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Analysis & Commentary - Bill Roggio

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17th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Shabaab Leader Calls For Meditation In Syria, Says Zawahiri Is ‘Our Sheikh And Emir’

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

Abu Zubayr, the emir of Shabaab, restates his support for Ayman al Zawahiri and calls for mediation in Syria. more...

16th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Muhajireen Army Commander Calls for Muslims to Wage Jihad in the Ukraine

Bill Roggio

The deputy leader of a al Qaeda-allied jihadist group that is led by commanders from the Caucasus and other former Soviet... more...

15th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Military Official Killed in 2013 Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a martyrdom statement for a military commander who was killed in one of several US drone... more...

14th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strikes Target Lashkar-e-Islam Fighters in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The US killed several fighters from the Lashkar-e-Islam, a Taliban-linked group that operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in three... more...

12th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills 6 AQAP Fighters in Central Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in the first drone strike reported in Yemen in more than three weeks. Today's... more...

11th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Executes 20 Iraqi Soldiers

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham captured and then executed 20 Iraqi soldiers yesterday in the north. Iraqi officials said the soldiers... more...

10th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani, Algerian, French al Qaeda Fighters Killed or Captured During Yemeni Operation

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Yemeni security services continue to note the death or capture of foreign fighters during the ongoing military offensive in the south. more...

9th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Announce This Year’s Spring Offensive

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the official name of the Afghan Taliban, announced yesterday that this year's spring offensive would, like... more...

8th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Video Shows Zarqawi Training Camp in Syria

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, the former al Qaeda branch that was disowned by Al Qaeda General Command, has announced... more...

7th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Central Asian Jihadist Group Joins ISIS

Bill Roggio

A jihadist group made up of Uzbeks, Tajiks, and Russians from the Caucasus that operates in Syria has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State... more...

5th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Saudis, Chechens, Afghans Killed During Recent Fighting in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio

The Yemeni military killed at least 37 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters during recent operations in the southern province of... more...

3rd May 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Notes Death of Local Leader in Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a statement from a local leader in southern Yemen who was killed in a US drone strike two... more...

1st May 2014 – The Long War Journal

African al Qaeda Leader Sides with Zawahiri in Syrian Dispute

Bill Roggio

Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a senior leader in the al-Murabitoon Brigade, an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group that operates in West Africa, has... more...

1st May 2014 – The Long War Journal

‘Al Qaeda in Kurdistan’ Breaks Ranks with ISIS Over Syria

Bill Roggio

A group calling itself "al Qaeda in Kurdistan" sided with al Qaeda's emir against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in the ongoing... more...

29th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Claim They Shot Down US Warplane in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban claimed that their forces hit an US Air Force AC-130 gunship with antiaircraft fire and forced it to land in the eastern... more...

27th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Head of Taliban’s Military Commission Resigns Due to ‘Ill Health’

Bill Roggio

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who serves as the head of the Afghan Taliban's military commission has resigned his position due to "ill health." more...

25th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Uzbek Commands Group Within the Al Nusrah Front

Bill Roggio

An Uzbek commander known as Abu Hussein leads a group of his countrymen fighting in the ranks of the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official... more...

24th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Afghan Policeman Guns Down 3 Americans at Hospital in Kabul

Bill Roggio

An Afghan police officer opened fire on American medical personnel at a hospital run by a Christian charity in Kabul, killing three Americans... more...

23rd April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Confirms Death of Shadow Governors for Kunar, Kandahar

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban confirmed that its shadow governors for Kunar and Kandahar provinces were killed during combat over the past... more...

21st April 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Targets AQAP Master Bomb Maker in 2 Strikes in Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The US targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's top bomb maker in one of two strikes that took place in Yemen over the past... more...