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24th February 2014 - Quoted by Aryn Baker, Time

Al Qaeda’s Top Envoy Killed in Syria by Rival Rebel Group

Thomas Joscelyn

Running an international terrorist organization from a hiding place somewhere in Pakistan isn’t easy. Even though war, be it in Somalia, Yemen or Libya, presents great...

13th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Storms Prison in Yemen’s Capital, Frees al Qaeda Operatives

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula freed several of its operatives from the central prison in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a in a complex assault today that involved suicide

8th February 2014 - Quoted by Abigail Hauslohner, The Washington Post

In Yemen, Questions and Anger Over U.S. Drone Targets After Civilian Deaths

Bill Roggio

A drone-fired U.S. missile struck a car southeast of here on a winter night last year, killing two alleged al-Qaeda operatives who lived openly in their community.

24th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Targets AQAP in Central Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters last night, in the third drone strike in Yemen so far this year. The remotely piloted Predators...

16th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Overruns Yemeni Army Base, Seizes Armored Vehicles

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula attacked military bases in central Yemen today, killing several soldiers and seizing armored personnel carriers, according...

15th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Accidentally Kills Civilian in Eastern Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US accidentally killed a civilian in the second drone strike that targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the eastern Yemeni province of Hadramout...

11th January 2014 - Fox News

America’s News HQ

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses al Qaeda's expansion in the Middle East and how it is the result of the US's withdrawal from the region.

8th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 2 AQAP Fighters in Eastern Yemen

Bill Roggio

Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed today in the first recorded US drone strike in Yemen or Pakistan this year. The remotely piloted Predators...

31st December 2013 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Suicide Assault Team Targets Security HQ in Aden

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula launched a complex suicide assault against a Security Department headquarters in the port city of Aden in southwestern Yemen...

27th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 2 AQAP Fighters in Eastern Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US killed two suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters today in the first drone strike since mid-December, when 15 civilians were reported...

23rd December 2013 - Jihadology

Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (Carlos Bledsoe): A Case Study in Lone Wolf Terrorism

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

June 1, 2009 was a Monday. Shortly after 10:00 a.m., Private William Long, 24, and Private Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, stood outside the joint Army-Navy...

20th December 2013 - Cited by Kimberly Dozier, The Associated Press

US Officials: Drone Targeted Embassy Plot Leader

Bill Roggio

U.S. and Yemeni officials said Friday that the target of a Dec. 12th drone strike in Yemen was the ringleader behind the summer plot that shuttered 19 diplomatic...

16th December 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Drone strikes in Yemen and jihadist groups in Syria.

12th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills Civilians in Central Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US launched its second drone strike in Yemen this week, killing several civilians in an attack on a wedding convoy that is thought to have included members...

12th December 2013 - Cited by Paul D. Shinkman, US News & World Report

Local Officials: Drone Strike Hits Wedding Party in Yemen, Killing 15

Bill Roggio

At least 15 people are dead and five more were injured after an apparent U.S. drone strike missed its target and struck a wedding convoy in Yemen, according...

6th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Says Assault on Yemen’s Defense Ministry Targeted US Drone Operations

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed it executed yesterday's suicide assault on the Ministry of Defense in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a in an effort to strike...

5th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Launches Suicide Assault on Yemeni Defense Ministry Complex

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed more than 50 people in a suicide assault that targeted Yemen's Ministry of Defense complex in the capital of Sana'a.

31st October 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

Drone Drama

Clifford D. May, Bill Roggio

In 1996, al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden issued a formal declaration of war against the United States. No serious strategy was developed for defeating what...

22nd October 2013 - CBN News

NewsWatch

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May discusses the Obama Administration's drone policy and civilians being caught in the crossfire.

20th September 2013 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Launches Multiple Suicide Assaults in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed more than 50 Yemeni soldiers and policemen in a coordinated attack against military installations in southern Yemen today.

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