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14th October 2014 – Cited by Michael Knights - Politico

Why the Islamic State Is Losing

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Many in the world media seem to be concluding, with alarm, that the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is at the gates of Baghdad more...

14th October 2014 – Quoted by Bill Gertz - The Washington Free Beacon

Islamic State Commander Key Figure Behind Recent Military Gains

Bill Roggio, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A Chechen jihadist is emerging as a key Islamic State military commander credited with a series of recent military gains in central Iraq that has left the capital of Baghdad increasingly vulnerable to attack. more...

13th October 2014 – CTV

CTV News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on recent fighting in Kobane. more...

13th October 2014 – CNN

CNN Tonight

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the advance of the Islamic State to Kobane. more...

11th October 2014 – Quoted by Taylor Tyler - Headlines & Global News

Chechen ISIS Fighters Have Sights Set on Putin

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

After taking Mosul in Iraq, the Islamic State commander Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen, called his father to tell him the news, but what he also said Russia was next on the group's list. more...

10th October 2014 – Quoted by Sam Jones - Financial Times

Isis Still on the Front Foot in Iraq

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The world’s attention is on the stricken city of Kobani, in northern Syria. But for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (the group known as Isis) besieging the town, it is not the Turkish borderlands but Iraq where the real thrust of its military activity currently falls. more...

10th October 2014 – Quoted by Dylan Baddour, W. Gardner Selby - Politifact

Pants on Fire: Duncan Hunter Makes Unconfirmed Claim Border Patrol Caught At Least 10 ISIS Fighters

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter this week declared terrorists have been crossing the Rio Grande. more...

9th October 2014 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the Islamic State's advance on Kobane and Kassig’s mother’s plea to ISIS leader more...

9th October 2014 – Cited by Michael Winfrey - Bloomberg

Islamic State Grooms Chechen Fighters Against Putin

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When the Islamic State commander known as “Omar the Chechen” called to tell his father they’d routed the Iraqi army and taken the city of Mosul, he added a stark message: Russia would be next. more...

9th October 2014 – War On The Rocks

The Islamic State’s Anbar Offensive and Abu Umar al-Shishani

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The recent gains in Iraq’s Anbar province by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have, justifiably, garnered a great deal of media attention. more...

8th October 2014 – KFI AM 640 - Los Angeles, CA

The Bill Handel Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the Islamic State's advance towards Kobane. more...

8th October 2014 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross shares his thoughts on Westerners fighting for the Islamic State. more...

8th October 2014 – CNN

The Situation Room

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the possibility of American fighters in ISIL more...

7th October 2014 – Cited by Megan A. Stewart - The Washington Post

What’s So New About the Islamic State’s Governance?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As the United States ramps up military activities against the Islamic State, President Obama has claimed that the Islamic State’s rapid accumulation of territory was both unpredictable and a surprise to U.S. intelligence officials. more...

7th October 2014 – 104.1 KQTH - Tucson, AZ

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the Islamic State's recruitment. more...

7th October 2014 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the arrest of a teen who planned to join IS. more...

3rd October 2014 – Quoted by Dina Temple-Raston - NPR

Al-Qaida Reasserts Itself With Khorasan Group

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

One of the first targets of U.S. airstrikes in Syria was an al-Qaida unit that American officials call the Khorasan Group. more...

2nd October 2014 – Quoted by Trinh Theresa Do - CBCNews

Khorasan Group Shows Why al-Qaeda is Still a Force to Be Reckoned With

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The U.S. and its allies have dropped a torrent of missiles on Iraq and Syria in an attempt to stamp out militant group ISIS. more...

2nd October 2014 – Quoted by Spencer Ackerman - The Guardian

ISIS and al-Qaida Are ‘One and the Same’ to Obama Despite Evidence of Schism

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Counter-terrorism veterans question Obama administration rationale for strikes based on argument that rupture between groups is irrelevant. more...

30th September 2014 – 104.1 KQTH - Tucson, AZ

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross explains how a recent attack in Oklahoma was inspired by IS. more...