Analysis & Commentary


10th May 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani, Algerian, French al Qaeda Fighters Killed or Captured During Yemeni Operation

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Yemeni security services continue to note the death or capture of foreign fighters during the ongoing military offensive in the south.

10th May 2014 - CIted by Helene Cooper, The New York Times

In Yemen, a Counterterrorism Challenge

Bill Roggio

After years of a tortuous relationship with Ali Abdullah Saleh, the strongman who was president of Yemen for more than two decades, Obama administration...

5th May 2014 - The Long War Journal

Saudis, Chechens, Afghans Killed During Recent Fighting in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio

The Yemeni military killed at least 37 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters during recent operations in the southern province of...

5th May 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Al Nusrah Front in Syria and fighting in Yemen.

3rd May 2014 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Notes Death of Local Leader in Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a statement from a local leader in southern Yemen who was killed in a US drone strike two...

30th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Yemen Expands Southern Offensive Against AQAP

Oren Adaki

Reports in Arabic media outlets indicate that the Yemeni military is expanding its southern offensive against militants from al Qaeda in...

28th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Yemen Begins Southern Offensive Against AQAP

Oren Adaki

Yemeni media reported yesterday that the country's military is preparing for a new offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian...

26th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Review Board Recommends Indefinite Detainee at Guantanamo be Transferred

Thomas Joscelyn

A review board set up to evaluate the cases of the remaining detainees held at Guantanamo has recommended that one of them be transferred. The detainee, Ali...

22nd April 2014 - Quoted by Ariel Zirulnick, Christian Science Monitor

String of US Drone Strikes in Yemen Target Al Qaeda Affiliate

Bill Roggio

A series of drone strikes in Yemen in recent days have killed at least 40 alleged militants, highlighting the challenges facing the US and Yemen in directing a controversial...

21st April 2014 - Quoted by Eric Schmitt, The New York Times

U.S. Drones and Yemeni Forces Kill Qaeda-Linked Fighters, Officials Say

Bill Roggio

American drones and Yemeni counterterrorism forces killed more than three dozen militants linked to Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen over the weekend in one of...

21st April 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Targets AQAP Master Bomb Maker in 2 Strikes in Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The US targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's top bomb maker in one of two strikes that took place in Yemen over the past...

19th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills 16 AQAP Fighters, 5 Civilians

Bill Roggio

The US killed 16 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and five civilians in the first drone strike in Yemen in more than two weeks...

17th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda’s General Manager Threatens America in Video of Large Gathering

Thomas Joscelyn

A video released by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in late March has garnered renewed attention in the media. The video...

16th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

2 Australian Nationals Killed in Yemen in November Drone Strike

Oren Adaki, Bill Roggio

Media outlets in Australia and New Zealand today reported that two Australian nationals, including one who was a New Zealand citizen as...

16th April 2014 - The Blaze

Real News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses a recent video by al Qaeda in the Arabia Peninsula which may indicate the organization's resurgence.

7th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran Continues to Destabilize Yemen

Oren Adaki

Yemeni president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi last week called on Iran to stop fueling the two largest conflicts rocking his country: the northern...

3rd April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

AQAP’s Shifting Tactics in Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Yesterday, al Qaeda militants staged a coordinated attack on a Yemeni military headquarters in the southern port city of Aden, detonating a bomb laden vehicle at...

1st April 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Hits AQAP Training Camp in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The US killed three suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in the first drone strike in Yemen in nearly three weeks.

31st March 2014 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Welcomes Sana’a Prison Fugitives

Oren Adaki

Al Malahim, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's media wing, released a new video over the weekend titled "The First Rain," which

23rd March 2014 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Releases First Installment of ‘Journey of Jihad’ Video Series

Oren Adaki

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) recently released the first part of a video series titled "Journey of Jihad" about the life of Sa'id

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