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8th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Dane, Uzbek Among 30 Suicide Bombers Eulogized by ISIS

Bill Roggio

A Danish citizen and an Uzbek are among the 30 suicide bombers who were recognized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham just two more...

7th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Russian-speaking Jihadists Execute Syrians in Aleppo

Bill Roggio

A video of jihadists executing a group of Syrians in the city of Aleppo has emerged. The execution is carried out by Russian-speaking fighters, more...

6th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Head of al Qaeda ‘Victory Committee’ in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Not long after Ayman al Zawahiri's chief representative in Syria, Abu Khalid al Suri, was killed in late February, a prominent online jihadist known as Sanafi al Nasr... more...

5th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill al Qaeda Operative Who Fought in Iraq

Bill Roggio

Today the US launched the second drone strike in Yemen in three days. The strike, which took place in northern Yemen, killed a jihadist who more...

5th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Israeli Navy Intercepts Iranian Weapons Shipment Headed for Gaza

Israeli forces this morning intercepted a Panamian-flagged cargo vessel near Port Sudan in the Red Sea. The vessel, identified as the Klos-C, more...

4th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Suicide Assault Team Strikes Government Complex in Samarra

Bill Roggio

An Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham suicide assault team dressed in Iraqi military uniforms stormed a government complex in the city of Samarra more...

3rd March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ahrar-ul-Hind Suicide Assault Team Attacks Courthouse in Islamabad

Bill Roggio

The newly formed Ahrar-ul-Hind claimed credit for a suicide assault today at a courthouse that killed a judge and 10 other people in Pakistan's more...

3rd March 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Kills 3 AQAP Operatives in Yemen Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a drone strike in Yemen today. The strike is the first recorded in Yemen in more than five weeks. more...

1st March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Announce Ceasefire with Government

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan announced that it would implement a ceasefire lasting one month in order to continue to more...

27th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia Tunisia Deputy Leader Reportedly in Syria

Bill Roggio

The deputy emir of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia is reported to have left his home country and traveled to Syria to wage jihad alongside the Islamic more...

26th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Syrian Troops, Hezbollah Fighters Kill Foreign Jihadists in Ambush

Bill Roggio

The Syrian military and its ally Hezbollah killed more than 170 Islamists from the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's branch more...

25th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Emir Issues Ultimatum to ISIS

Bill Roggio

The leader of the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's branch in Syria, warned the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham to end more...

24th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Islamic Front Official Posts Pictures of al Qaeda’s Top Representative in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Hassan Abboud, a top official in the Islamic Front and Ahrar al Sham, has posted a series of pictures of Abu Khalid al Suri on his Twitter feed. more...

24th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Senior Taliban Commander Gunned Down in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani, a senior leader who was appointed interim emir for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan last fall after the death of more...

23rd February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda’s Chief Representative in Syria Reportedly Killed

Thomas Joscelyn

Abu Khalid al Suri, whose real name is Mohamed Bahaiah, has been reportedly killed in a suicide attack in Aleppo. Al Suri's death has been confirmed more...

22nd February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Denounces Former Senior Official, Denies Involvement in Peace Talks

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban denied that a former senior official who was dismissed in 2010 represented the group in peace talks with the Afghan government. more...

21st February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Shabaab Suicide Assault Team Attacks Somali Presidential Compound

Bill Roggio

Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, carried out a complex suicide assault against the presidential compound in a highly secured area of more...

20th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Air Force Strikes at ‘Militants’ in North Waziristan, Khyber

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani military claimed it killed more than 35 "militants," including a number of fighters from Central Asia, during a series of airstrikes today in the more...

19th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Abdullah Azzam Brigades Launches Double Suicide Attack on Iranian Cultural Center in Beirut

Bill Roggio

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades has claimed today's twin suicide attack in the Lebanese capital of Beirut that killed at least five people and wounded more than more...

17th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Claim the Execution of 23 Pakistani Frontier Corps Troops

Bill Roggio

An influential commander in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has issued a statement claiming that the group executed 23 Frontier Corps troops more...

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