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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.

Analysis: Islamic State spokesman claims group remains a ‘reality’ despite losses

In a speech released earlier this week, Islamic State spokesman Abul-Hasan al-Muhajir claimed that the group remains a "reality" despite…

Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria praises Taliban, Shabaab operations

The Guardians of Religion organization has praised recent operations conducted by the Taliban and Shabaab.

AQIM official calls for sharia governance in Algeria

In a message released earlier this month, Abu Ubaydah Yusuf al-Anabi, a US-designated terrorist, called for sharia governance in Algeria.…

Islamic State launches mortars at memorial service in Kabul

Earlier today, the Islamic State's Khorasan "province" attacked a memorial held in honor of Abdul Ali Mazari, an ethnic Hazara…

US offers $1 million reward for information on Hamza bin Laden

The State Department announced today that it is offering a $1 million reward for information on Hamza bin Laden's whereabouts.…

Taliban and Islamic State cause majority of civilian casualties in Afghan war, UN finds

According to UNAMA's annual report for 2018, more civilians were killed in Afghanistan than in any year since 2009. The…

Analysis: Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Hurras al-Din reach a new accord

Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham and Hurras al-Din have quarreled for more than a year. Recently, they reached a new accord. Abu…

Zawahiri criticizes jihadists in Syria for clinging to territory under Turkey’s protection

In a message released on Feb. 5, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri harshly criticizes the jihadists in Syria. He says…