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15th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Review Board Rules Against Guantanamo Detainee

Thomas Joscelyn

On March 5, a review board set up to evaluate the status of Guantanamo detainees determined that Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel more...

14th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front, Free Syrian Army Launch Joint Operation

Bill Roggio

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, teamed up with a Free Syrian Army unit known as the more...

13th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Palestinian Terror Groups Launch Dozens of Rockets and Mortars at Israel

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and other Palestinian terror groups, including Fatah's al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, launched dozens of rockets more...

12th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill Local AQAP Commander and Bodyguard

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The US killed a local al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula commander and his bodyguard in the fourth recorded strike in Yemen so far this month. more...

12th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Saudi Arabia Accuses 8 of Aiding and Financing al Qaeda

Oren Adaki

The Specialized Criminal Court on State Security and Terrorism in Riyadh charged eight defendants today with providing weaponry and financial more...

11th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

9/11 Recruiter Reportedly Freed in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Mohammed Zammar, the al Qaeda operative responsible for recruiting the suicide-hijack pilots for the 9/11 attacks, has reportedly been freed more...

11th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 4 AQAP Commanders and Fighters in Central Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Late last night a US drone strike killed four al Qaeda commanders and fighters in Marib province east of Sana'a, the Yemeni capital. The strike is the third in Yemen... more...

10th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda-affiliated Groups Claim Credit for Joint Attack on Hezbollah

Thomas Joscelyn

he Abdullah Azzam Brigades and the Al Nusrah Front in Lebanon have claimed joint responsibility for rocket attacks on Hezbollah's "strongholds." more...

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...

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