Analysis & Commentary


4th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Zawahiri Eulogizes al Qaeda’s Slain Syrian Representative

Thomas Joscelyn

Ayman al Zawahiri, the head of al Qaeda, has released an audio message eulogizing Abu Khalid al Suri, who served as Zawahiri's...

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 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

The President's visit to Saudi Arabia and Saudi views on Syria, Russia, and internal succession issues.

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.

2nd April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Muhajireen Army Releases Video of Syrian Training Camp

Bill Roggio

Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar (Army of Emigrants and Supporters, or Muhajireen Army), a group of foreign fighters led by commanders from

31st March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Turkey’s ISIS problem

On March 27 an audio tape recording of high-level Turkish officials discussing Turkey's Syria strategy was leaked on YouTube. The meeting

31st March 2014 - Foreign Policy

Turkey’s Teflon Don

Jonathan Schanzer, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan triumphantly addressed thousands of supporters last night from the balcony of his party's headquarters in the...

30th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda’s American Propagandist Notes Death of Terror Group’s Representative in Syria

Bill Roggio

Adam Gadahn, the American traitor who works with al Qaeda's General Command as a propagandist, has released a videotape acknowledging

31st March 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Chechen fighters in the Syrian civil war.

30th March 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Controversial Kuwaiti Minister Offers to Step Down

David Andrew Weinberg

It is now being reported that Nayef al-Ajmi, Kuwait’s controversial government minister, submitted his resignation last week after a particularly bumpy three months...

28th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda-linked Saudi Cleric in Syria Praises Fighters from Islamic Caucasus Emirate

Bill Roggio

A popular Saudi cleric who is closely tied to al Qaeda and its official branch in Syria praised the "lions" from the Islamic Caucasus Emirate

27th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Chechen al Qaeda Cmdr, Popular Saudi Cleric & Ahrar al Sham Emir Spotted on Front Lines in Latakia

Bill Roggio

A prominent Saudi cleric and a Chechen military commander in a unit of the Al Nusrah Front for the People in the Levant, al Qaeda's official

27th March 2014 - 104.1 FM The Truth - Tucson, AZ

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The ripple effects of the Syria war.

26th March 2014 - The Blaze

Real News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross joins a discussion on the threat of jihadist and al Qaeda fighters in Syria returning to their home countries and carrying out attacks.

25th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Report: Former Head of al Qaeda’s Network in Iran Now Operates in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Muhsin al Fadhli, a senior al Qaeda leader who once headed the organization's network in Iran, relocated to Syria in mid-2013, according to a report in...

24th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Video Features Veteran al Qaeda Military Leader

Thomas Joscelyn

An Al Nusrah Front video released on March 23 features Abu Hammam al Shami, an al Qaeda operative who swore bayat (an oath of

24th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Ansar Jerusalem Confirms Deaths of 6 Members, 2 Tied to Syria Conflict

David Barnett

In a statement released to jihadist forums on March 23, Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis) confirmed the deaths of six of its fighters

24th March 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Jihadist foreign fighters in Syria.

22nd March 2014 - Fox News

America’s Newsroom

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz provides recommendations on how to respond to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

21st March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Official in Syria was Extremist Preacher in Australia

Thomas Joscelyn

An extremist preacher known for his fiery sermons in Australia, where he implored listeners to join the jihad in Syria, is now a leader in the

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