Author Archives: Caleb Weiss

Caleb Weiss is an intern at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a contributor to The Long War Journal.



Chechen commander killed in northern Syria

The well-known Chechen jihadist commander was reportedly killed in the northern Hama countryside. Several prominent jihadists in Syria have already eulogized him, including his former group.


Tunisian al Qaeda wing claims IED ambush

Yesterday’s claim was just the second released by the group this year. However, al Qaeda Tunisian branch has continued to harass both the local security forces and the local population.


Scores dead in suicide bombing at Nigerian mosque

At least 50 people were killed by a suicide bomber during morning prayers at a local mosque in northeastern Nigeria. No group has claimed the attack, but it fits with the modus operandi of that of Abubakr Shekau’s faction.