A New York Times map, based on data provided by The Long War Journal, shows the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. President Obama’s decision to keep 5,500 troop in country past 2017 will not be enough to turn the tide.
The Nigerian military reported that an impersonator of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been killed. It remains to be seen what this means for the group.
Continuing its campaign in northeastern Nigeria, Boko Haram appears to have won its battle with Nigeria’s armed forces for control of Bama, a city of over a quarter million in Borno state.
Two explosions that targeted religious and political leaders in Kaduna, Nigeria have killed at least 82 people.
Suspected Boko Haram militants shot and killed a local emir in an attack on a funeral convoy in northern Nigeria.
In an interview, a Boko Haram member threatened that the group will conduct more kidnapping operations similar to its attack in Chibok where the group abducted over 300 schoolgirls.
From ‘Fallujah Awakens’: a chlorine truck bomb deployed by insurgents against the village of Albu Aifan on March 16, 2007.
The story of the tribal “Awakening” and counterinsurgency campaign in the famous battleground.