Analysis & Commentary

14th January 2015 - The Long War Journal

Boko Haram Continues to Slaughter Nigerians

Boko Haram has continued its murderous rampage against civilians and security personnel. While concentrated in northeastern Nigeria, the group's recent attacks have also targeted Cameroon and its security apparatus.

28th August 2014 - The Long War Journal

Analysis: Boko Haram Focuses on Seizing Territory

Thomas Joscelyn

Boko Haram is seeking to hold territory in northeastern Nigeria. In a recent video, Boko Haram's leader declared that his jihadists rule over the town of Gwoza as a "state among the Islamic states." This was widely interpreted to mean an Islamic caliphate, but that does not appear to be the...

7th August 2014 - The Long War Journal

Boko Haram Raises its Flag Over Another Nigerian Town

The Nigerian-based terrorist group Boko Haram is continuing its offensive in Nigeria's north while extending its tentacles into Cameroon, killing civilians on both sides of the border.

7th May 2009 -

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Claudia Rosett

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