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20th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Tunisian Jihadist Calls for Clerics, Youth to Fight in Syria

Bill Roggio

In a newly released jihadist video, a Tunisian fighter from the Muhajireen Army, a terrorist group composed primarily of foreign fighters and Syrians... more...

19th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Charges Belmokhtar with Murder of Americans in Algerian Gas Plant Attack

Bill Roggio

The US Department of Justice charged a dangerous al Qaeda leader in Africa who is responsible for attacking a natural gas facility at In Amenas, Algeria... more...

19th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Israel Indicts Palestinian Tied to Number of Terror Groups

Israeli authorities today filed an indictment against Palestinian Wael Abu Reda. According to the indictment, Abu Reda has committed a plethora of security... more...

17th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Former bin Laden Doctor Reportedly Heads al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian security forces have reportedly arrested a number of jihadists operating in the Sinai Peninsula who are linked to Ramzi Mowafi, a former physician... more...

17th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Confirms Deputy Emir Killed in US Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has confirmed that Said al Shihri, its deputy leader, has been killed in a US drone strike. The Yemeni government... more...

16th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Shura Council Member Appears in First Message Since 2008

Thomas Joscelyn

A member of al Qaeda's Shura Council who hasn't appeared in an as Sahab video since July 2008 has issued a new audio message. Abu Khalil al Madani's message... more...

15th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Jihadists Seek to Open New Front in Burma

Bill Roggio

A group of jihadists from Burma, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan are reported to have formed a "brigade" to fight the Burmese government. more...

13th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

2 ‘Militants’ Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

The US killed two "militants" in an area of Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan that is known to host al Qaeda and a variety... more...

12th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Establish ‘Base’ Inside Syria

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has sent "experts in warfare and information technology" to Syria to establish a base and monitor the fighting there. more...

11th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Lauded Suicide Bombings Days Before Opening ‘Political Office’

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban praised suicide attacks and justified the use of the tactic just days before opening their "political office" in Doha, Qatar... more...

10th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

‘313 Brigade’ Claims Car Bombing that Targeted Hezbollah in Beirut

Bill Roggio

A group calling itself the "313 Brigade" has claimed credit for yesterday's car bombing in the capital of Lebanon that targeted Hezbollah members. more...

9th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Did Israel Strike in Syria Again?

On July 5, a naval base belonging to the Syrian regime was reportedly struck near the port city of Latakia. Contradictory reports quickly emerged... more...

8th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Jihadists Denounce Attacks By Egyptian Army in Sinai

In a statement posted to jihadist forums on July 6, al Salafiyya al Jihadiyya denounced the Egyptian army for firing on protesters in the city of el Arish in North Sinai. more...

7th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Canadian Terror Suspect: ‘I Wish I Was With the Mujahideen’

On July 2, Canadian authorities announced the arrest of two Canadian-born citizens in a terror plot involving pressure cooker bombs. The two suspects, who were... more...

6th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda ‘Paramilitary Commander,’ Haqqani Network Leader Reported Killed in Recent Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

An al Qaeda military commander and a Haqqani Network leader are among 17 jihadists reported to have been killed in a US drone strike that took place... more...

6th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia Egypt in the Sinai

Thomas Joscelyn

A representative of al Salafiyya al Jihadiyya in Sinai has announced the formation of a new front in the wake of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's ouster... more...

5th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Suicide Bombers Kill 18 Afghan Police in 2 Attacks in the South

Bill Roggio

The Taliban killed 18 Afghan security personnel in two separate suicide attacks in southern Afghanistan today. One of the attacks killed a border police commander. more...

5th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Jihadists Attack Number of Egyptian Security Posts in Sinai

Within two days of Mohammed Morsi's ouster from the Egyptian presidency, Islamist gunmen staged mulitple attacks against security forces in the Sinai. more...

4th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Letter From Nasr City Cell Member Posted by Ansar al Sharia Egypt

Thomas Joscelyn

A letter from Tariq Abu-al-Azm, an imprisoned member of the so-called Nasr City terrorist cell, was posted online by Ansar al Sharia Egypt on June 18. more...

4th July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Mohammed al Zawahiri Weighs in on Egyptian Political Crisis

Thomas Joscelyn

As the political crisis unfolded inside Egypt this week, leading to the military's ouster of president Mohamed Morsi, Mohammed al Zawahiri issued statements... more...

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