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Author: Thomas Joscelyn

Thomas Joscelyn is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Senior Editor for FDD's Long War Journal.

Hizballah operative convicted of terror charges after surveilling targets in New York City

A jury in a Manhattan federal court convicted Ali Kourani of various terrorism and other charges last week. Kourani surveilled…

Assad’s forces battle jihadists for key terrain in Latakia

The Turkistan Islamic Party, "Incite the Believers" operations room and Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham are all battling Bashar al-Assad's loyalists in…

UN sanctions Islamic State’s Khorasan province, as jihadists claim operations in Kashmir and Pakistan

On May 14, the UN Security Council added the Islamic State's so-called Khorasan province to its list of sanctioned terrorist…

Ayman al-Zawahiri eulogizes Jalaluddin Haqqani

Ayman al-Zawahiri has released a eulogy for Jalaluddin Haqqani, a key figure in the Taliban-al Qaeda axis. The Taliban announced…

Shabaab official justifies attacks on civilians while preaching the sanctity of Muslim blood

In a new audio address, Shabaab's Abu ‘Abdurahman Mahad Warsame warns jihadists that they should avoid spilling the blood of…

Al Qaeda video emphasizes unity with Taliban’s Islamic emirate

Al Qaeda has released a new video emphasizing its unity with the Taliban's Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The video features…

Taliban assaults ‘anti-Islamic’ NGO in Kabul, citing its promotion of ‘western culture’

A team of Taliban jihadists attacked Counterpart International, a USAID-backed NGO operating in Kabul. The Taliban claims that Counterpart's work…

Al Qaeda-linked operations room counterattacks as bombs fall in northern Syria

The Assad regime and Russia have stepped up their bombing campaign in northwestern Syria in recent weeks. The al Qaeda-linked…