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Analysis & Commentary - Bill Roggio

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16th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

2 Australian Nationals Killed in Yemen in November Drone Strike

Oren Adaki, Bill Roggio

Media outlets in Australia and New Zealand today reported that two Australian nationals, including one who was a New Zealand citizen as... more...

10th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban’s Shadow Governor for Kunar Reported Killed in US Airstrike

Bill Roggio

The National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's domestic intelligence service, claimed that the Taliban's shadow governor for Kunar province and several senior... more...

9th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS’ ‘Southern Division’ Praises Foreign Suicide Bombers

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's "Southern Iraq Division" praised eight foreign fighters who conducted suicide attacks in the province... more...

4th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Former Guantanamo Detainee Killed While Leading Jihadist Group in Syria

Bill Roggio

Ibrahim Bin Shakaran, a Moroccan who spent more than three years at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility before being released to... more...

3rd April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

AQAP’s Shifting Tactics in Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Yesterday, al Qaeda militants staged a coordinated attack on a Yemeni military headquarters in the southern port city of Aden, detonating a bomb laden vehicle at... more...

2nd April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Muhajireen Army Releases Video of Syrian Training Camp

Bill Roggio

Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar (Army of Emigrants and Supporters, or Muhajireen Army), a group of foreign fighters led by commanders from more...

1st April 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Parades on Outskirts of Baghdad

Bill Roggio

Less than two weeks ago, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, or ISIS, held a military parade in Fallujah and another parade in Abu more...

1st April 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Hits AQAP Training Camp in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The US killed three suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in the first drone strike in Yemen in nearly three weeks. more...

30th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda’s American Propagandist Notes Death of Terror Group’s Representative in Syria

Bill Roggio

Adam Gadahn, the American traitor who works with al Qaeda's General Command as a propagandist, has released a videotape acknowledging more...

29th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Continue to Launch Suicide Assaults in Kabul

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched two more suicide assaults in the Afghan capital of Kabul over the past 24 hours. In the attacks, the Taliban targeted the more...

28th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda-linked Saudi Cleric in Syria Praises Fighters from Islamic Caucasus Emirate

Bill Roggio

A popular Saudi cleric who is closely tied to al Qaeda and its official branch in Syria praised the "lions" from the Islamic Caucasus Emirate more...

27th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Chechen al Qaeda Cmdr, Popular Saudi Cleric & Ahrar al Sham Emir Spotted on Front Lines in Latakia

Bill Roggio

A prominent Saudi cleric and a Chechen military commander in a unit of the Al Nusrah Front for the People in the Levant, al Qaeda's official more...

24th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Turkish Charity İMKANDER Praises Slain Islamic Caucasus Emirate Emir in Rally

Bill Roggio

A charity known as İMKANDER has praised Doku Umarov, the former emir of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate whose death was announced more...

22nd March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Chechen Commander for Al Nusrah Front Reported Killed in Fighting Against Syrian Forces

Bill Roggio

A Chechen leader of a unit that joined the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's branch in Syria, has been killed more...

20th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Claim Suicide Assault on Jalalabad Police HQ

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban claimed credit for today's suicide assault on a police headquarters in Jalalabad in the eastern province of more...

19th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

‘American’ Jihadist in Syria Pictured with Dangerous ISIS Commanders

Bill Roggio

An American who previously explained his defection from the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, or ISIS, is seen... more...

18th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Islamic Caucasus Emirate Confirms Death of Emir Doku Umarov

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Caucasus Emirate, an al Qaeda-linked group that operates in southern Russia, confirmed today that its emir, Doku Umarov, has more...

17th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Names Training Camps After Top al Qaeda Leaders

Bill Roggio

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant has announced the establishment of two training camps in Syria that are named after more...

14th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front, Free Syrian Army Launch Joint Operation

Bill Roggio

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, teamed up with a Free Syrian Army unit known as the more...

12th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill Local AQAP Commander and Bodyguard

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The US killed a local al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula commander and his bodyguard in the fourth recorded strike in Yemen so far this month. more...