Author Archives: Caleb Weiss

Caleb Weiss is a contributor to FDD's Long War Journal.




Al Qaeda-linked group claims attack in northwestern Nigeria

Yesterday’s statement is just the group’s second attack claim since its revival late last year. While Ansaru stated its men were behind an attack on Nigerian security forces, all recent raids in Kaduna State have been on civilians. It is thus likely that Ansaru is attempting to indicate its role in the growing ethnic violence in the state.




Shabaab tries to assassinate top general in Somalia

Shabaab’s suicide bombing against Somalia’s top general is the latest in the group’s recent attacks against government officials. The bombing also continues the current spate of increased suicide bombings across the country.