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Author: Bill Roggio & Alexandra Gutowski

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal. Alexandra Gutowski is a military affairs analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

AFRICOM kills 60 Shabaab fighters in largest strike in Somalia since 2017

A large concentration of Shabaab fighters a significant distance from its typical support zone in Jubba River Valley demonstrates the Al…

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. 

US strikes Shabaab on southern Somalia coast

The United States has conducted 24 strikes in Somalia in 2018, all of which have targeted Shabaab. The strike occurred…

Shabaab launches another attack on US and partner forces

In response, the United States conducted a defensive airstrike which killed 18 terrorists. The United States has conducted a total…

Shabaab attacks US and partner force outside Mogadishu

US Africa Command targeted a Shabaab fighting position outside of Mogadishu after the al Qaeda branch attacked US and Somali…

Mapping Taliban controlled and contested districts in Afghanistan: LWJ vs US military assessments

The New York Times map compares assessments from the US military and FDD's Long War Journal on Taliban controlled and…

US conducts 6 strikes against Al Qaeda in Yemen

The United States has conducted a total of 34 strikes in Yemen in 2018, all of which targeted Al Qaeda…

US military on track to match record 2017 for airstrikes in Somalia

The United States has conducted 21 strikes against Shabaab in Somalia so far this year, meaning it is on track…