Analysis & Commentary

5th February 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

At its Umar Khattab training camp, Taliban trains in the snow

Bill Roggio

The Taliban previously publicized this training facility in a video that was released in July of 2016. Since 2014, the Taliban has disclosed the existence of 17 training camps.

2nd February 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban promotes Abu Bakr Siddique training camp

Bill Roggio

Taliban are parading around with a number of captured Afghan police Ford Ranger pickup trucks. The police trucks were supplied to the Afghan police by the US military.

13th December 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban features its ‘Umari Martyrdom Battalion’

Bill Roggio

The video is the latest in a series of propaganda that promotes Taliban units and the network of training camps.

18th April 2015 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Promotes ‘Muhajideen Special Group,’ Training Camp

Bill Roggio

The video, titled “MSG Training,” was released on April 17 by Umar Media, the official propaganda arm of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. The footage was posted on Umar Media’s website as well as emailed to The Long War Journal by the group’s spokesman, Muhammad Khurasani....


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