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Analysis & Commentary - Bill Roggio

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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...

11th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 4 AQAP Commanders and Fighters in Central Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Late last night a US drone strike killed four al Qaeda commanders and fighters in Marib province east of Sana'a, the Yemeni capital. The strike is the third in Yemen... more...

8th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Dane, Uzbek Among 30 Suicide Bombers Eulogized by ISIS

Bill Roggio

A Danish citizen and an Uzbek are among the 30 suicide bombers who were recognized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham just two more...

7th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Russian-speaking Jihadists Execute Syrians in Aleppo

Bill Roggio

A video of jihadists executing a group of Syrians in the city of Aleppo has emerged. The execution is carried out by Russian-speaking fighters, more...

5th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill al Qaeda Operative Who Fought in Iraq

Bill Roggio

Today the US launched the second drone strike in Yemen in three days. The strike, which took place in northern Yemen, killed a jihadist who more...

4th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Suicide Assault Team Strikes Government Complex in Samarra

Bill Roggio

An Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham suicide assault team dressed in Iraqi military uniforms stormed a government complex in the city of Samarra more...

3rd March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ahrar-ul-Hind Suicide Assault Team Attacks Courthouse in Islamabad

Bill Roggio

The newly formed Ahrar-ul-Hind claimed credit for a suicide assault today at a courthouse that killed a judge and 10 other people in Pakistan's more...

3rd March 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Kills 3 AQAP Operatives in Yemen Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a drone strike in Yemen today. The strike is the first recorded in Yemen in more than five weeks. more...

1st March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Announce Ceasefire with Government

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan announced that it would implement a ceasefire lasting one month in order to continue to more...

27th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia Tunisia Deputy Leader Reportedly in Syria

Bill Roggio

The deputy emir of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia is reported to have left his home country and traveled to Syria to wage jihad alongside the Islamic more...

26th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Syrian Troops, Hezbollah Fighters Kill Foreign Jihadists in Ambush

Bill Roggio

The Syrian military and its ally Hezbollah killed more than 170 Islamists from the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's branch more...

25th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Emir Issues Ultimatum to ISIS

Bill Roggio

The leader of the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's branch in Syria, warned the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham to end more...

24th February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Senior Taliban Commander Gunned Down in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani, a senior leader who was appointed interim emir for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan last fall after the death of more...

22nd February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Denounces Former Senior Official, Denies Involvement in Peace Talks

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban denied that a former senior official who was dismissed in 2010 represented the group in peace talks with the Afghan government. more...

21st February 2014 – The Long War Journal

Shabaab Suicide Assault Team Attacks Somali Presidential Compound

Bill Roggio

Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, carried out a complex suicide assault against the presidential compound in a highly secured area of more...