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3rd June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Uzbek Jihadist Group Releases Footage From Syrian Training Camp

Bill Roggio

The Imam Bukhari Jamaat, which fights alongside the Al Nusrah Front and Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar... more...

2nd June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Bergdahl-Taliban Prisoner Exchange ‘Won’t Help The Peace Process In Any Way’ - Taliban Spokesman

Bill Roggio

"We don't believe in the peace process," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated... more...

1st June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban says ‘Five Senior Leaders’ Have Been ‘Liberated’ from Guantanamo

Thomas Joscelyn

Hours after the US government announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been released in exchange for the top five Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo, the Taliban... more...

1st June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Mullah Omar Hails Release Of 5 Top Taliban Commanders As ‘Great Victory’

Thomas Joscelyn

In addition to a statement from Mullah Omar, the Taliban has posted pictures of the Taliban commanders... more...

31st May 2014 – The Daily Beast

Here Are The Taliban Terrorists Obama Released To Free POW Bowe Bergdahl

Thomas Joscelyn

In exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl, the U.S. has released five senior Taliban commanders from the Guantanamo Bay prison... more...

31st May 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Officials Have Identified American Suicide Bomber in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

US officials have identified the American who took part in a suicide operation carried out by the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, earlier this month. more...

31st May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Exchanged for Top 5 Taliban Commanders at Gitmo

Thomas Joscelyn

The US government announced today that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban since 2009, has been released. Bergdahl was exchanged for the top five Taliban... more...

30th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Previously Obscure al Qaeda Leader Responds to Dissenters

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda has published a response to the nine jihadists operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan who sided with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) in a letter... more...

30th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Again Touts French And Other Foreign Suicide Bombers

Bill Roggio

The ISIS has identified two French suicide bombers who executed attacks in Iraq in the past month. more...

30th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISAF Raids Against al Qaeda and Allies in Afghanistan 2007-2013

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

One of the arguments used by the Obama administration for a rapid drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan by the end of 2016 is that the US... more...

29th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Eulogizes 2 Mukallah Prison Escapees

Oren Adaki

Over the past week, a Twitter account linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) posted the biographies of two fallen AQAP militants, Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad... more...

29th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Remains In Afghanistan Despite Drawdown Plans

Bill Roggio

As the US prepares to exit Afghanistan, officials are starting to realize that al Qaeda still maintains a strong presence in the country. more...

28th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Jailed Jihadist Ideologue Says The ISIS Is A ‘Deviant Organization’

Thomas Joscelyn

The Al Nusrah Front is promoting a new statement purportedly written by Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi... more...

27th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

American Took Part in Suicide Bombings, Al Nusrah Front Sharia Official Says

Thomas Joscelyn

An American was one of four suicide bombers who took part in a recent coordinated assault in Syria, according to an Al Nusrah Front sharia official who is active on Twitter. more...

27th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Eulogizes Commander Killed in April Drone Strike

Oren Adaki, Bill Roggio

A well-known Yemeni journalist with connections to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Abdul Razzaq al Jamal, today posted a eulogy issued by the terrorist group to his... more...

26th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front, Suqour al Sham Launch Joint Suicide Assault in Syria

Bill Roggio

A "correspondent" for the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, said that three foreign fighters and a Syrian national conducted a complex... more...

26th May 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Al Qaeda’s Nigeria Franchise

Thomas Joscelyn

When Hillary Clinton tweeted her support for the more than 200 Nigerian girls held by the extremist group Boko Haram... more...

25th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Zawahiri Again Addresses Jihadist Infighting in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

In a three-page statement released online, al Qaeda head Ayman al Zawahiri again discusses the infighting between jihadist groups in Syria. Zawahiri's missive is addressed... more...

24th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Shabaab Suicide Assault Team Attacks Somalia Parliament

Bill Roggio

Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, launched a suicide assault today against Somalia's parliament building in its latest attack in the capital of Mogadishu. The suicide... more...

23rd May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Overrun District Center in Northern Afghan Province

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban overran a district center in the remote northern province of Badakhshan and captured 27 government officials. A local militia commander and an... more...

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