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11th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 4 AQAP Commanders and Fighters in Central Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Late last night a US drone strike killed four al Qaeda commanders and fighters in Marib province east of Sana'a, the Yemeni capital. The strike is the third in Yemen... more...

10th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda-affiliated Groups Claim Credit for Joint Attack on Hezbollah

Thomas Joscelyn

he Abdullah Azzam Brigades and the Al Nusrah Front in Lebanon have claimed joint responsibility for rocket attacks on Hezbollah's "strongholds." more...

10th March 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The foreign fighters in Syria. more...

8th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Dane, Uzbek Among 30 Suicide Bombers Eulogized by ISIS

Bill Roggio

A Danish citizen and an Uzbek are among the 30 suicide bombers who were recognized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham just two more...

7th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Russian-speaking Jihadists Execute Syrians in Aleppo

Bill Roggio

A video of jihadists executing a group of Syrians in the city of Aleppo has emerged. The execution is carried out by Russian-speaking fighters, more...

6th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Head of al Qaeda ‘Victory Committee’ in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Not long after Ayman al Zawahiri's chief representative in Syria, Abu Khalid al Suri, was killed in late February, a prominent online jihadist known as Sanafi al Nasr... more...

5th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill al Qaeda Operative Who Fought in Iraq

Bill Roggio

Today the US launched the second drone strike in Yemen in three days. The strike, which took place in northern Yemen, killed a jihadist who more...

5th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Israeli Navy Intercepts Iranian Weapons Shipment Headed for Gaza

David Barnett

Israeli forces this morning intercepted a Panamian-flagged cargo vessel near Port Sudan in the Red Sea. The vessel, identified as the Klos-C, more...

5th March 2014 – Cited by Divya Avasthy, International Business Times

Terrorist Hafiz Saeed Thanks ‘Brave Man’ Who Offered Three Son to Fight in Jihad

Bill Roggio

A Pakistani man has "sacrificed" his three sons to a life devoted to Jihad, in a publicly-held worker's convention about 80 km away from Lahore. Abu Haider handed... more...

4th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Suicide Assault Team Strikes Government Complex in Samarra

Bill Roggio

An Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham suicide assault team dressed in Iraqi military uniforms stormed a government complex in the city of Samarra more...

3rd March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ahrar-ul-Hind Suicide Assault Team Attacks Courthouse in Islamabad

Bill Roggio

The newly formed Ahrar-ul-Hind claimed credit for a suicide assault today at a courthouse that killed a judge and 10 other people in Pakistan's more...

3rd March 2014 – Cited by Khurrum Anis and Augustine Anthony, Bloomberg

Taliban on Defense After Worst Pakistan Capital Attack Since ’08

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani Taliban distanced itself from the capital’s most lethal attack in more than five years, underscoring the difficulty of enforcing a cease-fire it declared... more...

3rd March 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The crisis in Ukraine, cuts in the US defense budget, and Ansar al Sharia Tunisia in Syria. more...

3rd March 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Kills 3 AQAP Operatives in Yemen Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a drone strike in Yemen today. The strike is the first recorded in Yemen in more than five weeks. more...

1st March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Announce Ceasefire with Government

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan announced that it would implement a ceasefire lasting one month in order to continue to more...

27th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia Tunisia Deputy Leader Reportedly in Syria

Bill Roggio

The deputy emir of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia is reported to have left his home country and traveled to Syria to wage jihad alongside the Islamic more...

26th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Syrian Troops, Hezbollah Fighters Kill Foreign Jihadists in Ambush

Bill Roggio

The Syrian military and its ally Hezbollah killed more than 170 Islamists from the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's branch more...

26th February 2014 – Quoted by Michael Hirsh, National Journal

Is the CIA Better Than the Military at Drone Killings?

Bill Roggio

It’s been more than a year since incoming CIA Director John Brennan signaled his intention to shift drone warfare to the Pentagon as soon as possible. Brennan, a career... more...

25th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Emir Issues Ultimatum to ISIS

Bill Roggio

The leader of the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's branch in Syria, warned the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham to end more...

24th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Islamic Front Official Posts Pictures of al Qaeda’s Top Representative in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Hassan Abboud, a top official in the Islamic Front and Ahrar al Sham, has posted a series of pictures of Abu Khalid al Suri on his Twitter feed. more...

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