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Analysis & Commentary - Bill Roggio

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22nd May 2013 – The Long War Journal

American Killed in US Drone Strike, US Attorney General Says

Bill Roggio

US Attorney General Eric Holder said today that four Americans, including Jude Mohammed, who was rumored to have been killed in a drone strike two years ago, have died... more...

20th May 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Strike Again in Yemen, Kill 2 AQAP Fighters

Bill Roggio

The US launched its second drone strike in Yemen in four days, killing two members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in an area in the central part of the country. more...

20th May 2013 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Bomber Assassinates Senior Politician in Afghan North

Bill Roggio

The Taliban have claimed credit for a suicide attack in northern Afghanistan that killed the head of the provincial council in Baghlan province. The suicide bomber, who was dressed in a police uniform... more...

18th May 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 4 ‘Militants’ in First Strike in Yemen in a Month

Bill Roggio

US drones launched the first strike in Yemen in a month, killing four "militants" in an attack on a vehicle carrying explosives in a southern town plagued by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. more...

17th May 2013 – The Long War Journal

ISAF Targets al Qaeda Facilitator in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio, Patrick Megahan

During a raid in Nuristan province on May 15, Afghan and Coalition special operations forces targeted a senior Taliban leader who is known to assist members of al Qaeda in Afghanistan... more...

16th May 2013 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front’s Emir to be Added to US Terrorism List

Bill Roggio

The US State Department will add Sheikh Abu Muhammad al Julani, the emir of al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists in a decision to be announced... more...

13th May 2013 – The Long War Journal

IMU Suicide Bomber Targeted Top Police Commander in Quetta

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan claimed credit for yesterday's suicide attack in Quetta that targeted the chief of police in the southern Pakistani city. The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan took credit... more...

10th May 2013 – The Long War Journal

‘Iranian Citizens’ Reported Killed in ISAF Airstrike

Bill Roggio

Last week, Afghan news outlets reported that ISAF aircraft killed a Taliban commander, two "Iranian citizens," and several fighters in an airstrike in the Pusht Rod district... more...

7th May 2013 – The Long War Journal

Danish Jihadist Killed While Fighting for Muhajireen Brigade in Syria

Bill Roggio

The Muhajireen Brigade, a unit made up of foreign jihadists who fight in Syria, announced that a fighter from Denmark was killed while battling the Syrian government in early March. more...

6th May 2013 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Claim Bombing at Political Rally, Name New Emir of Kurram

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan claimed credit for a bombing today at a political rally in the tribal agency of Kurram that killed at least 18 people. Additionally... more...

5th May 2013 – The Long War Journal

ISAF Kills 2 ‘Arab’-Linked Commanders in Nuristan

Bill Roggio

Coalition and Afghan forces killed two "Arab"-linked insurgent commanders, a wanted Saudi and an Afghan, during two separate raids in the Waygal district of Nuristan province... more...

4th May 2013 – The Long War Journal

Afghan Soldier Kills 2 ISAF Troops in Latest Green-on-Blue Attack

Bill Roggio

An Afghan soldier killed two NATO troops in an attack in western Afghanistan today. The attack is the sixth green-on-blue, or insider attack, in which Afghan security... more...

3rd May 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Praise bin Laden by ‘Waging Jihad for the Caliphate’

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has released a video praising slain al Qaeda emir Osama bin Laden on the second anniversary of his death and vowing to continue... more...

2nd May 2013 – The Long War Journal

ISAF Targets ‘Insurgent Leader’ Linked to Haqqanis, Pakistani Taliban, and ‘Arabs’

Bill Roggio

Coalition and Afghan special operations forces targeted a "senior insurgent leader" with links to the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, the Haqqani Network, and "Arabs" operating... more...

1st May 2013 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Assassinate Member of Afghan High Peace Council

Bill Roggio

The Taliban assassinated a member of the Afghan High Peace Council in a complex ambush in Helmand province today. The Taliban have now assassinated three senior members... more...

29th April 2013 – The Long War Journal

Haqqani Network’s Taj Mir Jawad Subgroup Targeted in Raid

Bill Roggio

Coalition and Afghan special operations forces targeted "a high-profile attack facilitator" for the Taj Mir Jawad Network during a raid in eastern Afghanistan yesterday. Taj Mir Jawad... more...

27th April 2013 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Promise Suicide Assaults, ‘Insider Attacks’ in This Year’s Spring Offensive

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban announced that this year's spring offensive would begin on April 28 and would focus on suicide assaults on Coalition installations, as well as "insider attacks"... more...

24th April 2013 – The Long War Journal

Turkistan Islamic Party Releases Video of Children in Training

Bill Roggio

The Turkistan Islamic Party, an al Qaeda-affiliated terror group, has released a video that shows young children firing weapons while at a training camp in Pakistan. more...

23rd April 2013 – The Long War Journal

ISAF Kills Senior IMU Leader in Afghan North

Bill Roggio

Coalition and Afghan special operations teams killed a senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader who coordinated operations with the Taliban and directed suicide... more...

23rd April 2013 – The Long War Journal

Canadian Terror Plot Linked to al Qaeda in Iran

Bill Roggio

Canadian police officials have linked the plotting of two Muslim men to destroy a Toronto passenger train to al Qaeda's network inside Iran. The two suspects, neither of whom are Canadian... more...