Analysis & Commentary


17th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Claim Credit for Kabul Suicide Attack

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban took credit for yesterday's suicide attack in the capital of Kabul that targeted the site of an upcoming meeting of Afghan leaders who will...

14th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Haqqani Network Emir Eulogizes Son Killed in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

Jalaluddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani Network and patriarch of the family, has issued a eulogy for his son, Narisruddin, a top facilitator and leader...

11th November 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The senior member of Haqqani Network, Nasiruddin Haqqani, killed in Islamabad by assassins on a motorcycle. By whom?

10th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Continues to Claim al Qaeda’s Presence in Afghanistan is Minimal

Bill Roggio

Earlier this week, the US military claimed that al Qaeda has a "limited presence" in Afghanistan and is confined to "the remote areas of eastern Afghanistan."

5th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Intel Captures 2 IMU Fighters in Kabul

Bill Roggio

Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security announced that it captured two operatives from the al Qaeda and Taliban-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

4th November 2013 - The Weekly Standard

Death of an Anti-American Terrorist

Thomas Joscelyn

The head of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed in an American drone strike in northern Pakistan late last week. Mehsud can now be added...

4th November 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The head of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, killed by a drone strike in Waziristan as he was leaving the mosque for his luxe villa nearby; death...

2nd November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Denounces ‘Cowardly US Drone Attack’ That Killed Hakeemullah Mehsud

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban denounced yesterday's drone strike in North Waziristan, Pakistan that killed Hakeemullah Mehsud, the emir of the Movement of the Taliban...

2nd November 2013 - National Review Online

Hakimullah Masud’s End

Benjamin Weinthal

A U.S. drone strike eliminated Hakimullah Masud, the head of Pakistan’s Taliban, who was linked to the 2009 murders of seven CIA employees in Afghanistan.

1st November 2013 - The Daily Beast

Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed By US After 4-Year Hunt

Bill Roggio

After years of effort, the US has finally succeeded in killing Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Movement of the Taliban Pakistan, in the...

31st October 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills 3 ‘Militants’ in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The US launched its first drone strike in Pakistan in a month. Last night's attack took place in an area of the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan

29th October 2013 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Denies It Opposes Suicide Attacks

Bill Roggio

A top spokesman for the Afghan Taliban denied a recent report in the Pakistani media that claimed the group opposes suicide attacks. The group also...

23rd October 2013 - The Long War Journal

Wanted Taliban Commander in Kunar Reported Killed in US Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

Qari Dawat, a Taliban commander in the northeastern Afghan province of Kunar who has been hunted by US forces for years and has vowed to avenge the death...

19th October 2013 - The Long War Journal

IMU Claims Suicide Attack Against US Forces in Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, an al Qaeda and Taliban-linked group that operates in Afghanistan, claimed it conducted yesterday's suicide attack near...

15th October 2013 - The Long War Journal

Jihadists Assassinate Governor in Key Afghan Province

Bill Roggio

Arsala Jamal, the governor of Logar province, was assassinated today as he was speaking inside a mosque for Eid al Adha prayers.

14th October 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan and al Qaeda affiliates in Syria.

13th October 2013 - The Long War Journal

ISAF Soldier Killed in Latest Insider Attack in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

A member of the Afghan National Security Forces gunned down a soldier from the International Security Assistance Force in the fourth green-on-blue,

11th October 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Grabs Pakistani Taliban Commander from Afghan Intel

Bill Roggio

The US military has taken a senior Pakistani Taliban commander known as Latif Mehsud from the custody of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Intelligence.

7th October 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban: US ‘Forced’ to ‘Accept the Existence and Presence of the Islamic Emirate’ of Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

Today the Taliban released an official statement on the "12th year of the American invasion" of Afghanistan. The statement, which was emailed to The Long...

7th October 2013 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Support Pakistani Branch, Spokesman Claims

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban provide financial support to their "jihadi brothers" in Pakistan, the top spokesman for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan told a group...

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