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Taliban suicide bomber hits Afghan forces in Helmand

The Taliban claimed it killed more than 100 Afghan soldiers, policemen, and tribal fighters, while…

Bill Roggio

Analysis: AQAP remains under pressure

On May 23, Al-Badr Media Foundation announced its presence online, saying it will work to…

Thomas Joscelyn

US forces hit Shabaab outside Somali capital

On Wednesday, US forces conducted an airstrike 15 miles southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu…

Bill Roggio & Alexandra Gutowski

Somali intelligence agency arrests two Islamic State members in Mogadishu

The arrests come a month after another Islamic State member was arrested in Mogadishu. Additionally,…

Caleb Weiss

US strike hits Taliban ‘command and control node’ in Helmand

The Taliban denied that a command center was hit and claimed two civilian homes were…

Bill Roggio

New reports from Afghanistan give false hopes for peace

As US, European, and Afghan officials cling to the idea that the Taliban will negotiate…

Bill Roggio

US Military reviews possible civilian casualties in Yemen, Somalia

Two regional combatant commands acknowledged reports of civilian casualties in recent operations.

Alexandra Gutowski

CENTCOM releases some Yemen strike information, but gaps remain

The US military has conducted 27 counterterrorism strikes in Yemen in 2018, but has only…

Bill Roggio & Alexandra Gutowski