Analysis & Commentary

13th December 2017 - Quoted by Jonah Bennett - The Daily Caller

Radical Christian Group ‘Sons Of Jesus’ Claims Egypt Mosque Attack, Experts Skeptical

Bill Roggio

A radical Christian terror group calling itself the Sons of Jesus has claimed responsibility for the Egyptian mosque bombing in late November, but the claim has inspired skepticism among terror analysts, who believe the attribution — and the group itself — may be a rare example of an...

12th December 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

New York City bomber ‘did it for the Islamic State’

Thomas Joscelyn

"I did it for the Islamic State," Akayed Ullah, who is charged with carrying out the failed bombing in Times Square yesterday, allegedly told authorities.

6th November 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD's Bill Roggio discusses the recent airstrikes in Somalia.

3rd November 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

US targets Islamic State fighters in Somali airstrikes

Bill Roggio

The US military launched its first airstrike against the Islamic State's network in the eastern African country of Somalia earlier today, complementing a decade long air campaign against Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in the country.

1st November 2017 - CBN News

CBN News

David Adesnik

FDD's David Adesnik discusses the recent wave of vehicles being used as weapons on CBN News.

30th October 2017 - CGTN America

The Heat

David Adesnik

FDD's David Adesnik discusses what the liberation of Raqqa and the fall of Mosul mean for ISIS.

19th October 2017 - AM 770

Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the fall of Raqqa and the futures of ISIS and the Kurds on Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge.

18th October 2017 - Fox Business Network

Cavuto: Coast to Coast

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah discusses the latest with ISIS on Fox News' Cavuto: Coast to Coast.

16th October 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

US kills ‘dozens’ of Islamic State members in Yemen

Thomas Joscelyn

The Pentagon announced today that "dozens" of Islamic State jihadists were killed during a strike on two training camps in Yemen. The Islamic State regularly advertises its presence in Yemen, including a camp named after the group's deceased spokesman.

16th October 2017 - KTLK

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses ISIS and the recent Mogadishu attack on Justice & Drew.

2nd October 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD's Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discussing ISIS Amaq News Agency.

17th September 2017 - 60 Minutes Australia

60 Minutes Australia

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD's Thomas Joscelyn discusses ISIS and al-Qaeda.

17th September 2017 - Quoted by Agence France Presse

Osama bin Laden’s son is being ‘groomed’ to lead militant gorup al-Qaeda

Thomas Joscelyn

The man who shot terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden says al-Qadea is now grooming a new leader in an effort to strike again.

15th September 2017 - Quoted by Rod Norland, Eric Schmitt - The New York Times

Why the US Allowed a Convoy of ISIS Fighters to Go Free

Thomas Joscelyn

Needing to relieve himself, the man stepped out of a bus into the night air of the Syrian desert.

7th September 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

US says 2 more senior Islamic State leaders killed near Mayadin, Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

The US-led coalition announced today that two more senior Islamic State leaders were killed near Mayadin, which has become a hub for the self-declared caliphate in eastern Syria. The US has announced the deaths of at least fourteen key Islamic State figures in the area since April.

30th August 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

US airstrike prevents Islamic State fighters from reaching eastern Syria

Amir Toumaj

The US-led coalition carried out an air strike to block Islamic State fighters from reaching eastern Syria after they were evacuated from Lebanon. As part of the deal, the Islamic State was to hand over the body of an IRGC fighter who has become a household name in Iran.

23rd August 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Russian terrorist swore allegiance to Baghdadi before stabbing assault

Thomas Joscelyn

An Islamic State production featuring the young man responsible for stabbing rampage in the Russian city of Surgat is similar to past videos released by the group. The jihadist swore allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi before his day of terror. The video also contains a clip of a young...

17th August 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State explosives expert, security official designated as terrorists

Thomas Joscelyn

The US State Department announced today that Islamic State leaders Ahmad Alkhald and Abu Yahya al-Iraqi have been named specially designated global terrorists. Alkhald was the "explosives chief" for the "terrorist cell" that carried out Nov. 2015 assault in Paris and the Mar. 2016 Brussels...

13th July 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

The terrorist diaspora: After the fall of the caliphate

Thomas Joscelyn

Thomas Joscelyn’s testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee’s Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry into the United States.

29th June 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Tony Badran

FDD senior fellow Tony Badran discusses Syria as ISIS disappears.


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