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16th June 2016 – ABC KSRO

Morning News

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow Bill Roggio comments on the Orlando attack and use of the term 'radical Islam'. more...

16th June 2016 – The Long War Journal

Iran shuts down news site after reporting Taliban emir held talks with officials

Bill Roggio, Amir Toumaj

Iranian authorities shuttered a news website after it claimed that the Taliban’s previous emir was inside Iran for two months and strategized with officials to counter the Islamic State. more...

16th June 2016 – Quoted by Russ Read - The Daily Caller

Obama Poised To Leave Office With The Taliban More Powerful Than He Found It Read more: http://dail

Bill Roggio

With the U.S. set to cut its forces in Afghanistan by nearly half by the end of the year, and an expectation for a violent Taliban fighting season ahead, President Obama is set to leave office with the Taliban the most powerful it has been since 2001. more...

15th June 2016 – The Long War Journal

Taliban seizes a district in Uruzgan

Bill Roggio

The Taliban took control of a district center in the central Afghan province of Uruzgan after several days of fighting Afghan forces who are reported to have been supported by US forces. more...

14th June 2016 – AM 560

Chicago’s Morning Answer

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow and Editor of The Long War Journal Bill Roggio discusses Jim Comey's recent comments on the Orlando attack. more...

14th June 2016 – Sirius XM Canada

The Arlene Bynon Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn comments on the Orlando attack and his recent op-ed in The Weekly Standard. more...

14th June 2016 – The Long War Journal

Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan faction emerges after group’s collapse

Bill Roggio

A new faction of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) independent of the Islamic State has emerged and indicated that it remains loyal to the Taliban, al Qaeda, and other traditional jihadist group that operate in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. more...

14th June 2016 – Quoted by Pamela Engel - Business Insider

New developments on the Orlando shooter have put ISIS in a potentially awkward position

Thomas Joscelyn

Multiple news outlets reported on Monday that the gunman who carried out the Orlando terrorist attack frequented the LGBTQ nightclub where he killed at least 49 people. more...

14th June 2016 – The Long War Journal

IRGC officer college mourns comrade killed in Syria

Amir Toumaj

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its allies, particularly Iraqi militia Harakat al Nujaba, have been heavily engaged in combat against Jaish al Fath and Jabhat al Nusra (al-Qaeda’s Syria branch) in southern Aleppo in the past two weeks, with the IRGC losing at least 13 men since the beginning of June. more...

13th June 2016 – The Weekly Standard

The Orlando Shooter’s Desire for ‘Martyrdom’

Thomas Joscelyn

After each jihadist attack in the West, our society rehearses the same ritualistic debate over what the terrorists' motivations really are. It is true that "radicalization," as it is often described, is a complex process. The men who become terrorists may have psychological or other issues that compel them to act. more...

13th June 2016 – Fox News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the Orlando terror attack and the spread of jihadist ideology across the globe. more...

13th June 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn comment on Omar Mateen, the Orlando attack, and the FBI's previous investigation of Mateen. more...

12th June 2016 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State news agency says Orlando massacre the work of its ‘fighter’

Thomas Joscelyn

A terrorist opened fire at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida during the early morning hours today, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens more. It is the most devastating mass casualty shooting in American history. more...

12th June 2016 – BBC

BBC News Live

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the aftermath of the Pulse shooting and radicalization. more...

12th June 2016 – Fox News

America’s News HQ

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses radicalization, jihadist ideology, and the Orlando terror attack. more...

11th June 2016 – The Long War Journal

Turkistan Islamic Party leader criticizes the Islamic State’s ‘illegitimate’ caliphate

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) has released another message attributed to its emir, Abdul Haq al Turkistani. The audio address, which was posted online on May 30, is the latest indication that Abdul Haq is still in charge of the group. more...

9th June 2016 – The Long War Journal

Libyan forces seize key points from the Islamic State around Sirte

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State is losing ground around its stronghold in Sirte, Libya. Forces aligned with the UN-backed interim Libyan government claim to have captured key points near the city in the last three weeks. And the so-called “caliphate’s” fighters have been forced to defend their positions against a multi-pronged assault. more...

8th June 2016 – Fox News

Special Report with Bret Baier

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses his recent article in The Long War Journal on ISIS recruitment and martyrdom operations. more...

8th June 2016 – The Long War Journal

The Islamic State’s prolific ‘martyrdom’ machine

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State claims to have executed 489 “martyrdom operations” in Iraq, Syria and Libya during the first five months of 2016. The figure comes from monthly data published by Amaq News Agency, a propaganda arm of the so-called caliphate that releases infographics summarizing the group’s suicide attacks. more...

7th June 2016 – The Long War Journal

Qods Force commander an official advisor to government, Iraq’s foreign minister says

Bill Roggio, Amir Toumaj

Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Qods Force, serves as an official advisor to the Iraqi government, the foreign minister confirmed yesterday. Soleimani and Qods Force have provided advice and support for the Popular Mobilization Forces and its component militias. more...

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