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16th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Tourist Bus Targeted in Latest Sinai Attack, At Least 3 Killed

David Barnett

A tourist bus in the Egyptian town of Taba near the Israeli border was struck by an explosion today that killed at least three people and wounded more than a dozen. more...

14th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Jihadists Release Video of British Suicide Bomber in Syria

Bill Roggio

Jihadists have released a video of a a British jihadist who carried out a suicide attack during the Al Nusrah Front and the Army of the Caliphate's assault to take more...

14th February 2014 – Quoted by Adam Goldman, The Washington Post

Senior al-Qaeda Figure Leaves Iran Amid a Series of Departures By Terrorist Suspects

Thomas Joscelyn

A senior al-Qaeda figure with close ties to the terrorist group’s current leader has left Iran, where he had lived for years after fleeing American forces in Afghanistan in 2001... more...

13th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Storms Prison in Yemen’s Capital, Frees al Qaeda Operatives

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula freed several of its operatives from the central prison in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a in a complex assault today that involved suicide more...

12th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Treasury Adds Afghan Heroin Trafficker to Narcotics Kingpin List

Bill Roggio

The US Treasury Department added Lahore Jan, an Afghan national to its list of Foreign Narcotics Kingpins yesterday. His operations in transferring more...

12th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Boko Haram Kills 39 in Attack on Village in Borno State

Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group with ties to al Qaeda, has conducted a major assault on a village in the Konduga Local Government Area of Borno state... more...

11th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Jihadists Form Ahrar-ul-Hind, Vow to Continue Attacks

Bill Roggio

A new global jihadist group that is unwilling to negotiate with the Pakistani government has announced its formation and vowed to continue attacks in the more...

10th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Praises Chechen Commander Killed in Aleppo

Bill Roggio

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, praised a Chechen jihadist commander more...

10th February 2014 – Quoted by Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times

Obama Administration Mulls Lethal Strike on American in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

The Obama administration is considering authorizing the CIA or the military to kill an American citizen hiding in Pakistan who allegedly has helped Al Qaeda militants... more...

10th February 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign a bilateral security agreement with the United States. more...

8th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Egypt’s Army Says 16 Militants Killed in Latest North Sinai Airstrikes

David Barnett

Egypt's army spokesman today claimed that airstrikes late yesterday killed 16 Islamist militants in the town of Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai. more...

8th February 2014 – Quoted by Abigail Hauslohner, The Washington Post

In Yemen, Questions and Anger Over U.S. Drone Targets After Civilian Deaths

Bill Roggio

A drone-fired U.S. missile struck a car southeast of here on a winter night last year, killing two alleged al-Qaeda operatives who lived openly in their community. more...

7th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Adds 4 Qods Force Operatives to Terrorism List for Supporting Terrorism in Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The US Treasury Department added to its list of global terrorists today three Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force officers and one "associate"... more...

6th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Designates Leader of Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi as Global Terrorist

Bill Roggio

The US State Department added Malik Ishaq, the leader of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists today. more...

6th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Treasury Department Identifies Another Iran-Based Facilitator for al Qaeda

Thomas Joscelyn

In a series of designations released today, the US Treasury Department targets "a diverse set of entities and individuals located around the world for evading US sanctions... more...

6th February 2014 – Quoted by Stephen F. Hayes, The Weekly Standard

Rumors of al Qaeda’s Demise

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

For five years, the Obama administration has touted its success in the war against al Qaeda. In formal addresses, daily press briefings, and campaign speeches... more...

5th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Adds 3 Senior Haqqani Network Leaders to Terrorism List

Bill Roggio

The US Treasury Department has added three senior Haqqani Network leaders to the list of Specially Designated Global terrorists today. more...

5th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Confirms Death of Senior Leader in Syria

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, the jihadist group that was denounced by al Qaeda's General Command just days ago, has confirmed that more...

3rd February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pro-al Qaeda Saudi Cleric Calls on ISIS Members to Defect

Thomas Joscelyn

Not long after al Qaeda's general command yesterday disowned the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), a popular Saudi cleric who has relocated to Syria more...

3rd February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda’s General Command Disowns the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda's senior leadership has disowned the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) in a statement released online. ISIS and its leader, more...

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