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11th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Launches 2 Drone Strikes in Pakistan, Breaks 6-month Lull

Bill Roggio

The US killed 16 jihadists, including four Uzbeks, in two drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas. The strikes ended a six-month pause in Pakistan.

11th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

IMU Involved in Suicide Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan said it executed the June 9 suicide assault on a terminal at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi that killed at least 18 Pakistanis, including...

9th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Launch Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban claimed credit for last night's assault on Jinnah Airport in Karachi that shut down all flights, and said the attack was executed to avenge the death...

3rd June 2014 - National Post

The Murder Of Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar Symbolizes Pakistan’s Descent Into Self-Annihilation

Tomorrow, Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar — the Canadian/American doctor who was assassinated last month...

21st May 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Military Strikes Anger ‘Good Taliban’ Commander

Bill Roggio

A series of military strikes in the tribal agency of North Waziristan has caused a Taliban commander who is favored by Pakistan's ruling class...

20th May 2014 - House Committee of Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade

Al Qaeda In Afghanistan And Pakistan: An Enduring Threat

Thomas Joscelyn

Before the subcommittee last July.1, Joscelyn discussed five main points he seeks to emphasize in this testimony.

14th May 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strikes Target Lashkar-e-Islam Fighters in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The US killed several fighters from the Lashkar-e-Islam, a Taliban-linked group that operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in three...

14th May 2014 - The Long War Journal

Treasury Department Designates 2 ‘al Qaeda Leaders’ in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

The US Treasury Department today added two "al Qaeda leaders" in Syria to the list of specially designated global terrorists. One of the...

13th May 2014 - The Washington Times

Hooray for Hollywood

Clifford D. May

Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres brought a smile to my lips last week – and not by saying anything funny. They were out in the not-so-fresh air on Sunset Boulevard...

7th May 2014 - Fox News

Christians Persecuted at Alarming Rate in Iran, Arab World, US Report Says

Benjamin Weinthal

Christians are under siege in the Middle East, and the Obama administration is not doing enough to stop religious persecution by its allies...

27th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Head of Taliban’s Military Commission Resigns Due to ‘Ill Health’

Bill Roggio

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who serves as the head of the Afghan Taliban's military commission has resigned his position due to "ill health."

15th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Trial of Jihadist Cleric Expected to Highlight Ex-Guantanamo Detainee’s al Qaeda Role

Thomas Joscelyn

The trial of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, better known as Abu Hamza al Masri, began this week in New York with jury selection. Abu Hamza...

4th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Former Guantanamo Detainee Killed While Leading Jihadist Group in Syria

Bill Roggio

Ibrahim Bin Shakaran, a Moroccan who spent more than three years at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility before being released to...

3rd April 2014 - House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence

Assessing Terrorism in the Caucasus and the Threat to the Homeland

Bill Roggio

Chairman King, Ranking Member Higgins, members of the committee, thank you for inviting me here to discuss the terrorist threat emanating from the Caucasus.

17th March 2014 - Cited by Joshua Keating, Slate

The New Center of Obama’s Drone War

Bill Roggio

Last month I noted that we’re in the midst of the longest pause in drone strikes in Pakistan since the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency. The pause corresponds...

15th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Review Board Rules Against Guantanamo Detainee

Thomas Joscelyn

On March 5, a review board set up to evaluate the status of Guantanamo detainees determined that Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel

14th March 2014 - Cited by Zulfiqar Ali and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times

Pakistan Militant Group Takes Responsibility for Two Bombings

Bill Roggio

A little-known Islamist militant group took responsibility for twin bombings hundreds of miles apart Friday that killed at least 19 people, wounded dozens and...

14th March 2014 - VOA Urdu

Access Point

David Andrew Weinberg

What role will Pakistan play in Saudi Arabia's new foreign policy?

5th March 2014 - Cited by Divya Avasthy, International Business Times

Terrorist Hafiz Saeed Thanks ‘Brave Man’ Who Offered Three Son to Fight in Jihad

Bill Roggio

A Pakistani man has "sacrificed" his three sons to a life devoted to Jihad, in a publicly-held worker's convention about 80 km away from Lahore. Abu Haider handed...

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


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