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9th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

State Department Adds Ansar Jerusalem to Terrorist Designation Lists

Thomas Joscelyn

The State Department today added Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, or ABM) to the US government's lists of designated... more...

9th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS’ ‘Southern Division’ Praises Foreign Suicide Bombers

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's "Southern Iraq Division" praised eight foreign fighters who conducted suicide attacks in the province... more...

8th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Jordan Rearrests Ex-Gitmo Detainee Once Deemed a ‘High’ Risk

Thomas Joscelyn

Jordanian authorities have arrested nine members of the Salafi jihadist trend, including a former Guantanamo detainee named Osama... more...

7th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Zawahiri’s Longtime Deputy Reportedly Arrested in Egypt

Thomas Joscelyn

Thirwat Salah Shehata, an Egyptian who long served as one Ayman al Zawahiri's top deputies, has reportedly been arrested in a suburb... more...

4th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Zawahiri Eulogizes al Qaeda’s Slain Syrian Representative

Thomas Joscelyn

Ayman al Zawahiri, the head of al Qaeda, has released an audio message eulogizing Abu Khalid al Suri, who served as Zawahiri's... more...

4th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Former Guantanamo Detainee Killed While Leading Jihadist Group in Syria

Bill Roggio

Ibrahim Bin Shakaran, a Moroccan who spent more than three years at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility before being released to... more...

2nd April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ajnad Misr Claims Cairo University Bombings and 3 Other Attacks

In a statement released to its Facebook and Twitter accounts, a jihadist group known as Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) claimed responsibility... more...

2nd April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Muhajireen Army Releases Video of Syrian Training Camp

Bill Roggio

Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar (Army of Emigrants and Supporters, or Muhajireen Army), a group of foreign fighters led by commanders from more...

1st April 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Parades on Outskirts of Baghdad

Bill Roggio

Less than two weeks ago, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, or ISIS, held a military parade in Fallujah and another parade in Abu more...

1st April 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Hits AQAP Training Camp in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The US killed three suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in the first drone strike in Yemen in nearly three weeks. more...

31st March 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Welcomes Sana’a Prison Fugitives

Oren Adaki

Al Malahim, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's media wing, released a new video over the weekend titled "The First Rain," which more...

31st March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Turkey’s ISIS problem

Merve Tahiroglu

On March 27 an audio tape recording of high-level Turkish officials discussing Turkey's Syria strategy was leaked on YouTube. The meeting more...

30th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Egypt Announces Arrest of Ansar al Sharia Members Linked to Shooting Attacks

Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim today announced the arrest of members of Kataeb Ansar al Sharia fi Ard al Kinanah (Brigades of more...

30th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda’s American Propagandist Notes Death of Terror Group’s Representative in Syria

Bill Roggio

Adam Gadahn, the American traitor who works with al Qaeda's General Command as a propagandist, has released a videotape acknowledging more...

29th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Continue to Launch Suicide Assaults in Kabul

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched two more suicide assaults in the Afghan capital of Kabul over the past 24 hours. In the attacks, the Taliban targeted the more...

28th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda-linked Saudi Cleric in Syria Praises Fighters from Islamic Caucasus Emirate

Bill Roggio

A popular Saudi cleric who is closely tied to al Qaeda and its official branch in Syria praised the "lions" from the Islamic Caucasus Emirate more...

27th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Chechen al Qaeda Cmdr, Popular Saudi Cleric & Ahrar al Sham Emir Spotted on Front Lines in Latakia

Bill Roggio

A prominent Saudi cleric and a Chechen military commander in a unit of the Al Nusrah Front for the People in the Levant, al Qaeda's official more...

26th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Spokesman Convicted on Terrorism Charges

Thomas Joscelyn

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman after the 9/11 attacks, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, has been convicted on terrorism charges by more...

25th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Report: Former Head of al Qaeda’s Network in Iran Now Operates in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Muhsin al Fadhli, a senior al Qaeda leader who once headed the organization's network in Iran, relocated to Syria in mid-2013, according to a report in... more...

24th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Video Features Veteran al Qaeda Military Leader

Thomas Joscelyn

An Al Nusrah Front video released on March 23 features Abu Hammam al Shami, an al Qaeda operative who swore bayat (an oath of more...

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