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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.

Resolute Support obscures status of 7 Ghazni districts as 3 more fall to Taliban

In addition to Ajristan and Khwaja Umar, the districts of Nawur, Jaghatu, and Deh Yak have fallen to the Taliban.…

US airstrike hits Shabaab north of Mogadishu

AFRICOM noted that Shabaab, which is al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, continues to maintain "training camps" and "safe havens…

Resolute Support invents new terms to obfuscate Taliban control

Resolute Support continues to invent new terminology to obfuscate the extent of Taliban control in Afghanistan.

US Counterterrorism strikes: Tempo remains high in Somalia and Yemen, transparency improves

In 2017, LWJ reported unprecedented levels of airstrikes in Somalia and Yemen. Thus far in 2018, the United States has sustained…

Exclusive: CENTCOM reveals scope of Yemen air campaign

CENTCOM released the dates and general locations of the last 18 counterterrorism strikes against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.…

US kills 27 Shabaab terrorists in rare northern Somalia strike

A strike that far north, particularly with such a high casualty count, demonstrates the alarming geographic span of Shabaab's insurgency…

US forces hit Shabaab outside Somali capital

On Wednesday, US forces conducted an airstrike 15 miles southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu against al Qaeda's branch in…

CENTCOM releases some Yemen strike information, but gaps remain

The US military has conducted 27 counterterrorism strikes in Yemen in 2018, but has only provided complete information on two. One…