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25th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Graphic Promotes the Islamic State’s Prolific Media Machine

Thomas Joscelyn

On November 23, a supporter of the Islamic State posted a graphic on Twitter that purportedly summarizes the “caliphate’s” prolific propaganda efforts over the course of the previous year, from late 2014 to late 2015. more...

24th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State ‘Province’ Bombs Hotel In the Sinai

Thomas Joscelyn

Earlier today, the Islamic State’s so-called Sinai “province” attacked a hotel where a number of judges were staying as they oversaw elections. According to initial casualty reports, four people were killed. more...

24th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Jihadist-led Coalition Launches Counteroffensive in Syria’s Aleppo Province

Thomas Joscelyn

The Jaysh al Fateh coalition, which is led by jihadist groups, claims to have overrun several towns and villages in the southern part of Syria’s Aleppo province in the past 24 hours. Leading factions in Jaysh al Fateh, including Al Nusrah Front and Ahrar al Sham, have posted a series of videos and images on social media from the areas they say have fallen. more...

24th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Assault Squad Pledges Allegiance to Emir Mullah Mansour

Bill Roggio

A Taliban suicide assault team known as the Muaskar ul Fida has pledged allegiance to the Taliban’s new emir, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour. The suicide squad is likely loyal to the Haqqani Network, an al Qaeda-linked Taliban group that is backed by Pakistan’s military and intelligence establishment. more...

23rd November 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss the extensive reach of Al-Qaeda today. more...

20th November 2015 – Los Angeles Times

Mali Attack Latest to Rattle Global Security

Bill Roggio

From cafes in Paris to the teeming markets of Nigeria, in tourist resorts on the Sinai peninsula and now a glitzy hotel in the dusty capital of Mali, the message Islamist terrorists sent to the world over the last several weeks is that no one — almost anywhere — is safe. more...

20th November 2015 – The Weekly Standard

The Long War Continues

Thomas Joscelyn

In many ways, the reaction to the horrific attacks in Paris has been familiar. There were the expressions of solidarity: flowers at French embassies; social media avatars changed from silly selfies to photos of the French flag snapping defiantly in the wind; buildings across the Western world lit up in red, white, and blue; spontaneous and deeply moving renditions of the national anthem, sung by spectators being evacuated from a soccer match at the Stade de France, site of one of the attacks, and three days later by French legislators after President François Hollande addressed them at Versailles. more...

20th November 2015 – Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Ringleader of Paris Attacks Killed, but His Travels Worry Intel Experts

Thomas Joscelyn

European and U.S. intelligence officials expressed alarm that the supposed architect of the deadly Paris attacks last week was able to slip so easily back and forth between Syria and the heart of Western Europe, even as French officials confirmed Thursday that the Islamic State terrorist Abdelhamid Abaaoud had been killed in a raid in a Paris suburb. more...

19th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Highlights ‘Sheikh Jalaluddin Training Camp’ in Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State’s Wilayat Khorasan (Khorasan Province), its small branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan, advertised a training camp that is named after a former religious scholar who was killed by the US last month. While the location of the camp was not disclosed, it is likely in the eastern province of Nangarhar, where the Islamic State has established a presence. more...

18th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Female Suicide Bomber, ‘Terrorist’ Killed During Raids in Paris

Bill Roggio

A female suicide bomber detonated her vest and killed herself as French police conducted a raid in a Paris suburb in search for the mastermind of last weekend’s deadly assault in the French capital. Police killed another “terrorist” and detained seven suspects during the raid. more...

18th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Releases Photograph of Bomb That Brought Down Russian Airliner

Bill Roggio

Just one day after Russian officials confirmed that an improvised explosive device (IED) brought down Metrojet Flight 9268 over the Egyptian Sinai on Oct. 31, the Islamic State released an image of what it claims is the bomb that brought down the airliner. more...

17th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Russians Say Improvised Explosive Device Brought Down Jet in Sinai

Thomas Joscelyn

Russian officials say that an improvised explosive device (IED) brought down Metrojet Flight 9268 in the Sinai on October 31. The officials announced their conclusion during a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin has posted a transcript of the meeting online. more...

16th November 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer comments on France's airstrikes in Syria and the Paris attacks. more...

16th November 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn comment on the French response to the attacks in Paris. more...

16th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Key Suspect in Paris Attacks Has Been Featured in Islamic State Propaganda

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

European officials have identified Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian man whose parents are from Morocco, as a key suspect in last week’s coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. Abaaoud has been featured by the Islamic State in its propaganda for plotting terrorist attacks in Europe in the past. more...

16th November 2015 – 1070 WINA

The Schilling Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow Bill Roggio laments the aftermath of the Paris Shootings. more...

16th November 2015 – FOX News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the terror attack in Paris. more...

15th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Dozens of Afghan Troops Surrender to Taliban in Helmand

Bill Roggio

Sixty-five Afghan soldiers and several of their officers laid down their weapons two days ago and surrendered to the Taliban in the embattled district of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand. more...

14th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

The Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Paris Attacks

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State has issued a statement claiming responsibility for yesterdays’s terrorist attacks throughout the city of Paris. more...

13th November 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn comment on the Paris attacks. more...

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