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24th July 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Officials, Taliban Deny Adnan Rasheed Was Captured

Bill Roggio

Pakistani officials have said there was a "mix-up" and an al Qaeda explosives expert, and not Rasheed, was captured during a raid two weeks ago in South Waziristan.

21st July 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss the latest on the Punjabi Taliban.

20th July 2014 - The Long War Journal

6 al Qaeda Operatives Thought Killed in Recent Drone Strike in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

Sanafi al Nasr, a top al Qaeda leader based in Syria, named three jihadists killed in the "Khorasan."

18th July 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Target ‘Punjabi Taliban’ in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US has launched three strikes in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan in the past 10 days, indicating that a top jihadist leader is thought to be operating there.

16th July 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Launches Another Drone Strike in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The US killed 18 suspected "militants" in another drone strike targeting an area of Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan that previously served as a military command center for al Qaeda's military.

10th July 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills 6 ‘Militants’ in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The strike took place in an area of North Waziristan that has served as a command center for al Qaeda's military.

28th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Military Kills Local Taliban Leader, Captures al Qaeda Bomb Expert

Bill Roggio

The military said the Taliban commander is known as "Commander Umer" but did not name the al Qaeda explosives expert.

25th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Adds 2 Lashkar-e-Taiba Leaders, Several Aliases to Terrorism List

Bill Roggio

The US government added two Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders to its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists today. Additionally, the US identified four additional aliases for Lashkar-e-Taiba...

22nd June 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Military Claims 257 ‘Terrorists,’ No Civilians Killed in North Waziristan Offensive

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani military has claimed that more than 250 "terrorists" and zero civilians have been killed during the first week of military operations in the Taliban-controlled tribal...

18th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Strike in North Waziristan, Kill 6 ‘Militants’

Bill Roggio

As the Pakistani military is launching airstrikes against foreign terrorist groups such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and the Turkistan Islamic Party as part of an...

15th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistan Launches ‘Comprehensive Operation Against Foreign and Local Terrorists’ in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani military has launched what it described as a "comprehensive operation against foreign and local terrorists" in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North..

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

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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...

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