JNIM claims its first suicide bombing of the year on French troops in the Timbuktu region of northern Mali.
The Taliban has been very clear that it will not compromise on its objective of resurrection of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, and will continue to wage jihad until its objective is realized. Yet U.S., NATO, and Afghan leaders continue to view intra-Afghan talks in which the Afghan government cannot attend as the solution.
Hosts Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss how the Chinese Communist Party’s repressive policies in the Xinjiang region could drive more people into the jihadists’ arms.
Hezbollah’s retaliation operation reportedly fails after its fighters are discovered infiltrating Israel’s northern border.
The Taliban previously stated that the Abu Ubaidah Ibn Jarrah Training Center was located in Badakhshan province. Members of the Turkistan Islamic Party have trained at a Taliban camp in the province.
Yesterday’s drone strike was the first US airstrike on the Islamic State in Somalia this year.
Overnight airstrikes against pro-Iranian sites in Damascus resulted in the confirmed killing of a Lebanese Hezbollah fighter.
The Taliban continues to use the signature terror tactic of Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups despite signing a deal with the U.S. that facilitates the withdrawal of American troops from the country.