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7th June 2014 – The Weekly Standard

The LA Times Whitewashes the Taliban Five

Thomas Joscelyn

There is a concerted push to sanitize the records of four of the five Taliban leaders transferred from Guantanamo to Qatar. But before delving into some of the specifics, let us... more...

7th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Iraqi Troops Repel ISIS Assault on Mosul

Bill Roggio

Just one day after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham launched an assault on Samarra and briefly took control of five neighborhoods, the jihadist insurgent group... more...

6th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Touts French, German, and Libyan Suicide Bombers in Syria

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham, a former al Qaeda affiliate that operates in Iraq and Syria, praised French, German, and Libyan suicide bombers in the latest release of... more...

5th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Takes Control of Areas in Central Iraqi City

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham seized control of several neighborhoods in the central Iraqi city of Samarra during an assault launched earlier today. more...

5th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill Local AQAP Commander, 2 Fighters

Oren Adaki, Bill Roggio

The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including a local commander, in the first recorded drone strike in more than three weeks. more...

5th June 2014 – Quoted by Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times

Haqqani Network, Pakistan terror group, grows into worst enemy for U.S.

Bill Roggio

The Haqqani Network, the terrorist group that the U.S. command in Afghanistan says is its most formidable enemy... more...

5th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Boko Haram Rampages Unchecked In The Nigerian North

Laura Grossman

The jihadist group has killed more than 200 civilians in several villages in northeastern Nigeria... more...

3rd June 2014 – Interviewed by Jordan Schachtel - Breitbart

Exclusive Interview: Obama ‘Acquiesced To The Demands Of The Taliban

Thomas Joscelyn

Breitbart News had the exclusive opportunity to speak with Thomas Joscelyn... more...

3rd June 2014 – KSKY

The Mark Davis Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD expert, Thomas Joscelyn, speaks on the role of Qatar, the recent release of Gitmo prisoners and his work in The Long War Journal. more...

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...

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