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22nd August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Military Claims Dual-Hatted Taliban and al Qaeda Leader Killed in ISAF Airstrike

Bill Roggio

An Afghan Army spokesman claimed that Qari Zia Rahman, a wanted Taliban leader who is also known to be a leader in al Qaeda, was killed in a Coalition...

20th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Treasury Designates al Qaeda Leader, Madrassa

Thomas Joscelyn

The US Treasury Department today designated an al Qaeda leader who has served the terrorist organization in various capacities since the 1990s.

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...

8th August 2013 - National Review Online

Ideology Matters: Time to Call the Fort Hood Attack Terrorism

Benjamin Weinthal

Staff Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford told prosecutors this week that Major Nidal Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar” before he opened fire on military personnel...

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...

4th August 2013 - PJ Media

Releasing Prisoners, Appeasing Enemies

Michael Ledeen

Both the Israeli release of more than a hundred Palestinian killers and the American release of five Taliban killers from Guantanamo are U.S. policy...

3rd August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Jihadists Launch Suicide Assault at Indian Consulate in Jalalabad

Bill Roggio

Jihadists launched a suicide assault that targeted the Indian consulate in the city of Jalalabad today, killing nine people, including children, in the failed attack.

31st July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Step Up Operations in the North, ISAF Buries Head in Sand

Bill Roggio

Last September, President Barack Obama claimed that the US-led military effort had "broken the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan, and begun...

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...

30th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Release Video Honoring ‘Ghazi’ Who Attacked ISAF Soldiers, Escaped Custody

Lambar Khan, a rogue Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier responsible for killing a Slovakian International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)...

29th July 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the violence in Iraq.

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...

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.

16th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Shura Council Member Appears in First Message Since 2008

Thomas Joscelyn

A member of al Qaeda's Shura Council who hasn't appeared in an as Sahab video since July 2008 has issued a new audio message. Abu Khalil al Madani's message...

15th July 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

The spread of jihadist groups in Waziristan, Afghanistan, Syria and now Burma.

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...

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