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12th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS’ Advance Halted at Samarra

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's rapid advance southward to Baghdad after taking control of Mosul just three days ago appears to have been halted outside of the... more...

12th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Iraqi Military’s Lack of Airpower Enabling ISIS’s Advance

Patrick Megahan

This week's stunning advance by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) presents some serious questions about the legitimacy of Iraqi security forces (ISF)... more...

11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Takes Control of Bayji, Tikrit in Lightning Southward Advance

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham continues its lightning advance southward after seizing control of Mosul, the country's second largest city, and the province of... more...

11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Launches 2 Drone Strikes in Pakistan, Breaks 6-month Lull

Bill Roggio

The US killed 16 jihadists, including four Uzbeks, in two drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas. The strikes ended a six-month pause in Pakistan. more...

11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

IMU Involved in Suicide Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan said it executed the June 9 suicide assault on a terminal at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi that killed at least 18 Pakistanis, including... more...

10th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Video from ISIS Fighter Shows Aftermath of ‘Liberation’ of Mosul

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

A video from a fighter in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham details the chaos in Mosul after the jihadist insurgent group took control of the city earlier today. more...

10th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Takes Control Of Mosul, Iraq’s Second Largest City

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham seized control of Mosul, which is the provincial capital of Ninewa and Iraq's second largest city, after five days of heavy fighting with Iraqi forces. more...

10th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Seizes More Towns In Northern And Central Iraq

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

After seizing control of the northern city of Mosul in the past 24 hours, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham has advanced southward and taken control of territory in the provinces of Salahaddin and Kirkuk. more...

9th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Boko Haram Kidnaps More Women

Laura Grossman

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped 20 women from a market in northeastern Nigeria as the group continues its terror campaign. more...

9th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Launch Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban claimed credit for last night's assault on Jinnah Airport in Karachi that shut down all flights, and said the attack was executed to avenge the death... more...

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 – 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 – 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...

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