Author Archives: Caleb Weiss

Caleb Weiss is an intern at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a contributor to The Long War Journal.






Uighur jihadist fought in Afghanistan, killed in Syria

A Uighur commander known as Abu Omar al Turkistani was killed in a US drone strike in Syria on Jan. 1. According to a jihadi biography posted online, he had a lengthy career fighting alongside al Qaeda-linked forces. He purportedly participated in the Battle of Tora Bora in late 2001.