Analysis & Commentary

2nd March 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

ISIS supporter tried to recruit 55 children for attacks in London

Thomas Joscelyn

The UK Metropolitan Police announced today that three men have been convicted on terrorism-related charges after it was learned they planned to use up to 55 children in attacks throughout London.

22nd February 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: ISIS hasn’t been defeated

Thomas Joscelyn

On January 19, the Pentagon released its new National Defense Strategy, which prioritizes "inter-state strategic competition" from China and Russia over "terrorism." In many ways, the strategy makes sense. However, the threat from ISIS and al Qaeda has not been eliminated. The jihadists are...

18th February 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State claims church shooting in Dagestan

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a shooting at a church in Kizlyar, a town in Dagestan, earlier today. Russian officials have confirmed that at least five people were killed and four more wounded.

23rd January 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

State Department designates Islamic State executioner, fighter as terrorists

Thomas Joscelyn

19th January 2018 - Quoted by Jason Burke - The Guardian

Al-Qaida moves in to recruit from Islamic State and its affiliates

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Qaida has been trying to win over extremists from Islamic State, while the Isis “caliphate” collapses amid heavy losses of men, material, territory and prestige.

18th January 2018 - Quoted by Louis Jacobson - PolitiFact

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s ‘results’ from his fake news awards

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As part of his much-hyped "fake news awards," President Donald Trump offered 10 pieces of news he said the media was ignoring. "While the media spent 90 percent of the time focused on negative coverage or fake news, the President has been getting results," he wrote.

28th December 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State’s Khorasan ‘province’ claims responsibility for attack on cultural center in Kabul

Thomas Joscelyn

Dozens of civilians were killed during a bombing at the Tabayan cultural center in Kabul, Afghanistan earlier today. The Islamic State's Khorasan "province," which regularly targets Shiite civilians and places of worship in Afghanistan, quickly claimed responsibility.

15th December 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Long Island woman allegedly used Bitcoin to fund ISIS

Thomas Joscelyn

Zoobia Shahnaz allegedly defrauded financial institutions as part of a scheme to fund the Islamic State. She is also accused of seeking to join the so-called caliphate this past summer. Shahnaz was stopped for questioning at JFK International Airport on July 31, but not arrested until this...

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.


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