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19th August 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Pakistan and Egypt, two army's with states. And al Qaeda in Iraq conducting attacks in Syria.

15th August 2013 - Quoted by AFP

Al-Qaeda’s Center of Gravity ‘Shifting’ from Pakistan to Yemen

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As al-Qaeda marks its 25th anniversary this month, analysts say the recent security threat in Yemen shows the organization’s center of gravity is shifting...

14th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani al Qaeda Commander Threatens Government Over Execution of Jihadists

Bill Roggio

Asmatullah Muawiya, a Pakistani terrorist who serves as one of several al Qaeda "company" commanders as well as the leader of the Taliban...

10th August 2013 - MSNBC

Weekends with Alex Witt

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the US embassy closures and whether the threat from al Qaeda has passed.

9th August 2013 - Quoted by Geoff Dyer and Abigail Fielding-Smith, Financial Times

US Security Alert Belies Claim of al-Qaeda’s Demise

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A stepped-up campaign of drone strikes in Yemen and diplomatic missions shut in 19 countries, and another on Friday in Lahore, Pakistan, have all come...

6th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Adds Emir of Pakistan-Based Mullah Nazir Group to List of Global Terrorists

Bill Roggio

The US State Department has added the emir of the Mullah Nazir Group, a Taliban subgroup based in South Waziristan that supports al Qaeda, to the list....

4th August 2013 - The Weekly Standard

INTERPOL Alert Warns of Al Qaeda’s Jailbreaks

Thomas Joscelyn

INTERPOL issued a “global security alert advising increased vigilance for terrorist activity” on Saturday. While the U.S. government has warned of al Qaeda...

3rd August 2013 - The Weekly Standard

‘Core’ Al Qaeda Closes US Diplomatic Facilities

Thomas Joscelyn

On Friday, the State Department announced that 21 diplomatic facilities (now updated to 22), from North Africa through the Middle East and into...

1st August 2013 - The Long War Journal

US has ‘Eliminated Most of the Threat’ in Pakistan, SecState Kerry Claims

Bill Roggio

Remember when, two years ago, unnamed US counterterrorism and intelligence officials claimed that there are only two top al Qaeda leaders left in Pakistan?

31st July 2013 - The Long War Journal

3 al Qaeda Military ‘Training Experts’ Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

A Pakistani Taliban commander said that the US killed three al Qaeda military "training experts" in a drone strike in North Waziristan that took...

30th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Assault Prison, Free Hundreds of Inmates

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan launched a complex assault that included suicide bombers against a prison in Dera Ismail Khan, freeing...

29th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill Taliban, ‘Arab’ Fighters in Strike in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The US killed eight "militants" in an area of Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan that is known to serve as a gateway for terrorist...

25th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Jundallah Claims Suicide Assault on ISID Headquarters in Sukkur

Bill Roggio

Jundallah, a terrorist group closely tied to al Qaeda and the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, claimed credit for yesterday's suicide assault...

24th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Leader Discusses ‘Global Jihad,’ Syria in al Qaeda Video

Thomas Joscelyn

As Sahab, al Qaeda's propaganda arm, has released a video featuring Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Maulana Asim Umar, who calls...

21st July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Turkistan Islamic Party Trains Women for Jihad

Bill Roggio

The al Qaeda-linked Turkistan Islamic Party is actively training female recruits to wage jihad in South and Central Asia. A short, one-minute-long video by the Turkistan...

18th July 2013 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

Global al Qaeda: Affiliates, Objectives, and Future Challenges

Thomas Joscelyn

Chairman Poe, Ranking Member Sherman and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the threat posed by al Qaeda.

18th July 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

The New Muslim Generation

Clifford D. May

A month ago, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked whether the Taliban is a terrorist organization. The question appeared to stump her.

15th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Jihadists Seek to Open New Front in Burma

Bill Roggio

A group of jihadists from Burma, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan are reported to have formed a "brigade" to fight the Burmese government.

13th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

2 ‘Militants’ Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

The US killed two "militants" in an area of Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan that is known to host al Qaeda and a variety...

12th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Establish ‘Base’ Inside Syria

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has sent "experts in warfare and information technology" to Syria to establish a base and monitor the fighting there.

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