Jihadist Reconciliation

Thomas Joscelyn

The head of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia, Abu Iyad al Tunisi, has released a statement calling for reconciliation between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) and other jihadist... more...

13th June 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Their 9/11 Role

Thomas Joscelyn

One of the five senior Taliban leaders transferred to Qatar in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl played a key role in al Qaeda’s plans leading up to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. more...

12th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS’ Advance Halted at Samarra

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's rapid advance southward to Baghdad after taking control of Mosul just three days ago appears to have been halted outside of the... more...

12th June 2014 – CTV

CTV News

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow and Editor of the Long War Journal, Bill Roggio, says Iraq's parliament may declare a state of emergency. more...

11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Takes Control of Bayji, Tikrit in Lightning Southward Advance

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham continues its lightning advance southward after seizing control of Mosul, the country's second largest city, and the province of... more...

11th June 2014 – Cited by Elias Groll - Foreign Policy

The Beginning Of A Caliphate: The Spread Of ISIS, In Five Maps

Patrick Megahan, Bill Roggio

With Tuesday's seizure of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria notched a major victory... more...

11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Launches 2 Drone Strikes in Pakistan, Breaks 6-month Lull

Bill Roggio

The US killed 16 jihadists, including four Uzbeks, in two drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas. The strikes ended a six-month pause in Pakistan. more...

11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

IMU Involved in Suicide Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan said it executed the June 9 suicide assault on a terminal at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi that killed at least 18 Pakistanis, including... more...

11th June 2014 – Cited by Elias Groll - Foreign Policy

The Beginning Of A Caliphate: The Spread Of ISIS, In Five Maps

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

With Tuesday's seizure of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria notched a major victory... more...

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