Analysis & Commentary


21st November 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills 3 Haqqani Commanders in Pakistan’s Hangu District

Bill Roggio

The US launched a drone strike at a seminary in Pakistan's settled district of Hangu, killing six people in what appears to have been an attempt to kill Sirajuddin...

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...

12th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Condemns the Killing of Nasiruddin Haqqani

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban condemned the killing of Nasiruddin Haqqani, a top official in the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network who was gunned down yesterday in Islamabad, Pakistan.

11th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Senior Haqqani Network Leader Killed in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

Nasiruddin Haqqani, a senior leader and financier in the al Qaeda-linked Taliban subgroup known as the Haqqani Network, is reported

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?

9th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Threaten US for Killing Leader in Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan threatened to avenge the death of Hakeemullah Mehsud, its former emir, who was killed by the US in a drone strike last week.

8th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban’s New Deputy Emir Directed Suicide Operations, is an ‘Intellectual’

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan released some details on Sheikh Khalid Haqqani, a commander and "one of the top intellectuals," who was appointed

8th November 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

The Pakistani Taliban Appoints a New Leader

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, an al Qaeda-linked group that has fought a brutal insurgency in Pakistan since 2007, named a new leader yesterday.

7th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Name Mullah Fazlullah as New Emir

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has named Mullah Fazlullah, the radical cleric from Swat in northwestern Pakistan, to lead the group following...

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...

4th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Publishes Picture of Hakeemullah Before Burial

Bill Roggio

A picture purporting to show the face of Hakeemullah Mehsud, the emir of the al Qaeda-linked Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, was published by the group...

3rd November 2013 - Quoted by Declan Walsh, The New York Times

In Pakistan, Drone Strike Turns a Villain Into a Victim

Bill Roggio

In life, Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, was Public Enemy No. 1: a ruthless figure who devoted his career to bloodshed and mayhem...

3rd November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Names Interim Emir, Spokesman Says

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has appointed Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani to serve as the group's interim leader after Hakeemullah Mehsud...

2nd November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Names New Emir After Hakeemullah Killed in Drone Strike: Report

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has named a successor to replace Hakeemullah Mehsud, the group's emir who was killed by the US in a drone strike...

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 Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Targets Head of Pakistani Taliban

Bill Roggio

The US targeted the emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan in a drone strike today in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan.

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...

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