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26th December 2013 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer provides analysis on the current state of negotiations between the US and Afghanistan on whether US troops will remain in the...

22nd December 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Military, Taliban Clash in North Waziristan After Suicide Attack

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani military claimed it killed 23 "militants" in the town of Mir Ali in the Taliban controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan, two days after a suicide...

20th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Eulogize Qari Hussain, Chief of Suicide and International Operations

Bill Roggio

In a newly released video, the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan eulogized Qari Hussain, a top commander of the group who trained suicide bombers...

13th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

Ansarul Mujahideen Kills 4 Pakistani Troops in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

Yesterday, jihadists from Ansarul Mujahideen killed four Pakistani soldiers in an IED attack in North Waziristan. The jihadist group, which is known to...

9th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

Analysis: Afghan Taliban Say Drone Strikes are Proof US is a ‘Paper Tiger’

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban recently claimed that the US' reliance on drone strikes to target Taliban leaders masks the decline of American power in the world...

6th December 2013 - Pragati

Afghanistan After the US Drawdown

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The coming drawdown in US forces from Afghanistan won’t be the first time the country has faced a significant turning point rooted in a foreign invader’s departure.

29th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Strike in Pakistan, Kill 3 ‘Militants’

Bill Roggio

The US killed three unidentified "militants" in a drone strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan yesterday.

22nd November 2013 - The Daily Beast

The Taliban’s Hydra

Bill Roggio

Yesterday's drone strike in Pakistan's northwestern district of Hangu that killed a top Haqqani Network leader is a major tactical win for the U.S., but in the...

18th November 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Suicide attack in Kabul and Boko Haram's transnational actors.

17th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Claim Credit for Kabul Suicide Attack

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban took credit for yesterday's suicide attack in the capital of Kabul that targeted the site of an upcoming meeting of Afghan leaders who will...

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

10th November 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Continues to Claim al Qaeda’s Presence in Afghanistan is Minimal

Bill Roggio

Earlier this week, the US military claimed that al Qaeda has a "limited presence" in Afghanistan and is confined to "the remote areas of eastern Afghanistan."

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...

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