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Shabaab attacks Somali force in southern Somalia

This is the third time in the past month that US forces have conducted defensive airstrikes following Shabaab attacks. 

Bill Roggio & Alexandra Gutowski

Taliban claims to have captured 2 Afghan districts

While the Taliban's claim of controlling districts in Samangan and Paktika cannot be independently verified, the group has proven to…

Bill Roggio

Taliban confirms meeting with US delegation in Doha

The Taliban says its representatives met with an American delegation in Doha on Oct. 12. The group says that members…

Thomas Joscelyn

Shabaab executes alleged spies in southern Somalia

Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, has executed a number of alleged spies this week. The group accused them…

Thomas Joscelyn

Scores of Taliban recruits train at Abu Ubaidah bin Jarrah Training Camp

Scores of Taliban recruits train in broad daylight at the Abu Ubaidah bin Jarrah Training Camp.

Bill Roggio

France blames Iranian intelligence for attempted bombing, but questions remain

Last week, French officials declared that they had conclusively identified Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) as the party…

Amir Toumaj

Taliban calls for attacks to disrupt Afghan elections

The US wants the Taliban to lay down its arms and recognize the legitimacy of the Afghan government. The State…

Thomas Joscelyn

Former Egyptian officer turned al Qaeda loyalist reportedly captured in Libya

The Libyan National Army (LNA) claims to have captured Hisham al-Ashmawy, a former Egyptian officer who defected to the jihadists'…

Thomas Joscelyn