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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.

Yemen strikes wane, but AQAP still poses “a significant threat”

The United States has conducted 36 strikes in Yemen in 2018, roughly a quarter of last year's record high of…

Afghanistan watchdog: Government control lowest ever

Since the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) began tracking district control three years ago, Afghan government controlled or influenced…

Half of Afghan population living in districts outside government control

Some 41 percent of the Afghan population resides in a contested district and more than nine percent reside in a…

AFRICOM continues to strike Shabaab strongholds

Kunyo Barrow, where the most recent strike took place, is located in the Jubba River Valley, a stronghold of the…

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…