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16th January 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Suicide Bomber Kills 5 in Attack on Hezbollah

Bill Roggio

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant claimed credit for today's bombing in the Lebanese city of Hermel. The attack is the latest by al Qaeda... more...

16th January 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Overruns Yemeni Army Base, Seizes Armored Vehicles

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula attacked military bases in central Yemen today, killing several soldiers and seizing armored personnel carriers, according... more...

15th January 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Accidentally Kills Civilian in Eastern Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US accidentally killed a civilian in the second drone strike that targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the eastern Yemeni province of Hadramout... more...

15th January 2014 – The Long War Journal

Senate Report: Terrorists ‘Affiliated’ with Multiple al Qaeda Groups Involved in Benghazi Attack

Thomas Joscelyn

The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has released its review of the intelligence concerning the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. more...

11th January 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISAF Confirms Taliban Downing of US Helicopter in Zabul

Bill Roggio

The Taliban were responsible for downing a US Army Blackhawk helicopter in the southern Afghan province of Zabul on Dec. 17, 2013, the International Security... more...

10th January 2014 – The Long War Journal

State Department Designates 3 Ansar al Sharia Organizations, Leaders

Thomas Joscelyn

The US State Department announced today that it has added three chapters of Ansar al Sharia, as well as three of the groups' leaders, to the government's terrorist... more...

9th January 2014 – The Long War Journal

Suicide Bomber Attacks Iraqi Recruits as al Qaeda Forces Retain Control of Areas in Anbar

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, an al Qaeda branch in the Middle East, killed 21 people in a suicide attack at a military recruiting center in Baghdad... more...

8th January 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 2 AQAP Fighters in Eastern Yemen

Bill Roggio

Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed today in the first recorded US drone strike in Yemen or Pakistan this year. The remotely piloted Predators... more...

8th January 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Remains Suspect in Benghazi Attack

Thomas Joscelyn

An ex-Guantanamo detainee, Sufian Ben Qumu, remains a key suspect in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the Washington Post reports. more...

7th January 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Adds Afghan Taliban Deputy Shadow Governor to Terrorist List

Bill Roggio

The US Department of State added a deputy shadow governor for the southeastern Afghan province of Zabul to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists... more...

4th January 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda, Tribal Allies ‘Control’ Fallujah

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, an al Qaeda branch in the Middle East, and its tribal allies have taken control of Fallujah less than one week after launching... more...

4th January 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Assault Team Kills ISAF Soldier in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

A Taliban suicide assault team killed a Coalition soldier in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar today before being gunned down by Afghan troops. more...

3rd January 2014 – The Long War Journal

Report: Ex-Guantanamo Detainee and Member of Bahrain’s Royal Family Joins Syrian Jihad

Thomas Joscelyn

A former Guantanamo detainee who was transferred to his home country of Bahrain in 2005 has reportedly joined the jihad in Syria. According to an article... more...

2nd January 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Seizes Partial Control of 2 Cities in Western Iraq

Bill Roggio

Over the past several days, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, al Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq, has taken control of large sections of two western Iraqi cities... more...

1st January 2014 – The Long War Journal

Emir of Abdullah Azzam Brigades Detained in Lebanon

Bill Roggio

Lebanese security forces have captured Majid bin Muhammad al Majid, a Saudi jihadist who leads the al Qaeda-associated Abdullah Azzam Brigades... more...

31st December 2013 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Suicide Assault Team Targets Security HQ in Aden

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula launched a complex suicide assault against a Security Department headquarters in the port city of Aden in southwestern Yemen... more...

30th December 2013 – The Long War Journal

Suicide Bomber Strikes Again in Southern Russia

Bill Roggio

The southern Russian city of Volgograd has suffered its second suicide attack targeting public transportation in two days. Yesterday's blast took place... more...

29th December 2013 – The Long War Journal

‘Black Widow’ Suicide Bomber Strikes at Russian Train Station

Bill Roggio

A female suicide bomber detonated a vest packed with explosives in a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd today, killing more than a dozen... more...

28th December 2013 – The Long War Journal

Boko Haram Leader Claims Another Attack in Borno State

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a new video yesterday, claiming responsibility for the Dec. 20 attack on a Nigerian military barracks in Bama... more...

27th December 2013 – The Long War Journal

Head of Al Nusrah Front Interviewed By Journalist Convicted in Spain on Controversial Terror Charges

Thomas Joscelyn

The head of the Al Nusrah Front, Abu Muhammad al Julani, finally granted a television interview earlier this month. Al Nusrah has long had a prolific media shop. more...

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