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Analysis & Commentary - Bill Roggio

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11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Launches 2 Drone Strikes in Pakistan, Breaks 6-month Lull

Bill Roggio

The US killed 16 jihadists, including four Uzbeks, in two drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas. The strikes ended a six-month pause in Pakistan. more...

11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

IMU Involved in Suicide Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan said it executed the June 9 suicide assault on a terminal at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi that killed at least 18 Pakistanis, including... more...

10th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Video from ISIS Fighter Shows Aftermath of ‘Liberation’ of Mosul

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

A video from a fighter in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham details the chaos in Mosul after the jihadist insurgent group took control of the city earlier today. more...

10th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Takes Control Of Mosul, Iraq’s Second Largest City

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham seized control of Mosul, which is the provincial capital of Ninewa and Iraq's second largest city, after five days of heavy fighting with Iraqi forces. more...

10th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Seizes More Towns In Northern And Central Iraq

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

After seizing control of the northern city of Mosul in the past 24 hours, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham has advanced southward and taken control of territory in the provinces of Salahaddin and Kirkuk. more...

9th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Launch Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban claimed credit for last night's assault on Jinnah Airport in Karachi that shut down all flights, and said the attack was executed to avenge the death... more...

7th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Iraqi Troops Repel ISIS Assault on Mosul

Bill Roggio

Just one day after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham launched an assault on Samarra and briefly took control of five neighborhoods, the jihadist insurgent group... more...

6th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Touts French, German, and Libyan Suicide Bombers in Syria

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham, a former al Qaeda affiliate that operates in Iraq and Syria, praised French, German, and Libyan suicide bombers in the latest release of... more...

5th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Takes Control of Areas in Central Iraqi City

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham seized control of several neighborhoods in the central Iraqi city of Samarra during an assault launched earlier today. more...

5th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill Local AQAP Commander, 2 Fighters

Oren Adaki, Bill Roggio

The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including a local commander, in the first recorded drone strike in more than three weeks. more...

3rd June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Uzbek Jihadist Group Releases Footage From Syrian Training Camp

Bill Roggio

The Imam Bukhari Jamaat, which fights alongside the Al Nusrah Front and Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar... more...

2nd June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Bergdahl-Taliban Prisoner Exchange ‘Won’t Help The Peace Process In Any Way’ - Taliban Spokesman

Bill Roggio

"We don't believe in the peace process," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated... more...

30th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Again Touts French And Other Foreign Suicide Bombers

Bill Roggio

The ISIS has identified two French suicide bombers who executed attacks in Iraq in the past month. more...

30th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISAF Raids Against al Qaeda and Allies in Afghanistan 2007-2013

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

One of the arguments used by the Obama administration for a rapid drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan by the end of 2016 is that the US... more...

29th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Remains In Afghanistan Despite Drawdown Plans

Bill Roggio

As the US prepares to exit Afghanistan, officials are starting to realize that al Qaeda still maintains a strong presence in the country. more...

27th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Eulogizes Commander Killed in April Drone Strike

Oren Adaki, Bill Roggio

A well-known Yemeni journalist with connections to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Abdul Razzaq al Jamal, today posted a eulogy issued by the terrorist group to his... more...

26th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front, Suqour al Sham Launch Joint Suicide Assault in Syria

Bill Roggio

A "correspondent" for the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, said that three foreign fighters and a Syrian national conducted a complex... more...

24th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Shabaab Suicide Assault Team Attacks Somalia Parliament

Bill Roggio

Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, launched a suicide assault today against Somalia's parliament building in its latest attack in the capital of Mogadishu. The suicide... more...

23rd May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Overrun District Center in Northern Afghan Province

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban overran a district center in the remote northern province of Badakhshan and captured 27 government officials. A local militia commander and an... more...

21st May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Military Strikes Anger ‘Good Taliban’ Commander

Bill Roggio

A series of military strikes in the tribal agency of North Waziristan has caused a Taliban commander who is favored by Pakistan's ruling class... more...