In exchange for the release of dozens of imprisoned members from Mali’s prisons, Al Qaeda’s Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) has freed four hostages, three of them foreign. JNIM has since celebrated the prisoner swap, including a personal appearance by its overall emir, Iyad Ag Ghaly, in northern Mali.
In Logar province, a large Taliban convoy that carried the Taliban’s shadow governor paraded through a town unopposed by Afghan and Coalition forces.
Hosts Bill Roggio and Tom Joscelyn review The Outpost, a new movie based on a book by CNN’s Jake Tapper.
U.S. Department of the Treasury Specially Designated Global Terrorist, Salah al-Arouri, tests positive for COVID-19 according to a Hamas publication.
An arms depot explosion and an accusation of operating ‘missile factories’ in Beirut has renewed the focus on the Iran/Hezbollah missile project.